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Today's Opinions

  • Tradition provides focus for holiday

    Christmas traditions vary from household to household.

    Growing up, Santa delivered his gifts directly to our bedroom ... and he never wrapped.

    When my sisters and I would leap out of bed in the dead of night, it was like a toy store exploded in our bedrooms.

    My parents worked long hours, maintained a Christmas Club account and sacrificed year round for the joy that the holiday brings.

    Of course as kids, we had little appreciation of their efforts. We were consumed by our greed.

  • Community appreciative of University's gift

    Thanksgiving was celebrated early in LaRue County.

    Exactly one week before the annual holiday feast, a couple hundred or more gathered to give thanks for a new opportunity that will enhance Hodgenville’s quality of life.

    Campbellsville University dedicated its new Hodgenville campus. Renovation of the former USDA Service Center means much more than putting an idle building into productive service. The six classrooms will change lives.

  • Mac’s heart is in the right place

    I usually don’t comment on a lot of things and I enjoy the The LaRue County Herald News. But the article on Mr. (Mac) Trumbo was a bit unfair.

    Maybe we should take another look at Mr. Trumbo, the one most of you know. This is a man that would not think twice about stopping to help someone with car trouble, who would not think anything of it to help someone that didn’t have enough to feed their family, who greets people in the store with a great smile and you know that he actually does care. He is a man that hates to see someone sad and tries to make you smile.

  • Childhood argument gives lesson about forgiveness

    After years of struggling with emphysema and 18 days in the intensive care unit, my cousin recently died.

    David was 48 — three years and three months younger than me.

    When family members die out of order, it often can be unsettling. It’s heartbreaking to watch his wife and daughter confront their pain and devastating to experience the grief of his father and my other aunts, uncles, cousins and sisters.

    Through the experience, my memories of our shared childhood experiences returned to one isolated conflict.

  • ‘When I am on that road I am in the heart of myself’

    The title? That’s a quote from one of my favorite short stories – “Mrs. Todd’s Shortcut” by Stephen King.

    Re-reading that story, combined with something I saw at the side of the road brought back a few memories.

    It was a pair of tire tracks in the ditch beside the intersection of Old E’town Road and Phillips Lane. Someone did some fancy driving to avoid rear-ending another vehicle.

    And that reminded me of my dad.

  • Sharing a slice of Shepherd’s Pie

    I would like to thank Brother Andrew Singh, president of the LaRue County Ministerial Association, for the invitation to attend the Thanksgiving service at First Baptist Church. It was a wonderful service. I would especially like to thank all the people who brought canned goods to contribute to our Shepherd’s Pie Food Pantry. That was a great idea and that gift will help make it possible for our church to continue serving families in our community.

  • Feeding America

    With the winter months upon us, many people will be confronted with difficult choices such as paying for food and paying for utilities or heating fuel. More than 49 million Americans are food insecure; meaning they lack consistent access to enough food at some point during the year.

    Feeding America, Kentucky’s Heartland, a member of Feeding America, has been serving Central Kentucky for 27 years, helping 63,000 people every year.

  • Kelly Dean Sanders dinner a success

    On behalf of the Kelly Dean Sanders Memorial Fund, sincere thanks to all who assisted to make the Kelly Dean Sanders Memorial Fund annual dinner a success.