Today's Opinions

  • Band director highly qualified

    Since I was on the committee that helped select Jaime Smith as the present band director of LaRue County High School, I feel that it is my duty and obligation to defend him against some of the baseless criticism and false comments that he is receiving from an element in the county that cannot find anything positive or complimentary about our school system and some of its personnel, which includes Smith and the band program.

  • Disappointed in band season

    I feel I must comment on the articles in the paper regarding the band and its new direction. I am a former band member, a former band executive and a former senior parent. I am a firm believer that the band experience will last a student a lifetime more than any sports program and I have done both.

    My son graduated this year and it was his worst year in band.

  • Acronyms can save a lot of time, space and ink

    It has long fascinated me that many (but not all) languages use but 26 letters to do all our written communicating. Such instills new appreciation of the power of repetition.

    We use those just 26 symbols in various combinations to form words, sentences, books and libraries. Some words get shortened into abbreviations (as in those for our 50 U.S. states) and acronyms usually composed of initials of each word in the name.

  • Red Cross appreciation

    The 23rd annual Cooking for Life Blood Drive was June 12 at Pritchard Community Center in Elizabethtown.

    Blood donors were treated to a delicious meal, entertainment and free child care services.

    A total of 68 units of blood was collected, which exceeded last year’s total by 14.

    Sincere thanks to all the area businesses who donated food and to those who provided entertainment throughout the day.

  • Herald’s price change requires third quarter

    The LaRue County Herald News marks 125 years of service this year. In an ever changing business world, that accomplishment is a point of pride that today’s staff shares with the hundreds who have worked here and contributed to our ongoing success.

    With a constant eye toward serving our community, the paper has become a healthy business interest and we owe much of it to our faithful readers.

  • Take time to learn about your history

    In a column in The Turret, Gen. George S. Patton’s grandson talked about the importance of keeping not just things but memories. He called recorded memories “the most meaningful, enduring dimensions of inheritance.”

  • He had one oar in the water before he fell

    The great ice storm of January 2009 is but a memory to most folks, but down in Hart County, it’s alive and kicking. Dennis and I are still plugging along trying to burn the debris a little at a time. It’s kind of like the uninvited houseguest that just won’t leave.

    A month or so ago, I was slaving away in the woods just above the pond, trying to clean up Mother Nature’s mess. Our granddaughter Autumn was playing around the area and Papaw was just coming home from the old goat’s club at Magnolia Stop and Shop.

  • Preserving Americana

    We would like to thank the community for the great response to the Lincoln Bicentennial Basket class.

    Martha Wetherbee, who has devoted the past 31 years to preserving the art of American basketry, designed the basket and taught the class. Fifty of the baskets were made which were a combination of the Shaker and Nantucket style basket. The baskets were made of white ash with a piece of boundary oak surrounding the new cabin penny.