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Opinion

  • If anyone has any pictures, information or stories regarding the Stephen Wheeler Sr., Andrew Wheeler or James and Sarah Wheeler ancestry from Casey County, contact Judy Cash, P.O. Box 221 Paris, Ill. 61944 or e-mail judycash@cell1net.net.

    Judy Cash

  • Do you need a gift for that someone special? Or how about a night on the town for two? The LaRue County Herald News will conduct its fourth annual Newspaper in Education block sale 9 a.m.-noon Friday, July 24. It offers the perfect opportunity to save some money on restaurants, family fun and lodging.

    At the same time, you’ll be helping our NIE program which places newspapers in local classrooms at the request of teachers.

    If you are a pizza lover, certificates and gift cards are available from Pizza Hut, Hometown Pizza and Mr. Gatti’s.

  • Forty-three – the number of years I have played music at the Lincoln Jamboree, doesn’t really seem that long until I look at some things going on when I started playing piano there as a teenager.

  • Many critical issues of the day face our nation. Based on coverage devoted by television’s morning news shows, the entertainment magazines and buzz in the community, one of the most significant may be the pending dissolution of a high-profile marriage.

    So here's my take on Jon and Kate.

  • Since I was on the committee that helped select Jaime Smith as the present band director of LaRue County High School, I feel that it is my duty and obligation to defend him against some of the baseless criticism and false comments that he is receiving from an element in the county that cannot find anything positive or complimentary about our school system and some of its personnel, which includes Smith and the band program.

  • I feel I must comment on the articles in the paper regarding the band and its new direction. I am a former band member, a former band executive and a former senior parent. I am a firm believer that the band experience will last a student a lifetime more than any sports program and I have done both.

    My son graduated this year and it was his worst year in band.

  • It has long fascinated me that many (but not all) languages use but 26 letters to do all our written communicating. Such instills new appreciation of the power of repetition.

    We use those just 26 symbols in various combinations to form words, sentences, books and libraries. Some words get shortened into abbreviations (as in those for our 50 U.S. states) and acronyms usually composed of initials of each word in the name.

  • The 23rd annual Cooking for Life Blood Drive was June 12 at Pritchard Community Center in Elizabethtown.

    Blood donors were treated to a delicious meal, entertainment and free child care services.

    A total of 68 units of blood was collected, which exceeded last year’s total by 14.

    Sincere thanks to all the area businesses who donated food and to those who provided entertainment throughout the day.

  • The LaRue County Herald News marks 125 years of service this year. In an ever changing business world, that accomplishment is a point of pride that today’s staff shares with the hundreds who have worked here and contributed to our ongoing success.

    With a constant eye toward serving our community, the paper has become a healthy business interest and we owe much of it to our faithful readers.

  • In a column in The Turret, Gen. George S. Patton’s grandson talked about the importance of keeping not just things but memories. He called recorded memories “the most meaningful, enduring dimensions of inheritance.”

  • The great ice storm of January 2009 is but a memory to most folks, but down in Hart County, it’s alive and kicking. Dennis and I are still plugging along trying to burn the debris a little at a time. It’s kind of like the uninvited houseguest that just won’t leave.

    A month or so ago, I was slaving away in the woods just above the pond, trying to clean up Mother Nature’s mess. Our granddaughter Autumn was playing around the area and Papaw was just coming home from the old goat’s club at Magnolia Stop and Shop.

  • We would like to thank the community for the great response to the Lincoln Bicentennial Basket class.

    Martha Wetherbee, who has devoted the past 31 years to preserving the art of American basketry, designed the basket and taught the class. Fifty of the baskets were made which were a combination of the Shaker and Nantucket style basket. The baskets were made of white ash with a piece of boundary oak surrounding the new cabin penny.

  • We would like to thank the community for the great response to the Lincoln Bicentennial Basket class.

    Martha Wetherbee, who has devoted the past 31 years to preserving the art of American basketry, designed the basket and taught the class. Fifty of the baskets were made which were a combination of the Shaker and Nantucket style basket. The baskets were made of white ash with a piece of boundary oak surrounding the new cabin penny.

  • We would like to thank the community for the great response to the Lincoln Bicentennial Basket class.

    Martha Wetherbee, who has devoted the past 31 years to preserving the art of American basketry, designed the basket and taught the class. Fifty of the baskets were made which were a combination of the Shaker and Nantucket style basket. The baskets were made of white ash with a piece of boundary oak surrounding the new cabin penny.

  • Kentucky spring turkey season is past and harvest results reflect 2009 was better than 2008. I’m sad to report I don’t have a turkey reported in the spring harvest. But with the bad, comes the good, I did see turkeys.

    Better than that though, was the afternoon we spent hunting and a rain shower came. As soon as the rain came to an end, a beautiful double rainbow appeared. Sitting out in the middle of nowhere, and seeing God’s beauty all around, is better than harvesting a turkey, especially when that time is spent with loved ones, including my husband and son.

  • Having dad home for Fathers Day was a rare and special treat for my family. We would grill his favorite foods, pitch horseshoes, go swimming and eat watermelon until we could pop. Although my dad seldom wore aftershave lotion, Old Spice was what my brother and I would always buy him. My dad was in the Navy, so a tie was not an appropriate gift since he wore one often on duty. One year we did consider getting him a robe but he preferred walking around the house in his skivvies.

  • I want to say “thank you” to the 26 individuals who volunteered to donate blood Tuesday at the Hodgenville Woman’s Club.

    Many thanks to the volunteers who worked: Mary C. Cravens, Linda Stearman, Sue Brockman and Rob Brown.

    Also, thanks to the following businesses who support the blood drive: Hometown Pizza, Lawson Florist and the Sweet Shoppe.

    The community blood drive will return to Hodgenville on Aug. 11.

    Faye Puryear

    Volunteer Coordinator

    American Red Cross

     

  • For 16 years, I have been trying to ignore Fathers Day.

    My daughters never have tried to cooperate. Now that grandkids have arrived, it appears that Fathers Day has become an even more celebrated event around our house.

    This weekend both kids, both sons-in-law and the three grandbabies – ages 4, 3 and 2 – will pay a visit to my house. A little Saturday night gathering and some kind of after church activity are planned for Sunday. There’s been talk of pizza, balloons and my grandson’s new water pistol. It all sounds like a pretty festive time.

  • One of the things I like to do most is spend as much time as possible in helping my mom out and spending time with her and my sister, if nothing else just watching TV with them. If time is taken away then I perceive the interrupting situation a threat to spending those golden moments with my family.

  • There’s nothing to do in this town.

    I’ve heard this statement more than a few times. Well let me remind you that, thanks to Hodgenville elected officials and The LaRue County Herald News, the next free movie night is scheduled for 7 p.m. Saturday, June 20, at the newly renovated Civic Center in downtown Hodgenville.

    In fact, movie and popcorn both are free while you watch Alfred Hitchcock’s 1959 thriller “North By Northwest.”