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Today's Opinions

  • Open Up a success

    The Open Up fundraiser at the State Theater raised $210 for the American Red Cross Haiti Relief efforts.

    Thanks to the State Theater for donating the use of the facility, performers and other volunteers including Jeff Everman, Marlene Hall, Donna Auker, Alex Ross, Joe Wise, Jesse Perkins, Heather Miller, Sue Tipton, Bonnie Wheeler, Bob Hunt, Zach Graham, Emaileigh Board, Shania Sharper, Ann-Morgan Conway, Mary Kutter, Jessie Key, Erika Gaines, Kevin Whitlock, Kathy Moore, Josh Brown, Eddie Black, Matt and Joanna Black, Glen Rice, Junell Street and MamaKitty Southwood.

  • Superintendent's evaluation should be open to public

    In a landmark decision of the Supreme Court of the United States, Justice William Brennan wrote this country has “a profound national commitment to the principle that debate on public issues should be uninhibited, robust, and wide-open, and that it may well include vehement, caustic, and sometimes unpleasantly sharp attacks on government and public officials.”

    Kentucky legislators failed to honor that principle when they voted to allow elected school board members to evaluate the performance of school superintendents in secret.

  • Disappointed in board member's vote

    I attended the LaRue County Board of Education meeting last Monday night in hopeful anticipation that the Laptops of LaRue initiative would pass allowing the LaRue County school district, which has made tremendous academic strides in the past several years, to take its biggest step into the 21st century yet.

  • Supports 'no' vote

    I have been reading with great interest not only the newspaper’s coverage of the Laptop Initiative, but the comments also. It has gotten me to wondering a few things: Where will the money come from to pay for maintaining and fixing the laptops as they break or get loaded down with viruses? What about the students who do not have Internet access at home? What good will a laptop do them going home?

  • Stink bug invasion a sign of spring

    You know spring is right around the corner when March flowers and crocuses start poking through the ground and Bootsie Satan has killed his first bluebird.

    That dratted cat that my husband Bud hates and I tolerate did it again – picked out the brightest bird he could find and wasted it.

    He didn’t bother to eat it. Just left it in the yard as an offering for me to fret about. He is too arrogant to pick up on my displeasure.

    He was neutered and de-clawed several years ago and counseled on several occasions.

    I’ve even bargained with him.

  • Laptops of LaRue vote a disappointment

    I am the parent of an eighth-grade student at LaRue County Middle School. My son insisted that we attend Monday’s school board meeting because he was thrilled at the prospect of the passing of the Laptops of LaRue Initiative.

    Never before has he seemed so excited about the opportunity to learn. This is a great plan to loan each and every student at LaRue County High School a laptop that they can use at school and at home, keeping their lessons – and their teachers – at their fingertips.

  • Doesn't understand board member's rationale

    As a LaRue County High School Site-Based Decision-Making Council parent member, I am troubled and saddened by the Laptops of LaRue dissension speech given by board member Norbert Skees during the Board meeting March 15. I must say the “Nay” vote was expected, but the justification for his vote would have been better left unsaid.

  • City and county residents may take advantage of clean-up days

    It was brought to my attention that I made an error in my article last week in regards to the citizens of the City of Hodgenville. I am very sorry to have misled anyone and hope this article will clear up this issue.