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Today's Opinions

  • COLUMN: Clean up paper clutter

    Despite our best attempts at home organization, many of us are constantly bombarded with paper. Paper is the most common type of clutter. When you think about it, this is not really surprising considering the amount of junk mail, bills, coupons, completed schoolwork and publications that many of us have lying on tables or stuffed in drawers at our homes.

    You can get a handle on this type of clutter by following these tips:

    * Immediately act when you get a new piece of paper. Read it, file it, shred it, recycle or throw it in the trash.

  • LETTER: Lincoln Days Antique Engine and Tractor Show

    What a good Saturday for the antique tractor and engine show during the Lincoln Days festival.

  • Park came to life with a whisper

     My husband Bud and I visited the Smoky Mountains in Tennessee last week. We ignored the government shutdown of the national park and decided to enjoy the Lumberjack Feud instead. It was quite good.

  • Ask questions before signing easement agreements

     Landowners contacted by the Bluegrass Pipeline Partners LLC, the Williams Company or one of their representatives about selling an easement for the construction of a 24-inch pressurized natural gas liquids pipeline across their property rightfully have questions about whether granting such an easement is in their interest.

  • Letters to the Editor - October 16, 2013

    Blood drive draws 21
    I want to thank the 21 individuals who volunteered to give blood Tuesday at the Hodgenville Woman’s Club. We received 17 good units of blood.

    Thanks to the volunteers who assisted with the drive – Becky Loyall and Linda Stearman.

    The community blood drive is sponsored by the Hodgenville Woman’s Club. The blood drive will return Dec. 10.

  • The moon is always round

    For the past month I have been working on stories for my newspaper’s month-long emphasis on breast cancer.

    I’m up to my eyebrows in breast cancer research and have talked with a number of women who are either actively in treatment for this disease or are counting the months and years of being a survivor.

  • An ouch of prevention is worth more than a pound of cure

    One of our readers remembered a column I penned on Oct. 25, 1995. What is more amazing is that he requested it be reprinted. A lot of things have changed in the last 18 years. Please keep that in mind as you read this piece in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
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    Warning: This column deals with a sensitive topic. It has been deemed offensive by my children. The faint of heart should proceed directly to the Lifestyles page.

  • Pioneer spirit: Fun and generosity combined for unique event

    Rain did not wreck our Lincoln Days.

    A downpour cut short the festivities and events were moved around a bit. There were a few hitches – and no doubt, some disappointments – but overall, it was an excellent festival.

    Many participants embraced the “Lincoln Goes Hollywood” theme and you just had to smile when you saw Abe Lincoln walk by wearing a pair of glitter sunglasses.