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Today's Opinions

  • COLUMN: Did Kentucky inspire 'The Hobbit?'

    Eleven years after fantasy film fans attended the celebration of his “eleventy-first birthday” party, Bilbo Baggins is back — this time as the central character in Peter Jackson’s new movie adaptation of J.R.R. Tolkien’s “The Hobbit.”

  • COLUMN: Where's the outrage from rural America?

    In contrast to the outrage expressed at Mitt Romney's comment that 47 percent of Americans were unlikely to vote for him because they benefit from one government program or another, so he wouldn’t be campaigning too hard to reach them, no one has railed about Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack's recent comments that rural America is “becoming less and less relevant” to government and to politicians, the editorial page of the Duluth News Tribune notes.

  • JUST ASK: Warning siren

     Why doesn’t the siren sound at noon like it used to?

     

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    E-911 Coordinator Chris Jackson said the Hodgenville weather siren stopped working a couple weeks ago.

    “We have contacted the repair service to have it repaired,” he said.

  • LETTER: Family says calls were misrepresented

     It is nearly impossible to begin to pinpoint the most outrageous claim or offensive remark in Terry Cruse’s letter. In fact I fully intend to let it mostly speak for itself. I believe Mr. Cruse did a far better job of painting the clearest picture of just exactly what kind of man he is than I could do. I am confident that the people of Hodgenville and LaRue County will read it with as heavy a heart as I did and wonder how in the world we could have ever allowed such a person to get elected to any office, much less the office of mayor of our fair city.

  • LETTER: Common sense question

    I want to thank Mayor Terry Cruse for proving my points about him so eloquently in last week’s letter to the editor. And, with regard to common sense, I certainly would have had more common sense than to telegraph my intention to racially profile and to instruct my chief of police – in the newspaper – to target the Latino population by threatening them with ICE. My feeling is Chief Johnson is much, much smarter than that.

  • COLUMN: Be wary of charitable donation requests

     Your charitable donation can help clothe a child, put food on the table for a family in need and bring hope to those who have none. As you open your heart and pocketbook this holiday season, make sure that you give wisely.

    Much like storms and natural disasters, the season of giving brings out the best and worst in people. Scam artists are ready to unveil their latest schemes designed to prey on the generosity of others.

  • LETTER: Christmas programs were successful

     On behalf of the Chamber of Commerce, I would like to thank everyone who helped make the following holiday events a success: Festival of Trees, Christmas Bazaar, Lighting of the Christmas tree and Christmas at Creekfront Park a success. A special thanks to The Lincoln Museum, Hodgenville Woman’s Club and the community.

  • Class teaches how to cope with holiday grief

     Many of us think of the holiday season as a time of joy and fun. For others, however, it’s a time of loneliness and grief. Some people live far from family and miss seeing their loved ones at this time of year. Others dread going to holiday parties without a partner. Then there are those who feel saddened by the holidays, since they remind them of family members who are long gone.