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Today's Opinions

  • 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.

  • Migrant Education staff appreciates students

    The Migrant Education staff would like to thank all the students from Abraham Lincoln Elementary and Hodgenville Elementary who participated in the Christmas mitten and toboggan collection. Many of the students gave up their classroom Christmas gift exchange and instead brought in mittens, gloves and toboggans for students in need. Many migrant and Spanish speaking adults and children received the gloves and toboggans, which have been a blessing during this cold weather.

    Sarah Hornback, Family Services Director

    Rosa Kelly, Migrant Recruiter

  • Lessons from World War II

    Running, hiding, crawling and hunting. These are only a few of the things that Jews had to do while escaping the German Nazis in World War II. They traveled through tunnels to get to forests. They lived inside forests with their family groups. The food they got they stole from nearby people. Jews stayed in these forest family camps for their own survival and to stay safe from the Nazis.

    The underground tunnels allowed the Jews to stay hidden until they found a safe house.

  • Exercise in First Amendment leads to articles about Nazis, democracy and Christianity

    Students on the sixth grade Kids.com team at LaRue County Middle School recently created a feature article in their social studies class. Teacher Jim B. Phelps said students were able to choose any topic that they had studied in social studies class up to this point in the year.

  • Communism is interesting, but who would want to live like that?

    What’s your government and economy type? Is it communism? Communism has a unique history. For the government they have dictatorship. With communism, people have very little freedom.

    The dictator controls all political freedoms. A dictator is the leader and makes all laws for the people. The ruler usually takes over by force and relies on the police and military to come into and keep power. Some people say that a dictator rules with an “iron grip.” 

    Communism doesn’t end here; it also has a command economy.