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Columns

  • Some things just don't necessarily follow

     As I listen to various people and ponder statements made, it seems to me that some things just don't necessarily follow from initial statements.

    Take for an example: to help you remember, set up some “memory pegs” or associated ideas. But how in the world will doubling what I am trying to remember going to help me - when remembering is my basic challenge?

    Another goofy (to me) proposal:  if it is on the Internet it much be true, accurate, real. Says who else?  Who is the monitor for accuracy?

  • COLUMN: Sawyer Brown still rocking after 31 years

     When I told my daughter Amanda that my husband Bud and I were going to a Sawyer Brown concert, she had one question:

  • COLUMN: Ready to write with dignity and grace

    If you start seeing a different name in The LaRue County Herald News, have no fear: I will only be here for a little while.  
    My name is Ashley Scoby, and I will be interning with the paper for ten weeks throughout my summer. I’m currently a student at the University of Kentucky, but I’m originally from Glasgow, Ky., about a 40-minute drive from Hodgenville down 31-E.  

  • COLUMN: Gettysburg ousts offensive Booth bobblehead

     It’s difficult to keep up with all the controversies in the news.

  • Balanced Senate postal reform is best solution

    Now that the U.S. Senate has passed bipartisan S 1789 to reform the ailing U.S. Postal Service, critics are trying to disable the bill on its way to the House. Both postal unions and USPS want more for their side, and some Republicans mistakenly believe the bill burdens taxpayers.

    Unfortunately, Kentucky Senators Mitch McConnell and Rand Paul both bought into that logic and opposed 1789.

  • COLUMN: The Golden Rule ... The Golden Deed

     Knock, knock ... Yes, I know you don't know me, but if you don't mind, please allow me to stay with you. Allow me to sleep in your home with you and your loved ones you treasure and protect. Feed me, clothe me and give me safe journey to many places I must be at. I won't be a burden, will do my best to hate most things about you and this whole situation - not because I don't appreciate what you're doing for me, but because I have to hate something about it all. 

  • After 8 years, heart still listens for Mom

     I had an odd encounter the other day.

  • COLUMN: New journey begins for staff writer

     In June 2010 I embarked upon one of the most interesting, fun and sometimes crazy journeys of my entire life – the start of my job at The LaRue County Herald News. 

  • COLUMN: Honor your mom for all she means to you

     Sunday is Mother’s Day in the United States and for most it will be a very special day. Telephone companies tell us it is their busiest day of the year.  It is a day for remembering, for greetings and expressions of love.

    Your mother may have been gone for many years, but there are still sounds and sights and smells of home, of screen doors banging in the summer time and the aroma of those fresh baked biscuits right out of the oven that greeted you as you got out of bed in the morning.

  • RELAY FOR LIFE: School volunteer needs bone marrow transplant

    Volunteering is a way of life for 40-year-old Dwayne Bell of Buffalo. Everyone at Abraham Lincoln Elementary knows Mr. Bell. Whether he is helping Cynthia Patterson, ALES librarian, organize and work the two annual book fairs or reading with one of the many children assigned to him for LaRue County Reads, he is considered to be a regular at the school. But now Mr. Bell needs a volunteer. He needs a bone marrow transplant donor.