Today's Opinions

  • COLUMN: Meeting corrections challenges means finding common ground

    It is uncommon – especially in these days of polarizing political rhetoric – to find two people with significantly different points of view working toward the same goal. Yet that is exactly the situation we find ourselves in as members of a state task force that is looking for solutions to Kentucky's big – and growing – challenges in corrections spending.

  • LETTER: Student thanks community

    I want to thank everyone for your support for “Help Me to Help Others.” It was really nice that you have helped others who needed it.
    I want to thank all the people who gave me canned goods or put money in my box to buy groceries while I set up at IGA lobby. I want to thank Curtis from IGA, Lincoln Way, Carl Howell, Ronald Wright, Taylor Durham, Wrolen Pin Restaurant, Mrs. Pearman, Mrs. Akridge, Mrs. Cecil at my School and all the children at Hodgenville Elementary School for bringing all the stuff in.

  • LETTER: Hawks rule the holidays

    Hawks rule the holidays
    All three LaRue County High School winter sports programs won a holiday tourney within a one-week period.
    The Lady Hawks are KME Christmas Tourney champs. The Hawks won the National Guard Holiday Classic. And the Hawk wrestlers won the Fayette County, Ga. Tournament (38 teams).
    I feel confident in saying that very few schools across the state and country have accomplished that. I’m very proud of each program.
    David Dawson
    LCHS Athletic Director

  • COLUMN: If you don't want it in ink, don't do it

    Last week my husband and I went to dinner. A simple, pleasant dinner, until I heard “it.”
    “It” was the remark that the paper, this paper, had printed false information about a particular person. I didn’t catch the person’s name they were referring to but I would have liked to know. The few key words I did catch were “in jail, meth and wrongly accused.”

  • LETTER: Baby Jesus grew up

    A family took their children to the park one Christmas. As they were looking at all the pretty lights on the trees they come upon the nativity scene. The mother says, "Look everybody, there's the manger with the baby Jesus." As she turned to look at her children she noticed her daughter was looking out of the other side of the window.

    The mother asks, "Honey what's wrong? Don't you want to see the baby Jesus?"

  • Let 'be nice' be your motto for 2011

    Often times, New Year’s resolutions consist of weight loss, money management and various other personal goals.

    People often fail to acknowledge resolutions that are fairly easy to implement. For example, in today’s society I see a lack of respect for mankind. Respect is an easy thing to give and most people were taught at an early age to “treat people how you would want to be treated.”

    Instead I see violence, slander, theft and turmoil that seem to overpower the kindness that some people extend to others.

  • Make 'giving back' part of your new year routine

  • Searching for family of Earl and Barbara Thompson

    When I was in the U.S. Air Force and stationed in Ogden, Utah in 1955, I met  Earl Thompson Jr. from Hodgenville. Earl and I became friends.

    Later in about April 1956, our unit was shipped to Blytheville, Ark.

    I have been to Earl’s home in Hodgenville and met his family. He had a brother but I don't remember his name.

    Earl’s wife Barbara was from Utah. Earl re-enlisted and went back to Utah to Hill Air Force base.