Today's Opinions

  • 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.

  • 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.