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Today's Opinions

  • 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.”

  • 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.”