Today's Opinions

  • Prime Time Family Reading coming to LaRue Co. library

    How many of you, while your children were young, had a short bedtime story to help the kiddos wind down at the end of the day? If you were fortunate, it worked well enough to cause your children to develop an appreciation for reading.

  • Remembering first responders year-round

    A lot of people shared their thoughts on social media on Monday, September 11 as they remembered the 9/11 terrorist attacks.

    Events were held in our region and throughout the country to remember the 2,996 people that were killed during the attacks and the over 6,000 other people that were injured. A high percentage of the number that lost their lives or suffered injuries were first responders.

  • Extension Homemakers: opportunity for service and friendship


    If you are interested in learning something new or giving back to your community, you may consider joining the Kentucky Extension Homemakers Association (KEHA). Currently we have four active clubs in the LaRue County Homemakers organization. They usually meet once a month, mainly in the fall and spring. Two of the clubs meet during the day and two meet in the evenings. Or if you have a group of interested friends, you can start your own Extension Homemakers club.

  • Learning about littering

    Dear Editor,

    On Saturday, October 28, approximately 40 youth soccer players, parents, coaches and board members picked up trash along ten miles of LaRue County Roads.

    Despite the cold, wet conditions, we met at 8:45 a.m. at the Buffalo Fire Department to receive our safety gear and trash bags and to determine who would clean which roads.

  • 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.