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Today's Opinions

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Wrestling trash for cash

    Dear Editor,

    On Saturday, June 9 the LaRue County Wrestling program participated in the Trash for Cash program in which we cleaned up roads in the Athertonville and Roanoke areas of LaRue County. We had nine students and six adults participate in this community service.

  • Senior Day Letter

    Dear Editor,

    We want to thank Steve Johnson, the President of the Fair Board, for another great day at the fair for the senior citizens event on Wednesday, June 6.

    We had prizes and cold drinks. Everyone was happy and content listening to the music, singing and dancing. Many people also registered for the prizes and gifts.

    We wish to thank the stores and businesses for their donations and gifts.

  • Parkway Trash for Cash

    Dear Editor,

    My name is DeWayne Gibson and I am the pastor of Parkway Baptist Church in Hodgenville. I recently led a team participating in the LaRue County Trash For Cash program.  It was a terrific experience for us.  We were able to see first hand the amount of trash that collects on LaRue County’s beautiful back roads.  

  • 4-H Trash for Cash

    Dear editor,

    The LaRue County 4-H Teen Club recently participated in the Trash for Cash Program.  The group was excited to earn money for their clubs and also to help clean up the county. 

    The group first met after school on a Friday and completed the majority of the roads, which were located in Magnolia.  The weather was not fully cooperative, and the group had to stop early due to storms.  The rest of the roads were completed over the weekend and one the following week.

  • LCHS Trash for Cash

    Dear Editor,

    On Saturday, May 12, 2018, a group of parents and LCHS seniors participated in Trash for Cash as a fundraiser for Project Graduation.