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Today's Opinions

  • Remembering Mae Burden: A tribute to a friend

    My heart and prayers go out to the family of Mae Burden.
    Mae was a wonderful woman who never seemed to meet a stranger. She loved her family fiercely and she treated her friends like family. Mae taught me many things through the years. She taught me how to diagram a sentence in junior high and how to type in high school. During my senior year of high school she was the yearbook advisor and I was one of her co-editors. Mae became a close friend that year and taught me many life lessons in addition to how to crop a picture and what organization personified looks like.

  • Was anyone surprised by the latest government scandal?

    Mother Jones, a “fearless” left-wing magazine, last week broke a story about the covert recording of a meeting of U.S. Senator Mitch McConnell’s campaign staff.
    Yawn. What a scoop.
    Was anyone shocked by any part of this story?
    And if you were ... why?
    I wasn’t surprised that someone secretly taped Sen. McConnell’s campaign strategy meeting. I’m surprised it doesn’t happen more often.
    I wasn’t surprised that Sen. McConnell and his staff were heard trash talking on the 12-minute tape.

  • LETTER: Displeased with dismissal of juvenile case

    Two windows were shot out by a juvenile during Christmas holiday on Cox Lane. The shots were fired from Building 3, Lincoln Village Apartments.

    A 5-year-old boy saw the shooter and told whom he was. An older boy who saw the juvenile with the BB gun also stated that the same juvenile had been out back of my home on Cox Lane with the gun. Also that he was with the shooter at the time.

  • LETTER: Thirty-three donated blood

    Thank you to the 33 individuals who volunteered to donate blood on April 9 at the Hodgenville Woman’s Club. Four individuals gave using the “double red” procedure.

    We received 36 good units of blood and met our goal.

    Thanks to Rob Brown, Becky Loyall and Lois Whelan for assisting at the drive and The Sweet Shop and Geneva’s Florist for items donated.

  • Shameful: Kentucky is tops in child abuse

    It’s not always a good thing to be at the top of a list. In a region ranked among the best in the country for college sports, places to raise a family and start a business, there is one ranking many of us may not be aware of and one we must change immediately. Kentucky is one of the top – meaning worst – states in the nation for frequency of child abuse and deaths due to non-accidental trauma.

  • LETTER: Egg hunt was an awesome event

    Awesome Events and The LaRue County Fairgrounds would like to extend a special thanks and appreciation to all the businesses and individuals who helped us make our Easter egg hunt at the fairgrounds on March 23, such a success.  We couldn't have done it without each and everyone of you.

    Thank you all.

    Marie Riggs

    Hodgenville

  • LETTER: Family appreciates firefighters

    Family appreciates help

    A special thank you to the Buffalo and LaRue County fire departments for going the extra mile in helping me when my home burned down and I lost everything. A special thanks to LeeAnn and Wayne. You never know how goodhearted people are until you need help.

    May God bless and keep all of you safe.

    Patty Webb and family

  • COLUMN: Obama's broken promise

     A recent study published by the Society of Actuaries — the nation's leading group of financial risk analysts, and as non-partisan a group as you will find — revealed that thanks to Obamacare, the costs of medical claims for Kentuckians next year would rise an average of 34 percent. With wages stagnant and gas and tuition prices skyrocketing, these premium increases will be especially devastating for middle-class families.