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Opinion

  • The officer referred to in last week’s letter from Lisabeth Blair is me, Lt. Steve Johnson. I worked with Mrs. Blair and the Cabinet for Social Services for several years and continue to have a good working relationship with the present cabinet employees. It is for this reason the letter came as a surprise to me.

  • Lisa Tolliver used 823 words in her article “Candidate’s Residency Questioned.” I am Phillip Mouser, the focus of that article. Three hundred words, that’s the maximum I’m allowed in my response to the article according to the publisher and editor of The Kentucky Standard where the article first appeared. Barely one-third the space allotted for a response. Fair?

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  • As Executive Director of the Kentucky County Judge/Executive Association, I wish to express my sincere appreciation to your LaRue County Judge/Executive, Tommy Turner, for the excellent work he has done on behalf of Kentucky counties.

  • Relay for Life is almost here and every year we add more people to the list of those we know that have been affected by cancer.

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

    “Cancer is the one word no parent wants to hear and no one should have to go through,” said Linda Long. But when Todd and Linda heard the diagnosis last fall for their second-grade daughter Ashley, reality set in for the young family.

  • 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.