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Opinion

  • Every now and then a government body has the opportunity to truly “fix things.” A second chance to do things right.

  • My first acquaintance with pyramids was in history and geography classes – where I learned that pyramids were monuments to important people in the Middle East who died a very long time ago.

    Then pyramids showed up in math classes.  

  • We would like to thank everyone who supported our recent Perkins Brothers Concert with Elvis and Meatloaf.com at The Historic State Theater in Elizabethtown.

    When the weather turned bad, the snow piled up and the temperatures dropped to single digits we expected a big drop in attendance. We were very pleasantly surprised to see hundreds of you in those new seats. You certainly showed your support for the State Theater and we thank you for it.

  • Topping the movie box office recently is the incredible true story of Michael Oher, a first round pick in last year’s National Football League draft who faced a future without hope as a homeless teenager with few people in his life who seemed to care.

    “The Blind Side” is not a story about football, or even homelessness, but about the hope that one family can provide to a lonely young person.

  • Someone asked me recently why we publish details and photos from fatal crashes, fires and other tragedies.

    That’s certainly a fair question. It’s also one that I’m sure has been debated in newsrooms around the world. For that reason, I believe such a question deserves what I hope is a thoughtful and considerate answer.

  • Aren’t you happy to be living and see the beginning of a new year? What expectations we have of ourselves ...

  • When I first heard about the proposed laptop initiative for LaRue County students, I had a knee-jerk reaction. What? Purchase computers for students? Don’t they already have them at school?

    I was raised by parents who grew up during the Great Depression. They didn’t expect to receive extras.

    That’s why my first thought was that taxpayer money should not go toward providing computers to individual students. After all, nobody ever bought me a computer, much less a pencil, and I turned out OK – well, mostly.

    But I’ve changed my mind.

  • With the beginning of another new year, new opportunities arise to better ourselves, to help others and to improve our own particular situations. In addition to the usual list of resolutions – lose weight, start new hobbies, give more time to family and friends – consider adding the following in order to help gain more freedom and independence for yourself in the new year.

    During this New Year, I will:

  • 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.