Today's Opinions

  • LETTER: Many volunteers make the Lincoln Days parade great

    Large parades have a tendency to require considerable planning, coordination, and numerous volunteer contributions. This year's Lincoln Days parade was no different. I wanted to take a moment to thank those who were instrumental in producing it.

  • LETTER: Basket raffle a success

    Hodgenville Woman's Club wants to thank everyone who contributed to our basket raffle.

    We especially want to thank B. J. Clark, The LaRue County Herald News, Sweet Shop, James Ard, HMH Gift Shop, LaHa’s and Lee’s Garden Center.

    The winner of the basket was Ronald D. Nunn.

    Opal Dail


  • COLUMN: Child abuse exisits in LaRue County

    Chances are there’s a child being abused or neglected within a few miles of you today. Child abuse knows no economic, geographic or social barriers. It can happen in virtually any neighborhood, in any community and in any county in the state.

    Abuse and neglect results in shattered lives, ruined childhoods, broken families and sometimes even death. In fact, a recent study revealed that the state of Kentucky led the nation in the number of deaths stemming from child abuse and neglect.

  • LETTER: Another Lincoln Days success story

    Another Lincoln Days Festival has come to a close. It is our desire that each of you had a good experience. It certainly was our pleasure to try and put together programs that provide your families with good memories of LaRue County and its residences. 

  • COLUMN: Five monkeys - a classic tale of peer pressure

    This week’s column involves a banana, a ladder, a cage full of monkeys, and a psychologist with a fire hose, with overtones of social parody. I'm not referring to the most recent episode of Family Guy, but rather, a psychological study that is rumored to have taken place in the late 1960s.

  • COLUMN: BAVEL is Kentucky's best kept educational secret

    One of Kentucky's best-kept secrets is the Barren Academy of Virtual and Expanded Learning.

    While the commonwealth loses 10,000 students from each graduating class, only 110 students currently are enrolled in the academy. Nevertheless, BAVEL offers the right kind of alternative to tip the scales in the other direction.

    Not only does it offer all Kentucky students - regardless of where they live - the opportunity to acquire a high school diploma while every single class online, but it's getting top-quality results at very low costs.

  • COLUMN: Let nonviolence begin with me

    In recent days the Catholic community celebrated the feast of St Peter Claver.  

  • COLUMN: Pecking order out of whack after top hen's demise

    For those of you who do not care about chickens, much less my pet chickens – this is the time to stop reading. Fair warning.
    There have been a couple of people in recent weeks, however, who have asked about the Ireland hendom so I offer an update.
    Things have been a bit wild in the chicken lot since we lost one of my favorite hens – “Red” – a couple of months ago.
    It was not a traumatic end – as was the case with our rooster Russell Crow who lost his head to a passing possum. She simply molted, stayed sickly and died.