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Columns

  • COLUMN: Pioneers in baseball, business shared determination, dignity

     This weekend, while recovering from a bout of bronchitis, I watched one of my favorite movies, “A League of Their Own.”

  • COLUMN: 4-D movies to make U.S. debut

     If you’re a fan of 3-D movies then you may be in for a treat; if you aren’t a 3-D lover you could be spending less money at movie theaters over the next few years.

    The 4-D movie is preparing to make its U.S. debut in public theaters.

    The South Korean CJ Group plans to open more than 200 U.S. venues during the next four years.

    The 4-DX, as the CJ Group refers to it, will lead off in bigger cities like Los Angeles and New York later in 2012.

  • COLUMN: Restaurant tax: How much is enough?

     It’s good to see the City of Hodgenville and the LaRue County Park and Recreation Board working together to make improvements at the city-owned park. 

  • COLUMN: OK, let's stop

    The other morning my friend and co-worker Cristy and I devised a solution for all the major problems of the universe.

    Everybody stop.

    Just stop. Take a breath. Step back. Chill out.

    Politicians, stop politicking. Forget about focus groups and pork spending and back room deals and war room strategies. Democrats aren't evil and neither are Republicans, so stop treating people with whom you disagree as enemies. We're all Americans, so stop!

  • Hold special taxing districts accountable

     State Auditor Adam Edelen is pledging to shed much-needed light on special taxing districts throughout the state by the end of the year. His goal — create the first-ever database and inventory of all special taxing districts, which are estimated to be anywhere from 1,000 to 1,800 in numbers throughout the state. And even more staggering are the current spending estimates of those districts, which could range from $500 million to $1 billion of taxpayers’ money.

  • COLUMN: Pond cleanout leads to cattail fever

     There are a couple of things you need to know about my husband Bud. He is the hardest working man I’ve ever met and he never, ever does things the easy way.

  • COLUMN: Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter stakes out the movies

     I celebrated my birthday over the weekend.

  • 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.