Today's Opinions

  • LETTER: The ham was great

     Eagle Scout dinner

    The LaRue County Boy Scouts Troop #151 would like to thank Cindy Cruse and Save-A-Lot for their donation of ham for our Eagle Scout Dinner.

    Scott Willman

    Scout Master

  • LETTER: Searching for the Demumbrums

     Searching for the Demumbrums

    I am looking for information on the Demumbrum family of Nelson/LaRue Counties. My grandfather, Tom Shields, served multiple terms as Nelson County Sheriff and was shot near Stiles by Lawrence Demumbrum Jr. on or about Dec. 26, 1960.

    Mr. Demumbrum Jr. was born on July 21, 1928, and died Oct. 20, 1965, possibly in an automobile accident. 

    Mr. Demumbrum Sr. died July 22, 1976, in Nelson County and I have been told he was a teacher at Buffalo High School.  

  • LETTER: 31 donated blood

    Thank you to the 31 individuals who volunteered to donate blood on Feb. 12 at the Hodgenville Woman’s Club. Two individuals gave using the double red procedure. We received 31 good units of blood and met our goal.

    Thanks to Rob Brown, Becky Loyall and Linda Stearman for assisting at the drive and The Sweet Shoppe and Geneva’s Florist for items donated.

    Many thanks for your support of the community blood drive which is sponsored by the Hodgenville Woman’s Club. The next blood drive is April 9.

    Faye Puyear

  • These are a few of my least favorite things

     Is there something that just sets your nerves aflame?

  • LETTER: Don't ignore headache pain

     Don’t ignore headache pain

    Don’t let headache pain get ignored.

    On Feb. 5, I had severe headache pain and didn’t go to work. My head was killing me.

    About 12:30 p.m., I was at Dad and Mom’s house and started to lay down on the couch and my right leg gave away with me.

  • Just Ask: How do I stop the telemarketers from calling?

     I seem to be getting a lot of telemarketing calls. I signed up for the no call list. Do I need to sign up again? Does it expire?


    The numbers placed on the National Do Not Call Registry remain on it permanently due to the Do-Not-Call Improvement Act of 2007 which became law in February 2008. First, make sure you are registered. After about a month, you can file complaints about telemarketing calls.

  • Through snow, rain, thank a mailman

          The United States Postal Service has no official creed or motto. An inscription on the James Farley Post Office in New York City reads: “Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night stays these couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds.”

  • Elections indeed have consequences

     My friend, Wayne, and I often talk politics. It’s a safe zone for us because we have similar views and expectations. He recently reminded me of a notable quote from January 2009.