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Today's Opinions

  • JUST ASK: Expiration date?

     What can you find out about this milk carton that was purchased locally? Has it expired?

  • LETTER: Send the kids a postcard

    The fourth grade at Aviston Elementary School, located in southern Illinois, is learning about the United States and the different environments, climates, resources and highlights found in each region.

    The kids in the class think it would be fun to receive postcards, souvenirs, resources or any information about our great country from each of the 50 states.

    We hope that people who read this letter will be interested in mailing our class items pertaining to their state.

  • LETTER: Deceptive pipeline information

     Deceptive pipeline information

    A representative of the Williams company, Scott Carney, was on a local radio station recently. He said the Bluegrass Pipeline will create jobs. Because it would take business away from truckers, railroads and barge operators, who are now safely shipping natural gas liquids, these people will lose their jobs.

    It seems to me the pipeline is a job destroyer rather than creator.

  • COLUMN: Clean up paper clutter

    Despite our best attempts at home organization, many of us are constantly bombarded with paper. Paper is the most common type of clutter. When you think about it, this is not really surprising considering the amount of junk mail, bills, coupons, completed schoolwork and publications that many of us have lying on tables or stuffed in drawers at our homes.

    You can get a handle on this type of clutter by following these tips:

    * Immediately act when you get a new piece of paper. Read it, file it, shred it, recycle or throw it in the trash.

  • LETTER: Lincoln Days Antique Engine and Tractor Show

    What a good Saturday for the antique tractor and engine show during the Lincoln Days festival.

  • Park came to life with a whisper

     My husband Bud and I visited the Smoky Mountains in Tennessee last week. We ignored the government shutdown of the national park and decided to enjoy the Lumberjack Feud instead. It was quite good.

  • Ask questions before signing easement agreements

     Landowners contacted by the Bluegrass Pipeline Partners LLC, the Williams Company or one of their representatives about selling an easement for the construction of a 24-inch pressurized natural gas liquids pipeline across their property rightfully have questions about whether granting such an easement is in their interest.

  • Letters to the Editor - October 16, 2013

    Blood drive draws 21
    I want to thank the 21 individuals who volunteered to give blood Tuesday at the Hodgenville Woman’s Club. We received 17 good units of blood.

    Thanks to the volunteers who assisted with the drive – Becky Loyall and Linda Stearman.

    The community blood drive is sponsored by the Hodgenville Woman’s Club. The blood drive will return Dec. 10.