Today's Opinions

  • Tobacco Settlement Funds good for county

    The state budget passed by the General Assembly provides significant support for the farm community, specifically for agricultural development in our rural areas.

    Building up Kentucky’s rural economy is critically important, especially at a time when many of our young people are migrating to urban areas for economic opportunity. We need to make strong investments in local agriculture in order to promote rural economic opportunity.

  • Hodgenville News

    Thought for the week: One needs different people in their life....a harbor in which to seek shelter against the storm, or simply to pay a visit because it is such a beautiful day. 

    Another county fair has come and gone. I entered 8 items this year, won five blue 1st place ribbons and three 2nd place ribbons. I attended the fair on Senior Day last Wednesday and I had a good time. Don’t forget to come out and support Relay for Life on Saturday, June 16. 

    Congratulations to Mattie Puyear on being chosen Mother of the Year. 

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  • Community News

    Our deepest sympathy to the families of Katina Smiley Allen and Pam Johnson Edmunds who passed away last week. Katina’s funeral was last Saturday and Pam’s was last Friday. They are close relatives to Mary E. Smith of Sunrise Manor Nursing Home.

    Sunday was Communion Sunday at Lane Lincoln and First Baptist. Also, Second Christian Church of Columbia had their annual Homecoming. The afternoon guest was Elder Payne and Eunice Church of God in Columbia. That evening, the Hodgenville Brotherhood was singing at Mt. Tabor Baptist Church.

  • Hodgenville News

    Thought for the week: Take Care of someone else, be there for someone else and bless someone else. A happy life is about giving more than you take. 

    Sunday, May 27, we attended Homecoming at Pike View Baptist Church. I really enjoyed spending the day with Don, Brenda and Daphne Hall. Thanks for the invite. I can’t believe it’s time for the fair already. I entered 9 items in the fair this year. 

  • Insha Allah and I follow

    I signed up for my college Arabic class a year ago on no other basis than I felt a calling by God to do so. I have listened to enough testimonials to understand that, as ridiculous as it can sound saying it out loud, it’s usually when you know God is about to lead you down a really neat path.

    The professor was quick to assign a, albeit reluctant, native speaker to sit next to me, who to this day has to answer a lot of my questions even though he’s already gone home for the summer.

  • Community news

    Sue Curle French, a LaRue County High School graduate, was sworn in to the Supreme Court of Georgia, the Court of Appeals of Georgia and the United States District Court for the Northern District of Georgia on Thursday, May 24. Her reply was: “To God be the glory!” I wish Howard and Margaret Curle were alive to witness this. Who would have thought? A little poor black girl from Hodgenville, Kentucky would receive and achieve such an honor.

  • hodgenville news

    Thought for the week:

    Be the reminder, the inspiration, the encouragement, the responsibility and the spark of positivity, because how you treat people matters. 

    Double snap, it is early deadline. This will be sweet and short for sure.