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Today's Opinions

  • Time to count the cost

    Just when you think that state government has found some sanity, Gov. Steven Beshear just gave it away. In trying to placate his radical, left-wing voter base, he has decided to continue giving written driving tests in 22 different languages just five days before the State Police were going to English only in a cost-cutting measure to the state and tax payers.

  • Business not hard to understand

    It appears to me several people need a Business 101 class. If I were to ask Wal-Mart for a donation to a good charity for $25, they would say yes. If I walked back in and asked for another, they would say no. You see a business cannot afford to give to everybody that asks – they would go broke.

    In the Ronnie’s Custom Cabinets and Furniture By Design misunderstanding, it should be very easy to understand. My father, Ronnie Chelf, could not legally do business with the school system based on him being a board member.

  • Softball should be fun

    Last night I attended my 6-year-old granddaughter’s softball game at the LaRue County Parks and Recreation field. I left wondering: what are LaRue County parents teaching their children?

    Isn’t the reason these games exist is for the kids to have fun?

    The kids in the outfield that couldn’t hear the yelling and screaming probably did have fun. Some of the others – not so much.

  • Hot about hotline usage

    The Office of Edu­cation Accountability, under the auspices of the commonwealth’s Legislative Research Commission as outlined in Kentucky Revised Statute 7.410, was established to assure efficiency without waste, mismanagement or political influence in our public school systems. Since January of 1991, the OEA has operated a hotline to receive complaints and concerns of potential allegations “that have not been adequately addressed or explained by a local district.”

  • Grads have second chance in print

    Words take on a life of their own. As someone who spends much of his days dealing with language, it’s interesting and sometimes worrisome to see the changes take shape.

    A recent conversation with my 4-year-old grandson brought one example into focus.

    We were playing a game of some sort and bumped each other. I instinctively said, “Sorry.” I found his reply surprising.

    “Sorry don’t butter the biscuits,” he said.

    Apparently, this is a Southern cliché that he’s learned from his Alabama grandmother.

  • Enjoys taekwondo

    Taekwondo is a great way for kids to exercise, even adults. Kids who are not enrolled in taekwondo have trouble staying fit.

    Sallee’s Family Taekwondo is a wonderful place for kids and adults to make friends, have fun and just be themselves. There are lots of great activities, to keep you in shape, kids and adults will be exercising and having fun at the same time.

  • Praise for Senior Center

    My husband and I moved here to Hodgenville last October. We have found that we like this little town very much. One of the things we found here is the Senior Citizens Center. It is a very beautiful building, but it takes more than a building to make people feel like they belong.

    This may be the best-kept secret in LaRue County but I want to tell you about it. Monday through Friday, we are served a delicious hot meal at noon just for a donation. We have met some wonderful friends there, people we would not have come to know had it not been for the center.

  • Recycling event a success

    I would like to thank the newspaper for showing my story. I would also like to thank all the businesses that let me place my fliers. Finally, I would like to thank all the people who donated devices. We had a great turnout. Thanks to you, many pounds of harmful chemicals will be kept out of landfills.

    Stephen McKellep