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Opinion

  • Bobby Morrison’s Santa Claus program wants to thank everyone for their donations and volunteering their time to make this 43rd year a very special one. The caring people of this community have helped to make this program a great success.

    Ann (Snookie) Morrison

    and Santa’s Helpers

     

  • Bobby Morrison’s Santa Claus program wants to thank everyone for their donations and volunteering their time to make this 43rd year a very special one. The caring people of this community have helped to make this program a great success.

    Ann (Snookie) Morrison

    and Santa’s Helpers

     

  • Christmas Blessings committee would like to say thank you to all those who helped make Christmas special for 217 families (546 children) in LaRue county this Christmas.

  • I was at my grandmother’s recently for my weekly visit when something strange happened. We were talking about how silly one of my dogs was acting, and I noticed Mamaw was having trouble saying the dog’s name. It’s Bree — not very difficult — so I knew something was wrong. I looked up at Mamaw and saw that the right side of her face was drooping. Her mouth formed a half frown and didn’t move on that side when she tried to speak.

  • The Future Educators club at LaRue County High School collected 1,382 cans of food for the 1st annual Future Educators food drive.

    Room totals for fifth period classes: Bivens, 625; Hanson, 274; DiStefano, 162; Price, 147; Gentry, 58; Hutchins, 40; Hanna, 21; Canter, 18; Bowen, 11; Cecil, 10; Garcia, nine; Williamson, eight; Mather and Smith, five each.

    The club sponsored a clothing drive with a great turnout as well.

    Thanks to all the staff and students who brought food items and clothing in for this first ever project by our organization.

    Jamie Hardin

  • On behalf of the SpringHaven Domestic Violence Shelter Board of Directors, I would like to thank the community for their support during our recent eighth annual fundraising event, A Night of Wonder and Wishes with The Lexington Philharmonic Orchestra.

  • Thank you to the 34 individuals who volunteered to donate blood Tuesday at the Hodgenville Woman’s Club. Many thanks to the volunteers who worked: Cecil Druen, Diane Rock and Rob Brown. I am so sorry for the delays and any inconvenience it may have caused. The blood drive will return Feb. 9.

    Faye Puyear

     

  • E’town Swim and Fitness would like to thank all the great members that helped us raise a little over $285 toward the American Heart Association Heart Walk Dec. 8. Penelope Watkins, team captain, Vickie Melton, Tracy Stearman, Jennifer Jones, Ashley Lally, and William Click did a great job raising donations. Unfortunately due the inclement weather the turnout was small, but it is the efforts of those that make the event a success.

    Penelope Watkins

     

  • LaRue County Community Action would like to thank Curves, Pamida, Magnolia Bank, Lincoln National Bank, LaRue County Road Department, Cumberland Products, Crop Production and all the businesses who supported the Toys for Tots program this year and also a big thank you to the family of the late Pearl Ann Allen for donating their mother’s Barbie doll collection in the effort to provide families toys for Christmas. Without their help we could not provide what toys we did this year.

  • Recently, I began what seemed like a normal Thursday, that is, until I arrived at work.

  • Every year about this time, great debates arise about keeping “Christ in Christmas” and whether it is proper for stores to use “Merry X-mas” or the more generic “Seasons Greetings” in advertising or for clerks to greet customers with “Happy Holidays” instead of “Merry Christmas.”

    I think we should be grateful for clerks who are polite enough to offer any greeting, much less pick apart how they say it. Friendly clerks are a blessing.

  • Christmas traditions vary from household to household.

    Growing up, Santa delivered his gifts directly to our bedroom ... and he never wrapped.

    When my sisters and I would leap out of bed in the dead of night, it was like a toy store exploded in our bedrooms.

    My parents worked long hours, maintained a Christmas Club account and sacrificed year round for the joy that the holiday brings.

    Of course as kids, we had little appreciation of their efforts. We were consumed by our greed.

  • Thanksgiving was celebrated early in LaRue County.

    Exactly one week before the annual holiday feast, a couple hundred or more gathered to give thanks for a new opportunity that will enhance Hodgenville’s quality of life.

    Campbellsville University dedicated its new Hodgenville campus. Renovation of the former USDA Service Center means much more than putting an idle building into productive service. The six classrooms will change lives.

  • I usually don’t comment on a lot of things and I enjoy the The LaRue County Herald News. But the article on Mr. (Mac) Trumbo was a bit unfair.

    Maybe we should take another look at Mr. Trumbo, the one most of you know. This is a man that would not think twice about stopping to help someone with car trouble, who would not think anything of it to help someone that didn’t have enough to feed their family, who greets people in the store with a great smile and you know that he actually does care. He is a man that hates to see someone sad and tries to make you smile.

  • After years of struggling with emphysema and 18 days in the intensive care unit, my cousin recently died.

    David was 48 — three years and three months younger than me.

    When family members die out of order, it often can be unsettling. It’s heartbreaking to watch his wife and daughter confront their pain and devastating to experience the grief of his father and my other aunts, uncles, cousins and sisters.

    Through the experience, my memories of our shared childhood experiences returned to one isolated conflict.

  • The title? That’s a quote from one of my favorite short stories – “Mrs. Todd’s Shortcut” by Stephen King.

    Re-reading that story, combined with something I saw at the side of the road brought back a few memories.

    It was a pair of tire tracks in the ditch beside the intersection of Old E’town Road and Phillips Lane. Someone did some fancy driving to avoid rear-ending another vehicle.

    And that reminded me of my dad.

  • I would like to thank Brother Andrew Singh, president of the LaRue County Ministerial Association, for the invitation to attend the Thanksgiving service at First Baptist Church. It was a wonderful service. I would especially like to thank all the people who brought canned goods to contribute to our Shepherd’s Pie Food Pantry. That was a great idea and that gift will help make it possible for our church to continue serving families in our community.

  • With the winter months upon us, many people will be confronted with difficult choices such as paying for food and paying for utilities or heating fuel. More than 49 million Americans are food insecure; meaning they lack consistent access to enough food at some point during the year.

    Feeding America, Kentucky’s Heartland, a member of Feeding America, has been serving Central Kentucky for 27 years, helping 63,000 people every year.

  • On behalf of the Kelly Dean Sanders Memorial Fund, sincere thanks to all who assisted to make the Kelly Dean Sanders Memorial Fund annual dinner a success. 

  • I’m sure everyone is aware that some people want to remove God from our lives. They want to remove “under God,” from the pledge, remove the Ten Commandments, have no prayer in school and the list goes on.

    Why are we letting these people take away what this nation was founded under? We put contact information in the paper regularly so you can write to the politicians and tell them what you think. If these politicians that we elected don’t work for “we the people” then “we the people” need to remove them.