.....Advertisement.....
.....Advertisement.....

Today's Opinions

  • Drive Smart Kentucky

    Motor vehicle crashes remain the leading cause of death among adolescents and young adults in the U.S. Here in Kentucky, statistics from the Transportation Cabinet show that drivers between the ages of 15 and 20 were involved in more than 26,000 collisions in 2008, resulting in 141 fatalities. Seventy-percent of those killed were teenagers. According to the National Transportation Safety Board, 16-year-old drivers are more than twice as likely to be involved in fatal crashes as older drivers.

  • Breast cancer rates show gaps in races

    October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

    Breast cancer remains the most common cancer among women in the U.S. according to a new American Cancer Society report, Breast Cancer Facts & Figures 2009-2010.

  • Patriotic pride, without fear

    I received an e-mail the other day and I wanted to share it with you. I checked out the story to verify it was true before I shared it. I love this lady’s patriotism and spunk.

  • Language lives and can harm

    What seems like a very long time ago, I studied Latin–for two years in high school. I also studied German in high school for a year and French for two years in college. I’m no good at any of them.

    Life experiences indicate that such studies were beneficial even though my memory for names is porous indeed. Any knowledge of another language surely puts one’s first language in perspective. Further, English has a lot of roots in Latin and other languages both in its general structure and numerous words.

  • Gambling lobby’s tactics criticized

    In the relentless campaign to bring the most predatory form of gambling to the Commonwealth, it appears the gambling lobby has traded horse racing for the more brutal sport of kings — bear-baiting.

    The malicious bloodsport, popular in England during the reign of Henry VIII and Elizabeth I, pitted well-trained hunting dogs against a bear chained to a post, often with his teeth and claws removed. The nobility cheered on the dogs and jeered at the “vicious” bear trying to defend himself.

  • Blood drive thanks

    I want to say thank you to the 32 individuals who volunteered to donate blood at the Hodgenville Woman’s Club this past week. Many thanks to the volunteers who worked: Cecil Druen, Lois Whelen and Rob Brown. Also, thanks to Lawson’s Florist for the support of the blood drive. The Community Blood Drive will return Dec. 8.

    Faye Puyear

     

  • Hour of Prayer

    Fellow Christians: Please join us in one hour of prayer, Oct. 24, for nursing homes, various types of care centers and their residents around the world. This is the hour we can all come together as a like-minded body of believers. Though we are far apart in location, we can become united in spirit.

    The time for this prayer will be at 7 p.m. Other locales around the country and world will be different in time, but will coincide with our time.

    Pray, also, for people to feel the desire to volunteer services.

  • More grandparents are taking on the roles of parents

    Chances are each of us reading this article grew up with some interaction with a grandparent. The grandparents from our childhoods or memories probably are similar; we tend to know them as older or elderly, gentle but hard working, perhaps not in good health, maybe retired with leisure time, probably “spoilers,” people you visited after church on Sunday or on special days.