Today's Opinions

  • COLUMN: Accept holiday greetings in the spirit they're given

    My apologies. I dusted off a column that was published a couple of years ago. It seems that every year about this time, I become involved in a quest for an item that no one really needs – but many really, really want. And that usually entails witnessing an irate shopper tearing apart an exhausted sales clerk. The following contains my thoughts on the subject:

  • LETTER: Loved Christmas on the Square

    Hallelujah, Hodgenville!  Last Saturday night Hodgenvillians came together in the spirit of the season.

    While I was in the Square, excited children and their parents hurried to talk with Santa. Others took a horse-drawn wagon ride around the city’s Christmas tree while the statue of our hometown President watched.

  • Hometown news should be free

    You know your from Larue County when you live far, far away and you can read the Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, New York Times and hundreds of other newspapers ... but you can't read the Larue County Herald because you have to be a paid subscriber to read the paper online. And you can't subscribe to the free limited access account if you live outside the US and don't have a US mailing address

    Thank you Larue County Herald.

    Darrell G. Ragland


  • COLUMN: God's healing power at work

    Two and a half years ago I had a horrible accident.

    I’m sure everyone remembers the big ice storm. A few weeks after the ice cleared up, we had black ice one night that caused multiple wrecks in LaRue County. 

    On Feb. 21, 2009, I was driving home from the grocery store and hit black ice. My Jeep slammed into a tree. Pastor Knight from Family Worship Center found me. I’m not exactly sure what happened between the time Bro. Knight found me and when the EMS arrived. I was sent to U of L Hospital by helicopter.

  • COLUMN: Pizza is a vegetable - sort of

    When I was in school pizza was pizza. But in comparison Pluto was also a planet.

    Now, Congress has declared pizza a vegetable and Pluto is no longer a planet. It’s crazy how things change.

    Well, technically Congress didn’t declare pizza a vegetable. What Congress did was say the amount of tomato paste used on a slice of pizza could be declared as one serving of vegetable. And I thought tomatoes were classified as fruit on the nutritional chart.

  • LETTER: Take care of your animals

    Winter, with its bitter wind, rain and snow, is rapidly approaching. Now is the time to check our dog houses, patching and repairing all cracks and leaks. It is also time for new, clean bedding. Straw is the best and this bedding will need to be replaced often; putting a board along the bottom of the door opening will help keep the bedding inside the house. Also, turning the door away from the wind helps protect your dog from the cold.

  • COLUMN: Thanksgiving found lurking in child's Dear Santa letter

    So there I sat, curled up on the couch on Sunday night, dutifully typing a stack of Santa letters that are destined to appear in The LaRue County Herald News and racking my brain for a column that would in some way be suitable for Thanksgiving.
    Just multi-tasking away and not making great progress.
    I had on my headphones, trying to block out one of my husband Bud’s favorite TV shows: Gold Rush.

  • LETTER: Crawfords bid farewell to LaRue County

    For 34 years Bill and I have been members of this community. We have worked alongside you and watched your children grow into adults with children of their own.

    We’re moving to Leitchfield so we can be near our parents and while we look thankfully forward, we’re sad to leave this community behind.