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Today's Opinions

  • DYW trash for cash

    Dear Editor,

    On March 25, several supporters of LaRue County Distinguished Young Woman Program participated in the LaRue County Trash for Cash program. Community involvement and leadership are two components of the DYW program.

    We appreciate our supporters taking a few hours on a Sunday afternoon to come out and use this wonderful opportunity to make our community a better place to live. Most of the litter we collected were paper products, soda cans and glass bottles from trash being thrown out of vehicles.

  • Radiography club trash for cash

    Dear Editor,

    On the afternoon of Good Friday Elizabethtown Community and Technical College Radiography Club members spent their afternoon picking up trash in LaRue County. They were participating in the Trash for Cash program. Seventeen members and one advisor spent hours picking up trash along county backroads.

  • The mania of WrestleMania

    WrestleMania was this past Sunday, which has been one of the premiere sporting events in my family.

    Since I married Danielle, we have been watching wrestling pay per views at her cousins house because he has the WWE channel, which shows all the WWE pay per views for free.

    However, my favorite thing about the wrestling pay per views is not the wrestling, it’s watching Danielle’s cousin’s son watching it. His son is eight-years-old and in the prime of his childhood. He gets excited with each match and has his favorite wrestlers.

  • Be a good one

    By: Zack Fairfax

    “Whatever you are, be a good one.” – Abraham Lincoln

  • Putting our pensions on a stronger path

    Legislation to put Kentucky’s pension systems on a stronger trajectory has passed the General Assembly. This measure puts the retirement of our teachers, law enforcement, and state workers on sounder footing, and is based heavily off of the input and concerns of these valued public servants.

    I have 10 teachers and 11 state employees in my family, and I would never do anything to hurt those people. They are my pride and joy, and it has been my top priority this session to fully fund their retirement and health insurance.

  • We are LaRue, and LaRue is unique

    David Raleigh was selected as the new LaRue County Schools superintendent last week.

    Raleigh was announced as the superintendent in front of a large, LARGE crowd at the central office on Thursday, March 29, 2018. I was amazed at how well the event went and how many people came. There were representatives from two newspapers and two radio station covering the event. Video players were recording, the whole meeting was being streamed live by several different outlets, cameras could be heard taking pictures throughout the event and on and on….

  • Something new

    Monday afternoon, my brain was mush. This isn’t unusual; at the newspaper, Monday is production day, which means the whole day is, as Editor Doug Ponder likes to say, “a big puzzle.”

    No, what made this Monday unusual was that it was my last production day The LaRue County Herald News. To wake myself up, I decided to do something I had been planning to do for a while, and drove down to Lincoln’s General Store to get myself a Double Cola.

  • Letters to the Editor: Alcohol Vote

    Dear Editor,

    “I walk slowly, but I never walk backward” This is a quote from the 16th President of the United States of America, Abraham Lincoln. This quote still holds true today. Every step and action we take must be done cautiously and with much thought.

    On April 17, the City of Hodgenville will make a monumental decision at the polls. Will we remain a dry city or choose to go wet? The City of Hodgenville will be taking a step backward if they choose to vote “wet.”