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Today's Opinions

  • Honor all who served

    We are the 12 children of Allen and Louise Cooper – seven boys and five girls.

    Our grandfather, Herbert Brown served this country in the U.S. Army during World War I. Our father was in the army, serving in the European theater during World War II.

    Of the seven Cooper sons, five served this country in some branch of military service.

    I wish to speak to this council about our brother Spec. 4th Class Carl Dalton Cooper.

  • Bell is a great coach

    I want to thank Coach Derek Bell for his extraordinary dedication with our youth soccer players and association.

    We are truly fortunate that you are willing to share your time and knowledge with our children. You are such an inspirational mentor to all.

    And for those who ask, who is Coach Bell?

    He is a British soccer enthusiast with a great love and knowledge of soccer.

    He is a devoted coach that gives all of himself from the kindness of his heart to all who will listen.

  • The 'father wound' can be healed

    A dear friend recently lost his father and another friend commented that the “father thing” is huge, no matter the relationship.

    Those with good fathers mourn the goodness of the relationship and the sweet memories of good days gone by.

    Those with fathers who caused pain and turmoil in the family by their presence (or by their absence or indifference) mourn the relationship that neveIr was but might have been.

    The father thing, indeed, is huge.

  • Wild goose chase turns into mooch-fest

    A couple of weeks ago, a pair of Canadian geese took up residence in a pond in the field behind our house.

    They appeared to be happy, squawking and swimming and trying to avoid the four longhorns who were there first.

    The longhorns do not like company – save for a few birds and my husband Bud when he feeds them. We once had a problem with stray dogs and coyotes prowling the field. Those cows – with their frightfully long horns and attitude to match – have taken care of the situation.

  • Blood drive collects 34 units

    Thank you to the 29 individuals who donated blood June 8 at the Hodgenville Woman’s Club. A double thanks to Pam Baker, Jr. Puyear, Donnie Propes, Nick Boone and Blake Bault for donating using the double red procedure.

    We collected 34 units of blood.

    Many thanks to the volunteers who worked – Cecil Druen and Rob Brown.

    The community blood drive will return Aug. 10.

    Faye Puyear

    Volunteer coordinator

  • Tax reform movement is growing

    Dr. Richard Gilbert of Hodgenville was recently found guilty of tax evasion in a Louisville court. I can’t think of a family more moral and upstanding than the Gilberts. They’re the modern equivalent of The Waltons meets Little House On The Prairie. How could someone so moral and honest to a fault be convicted of tax evasion? His fault and folly was standing on principle and speaking truth to power. The questions he asked the IRS and later posed in court can be distilled to form one simple question. Could you please show me the law that requires me to pay these taxes?

  • Get thou over thyself

    A writer friend in Denver once got a letter from a now-former reader of hers who said not only would she never buy another of my friend’s books, but she would tell all her friends to boycott them too.

    The reason? The reader accused my friend of quoting from a “lesbian” Bible.

    According to the reader, supposedly the Bible translation my friend used may or may not have had a lesbian on the team of translators.

    If I told you the Bible translation you’d be shocked since it’s probably the most used modern English translation worldwide.

  • Support appreciated

    I appreciate all the support, prayers, and encouragement that many of you have expressed over the past year since my IRS issue became public. I would like to give a summary of my findings over the past decade on the issue of income taxes. My purpose is to protect the future of our brothers, sisters, wives, children and houses (Nehemiah 4:14).

    There are four important components of federal taxation: Constitution; courts; Internal Revenue Code; and Internal Revenue Service.