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Today's Opinions

  • Supports 'no' vote

    I have been reading with great interest not only the newspaper’s coverage of the Laptop Initiative, but the comments also. It has gotten me to wondering a few things: Where will the money come from to pay for maintaining and fixing the laptops as they break or get loaded down with viruses? What about the students who do not have Internet access at home? What good will a laptop do them going home?

  • Stink bug invasion a sign of spring

    You know spring is right around the corner when March flowers and crocuses start poking through the ground and Bootsie Satan has killed his first bluebird.

    That dratted cat that my husband Bud hates and I tolerate did it again – picked out the brightest bird he could find and wasted it.

    He didn’t bother to eat it. Just left it in the yard as an offering for me to fret about. He is too arrogant to pick up on my displeasure.

    He was neutered and de-clawed several years ago and counseled on several occasions.

    I’ve even bargained with him.

  • Laptops of LaRue vote a disappointment

    I am the parent of an eighth-grade student at LaRue County Middle School. My son insisted that we attend Monday’s school board meeting because he was thrilled at the prospect of the passing of the Laptops of LaRue Initiative.

    Never before has he seemed so excited about the opportunity to learn. This is a great plan to loan each and every student at LaRue County High School a laptop that they can use at school and at home, keeping their lessons – and their teachers – at their fingertips.

  • Doesn't understand board member's rationale

    As a LaRue County High School Site-Based Decision-Making Council parent member, I am troubled and saddened by the Laptops of LaRue dissension speech given by board member Norbert Skees during the Board meeting March 15. I must say the “Nay” vote was expected, but the justification for his vote would have been better left unsaid.

  • City and county residents may take advantage of clean-up days

    It was brought to my attention that I made an error in my article last week in regards to the citizens of the City of Hodgenville. I am very sorry to have misled anyone and hope this article will clear up this issue.

  • Herald News recognizes Newspaper in Education donors

    Newspaper in Education Week is observed annually during the first full school week in March. This year’s celebration is March 1-5. LaRue County schools taking part in this year’s Newspaper in Education (NIE) program are LaRue County High, LaRue County Middle, Hodgenville Elementary, Abraham Lincoln Elementary and LaRue Baptist.

  • Book presents new stake in Lincoln legend

    Every few years, a new generation discovers vampires, adds a few twists to the old legends and falls in love with the undead all over again.

    When I was a kid, watching “Fright Night” movies on Saturday nights, Bela Lugosi was the vampire to fear. The black and white film “Dracula” was based on the 1897 novel by Bram Stoker.

    Who can forget that cheesy accent when the Count says, “Listen to them. Children of the night. What music they make.”

    Or “I never drink ... wine.”

  • Have you ever considered 'why'?

    “Why” is just a three-letter word. 

    When used in a question though it is one very big word – whether coming from a youngster or a moral theologian, with all of us along the spectrum in between them.

    Some more or less profound and random “Why” questions include:

    •Why do I pay more attention to troublemakers than people steadily doing good things?