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Today's Opinions

  • Searching for family of Earl and Barbara Thompson

    When I was in the U.S. Air Force and stationed in Ogden, Utah in 1955, I met  Earl Thompson Jr. from Hodgenville. Earl and I became friends.

    Later in about April 1956, our unit was shipped to Blytheville, Ark.

    I have been to Earl’s home in Hodgenville and met his family. He had a brother but I don't remember his name.

    Earl’s wife Barbara was from Utah. Earl re-enlisted and went back to Utah to Hill Air Force base.

  • Continue to support the Chamber of Commerce

    A very special thank you to the LaRue County Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, the leadership and members for the recognition luncheon on Dec. 15. I appreciate the confidence and faith you placed in my ability to serve the county as executive director. You are the great volunteers who make all of us very successful.

    Please continue your support of Jessica Davis, our new director, and the work of the Chamber.

  • COLUMN: Take time to give thanks

    For many people, holidays are a time to come together and give thanks for what you have. Holidays are an appropriate time for family members to share something for which they are thankful. 

    Be thankful for the food you are eating. Someone put a lot of time, money, and effort into your holiday feast. Be thankful for the nourishment and hard work. 

  • Kelly Dean Sanders Memorial fundraiser was a success

    On behalf of the Kelly Dean Sanders Memorial fund, I want to thank the community for your generous support of the Kelly Dean Sanders Memorial Fund. 

    While this fund helps needy children all year, the holiday season is one of our main fundraising times.

  • COLUMN: How about starting resolutions in December?

     “Traditionally” a lot of people make resolutions at the beginning of each new year on the calendar.
    This year, I started making some starting Dec. 1. Why now?  Maybe it has been in part to celebrate surviving eight months of a very intense schedule, going full speed all the time. Maybe it is just a streak of perversity, a type of push back to all the “you have to” messages coming at us from too many directions. Whatever ….

  • COLUMN: Santa letters bring out the bad and the beautiful

    How are you sir? I’m fine. Since you’re a nice guy will you give the homeless houses to live in or money please? If I’ve been bad sorry cause I want toys and other stuf. How is Ms. Claus? Is she doing good? I hope so, if she isn’t than I’m sorry. How old is Rudolph? I bet hes old. If hes dead, than sorry. So what about his parents. Same thing I said last time. And say to the reindeer that I said “hi.” List of toys fish and make it were I can go to my dads and more toys. And well leave you some milk and cookies.
     

  • EDITORIAL: Newspaper's stance improves transparency in justice system

    Last week was a small victory for the public's right to know thanks to The Courier Journal, which played the important role of watchdog.

    All of it started when the CJ asked the state's court system why 3,600 cases had been sealed from public view during the last decade. Sadly when asked, the court system officials admitted they knew little about the cases - including why they were closed, if they were closed properly and if they should remain closed at this time.

  • LETTER: There is a need for adoptive families

    November is National Adoption Month, a time set aside each year to raise awareness about the adoption of children and youth from foster care. This is also an ideal time to highlight the tremendous efforts put forth to improve the lives of children in foster care and to stress the growing need for quality foster parents in our community.

    More than 6,800 children in the state of Kentucky are in foster care. The reasons why vary.

    Some biological parents aren’t able to give appropriate physical and emotional care or supervision.