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Opinion

  • Do you know who one of the most hated men in history is? If you don’t, let me tell you ... it’s Adolf Hitler. His rise to power was swift. However, the effects he had on Germany and its people were devastating. Hitler was a cruel man who persecuted millions.

  • On this day, 145 years ago, President Abraham Lincoln hoped for a relaxing evening at the theater. Four years of Civil War had taken a toll on him and he needed the diversion.

    He, his wife Mary and another couple decided to watch the comedy “Our American Cousin.”  They were laughing in all the right places, unaware that the sole bodyguard had abandoned his post.

  • The LaRue County Relay for Life is May 14 at Hodgenville Elementary School. This is the fourth in a series of cancer survivor stories to bring awareness to this cause.

    One of the newest Relay for Life advertisements is “The Sponsor of Birthdays” and Linda Williams is living proof as she just celebrated her 81st with all of her four children and a host of grandchildren and great-grandchildren. But 20 years ago if Linda had not been diligent with knowing her body, future birthdays may not have been. Linda is a colon cancer survivor.

  • I feel compelled to write this letter in support of Bobby Shoffner and his campaign for re-election of sheriff. I cannot say enough good things about Sheriff Shoffner and his deputies. Since 2005 until this past year, I worked for this county in the capacity of a social worker. During that time, one of my job duties was to perform investigations of allegations of child abuse and neglect. Any time the allegations were in the area of the county, I was always free to call any deputy working during that time.

  • I feel there are many reasons to elect Mayor Terry Cruse sheriff of LaRue County. He is an experienced lawman with many years of excellent service for LaRue County and more recently, serving as mayor of the City of Hodgenville with the same high level of integrity in that position.

  • Our precious little granddaughter Autumn Rae was amazing Dennis and I this weekend with her ability to read. It was a piece of mail Dennis had received and she pronounced a lot of big words for a first grader and we were beaming with pride at our latest prodigy. But what she was reading sent me into my latest rant.

  • On behalf of the LaRue County Youth Baseball/Softball Leagues, I would like to thank the community for their support in making our workday at the park a huge success. Thanks to those individuals who took time out of their busy weekend schedule to help us make the park a safer more vibrant place for the children in our community to play.

  • If you could save someone’s life, would you? Most of us would, if given the opportunity, which is exactly what choosing to be an organ donor does.

    With over 106,000 Americans awaiting a life-saving organ transplant and hundreds of thousands more waiting for a cornea or tissue transplant, consider joining the Kentucky Donor Registry.

  • The LaRue County Relay for Life is May 14 at Hodgenville Elementary School. This is the third in a series of cancer survivor stories to bring awareness to this cause.

  • About 17 1/2 years ago, we were blessed with our first grandchild, Austin Lee, affectionately called “Little A.” We thought we had died and gone to Heaven with love over-flowing in our hearts for this dear baby. We have since been blessed with four more grandchildren, Brittney, 16, Brianna, 14, Autumn, 7, and Jonah, 2 and they’re all very dear to our hearts.

  • This cancer journey is a very new one to me as I was diagnosed Feb. 17. My prayer is that it will make a difference to someone; a positive in their life, a hope.

  • Revelation 1:20: The mystery of the seven stars which thou sawest in my right hand, and the seven golden candlesticks. The seven stars are the angels of the seven churches: and the seven candlesticks which thou sawest are the seven churches.

    There are four important rules to follow when interpreting scripture:

    1. What is the context subject?

    2. Who is talking?

    3. Who is being addressed?

    4. Does it harmonize with all other scripture?

  • On behalf of LaRue County Youth Baseball, I would like to thank the numerous individuals who spent March 19-20 resurfacing the minor league field at the park.

    I also would like to thank the local organizations, businesses and people who provided the equipment needed to resurface the field – Baker Concrete Construction, Boyd’s Landscaping, Otis and Rosemary Meredith, LaRue County Judge-Executive Tommy Turner and Tim Brown.

    This resurfacing has created a safer field for future minor league players.

    Eric DeVary

    LaRue County

  • Could you kindly do me a favor and ask folks that are dropping off and picking up their kids at the old elementary school, that now serves as a daycare, to please slow down. This also includes coming up the hill, but especially out of the parking lot. There have been numerous close calls. There is also a three-way stop sign at the top of the hill, which should mean people need to stop, not touch and go like some fighter pilot.

  • My name is Bethany Blair and I am 7 years old. I attend Hodgenville Elementary.

    I want to ask for your support for Laptops of LaRue. I think LaRue High Schoolers should have laptops because that’s where I learn everything. You can do your homework on Notepad. If you are stuck on a word you can look it up on the dictionary. And they can take it anywhere. They can take it on a family trip.

    They can learn more from it than you can teach. I can look up anything on it. So that is why I think high schoolers of LaRue should have laptops so they can learn more.

  • The LaRue County Relay for Life is May 14 at Hodgenville Elementary School. This is the first of a series of cancer survivor stories to bring awareness to this cause.

    I am fighting cancer. My story is not unique but I wish to share it in the hope that I can make a difference in the life of someone else. I have found during the last four years since I was first diagnosed with cancer that no one is immune to this disease. I have seen people of all ages fighting to beat cancer and be numbered among those who can say they are “cancer survivors.”

  • The Open Up fundraiser at the State Theater raised $210 for the American Red Cross Haiti Relief efforts.

    Thanks to the State Theater for donating the use of the facility, performers and other volunteers including Jeff Everman, Marlene Hall, Donna Auker, Alex Ross, Joe Wise, Jesse Perkins, Heather Miller, Sue Tipton, Bonnie Wheeler, Bob Hunt, Zach Graham, Emaileigh Board, Shania Sharper, Ann-Morgan Conway, Mary Kutter, Jessie Key, Erika Gaines, Kevin Whitlock, Kathy Moore, Josh Brown, Eddie Black, Matt and Joanna Black, Glen Rice, Junell Street and MamaKitty Southwood.

  • In a landmark decision of the Supreme Court of the United States, Justice William Brennan wrote this country has “a profound national commitment to the principle that debate on public issues should be uninhibited, robust, and wide-open, and that it may well include vehement, caustic, and sometimes unpleasantly sharp attacks on government and public officials.”

    Kentucky legislators failed to honor that principle when they voted to allow elected school board members to evaluate the performance of school superintendents in secret.

  • I attended the LaRue County Board of Education meeting last Monday night in hopeful anticipation that the Laptops of LaRue initiative would pass allowing the LaRue County school district, which has made tremendous academic strides in the past several years, to take its biggest step into the 21st century yet.

  • I have been reading with great interest not only the newspaper’s coverage of the Laptop Initiative, but the comments also. It has gotten me to wondering a few things: Where will the money come from to pay for maintaining and fixing the laptops as they break or get loaded down with viruses? What about the students who do not have Internet access at home? What good will a laptop do them going home?