Today's Opinions

  • Ice storm and all

    Growing up in a small town in western Kentucky and having a birthday in January always had its challenges. It seemed like we had a lot more snow back then – way back then. I should have known as being the “New Year’s baby”, being the “first baby born in Sturgis KY”, on January 11, I should have been ready for anything.

  • A new career in the new year

    As we look forward to the opportunities and possibilities of a new year, many will resolve to improve their career outlooks in 2019. As is the case for any New Year’s resolution, such as eating healthier or saving more money, careful reflection, research and support are critical to your success.

  • Christmas Blessings Letter

    Dear Editor,

  • KPA turns 150 this year

    Wednesday, January 13, 1869, a group of newspaper publishers from across the state gathered in a building on St. Clair Street in downtown Frankfort. The result of that meeting was the creation of a “society” that is today known as the Kentucky Press Association.

  • Letter to the Editor

    Dear Editor:

    The only time many people pay attention to their local school board is when there’s a tax vote, but school board members do much more than just setting tax rates.

    LaRue County school board members, elected by the people, are responsible for our community’s most precious resource and the key to its future – our children and their educational opportunities.

  • Stretching my legs

    My first week here as a part of the LaRue County Herald News team could be described using many different words. Most would use “easy” seeing as I began on a Wednesday, in other words a short week. I could use the term daunting, maybe formidable, but definitely not dismaying or overwhelming. While the work is very different from my years of running a cash register, it is a welcome change. I am finally able to stretch my creative legs at my place of work I would of never thought I would get the chance to do that a couple of years ago.

  • Enter Ben Loyall

    Today is quite the beautiful day. The temperature is pleasant, which would be odd  for the winter in any other state, but Kentucky folk know better. Sunlight is trickling through the tree branches overhead and a chorus of birds is in full swing while I am wracking my brain on how to begin this article. The only solution to this conundrum I can find would be to take a tip out of every high school teacher’s notebook and begin with the middle then write the introduction later.

  • The best way to predict the future is to create it

    Change was in the air in 2018, and it seems that 2019 will start off the same way. To quote President John F. Kennedy, “Change is the law of life. And those who look only to the past or present are certain to miss the future.”

    Hodgenville and LaRue County saw a lot of change over the past 12 months. New buildings, new businesses; the choice of voters to accept alcohol sales in the city, to changing who will lead us forward in 2019, change came to the area we serve.