Today's Opinions

  • LETTER: Auction for Africa fundraiser was a success

     A huge thank you to all the LaRue County businesses and individuals who donated items for our Auction for Africa fundraiser. We are blessed to live in such a great community. There’s not enough room to list all of them that made donations.

    I would like to give recognition to Arrowhead Archery and Pawn, owned by Louie and Melissa Payne. They donated their entire outdoor archery facility for our Aiming for Africa bow-shoot and allowed us to have all the proceeds. They are great folks operating a thriving business in Hodgenville and LaRue County.

  • LETTER: Saddle Club appreciates donors

    Saddle Club appreciates donors

    The LaRue County Saddle Club would like to say thank you to everyone for supporting the Tough Enough to Wear Pink show for Relay for Life.

    This was our first year and we raised $800.

  • LETTER: Horse show raised $800 for Relay for Life

    Horse show raises $800

    I would like to thank the team members for our great success in Relay for Life. Thanks to the LaRue County Saddle Club for the Tough Enough to Wear Pink show.

    The first-year show raised $800. Also I would like to thank all of our friends who came to the pancake breakfast for Relay and the many others who made donations. I wish all of you great health and happiness.

    Gayle Shepherd

    Team Captain

    Horse Lovers, Boaters and Campers

  • Balanced Senate postal reform is best solution

    Now that the U.S. Senate has passed bipartisan S 1789 to reform the ailing U.S. Postal Service, critics are trying to disable the bill on its way to the House. Both postal unions and USPS want more for their side, and some Republicans mistakenly believe the bill burdens taxpayers.

    Unfortunately, Kentucky Senators Mitch McConnell and Rand Paul both bought into that logic and opposed 1789.

  • LETTER: Gay marriage debate continues

     For the better part of the past two decades, the debate over the definition of marriage has steadily intensified. Numerous states have undergone public referendums banning homosexual arrangements or, contrarily, allowing civil unions. Recently, our president came out in favor of gay marriage, offering his personal support. As a pastor, I have had to ask, "How should the church of God respond?"

  • COLUMN: The Golden Rule ... The Golden Deed

     Knock, knock ... Yes, I know you don't know me, but if you don't mind, please allow me to stay with you. Allow me to sleep in your home with you and your loved ones you treasure and protect. Feed me, clothe me and give me safe journey to many places I must be at. I won't be a burden, will do my best to hate most things about you and this whole situation - not because I don't appreciate what you're doing for me, but because I have to hate something about it all. 

  • Foster families needed

     May is National Foster Care Month, a time to come together on behalf of the nearly 6,000 Kentucky children who are living in foster care because their own families are in crisis. This month provides the opportunity to thank the foster families who provide homes and love to children who need them. Foster parents often become the substitute family for the youth regardless of how long they stay – be it an hour or a lifetime.

  • After 8 years, heart still listens for Mom

     I had an odd encounter the other day.