• LETTER: Misses the old Sunrise

     Misses the old Sunrise

  • LETTER: Missing Homer Trumbo

     I can’t believe Homer Trumbo is gone.

    I remember Homer would always go to Illinois every year with the Kentucky Railsplitters.

    When he and Ruby lived on Lincoln Boulevard, he would always have the house and yard decorated for Christmas. He would always call me at the store to see how the sick in the Roanoke community were doing.

    He always had a story to tell each time he talked to you – whether it was true was a different thing. He will be missed by all.

  • LETTER: Children should have right to choose

    Children should have right to choose

    I have a child who is a student of LaRue County Middle School and they have raised a concern that I feel is a direct violation of their rights as United  States citizens.

    The first thing that was brought to my attention was how their choice of milk was taken away at the beginning of the year. Many kids liked to get 2 percent, which is no longer available, only skim milk is available in an “attempt to make students healthier.” This was apparently done due to changes in federal regulations.

  • LETTER: We're all born in the image of God

     Racism, the socialistic idea that one individual born of a different ethnicity is less equal than that of the “white man.” What is our version of racism?

    It varies from one individual perspective to the other.

    One man may see racism as an opportunity to point out differences of another individual who may not have the same color skin. Other men see it as ajust another word thrown out and used to crucify the common man.

    Personally, I think the word should not exist.

  • LETTER: Sen. Gibson says 'goodbye' to LaRue

     Friends, I would like to thank you for the opportunity to serve the good people of LaRue County.

  • LETTER: Medicare cuts hurt private physician practices

     In coming weeks, Congress will consider Medicare physician payment in legislation that could determine whether many family physicians can remain in business.

  • ALES staff appreciates support from schools, community

     We would like to say thank you to the wonderful people of LaRue County for the love and support shown to us during the loss of our beloved principal, Amber Thurman.

  • LETTER: Taxation with misrepresentation

     One thing I have learned after 20 years in government service is that real change happens only if citizens get involved.  People can become involved by contacting their elected officials and letting them know of their concerns. If enough people voice their opinion elected officials will listen. If you take the time to vote someone into public office, you should take the time to let them know they are public servants. They are working for you.

  • LETTER: Community's support was amazing

     I just wanted to make sure I took the time to say that our community is amazing. Wednesday, in the midst of the final farewells to what I would classify as one of the greatest community members –  Amber “Nikki” Thurman – I saw the greatest amount of love and support pour from one mourning soul to another. 

  • LETTER: Store manager went the extra mile

     Store manager went the extra mile

    There are always people saying how big cities are unfriendly and how small towns are just nice and have friendly people. I was reminded of that right before Christmas.

    I had gone to IGA to pick up some sausage alls that were on sale for my husband’s Christmas party at work. They were sold out. I asked the assistant manager Chris if they had any in the back. He checked and they were all out.