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Today's Opinions

  • LETTER: Walking trails a pleasure

    LETTER: Local fall beauty

    It seems that fall draws me out to explore our local, nature escapes. There are many local opportunities.

    Recently I have enjoyed two walking trails. They are both beautiful this time of year. There is a nice trail off the picnic area at Abraham Lincoln’s Birthplace National Historic Park. This one gives a person chances to make it a short excursion or you can follow the entire trail.

    For years now I have walked this trail believing I had seen all it had to offer.

  • Alzheimer’s affects the entire family

    I recently worked on a story about the Memory Café at Hodgenville United Methodist Church. It’s a support system for caregivers of Alzheimer’s patients. It’s made me think a lot about my family.

    Two of my grandparents suffer from dementia.

    My grandfather is 85. The man he is now isn’t the same man he was even five years ago. These diseases don’t just make people forgetful; they take away people’s personalities.

  • The public has a right to know

    The public has a right to know.

    It has a right to know how taxpayer dollars are spent, whether government meetings are being conducted properly and fairly, and if government leaders are open to questions and scrutiny.

    It’s important to note that anyone can challenge (respectfully) a community leader – or the way a public meeting is being conducted. You do not have to be an employee of a newspaper, as someone suggested to me a couple of weeks ago.

  • Letters to the editor

    Basket of thanks

    The basket committee of the Hodgenville Woman’s Club thanks all club members who contributed and worked for the Club’s Lincoln Days’ project “Basket Full of LaRue County.”

    Thank you to the businesses and individuals for donations to the basket and their continued support of Hodgenville Woman’s Club: James Ard, B.J. Clark, LaHa’s Red Castle, Breaking Bread, The Lincoln Museum, Sweet Shoppe, The LaRue County Herald News and Lincoln Days.

  • A friend’s tribute to Celia McDonald

    It was June 1984. I was two weeks out of high school and walking into my first job interview. I had grown up in the Buffalo area with a great love for reading and writing, but all the work I had done so far in my life revolved around mowing yards, helping farmers put up hay, and assisting my Dad move heavy pianos. I had never yet held a public job. I was 17 – and nervous as a cat.

  • Letters to the Editor

    Lincoln Days: Best in Kentucky

    On behalf of the Lincoln Days board of directors, I would like to thank everyone who participated in the 43rd annual Lincoln Days celebration.

    This year we celebrated Kentucky’s best — and we witnessed the best of Kentucky time and time again all weekend.

    We saw the best in Kentucky neighborliness when wind and rain gusted through Lincoln Square at 9:30 p.m. on Friday night and our vendors helped each other to secure their booths.

  • Festival brought out ‘the best’

    The Lincoln Days Festival was a success once again.

    The Lincoln Days Committee continued the tradition of tried-and-true events like the pioneer games, quilt show, parade and look-alike contests. There were several improvements – such as the 1,001 pieces of children’s artwork adorning the windows in businesses along Lincoln Boulevard. The contest is always fun – but this year the students and their teachers outdid themselves.

    My favorite? Lincoln as a superhero.

  • PHOTO: Art show on the square