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Today's Opinions

  • COLUMN: Death of bin Laden is another 'Film Unfinished'

    Most everyone can remember what they were doing on Sept. 11, 2001.
    It was Tuesday and at The LaRue County Herald News, we were busy putting together that week’s edition. We don’t have a TV in the office and radio reception is poor so we were oblivious to the reports of terrorist attacks to the north.
    Mid-morning we received a phone call from a lady who insisted that a plane had just hit the Twin Towers and “both Pentagons.”

  • LETTER: Thanks for helping show

    Many of you know us as Elvis and Meat Loaf and for almost a decade now you have packed the house for our shows in Hardin County. Please allow us to thank each of you who supported the recent show Legends of Country Music at Pritchard Community Center, featuring the Perkins Brothers and Friends. Your support helped Ruth Ann Baker’s feast on the word food ministry program. Your support gave local entertainers a sold out, standing room only crowd.

  • LETTER: Thanks for helping show

    Many of you know us as Elvis and Meat Loaf and for almost a decade now you have packed the house for our shows in Hardin County. Please allow us to thank each of you who supported the recent show Legends of Country Music at Pritchard Community Center, featuring the Perkins Brothers and Friends. Your support helped Ruth Ann Baker’s feast on the word food ministry program. Your support gave local entertainers a sold out, standing room only crowd.

  • LETTERS: Military gives boost to pride

    Every morning, weather permitting, I raise my flag “Old Glory” and in the evening take it down (no light on flag).
    With the announcement of death of Osama bin Laden by our blessed military, I ran the flag up real fast, so proud of our nation.
    Way to go Navy, good job. I’m a Army retiree and Army brat. Bless you Navy Seals, go U.S.A. I am so proud to be an American veteran.
    Lee Ratliff
    U.S. Army veteran

     

  • LETTER: Obey the limit on boulevard

    To all reading, please obey the speed limit on Lincoln Boulevard, especially by the stretch by Rock n Rogers to the square. My daughter was rear-ended as she entered into our driveway, a few weeks ago. The impact was so great; it pushed the van into the front porch of our neighbor.
    Speed limits are posted for a reason and each of us need to be attentive for the safety of us all. Too often, I cringe as I turn into our driveway as those behind me follow too closely and too fast that many times, I continue to go around the block to avoid an accident.

  • COLUMN: Bits of wisdom from back roads

    There’s news in the making, every day and everywhere. Over the past couple of weeks, I have had the awesome privilege of getting to work with city officials and residents of LaRue County.
    I have been able to see and experience a lot by being behind the scenes as decisions are being made. I’ve shared laughter and even some tears with moms of graduates; I’ve stood in the rain and watched as work has been done on city roads and witnessed firsthand, neighbors helping neighbors.

  • Two battles with diagnosis of ‘The Big C’

    The fifth in a series about
    local cancer survivors.
    In 1995, we had promised our two daughters that we would move to Kentucky in 1997. I began to cough. Two to three rounds of antibiotics — no change.  
    Then came such a whirlwind of medical activity — enough to make one dizzy — X-rays with contrast, bone scans, biopsies, etc. Then we got the diagnosis: the BIG C, upper right lobe of this non-smoker’s lung.

  • COLUMN: Much has happened in year of battling cancer

    The fourth in a series about local cancer survivors.
    Last year at this time, I wrote an article for “Relay for Life” concerning my recently diagnosed breast cancer. Since last year, I have completed six chemo treatments; had a mastectomy; had 30 radiation treatments (which involved going to Louisville every day, Monday-Friday); had reconstruction surgery and then a “redo” surgery.