Today's Opinions

  • Panther pride can't compare to LaRue's accomplishments

     As a Panther, having graduated from Elizabethtown High School only six years ago, I never thought I would appreciate or boast about a rival school system more than the one I grew up in. However, to simply ignore the achievements of LaRue County schools would be ludicrous. 

  • Washington's focus

    Dear Friends,


  • Hodgenville courtesy appreciated

    On April 15, in the strip mall in Hodgenville, I fell flat face forward at a store.

    I had a heartwarming experience from the local folks. I was very upset with myself and stated so. The folks calmed me and brought a blanket for me and something to cushion my head. They called the ambulance and there was even a retired nurse there.

    This all brought back memories of Hodgenville of the 1930’s and ’40’s.

    I want to thank those folks and I am truly humbled by their kindness which will not soon be forgotten.

  • COLUMN: Good customer service deserves a helpful tip

    One of my coworkers recently shared her experience with a cell phone company’s customer service, and it sparked a big conversation in the workplace about some of our experiences.

    First, let me say, no one is perfect, and you can’t please everybody, but you can be cordial and polite when trying to do so.

    There are times a customer may not be satisfied with anything you say or do. And I can attest to that.

    But my most recent restaurant experience affected not only me but the people around me, as well.

  • COLUMN: Meet local snake expert: Bob Todd

    We received a visit in the office last week from long-time herpetologist Bob Todd.

    Mr. Todd, who lives in Sonora, saw the article about a copperhead in last week’s LaRue County Herald News and wanted to offer his opinion on it.

    Mr. Todd knows snakes. He’s spent a lifetime studying them.

    He thinks the snake pictured was not a venomous copperhead but a harmless Prairie Kingsnake.

    To the unpracticed eye, the snakes closely resemble each other. Their coloration is similar.

  • COLUMN: Begin your day with breakfast

    Breakfast is perhaps the most underappreciated and overlooked meal of our day.  We tend to skip it altogether or grab something that is not very good for us –like a doughnut. 

    But, just as mom used to say, breakfast is the most important meal of the day for all of us, especially children and teens.

    Here are the Super 7 reasons why you should include breakfast in your daily routine:

    1. Breakfast provides an energy boost to start the day. We all need to kick our day off by eating as many vitamins and nutrients as possible.

  • Cell Phones and driving will never mix

    In a world molded by technological advancements, one that is constantly plugged in, it’s difficult to make room for what some used to call “free time” – time away from work and distractions.
    People are quick to jump in their cars to head home with a cell phone literally attached to their heads. People fail to realize how dangerous staying plugged in while driving can be.

  • 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.