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Today's Opinions

  • 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.”

  • Curves appreciated

    Our apologies to Curves of Hodgenville for omitting their name from the list of donors to Project Graduation 2010.

    We are very sorry and appreciate all our contributors.

    Becky Thompson and the LaRue County Project Graduation Committee

     

  • Senior Day at the Fair was a success

    A special thank you to Ann Morrison, LaRue County Fair Board and all the staff for making senior day at the fair a great success again this year and to all the businesses for their support.

  • True Way needs help with food bank

    True Way Ministries is working once again on a food bank for Christmas. We build food boxes for the hungry by doing fundraisers during the year. This year we are having a yard sale and would like to ask the community if they have any unwanted items they could donate to us. We need the items by Aug. 14.

    Please contact us at 358-0263, 270-401-2072 or 358-0385 for more information or pickup of items. Any items are accepted.

    Darlene Daughtery