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Today's Opinions

  • 4-H experience provided lifelong memories

    A recent story about Winnie Read and her 45-year service to LaRue County’s 4-H program caught the attention of Anna Mae McCubbin.

    While she has lived 52 years in her Elizabethtown home, Mrs. McCubbin takes The LaRue County Herald News to keep up with events in and around the area where she was raised.

    She asked for a couple extra copies of the Sept. 9 edition to share with far away friends.

  • Heritage can be measured by children and tomatoes

    My daughter Amanda is growing tomatoes in a small backyard in Lexington. She is having some luck – but I told her she needs fertilizer. I promised to bring her a bucket of chicken poop for side dressing the next time we visit.

    I’m not sure how that will go over with the neighbors in her subdivision. On the other hand, what they don’t know won’t hurt them.

    My granddaughter Claire, who is not yet 2, is enthralled with the cherry tomatoes – they are “hers,” she says. She eats them right off the vine.

  • It’s time to say ‘whoa’ in Washington

    My husband Bud can’t distinguish black from navy.

    Every Sunday morning before church, he asks me whether his suit jacket matches his pants. Since my eyes are nearly as bad as his, I have him take the ensemble to the sun porch where the light is better.

    I’ll spend several minutes trying to figure out whether the navy is actually dark blue or a faded black. And if both the pants and the jacket are navy, are they the same navy?

    Finally, Sunday, I gave up and shared one of my grandmother Vada’s tidbits of wisdom with him.

  • Lincoln Days blends the old with the new

    It has been my pleasure to serve as Lincoln Days president for these last two years.

    It is always a big job, but working with a good board makes it fun. The officers are Jeff Hughes, vice president; Rob Barnhill, treasurer; and Carolyn Mather, secretary.  Members at large are Jimmy Curle, Philip Setters and Hollie Sexton.  We are all dedicated to making our festival better each year.

  • What is a Christian nation?

    Just what is a Christian nation? A long list of past American leaders admonish us not to abandon the Good Book – a warning I believe Christians, including me, should take seriously. But when we claim to be a Christian nation, I begin to wonder if we’re not engaged in a bit of selective reading of the sacred scriptures. 

  • We should never forget we are a Christian nation

    Someone recently sent me an e-mail about the Washington Monument. It said that one detail that is never mentioned is that in Washington, D.C.; there can never be a building of greater height than the Washington Monument. With all the crazies wanting to remove “In God We Trust” it’s interesting to note that the founders of this country didn’t share those views. Atop the Washington monument are the two Latin words Laus Deo. These words are a mere 5.125 inches high atop the 555 feet high monument.

  • No candy toss at parade

    This weekend, Oct. 3-4, LaRue County once again has an opportunity to showcase our community and hopefully the streets will be full of people, our own, returning guests and visitors. Of vital concern is the safety of each one.

  • Leadership LaRue is an investment in the community

    Get out of the office and get to know what makes LaRue County click.

    The more we know about our community — and each other — the better we can do our jobs. That applies to newspapers, of course, but also to bankers, educators, insurance sales representatives, utility workers, store clerks and most everyone else.