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Today's Opinions

  • Maybe if they see it, something will change

    My name is Shianne Thompson and I am 12 years old.

    I live out in the country and every couple of weeks, me, my brother and mamaw or papaw go out and pick up cans on Edlin Hill in Roanoke. The last time me and my mamaw went out and picked up cans I asked her why people had to throw their trash out on our property. She told me just because they were too lazy to take it to the dump. The dump is five or six miles down the road.

  • Letter to the Editor

    Reconsider LIFT

  • ‘I have a dream’

    Let us not wallow in the valley of despair, I say to you today, my friends.

    And so even though we face the difficulties of today and tomorrow, I still have a dream. It is a dream deeply rooted in the American dream.

    I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed: “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal.”

  • JUST ASK: Occupational tax, business license

      I recently received a packet from the mayor’s office, informing me that I needed to purchase a business license. The letter went on to say that any rent received from rental property in the City of Hodgenville is now subject to occupational taxes.

      I do not understand this. When was this law passed ... or is it just being imposed by our new mayor?

      If passed by the council, when and how did each councilman vote? I have not seen anything in the local paper about this new law.

     

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  • Three ways to be of service this Martin Luther King Jr. Day

      (SPM Wire) While Martin Luther King Jr. Day was once primarily a day to reflect on the life and work of one of America’s most prominent civil rights activists, in the past decade, it has also become a day of service to the community for many people nationwide.

    Here are three ways you and your family can get involved:

  • COLUMN: Latest scam tugs at heartstrings - foiled by rude caller

     Twice in the last two weeks, I’ve been contacted by phone at home by a person claiming to raise funds for the family of fallen police officers.

    While it is a worthy cause, I was put-off by the demand for a pledge and the inability of the group to send out information. The rudeness of the caller led me to hang up on him in mid-sentence. The second caller assured me their information could be verified and transferred me to another department who could provide no details. She wanted only to get my credit card information.

  • ‘Own up to it’

    Clara Mae Druen, longtime subscriber of The LaRue County Herald News, called Monday to let us know someone – who either wasn’t paying attention to his driving or had to maneuver around something in the roadway – had struck her mailbox and newspaper box. The posts are twisted and will need to be replaced.

    The driver left behind his right front headlight.

  • A Forge of Men

    Twenty boys and twenty more

    Upon the practice field;

    Some pull their weight,

    Some at the gate,

    “Come boys, let’s do some more.”

    Twenty boys and twenty more

    All beside the field;

    The practice o’er,

    The match before,

    The waiting now a chore.

    Twenty boys and twenty more

    Engaged upon the field;

    Battle rages,

    Sound of ages,

    Some bloody, tired and sore.

    Twenty men and twenty more