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Today's Opinions

  • COLUMN: Riding with a trooper is not for the faint-hearted

    The good thing about my job is that it’s relatively safe. I have no worries of large machinery lopping my hand off, being run over while doing roadwork, or getting attacked by wild beasts – unless you consider some select people wild beasts.

    So when the opportunity arose to “live a little” and go through the Kentucky State Police citizens police academy, I jumped on it.

  • LETTER: Woman's Club appreciates community support

    The Hodgenville Woman’s Club thanks the community for their ongoing support with our fundraising activities such as Lincoln Days breakfast events. We appreciate all in the community who helped provide food or labor and all who came and enjoyed the breakfasts.

  • COLUMN: The value of irritating people

    Perhaps the best thing about writing a column is having a forum to work out what I believe.

    It’s also a great place to air my petty beefs and hope that somehow I can find a nugget of truth about God and his kingdom to help us all.

    But mostly I just like to publicly tattle about people who irritate me.

    For example, people who invade my personal space. This happens mostly at Walmart while at the register waiting for my grocery total.

  • COLUMN: Carry-on and a snuggle blanket lead to stares at the airport

    I recently traveled to Pennsylvania via airplane. This is a trip I've talked about taking for years, although my hopes were to drive and see the countryside along the way.

    However, with a tight work schedule for myself and my sister-in-law, we chose to fly so we could use the time it would have took to drive to actually visit with family and take in some attractions Pennsylvania has to offer, including Hersey, which was delectable.

  • COLUMN: 'Polio Sundays' saved lives 50 years ago

    I got a flu shot last week. It didn’t hurt and I got a nice booklet of coupons for my trouble.
    It seems that getting an annual vaccination for a variety of ills has turned routine, something we take for granted. One local pharmacy will even bring the shots to your workplace.
    But it wasn’t always that way.
    There have been times, in the not-so-distant past, that preventative measures were not available to the public. Epidemics occurred. People became sick and sometimes died.
    The best you could do was avoid everybody and pray.

  • LETTER: Thank you to blood drive donors

    Thank you to the 39 individuals who volunteered to donate blood Tuesday at the Hodgenville Woman’s Club.

    This was an unusually large number and there were some delays. I am sorry for any inconvenience.

    Thanks to Rob Brown and Rita Smith for assisting at the drive and The Sweet Shop for a tray of candy. Many thanks for your support of the community blood drive. The next blood drive is Dec. 31.

    Faye Puyear

    Volunteer coordinator

  • LETTER: Band Boosters appreciate support

  • LETTER: Worldwide Hour of Prayer

    The Worldwide Hour of Prayer will be 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 22.

    Won’t you join us in this time to pray for those around the world, for our country/government, family and friends and others? Just one hour to dedicate our hearts and prayers in unison.

    Elizabeth Scott-Whipkey

    Hodgenville