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Today's Opinions

  • Relay for Life: Jimmy Rogers fights back

    As LaRue Countians prepare for the annual Relay for Life event scheduled for May 15 at Hodgenville Elementary School, the local Relay for Life County Committee is focusing on local survivor stories. This is the second of eight stories.

    Whether you know him as the guy who pumps your gas at the local service station or as the man who is quick with a joke or innocent prank, Jimmy Rogers is living proof that we can all fight back when it comes to cancer.

  • Relay for Life: Red Hazle survives bout with skin cancer

    A few of his cousins call him as Charles Ray. To his daughters, he is Daddy and to his six grandchildren and great-grandchildren he is Papaw. And almost everyone knows him as “Red” Hazle, but very few know him as a cancer survivor.

  • 10-year-old beats acute leukemia

    As LaRue Countians prepare for the annual Relay for Life Event scheduled for May 15 at Hodgenville Elementary School, the local Relay for Life County Committee is focusing on local survivor stories. This is the seventh of eight stories.

    Cancer knows no age. Just ask fourth-grader Misty Vittitoe.

  • Eek, our country says I may be married to a terrorist

    I’m not a person that is interested in politics so I usually don’t know much about what’s going on until Dennis informs me. Most of the time I pretend to listen and shake my head at appropriate times and pray he’s almost done. But once in a while he tells me something that sends me into a tizzy.

  • Study validates importance of Main Street to communities

    Study validates importance of Main Street to small communities

    Small communities benefit most from being part of the national Main Street organization, according to a study by the Journal of the American Planning Association. The study also cites the value of volunteers, investing in the community that is “serious work that is seriously fun.” This study illustrates with great factual basis a lot of things which people working for and as part of Main Street have long believed to be true.

    The following material is quoted from a press release in entirety.

  • There will be no cents from this office today

    A lady called our office last week hoping to persuade one of us to “share” one of the new Lincoln bicentennial pennies with her. While we were sympathetic that she has not been able to find one, we weren’t about to mail one of the keepsakes to a perfect stranger.

    It’s not like the pennies have been showing up in pocket change.

  • Terrorist terrier learns to leave well enough alone

    When I was a kid, my dad brought in a new pup. It was a Boston terrier – a tiny black and white monstrosity with a mashed face, bugged eyes – one blue and one brown – and bad attitude.

    He named it Samson and he loved it dearly.

    It was supposed to be my dog but Samson and I had a difference of opinion early in the relationship and I never cared much for him after that.

    Samson was the worst dog that could have landed on a small farm. He refused to stay home, wouldn’t listen and tormented the other animals.

  • Reducing mail service would save billions

    Remember when it was exciting to get mail with your name on it. As a child, it was like Christmas morning in the mailbox. But the thrill of seeing your name on an envelope loses its excitement with maturity and the arrival of bills.

    In this period of economic hardship, news of corporate restructuring, downsizing and a general woe-is-us attitude, the U.S. Postal Service has lined up behind the banks and carmakers in approaching Congress for support.