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Today's Opinions

  • COLUMN: When cultures collide, point and grunt

    My husband Bud and I were working in the back yard last week, when a minivan pulled into the driveway.
    A dark-skinned man got out and started talking – in broken English – to Bud. The only word I could understand was “Gord.”
    More men got out of the van and walked around the house until finally, five of them were chattering at us.

  • LETTER: 25 donated blood

    Blood drive successful
    I want to thank the 25 individuals who volunteered to give blood Tuesday at the Hodgenville Woman’s Club. We received 26 good units of blood. Thanks to Donnie Propes and Junior Puyear for the double red donations. Thanks to Rob Brown for his faithfulness in assisting and thanks to The Sweet Shoppe for a tray of fudge.
    The community blood drive is sponsored by the Hodgenville Woman’s Club. It will return Aug. 12.
    Faye Puyear
    Blood drive coordinator
    Hodgenville

  • Facebook: A lovely place to hang out and hate

    Ah... Facebook! The place we all go to keep tabs on our friends, enjoy seeing pictures of family, crush candy and, of course, threaten each other. Whether you’re a liberal, a conservative or just someone who doesn’t quite have grammar mastered, you’ve probably had an angry tirade against you show up on your newsfeed sometime this week or, let’s face it, you might have posted some yourself.

  • Perfect People

    Perfect people

    I’m amazed at how many perfect people live in Hodgenville and the county.

    They have set themselves up as God, judge, jury and hangman for Terry Cruse and MaDonna Hornback. Some people that own a business or people who work there, have even mouthed off that Terry Cruse and his family should be run out of town. Well we are not going anywhere. How would you like to be judged and convicted before you ever went to trial?

  • Grad parents, your jobs are just beginning

    Congratulations to the recent LaRue County High School graduates.

    More importantly, congratulations to graduates’ parents. Your child’s diploma belongs just as much to you as it does to them. You spent 18 years packing lunches, helping them with homework, and serving as your child’s personal chauffeur as you carted them to school, sports practices, and back home again.

  • Enjoy these days, it gets real, really fast

    Many things have changed since the day I graduated only two years ago from LaRue County High School. Most notably is that graduation is now held outside on the football field – something that graduating seniors pushed for – for many years. Apparently, I graduated only one year too early, because the very next year, they moved graduation to the football field – making us the last class to have graduated in the gym (so far).

  • Column: Where we're from

    The trees are changing their leaves and the scent of spring is in the air at LCHS. Another spring means another set of finals, end of tem assessments and another graduation. This time it’s us.

    We’ve traveled to school every day for 13 consecutive years now. I can’t believe how fast the time has passed.

  • Plan ahead for successful summer canning

    Whether you’ve been canning for years or are just starting out, now’s the time to plan ahead, so that you’ll be ready to make the most of this summer’s fresh fruits and vegetables.

    First, you need to decide which type of canner you’ll be using. There are two types of canners available: boiling water canners and pressure canners. A boiling water canner can safely be used to can high-acid foods like fruits, jams, jellies, pickles and acidified tomato products.