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Today's Opinions

  • COLUMN: St. Francis' legacy becomes part of animal blessing

    Maybe it is just me – but there seem to be more events featuring the blessing of animals. These are occurring in various churches, too. One regional newspaper covered an event in two articles, before and after.

  • COLUMN: Lincoln Days - cold or hot - warms the heart

    The 36th annual Lincoln Days Festival was deceptively chilly on Saturday: blue skies and sunshine with a tendency to turn cold and windy. It made for a slight crowd Saturday morning, but as expected, hundreds of people poured into town just before the parade.
    It warmed up on Sunday afternoon – and the crowds turned out in force again.
    As always, the entertainment was top notch and there were plenty of activities for the family. And, it’s good to see old friends and catch up on news – the birth of new grandchildren, retirements and job changes.

  • LETTER: Many volunteers make the Lincoln Days parade great

    Large parades have a tendency to require considerable planning, coordination, and numerous volunteer contributions. This year's Lincoln Days parade was no different. I wanted to take a moment to thank those who were instrumental in producing it.

  • LETTER: Basket raffle a success

    Hodgenville Woman's Club wants to thank everyone who contributed to our basket raffle.

    We especially want to thank B. J. Clark, The LaRue County Herald News, Sweet Shop, James Ard, HMH Gift Shop, LaHa’s and Lee’s Garden Center.

    The winner of the basket was Ronald D. Nunn.

    Opal Dail

    Hodgenville

  • COLUMN: Child abuse exisits in LaRue County

    Chances are there’s a child being abused or neglected within a few miles of you today. Child abuse knows no economic, geographic or social barriers. It can happen in virtually any neighborhood, in any community and in any county in the state.

    Abuse and neglect results in shattered lives, ruined childhoods, broken families and sometimes even death. In fact, a recent study revealed that the state of Kentucky led the nation in the number of deaths stemming from child abuse and neglect.

  • LETTER: Another Lincoln Days success story

    Another Lincoln Days Festival has come to a close. It is our desire that each of you had a good experience. It certainly was our pleasure to try and put together programs that provide your families with good memories of LaRue County and its residences. 

  • COLUMN: Five monkeys - a classic tale of peer pressure

    This week’s column involves a banana, a ladder, a cage full of monkeys, and a psychologist with a fire hose, with overtones of social parody. I'm not referring to the most recent episode of Family Guy, but rather, a psychological study that is rumored to have taken place in the late 1960s.

  • COLUMN: BAVEL is Kentucky's best kept educational secret

    One of Kentucky's best-kept secrets is the Barren Academy of Virtual and Expanded Learning.

    While the commonwealth loses 10,000 students from each graduating class, only 110 students currently are enrolled in the academy. Nevertheless, BAVEL offers the right kind of alternative to tip the scales in the other direction.

    Not only does it offer all Kentucky students - regardless of where they live - the opportunity to acquire a high school diploma while every single class online, but it's getting top-quality results at very low costs.