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Today's Opinions

  • Pray early, prepare for the day at hand

    “Give ear to my words, O Lord” is the way Psalm 5 begins. The psalmist then gives five suggestions for us to follow that will help our prayers be heard by God.

     “In the morning, O Lord, thou wilt hear my voice; in the morning I will order by prayer to thee and eagerly watch” (5:3).

    Ask early. Jesus found asking early to be a good time for Him. Mark 1:35 says of Jesus, “And early in the morning, while it was still dark, He arose … went to a lonely place and was praying.”

  • A serving of cake, white lies and the truth

    Have you heard about the Baptist White Lie cake?

    Don’t know if this is a true story or not, but it seems that Alice Grayson of Tuscaloosa, Ala., had signed up to bake an angel food cake for the Baptist Church Ladies’ Group bake sale — Alice was known for her light, fluffy, perfect angel food cakes.

  • There's a new legend in town

    Lots of people are busy – but not everyone has as much to show for their action-packed days as Katy Cecil.

    Cecil, and her accurately-dubbed “legendary” speech team at LaRue County High School, have been featured in The LaRue County Herald News, dozens of times over the last four years. And rightfully so.

    They are proof of what the combination of hard work, talent and the right coach – at the right time – can accomplish.

  • It's our turn to bless America

    We pray for God to bless America, but God has already shed his love, mercy and grace upon our land. It is our turn to bless America.

    But how?

    We can bless America by being good citizens, being patriotic, obeying the laws, paying our taxes and voting. The Apostle Paul many years ago in I Timothy 2:1-6 gave some ways we might be good citizens.

    Paul said, “First of all, then, I urge that entreaties and prayers, petitions and thanksgivings, be made on behalf of all men, for kings and all who are in authority.” (verses 1-2).

  • We truly live in the 'Garden Spot of the Universe

    The other morning, I delivered a vase of freshly cut wildflowers from Groundhog Hill to my sister’s café. A wise-acre sitting at the community table chimed in with a “been weedin’ your garden, have ya?” comment which received genial laughter all around.

    Har Har, Woe-Jayne Skaggs (name changed to protect Woe-Jayne’s identity). Har Dee Har Har.

  • Try to keep an open mind

    The secret to not offending people: Keep an open mind.

    You’ve probably heard people say that you should keep an open mind, and obviously when they say that they don’t actually mean you should cut your head open.

    In my opinion it doesn’t necessarily mean you should be easily swayed.

  • Fresh produce available at farmers market

    You can get fresh local produce to freeze or can at home at the LaRue County Farmers Market. Local producers will be set up from noon to about 7 p.m. on Thursday, June 26 and July 3 at a new location. They will be off U.S. 31-E next to the Lincoln Jamboree in the parking lot of the old Wrolen Pin restaurant. They will also have food to sell such as grilled burgers, corn and potatoes. So come out and support local food producers.

    Extension celebrates 100 years of food preservation

  • Be safe, have fun this summer

    With summer underway and temperatures rising, everyone is heading outdoors for some fun in the sun. However, it is important to remember some basic safety guidelines to protect our families. Extra attention should be paid to those who are especially susceptible to heat, including young children, the elderly, and those with health conditions such as asthma or high blood pressure. With common sense and the following precautions, families can remain safe and comfortable all summer long.