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Today's Opinions

  • Care for animals

    Hot weather is upon us and with the rise in temperatures comes much suffering for animals.

    Dogs are descendants of the wolf, an animal who spends his days in the cool forests or in rock shelters. Just as the wolf seeks shelter from the sun, so also dogs need shade. Rather than providing shade, a doghouse sitting in the sun quickly becomes an oven. Deprived of shade a dog can die a slow and painful death from heat stroke. Dog houses need to be placed under a large tree or a side porch needs to be built on the house to provide shade.

  • Thanks for Free Movie Night

    I want to thank Mayor Terry Cruse, City Council and City Clerk MaDonna Hornback for their efforts to offer our citizens the Free Movie Night entertainment opportunity. Also thanks to Larry Bell for providing the popcorn. My wife and I attended with our granddaughter and enjoyed it very much. The huge 20-foot screen and sound system proved to be top quality.

  • Donate blood

    There is no substitute for human blood. The need for blood is constant and the gratification of donating is instant. That is why the American Red Cross will proudly join in the fifth anniversary and worldwide celebration of World Blood Donor Day on June 14. This is the day the world honors blood donors for their priceless contributions to their communities. Blood donors speak a universal language of giving. The very gesture of holding out one’s arm in order to give blood is a strong symbol of solidarity around the world. Our common humanity is expressed in blood donations.

  • Follow the law

    Having served as an election commission for several years in another state, I understand the duties of an official and I also understand the passion for the job you are sworn to do and the peer pressure to make bad decisions.

  • Concert a hit

    On May 17, the city hosted a free concert at the Hodgenville Civic Center for the citizens of Hodgenville and LaRue County.

    In my opinion, the event was a huge success. Few people realize the amount of work that goes into making such an event as this one happen. I would like to take the opportunity to thank everyone involved for their hard work.

  • 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.