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Today's Opinions

  • LETTER: Company showed heart in time of family's need

     Last Saturday, I attended the funeral of a neighbor: Mrs. Elizabeth Gardner. Now the fact that I attended her funeral is not what this is about. You see, Mrs. Gardner was the mother of two daughters – Brenda and Donna – who work at Nationwide Uniform Corp.

    We noticed that one would work and the other would stay at home and care for their mother – then it would be reversed. Nationwide allowed them to do this.

  • GRACE NOTES: I love him but ...

     I’ve always said motherhood is easy when you don’t have kids.

    Likewise, it’s easy to be married when you’re not. When you’re not married and you’re only dreaming about it, you imagine the ideal. In your imagination, you and your spouse say and do all the right things, and even your arguments are sweet and making up is rosy.

    In real life, however, marriage gets thorny, and sometimes bloody.

    Mostly, it’s just regular, with a few blips and annoyances along the way.

  • LETTER: Awake and think

     Awake and think

    “God Bless America” is the way the hymn begins and I truly believe he has done just that. America has always had an abundance of food, water, freedom and many other blessings, but what is happening here now?

  • LETTER: Blood drive thanks

     Blood drive thanks

    I want to thank the 29 individuals who volunteered to give blood Tuesday at the Hodgenville Woman’s Club. We received 26 good units of blood.

    Thanks to the volunteers who assisted with the drive – Becky Loyall and Rob Brown.

    Thanks to The Sweet Shoppe for a tray of fudge.

    The community blood drive is sponsored by the Hodgenville Woman’s Club. The blood drive will return April 8.

    Faye Puyear

    Blood drive coordinator 

  • COLUMN: What does Black History Month mean?

    For some, February is just the second month of the year, a time to let your sweetie know how much you care, when you worry about the groundhog seeing his shadow and predicting six more weeks of winter, or when you get those taxes done if you are getting a big fat refund check.

  • Just ASK: 1940 Census Inmate

     Shirley Childress provided insight for last week’s Just Ask question about the 1940 Census.

  • COLUMN: State Representative Terry Mills provides Frankfort update

     Seven years after the General Assembly voted overwhelmingly to raise the state’s minimum wage, the Kentucky House of Representatives returned to the issue on Thursday when it passed legislation that follows a similar path taken by that 2007 law.

    This is an issue that is drawing a lot of attention across the country. The National Conference of State Legislatures says 23 states considered raising it 2013, and Kentucky is one of 20 doing the same this year, with more expected in the months ahead.

  • GRACE NOTES: Looking for a soul mate

     The other day posted on our newspaper’s Facebook page was a question for discussion: Do you believe in soul mates? Why or why not?

    Someone replied “Yes!” Another said he believes God puts the person meant for you in your life, and another said, “No. If there’s one for me, he must be lost because I have never found him. I really think it’s a fairy tale.”

    I love that answer.