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Today's Opinions

  • For want of an aspirin, a battle could be lost

     Like millions of other baby boomers, I’m on a daily aspirin regimen.

  • Graduation outdoors? THANK YOU

     I don’t know who decided to hold the 2013 LaRue County High School graduation outdoors – but it was a splendid idea.

  • Stay safe while you’re grilling

    Now that warmer weather is here, many will head outdoors to barbecue their favorite cuts of meat. This time of year always brings questions about the safe purchasing, storage, handling and cooking of meat.  

    The most effective way to prevent food borne illness is to prevent contamination.

  • Prayer at graduation?

    For the first time in memory Lincoln County High School in Central Kentucky will not have a planned prayer as part of its graduation ceremony, after six students, some who called themselves atheists, protested the move.

    That prompted a story by Editor Ben Kleppinger for the local weekly paper, The Interior Journal, published by Schurz Communications. The school allows a planned prayer at graduation as long as the senior class votes unanimously in favor of it.

  • COLUMN: May 23 is 'Lucky Penny Day'

    May 23 is Lucky Penny Day.

    I am sure we have all heard the saying “See a penny, pick it up, all day long you’ll have good luck.”

    The first time I heard it was on the movie “Grease.”

    Who knew the coin we all love to hate had its own day?

  • Learn to curb those impulse buys

    Are you an impulse shopper? Try to never purchase expensive items on impulse. Instead, think over each expensive purchase for at least 24 hours. Acting on this principle will help you have far fewer regrets about impulse purchases. Also, indulgences can put a dent in your finances.

  • Just Ask - May 15

    Is there an ordinance regulating how tall grass can grow within Hodgenville city limits?
    Some of the areas are turning into eyesores.

    City Clerk MaDonna Hornback said grass can be 10-inches tall before it is considered a nuisance. However, if the lot is two acres or more, the ordinance does not apply.
    If you would like a property added to the city’s growing list of  “yards that need to be mowed,” call City Hall at 358-3832.

  • Weather is hot, humid, crazy

    Crazy weather seems to be the normal description for Kentucky’s weather patterns … simply because there really isn’t one.
    Unlike more temperate climates, which are used to bearing with rain for days on end, or more tropical or desert climates that are used to dry seasons, Kentucky is a combination – an odd and unpredictable one.
    Of course we do not have to deal with hurricane force winds, earthquakes and surprisingly enough – not a whole lot of tornados.