Today's Opinions

  • The (wrong) road home

    Home. There’s truly no place like it. I recently returned from a trip back to Oregon and boy, did I need it. It was a wonderful whirlwind, filled with friends and family we hadn’t seen for a year and a half but I have to admit it felt a little weird taking a “vacation” home—especially when I got lost getting to my own house.

  • One of a kind

    On Sunday this past weekend, I went to see our very own Terry Sandidge speak at the Hometown Teams exhibit in downtown Hodgenville.

    For those of you who have been living under a rock the past couple of weeks, several of our community leaders and others worked hard to bring a traveling exhibit called “Hometown Teams” to LaRue County. The free exhibit showcases national sports displays, but it also showcases LaRue County sports displays as well. The exhibit includes newspaper articles, trophies, uniforms, photographs and other memorabilia.

  • Representative Reed’s legislative update

    While House and Senate Leadership continue to work on a revised pension bill, attention has shifted to the budget situation facing our Commonwealth. We recently heard the Governor present his budget outlook in the State of the Commonwealth address, where he outlined the fiscal challenges we are facing, while also delivering some good news.

  • Senator Meredith’s legislative update

    Despite the slick roads and thick accumulation of snow across the Commonwealth, the Kentucky General Assembly returned ready to work following the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday weekend. The general atmosphere in the Capitol was one of anticipation as citizens rallied for causes in the Rotunda and met with their legislators throughout the week.

  • Make use of the sidewalk

    Dear Editor,

    I recall a recent article about a wonderful young man who used his time and talent to extend the sidewalk in front of the LaRue County Middle School so more students could exit their vehicles at one time thereby eliminating the long line of cars.

  • Schools of thought

    Dear Editor,

    We are hearing a lot lately from school boards who have stepped up and made a case both locally and statewide for both restoring and increasing funding for schools.

  • A better career outlook in 2018

    With the end of 2017, many job seekers and potential job seekers are considering what they want to accomplish on the job in 2018.

    Whether you are looking to get a new career on track, re-enter the workforce or move to the next level in your field, there’s probably one thing that rings true for every job search: It’s hard work. Yet, like so many other things, a well-researched plan will greatly increase your chances of success.

  • Workforce Development Board honors entrepreneur’s service as chairman

    As a resident and elected official within the Lincoln Trail region - comprised of LaRue, Breckinridge, Grayson, Hardin, Marion, Meade, Nelson and Washington counties - I see so much of which to be proud, and without hesitation, I include our region’s workforce development system among our points of pride.