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Opinion

  • I just wanted to thank all the businesses in Bardstown, Elizabethtown and Hardin County, all my family, friends and neighbors for helping support me on my trip to Australia for the track and field competition. I had a blast and it wouldn’t have happened without them.

     Truman Padgett

  • Discussing a crowded Saturday schedule of shopping, playgrounds and pool time, my 4-year-old grandson asked, “Are you trying to wear me out?”

    After a week-long visit, Grant was on to me. At age 4, a boundless supply of energy exists and he knows it.

    “Cause I don’t wear out,” he continued. “I just be awake and be awake.”

    Just before midnight that evening when a weary grandfather tried to corral him into bed, the boy started sprinting back and forth across the room.

  • The LaRue County 9-Year-Old All-Star team would like to thank the many fans who supported them during the Cal Ripken 10th District Tournament held at LaRue County Parks and Recreation and the Cal Ripken West Kentucky State Tournament held in Elizabethtown.

    Community support for these players was tremendous. Fans filled the stands at every game and the many phone calls asking how the team was doing was incredible.

  • It seems you can’t pick up the newspaper or turn on the television these days without reading or hearing about climate change legislation. The concern is focused on the American Clean Energy and Security Act that proposes a government plan called “cap-and-trade.” Congress says they want to pass legislation that will make a change in the energy industry by reducing carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gas emissions from our atmosphere. I have no objections with passing clean-air legislation that is affordable to all Americans.

  • It seems you can’t pick up the newspaper or turn on the television these days without reading or hearing about climate change legislation. The concern is focused on the American Clean Energy and Security Act that proposes a government plan called “cap-and-trade.” Congress says they want to pass legislation that will make a change in the energy industry by reducing carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gas emissions from our atmosphere. I have no objections with passing clean-air legislation that is affordable to all Americans.

  • It seems you can’t pick up the newspaper or turn on the television these days without reading or hearing about climate change legislation. The concern is focused on the American Clean Energy and Security Act that proposes a government plan called “cap-and-trade.” Congress says they want to pass legislation that will make a change in the energy industry by reducing carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gas emissions from our atmosphere. I have no objections with passing clean-air legislation that is affordable to all Americans.

  • On behalf of the LaRue County Genealogical Society, I would like to thank everyone who took part in the grand opening of our new LaRue County Genealogical Society Library.

    Thanks to the City of Hodgenville, we now have a place to both house and share the many books that for years have been stored in basements, closets and car trunks. Census records, marriage and death records and many other books and records of the history of LaRue and surrounding counties now are available to anyone who would like to come in and do research.

  • The LaRue County Herald News Newspaper in Education Block Sale was July 24. We want to thank everyone who called in donations and received a great bargain in return. With your help, we are teaching children to improve their learning skills to battle the local literacy challenge.

  • Can you imagine your daily life having no one to talk with or not being able to get about and do things? This, somewhat, describes those living in a nursing home. This may explain why some just sit in a wheelchair, head down, looking so alone. Or, perhaps, spend their days asleep in their beds.

    There may be entertainment and events going on, but they feel lonely for a one on one contact. Someone to talk with about their early years or to spend some time reading to them. This is where the Sunrise Manor Volunteers come in.

  • All that we see or seem is but a dream within a dream.”

    – Edgar Allen Poe

     

    Researchers say we dream four to six times per night.

    Some people, like my husband, Bud, either claim to never dream or not to remember the ones they have. Those same researchers think we forget about 99 percent of what goes on in our brain while we sleep.

    But every now and then we have a dream that is so vivid it sticks with us and causes us to puzzle over its origin and possible meaning for months – even years – to come.

  • When I began service in this part of Kentucky, I remember a meeting with a group of older people in Nelson County. They were upbeat though there was one issue for bemoaning: that our young people thought milk and food originated at any nearby grocery store. Point taken.

    This office has almost 50 files on various facets of food and its production. Perhaps the files with the most troubling information: agribusiness, genetically modified organisms and food safety.

  • 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.