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Today's Opinions

  • Jaden's Day a success

    We want to thank everyone who had a part in making Jaden’s Day 2010 Celebration a success. We raised and donated $1,000 to the Ronald McDonald House.

    A special thanks to Lee’s Famous Recipe for their donation of cole slaw for our plate dinners we sold and for The LaRue County Herald News for sharing our story about Jaden.

    James, Kacey and Jaden McBride

    Hodgenville

  • NIE block sale offers great deals for a good cause

    Get ready for The LaRue County Herald News’ annual Newspaper in Education Block Sale 9 a.m.-noon Aug. 27.

    All the deals will be featured in next week’s Herald News, but here is a preview:

    Items available at the Block Sale this year include two one-day admissions to Dollywood. While you’re in Tennessee, you may also want to make a stop at Ripley’s Aquarium, as we have two one-time admissions.

    Those who like animals may enjoy two one-day admissions to Dinosaur World or two one-day tickets to the Louisville Zoo.

  • Patriotism conflicts with ‘content neutral’ territory

    Truism: It’s OK to sing the National Anthem at any place, any time, in the United States.

    This truism is not true.

    There are always exceptions. Sometimes it’s inappropriate to sing period. Please do not ever sit behind me and sing in a movie theater. You may end up wearing a box of popcorn.

    Besides that – if you thought, like me, that your freedom to express patriotism is unlimited in our country, you would be wrong.

    You cannot sing the National Anthem at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C.

  • Free prostate screenings available at State Fair

    An unprecedented 11 consecutive days of free prostate cancer screenings will be offered in the South Wing Health Horizons during the Kentucky State Fair between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. daily.

  • Love those volunteers

    I urge you to find and highlight the individuals who volunteered to beautify the downtown area Aug. 18. They were planting flowers and cleaning up.

    They appeared to consist mainly of “The Gang,” a local group of retirees that meet for lunch and fellowship regularly, plus some others. I hesitate to mention names for fear of leaving someone out, although Paul Orr did threaten me with potting soil when I asked if he had any supervision.

    I appreciate them taking their time to perform this service.

  • Fun Day: No complaints from the kids

    My husband Bud and I spent Saturday evening dragging around a 4-year-old and a 2-year-old (our respective grandchildren). Actually, I think it was Chase and Claire who did the dragging.

    We spent a couple of hours at Family Fun Day at Creekfront Park. It’s the third year Hodgenville Main Street and the City of Hodgenville have put on the event.

    And thank you, thank you for moving Fun Day to the evening. The cooler temperatures meant the grandbabies could stay out longer.

  • Disappointed with county fair

    As I sit down to write this letter, I’m not sure where to start. I gathered up my family Saturday evening to have an awesome time at the fair. Despite the rain chances, we went anyway.

  • Response from LaRue County Fair Board

    Lyvers requested a reply from the LaRue County Fair Board.

    Ann “Snookie” Morrison responded that several local groups rented a spot to sell concessions. The groups set the price for the food. The carnival’s food and games booths also set their own prices.

    When the carnival arrived, “they lacked five rides,” Morrison said, but it was too late to book another company.

    “We hope to do better next year,” she said. “Maybe go with a different carnival.”