• Letters to the Editor August 30, 2017


    Dear Editor,

  • LETTER: Informing community about tax rate info

    Dear editor,

    As a parent and alumna, I am honored to serve as a member of the LaRue County Schools Board of Education. I couldn’t be prouder of all our students and staff are accomplishing and that our district is the eighth highest achieving in Kentucky.

    Your local schools want to continue and build upon this success, ensuring every LCS student has the educational opportunities they need to reach their full potential. To do that, it is imperative we begin sincere planning for the future, including our financial needs.

  • Agstravaganza thank you

    Dear editor,

    On behalf of the Board of Directors of LaRue County Farm Bureau we would like to thank the community for the amazing support shown for our AgStravaganza Faith-Family-Farm-Food Dinner held on the square in downtown Hodgenville, August 12, 2017.

    This was the second year for the dinner and it was a huge success. That was proven by watching 375 people mix and mingle while enjoying appetizers and dinner on a perfect August evening on our town square.

  • Letter to the editor - Vinessa Johnson

    Dear Editor,

  • Just Ask: What's with all these helicopters?


    I noticed helicopters spraying corn fields. What has changed in corn production where helicopters are used now instead of spray buggies?


    Diane Ronkainen

    Answer from Daniel Carpenter, LaRue County Extension Agent for Ag & Natural Resources Education

  • Concern about what the community looks like to visitors

    Dear Editor,

    After reading last week’s article on the American Queen Steamboat Company tours, we were filled with such pride in our community.   Even living on the road to Lincoln’s Birthplace, it always amazes us to read the statistics of visitors each year that travel to LaRue County to tour our park and visit the museum. 

  • LETTER: Thank you for a successful fair

    Dear Editor,

  • LETTER: There are consequences for littering

    Dear Editor,

    Picture this. You’re driving down the road and finish the Polar Pop in your hand, all the cup holders are full, and you have nowhere to put the empty cup. What do you do? More often than not I bet the answer is to roll down the window and throw it out. And if we’re all being honest we’ve all done this at some point in our lives with some type of trash or another. But what most of us don’t stop to think about is what it is actually doing to our environment and community.

  • LETTER: Senior day at the fair

    Dear Editor,

    Senior Day at the fair was held June 7 from 1 to 4 p.m.

    We want to thank Fair Board President Steve Johnson and all of the Fair board members for another successful day at the LaRue County Fair for the senior’s day.  

  • LETTER: Trash for Cash

    Dear Editor,

    We’d like to take the time to reflect on our roadsides in LaRue County. Our youth at Lane Lincoln CME Church, 200 Tanner Road in Hodgenville, participated in the Trash for Cash program and learned some valuable lessons.

    The first lesson is people will throw anything on the side of the road including cans, bottles, needles, car parts etc. The second lesson they learned is you will have to work in life, nothing is free.