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Today's Opinions

  • The Wall came down - one block at a time

    A lot of people may not know about the Berlin Wall and how it has impacted so many people.

    The Berlin Wall was built to separate East and West Berlin. Life was better in West Berlin. The East Berliners were migrating to West Berlin because of the freedoms that were there. The Soviet Government built the wall so that East Berliners couldn’t go into West Berlin. Still, more than 2.6 million people escaped East Berlin to go to West Berlin.

  • Canter's 400th win a testament to team toughness and heart

    Wednesday was the last dual of the season for the LaRue County wrestling team. They earned an easy win, crushing Oldham County, 58-7.

    But this night, it wasn’t about the team, but about the coach. Heading into the evening, head coach Gary Canter had 399 wins. One more would give him a milestone that very few in the country, let alone the state ever reach – 400 career wins.

  • Community will not forget the sacrifice of one young marine

    When the casket of Lance Cpl. Matthias Hanson made its way through his hometown, hundreds of people were waiting to honor him.

    His friends and neighbors, veterans and complete strangers wanted to pay their respects to a young marine who had made the ultimate sacrifice. He was hit by enemy fire in Afghanistan Feb. 21 and died before he could be airlifted to a military medical facility.

    The 20-year-old died while fulfilling a lifelong dream – that of serving his country.

  • If money buys 'free' speech, how will poor ever be heard?

    At this point I have been involved in helping promote active citizenship for 33 years. I place great value on our United States representative democracy and the responsibility of each of us to keep this gift strong.

  • Red Cross says thanks

    Thank you to the 13 individuals who braved the weather to donate blood Feb. 9 at the Hodgenville Woman’s Club. The snow caused some problems and early closure.

    Many thanks to the volunteers who worked – Cecil Druen, Opal Dail and Diane Rock.

    The community blood drive returns April 13.

    Faye Puyear

    Volunteer Coordinator

  • Attorney General takes on Topix

    After receiving dozens of calls and complaints from Kentuckians, Attorney General Jack Conway has asked Topix.com, an interactive message board Web site host, to provide information regarding its policies dealing with abusive posts that violate the Web site’s terms of service. The Office of Consumer Protection has received calls and complaints from concerned citizens who allege that false and defamatory information about children, as well as adults, has been posted on Topix.

  • Democracy provides freedom and equality

    What type of government do you have in your country? There are so many to choose from. One could have one of two types of monarchies. A person might have a democracy, which is what my country has. Also one can have a dictatorship.

  • Films focus again on Abe

    Three years ago, we learned that Steven Spielberg planned to make a movie about our Abe Lincoln. The opening was to coincide with the 200th anniversary of the birth of the 16th President.

    If you’re a movie-goer, you may have noticed, ahem, no Lincoln movie.

    We ran a front page story with photos of Liam Neeson and Holly Hunter reading lines in front of a gathering of the Lincoln Bicentennial Commission. (Sally Field has since been cast in the role of Mary Todd.) We reported on Neeson’s fact-finding visit to Hodgenville in preparation of the role.