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Today's Opinions

  • Preserving Americana

    We would like to thank the community for the great response to the Lincoln Bicentennial Basket class.

    Martha Wetherbee, who has devoted the past 31 years to preserving the art of American basketry, designed the basket and taught the class. Fifty of the baskets were made which were a combination of the Shaker and Nantucket style basket. The baskets were made of white ash with a piece of boundary oak surrounding the new cabin penny.

  • Preserving Americana

    We would like to thank the community for the great response to the Lincoln Bicentennial Basket class.

    Martha Wetherbee, who has devoted the past 31 years to preserving the art of American basketry, designed the basket and taught the class. Fifty of the baskets were made which were a combination of the Shaker and Nantucket style basket. The baskets were made of white ash with a piece of boundary oak surrounding the new cabin penny.

  • Forget your troubles and go fishing

    Kentucky spring turkey season is past and harvest results reflect 2009 was better than 2008. I’m sad to report I don’t have a turkey reported in the spring harvest. But with the bad, comes the good, I did see turkeys.

    Better than that though, was the afternoon we spent hunting and a rain shower came. As soon as the rain came to an end, a beautiful double rainbow appeared. Sitting out in the middle of nowhere, and seeing God’s beauty all around, is better than harvesting a turkey, especially when that time is spent with loved ones, including my husband and son.

  • Dad’s farewell

    Having dad home for Fathers Day was a rare and special treat for my family. We would grill his favorite foods, pitch horseshoes, go swimming and eat watermelon until we could pop. Although my dad seldom wore aftershave lotion, Old Spice was what my brother and I would always buy him. My dad was in the Navy, so a tie was not an appropriate gift since he wore one often on duty. One year we did consider getting him a robe but he preferred walking around the house in his skivvies.

  • Thanks to blood donors

    I want to say “thank you” to the 26 individuals who volunteered to donate blood Tuesday at the Hodgenville Woman’s Club.

    Many thanks to the volunteers who worked: Mary C. Cravens, Linda Stearman, Sue Brockman and Rob Brown.

    Also, thanks to the following businesses who support the blood drive: Hometown Pizza, Lawson Florist and the Sweet Shoppe.

    The community blood drive will return to Hodgenville on Aug. 11.

    Faye Puryear

    Volunteer Coordinator

    American Red Cross

     

  • Fathers Day is also about the children

    For 16 years, I have been trying to ignore Fathers Day.

    My daughters never have tried to cooperate. Now that grandkids have arrived, it appears that Fathers Day has become an even more celebrated event around our house.

    This weekend both kids, both sons-in-law and the three grandbabies – ages 4, 3 and 2 – will pay a visit to my house. A little Saturday night gathering and some kind of after church activity are planned for Sunday. There’s been talk of pizza, balloons and my grandson’s new water pistol. It all sounds like a pretty festive time.

  • Remember our fighters

    One of the things I like to do most is spend as much time as possible in helping my mom out and spending time with her and my sister, if nothing else just watching TV with them. If time is taken away then I perceive the interrupting situation a threat to spending those golden moments with my family.

  • Check out free movie

    There’s nothing to do in this town.

    I’ve heard this statement more than a few times. Well let me remind you that, thanks to Hodgenville elected officials and The LaRue County Herald News, the next free movie night is scheduled for 7 p.m. Saturday, June 20, at the newly renovated Civic Center in downtown Hodgenville.

    In fact, movie and popcorn both are free while you watch Alfred Hitchcock’s 1959 thriller “North By Northwest.”