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Today's Opinions

  • 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.”

  • Our good intentions can be lost in too many words

    If I were God, I would create humans with rewind buttons on their mouths or a 10-second delay device.

    We tend to say some really dumb things.

    Once I met a man at a gym who said he’d been a bodybuilder for 48 years. Since he wasn’t all Hulk Hoganish, I asked, “When did you stop?”

    Although he laughed, he looked at me with a combined horrified amazement as if to say, “I can’t believe you said that!”

  • The love of new shoes is in the genes

    My granddaughter Claire is a feisty child. She reminds me a lot of her mother at that age.

    She is 19 months old and starting to string words together. Sometimes I can understand her – sometimes not – but I always get a kick out of what she says. She gives an extra twist to the word “umbrella-la-la.”

    The other day I was talking to her on the phone and two words came out perfectly clear.

    She said “new shoes.”

    The child is a prodigy – and a girl after my own heart.

  • Movie Night: An inexpensive cure for summer boredom

    This summer, the City of Hodgenville is taking a small step toward addressing an often-cited need for affordable, local activities.

    A free summer movie series will be offered at Hodgenville Civic Center. The monthly event is a small step to address the constant cry of young and old that “there’s nothing to do around here.”

  • 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.