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Today's Opinions

  • Blood drive thanks

    I want to say thank you to the 32 individuals who volunteered to donate blood at the Hodgenville Woman’s Club this past week. Many thanks to the volunteers who worked: Cecil Druen, Lois Whelen and Rob Brown. Also, thanks to Lawson’s Florist for the support of the blood drive. The Community Blood Drive will return Dec. 8.

    Faye Puyear

     

  • Hour of Prayer

    Fellow Christians: Please join us in one hour of prayer, Oct. 24, for nursing homes, various types of care centers and their residents around the world. This is the hour we can all come together as a like-minded body of believers. Though we are far apart in location, we can become united in spirit.

    The time for this prayer will be at 7 p.m. Other locales around the country and world will be different in time, but will coincide with our time.

    Pray, also, for people to feel the desire to volunteer services.

  • More grandparents are taking on the roles of parents

    Chances are each of us reading this article grew up with some interaction with a grandparent. The grandparents from our childhoods or memories probably are similar; we tend to know them as older or elderly, gentle but hard working, perhaps not in good health, maybe retired with leisure time, probably “spoilers,” people you visited after church on Sunday or on special days.

  • Lincoln Days Parade a success

    The 2009 Lincoln Days Parade was easily the largest since I have been working on the parade and perhaps the largest in Lincoln Days’ history, with an almost 50 percent increase in participation. With such growth, I was anxious that the volunteers might be overwhelmed. Instead, this parade was the best I have experienced as a worker anywhere.

  • Insurance business dominated by a few

    When President Obama recently mentioned that one big insurer controlled 96 percent of the market in just one state, a collective (and very loud) gulp went down the throats of insurance industry executives. You see, this domination of the small group market, where small businesses are forced to buy insurance, drives costs up at an unsustainable rate.

  • A basket of thanks

    The basket committee of the Hodgenville Woman’s Club thank all club members who contributed and worked for the Club’s Lincoln Day project “Basket Full of LaRue County.”

    Thank you to the businesses and individuals listed for the donations to the basket and their continued support of Hodgenville Woman’s Club: Lincoln Days, James Ard, The LaRue County Herald News, Lincoln National Bank, LaRue County Extension Service, Lincoln Loft Books, Bault Oil Company, LaHa’s Red Castle and The Lincoln Museum.

  • Lincoln Days rolls out the memories once again

    The theme of Lincoln Days 2009 was “Lincoln, The Man.” But it may be remembered as “The Year of the Strollers.”

    Wherever you turned, you saw young mothers and fathers or grandparents maneuvering strollers through the crowd.

    Others carried toddlers on their shoulders or held the hands of older children as they lined the street for the parade.

  • Change can be challenging

    When I was a young student I wrote a significant paper that dealt with human response to change. I no longer have the paper on hand, but I remember its bottom line and have tried to heed its wisdom over the decades.

    That bottom line: most people generally resist change (granted that some among us seem to thrive on it).

    Given that many of us like change in moderation as we live through a period of history heavy with changes, stress is evident in many sectors of society.