Today's Opinions

  • Ramblings about gun control

    I have been thinking about writing my column on several topics the last couple of weeks, but I never built up the courage to do it, until now.

    I am still floored by all of the recent school shootings. I’m going to save ink and not give my “formal” opinion about the gun control issue. I have written about it before and those who read my columns or know me, already know my opinion.

  • Union Christian Trash For Cash

    Dear Editor,

  • Pearman’s Response

    Dear Editor,

    This is in response to Mr. Simms’s Letter to the Editor in the May 2, 2018, edition of The LaRue County Herald News. According to KRS 18A.140(4), it is illegal for a county employee, paid by the tax payers of LaRue County, to be involved in any election.  So, my only response to his letter is that not only is his information incorrect, but is it unlawful for him to publicly make these statements using my name? If so, I expect him to be held accountable for his actions!

  • Curle Trash For Cash

    Dear Editor,

    We recently participated in the Trash for Cash program. It’s amazing what you find on the side of a highway or roadway! But what’s more amazing is why would you just roll down your window or load your truck and toss trash out? Is this the way you care for your own personal property?

    If you ever just once had to pick trash up on a road, you’d never toss another item out a window. Take pride in your community and let’s keep our highways clean.


    Kaye Curle, Jamie Curle Memorial Scholarship 

  • Ovesen Heights Trash for Cash

    Dear Editor,

    On Saturday, May 5, 2018, youth from Ovesen Heights Baptist Church, along with many other generous volunteers, participated in the Trash for Cash program and picked up trash through ten miles of roadway throughout LaRue County.

    This experience both brought the opportunity to spark conversation about God and it also gave the opportunity to give back to the wonderful community they all call home.

  • Knowledge is Power


    Dear Editor,

       I took it upon myself to take the advice of our current Judge Executive, Tommy Turner, and research certain information pertaining to LaRue County. My research included, but was not limited to: Debt, Growth, and Economics. I began on a site referenced by Mr. Turner on a social media post. The site contained information about Local Government Debt. I did not limit my search.

  • Compass Municipal Advisors

    Dear Editor,

    Compass Municipal Advisors, LLC provides financial consulting to cities, counties and other governmental entities throughout the Commonwealth. We recently completed work with LaRue Fiscal Court to refinance the County’s Jail Bonds, which resulted in a lower interest rate and savings to the County of over $72,000.

  • Former Commissioner of agriculture

     Dear Editor,

    I write this letter to the citizens of LaRue County, Kentucky in support of an individual of whom I have known for many years. He was a very dedicated County Judge Executive for your county and is from a long line of regional public servants.

    He not only served the citizens of LaRue County well but also served the citizens of the entire Commonwealth as an Executive Assistant to my administration as Kentucky Commissioner of Agriculture. He is a devoted husband, father, and grandfather as well as being a very successful businessman.