Today's Opinions

  • Nothing like an escape

    We left out last Saturday to go to Columbus, Indiana to sing at church homecoming there on Sunday.

    For those of you who don’t know, my wife Danielle sings in a southern gospel group called “The Sextons.” They were all Sextons until Danielle married me and became a Ponder, throwing the whole group off haha.

  • Leadership LaRue Begins!

    Leadership LaRue 2018-19 has officially started, and I am more than excited! I’ve stated multiple times in the past that my main goal when moving to LaRue County was to become a part of it’s community, and so far I feel as if I’m doing a pretty good job of it. I have met numerous people in the community and have started to form real relationships with people. LaRue County has been more warm and welcoming than I could have hoped for.

  • A salute to First Responders

    On some anniversaries we celebrate. On others we reflect.

    The 17th Anniversary of the attack on America and New York’s World Trade Center is one of the times for reflection. There is truly nothing to celebrate in the extraordinary tragedy of 9/11.

    As much as I would like to forget some of them, the images from that day will never be out of my mind, nor will the victims and their families.

  • Deeply sad day for the senate and for our Nation

    U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) recently released the following statement on August 25 regarding the passing of his dear friend and colleague, U.S. Senator John S. McCain (R-AZ) who passed away on the same day.

    Today is a deeply sad day for the Senate and for our nation. Elaine and I join all Americans in mourning the passing of our dear friend and colleague Senator John McCain.

  • BackPack Program Provides Needed Hope

    Four little kids jump off the school bus in wild anticipation, it’s the Friday before a long weekend. It feels like the first three-day weekend would never arrive; it’s been eons since school started instead of just a few weeks.

    Three of the children run excitedly ahead, their book bags light from the lack of books and homework. These three are off to ride bikes and do other fun things during their long stretch of freedom.

  • Hodgenville News

    Thought for the week: Nobody cares how much you know until they know how much you care.

  • Community News

    This past Sunday First Baptist Elizabethtown had their Installation Services for their new Pastor Reverend Roderick Jones.

    Our deepest condolences to the family of Senator John McCain who passed away last Saturday. He was a great warrior, Senator and person that represented our country with pride, dignity and courage. We salute you, Senator John McCain.

    Lane Lincoln- Bible Study this Wednesday from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.

    When was the first Labor Day Holiday?

  • 2018 Overdose Awareness Day

    If you have children, you know what it is like to fret over them. Are they Okay? Are they safe? We raise our children to be good people and pray they strive to achieve great things. Sometimes, being human, they fall short of those goals and fall into a lifestyle of self-destructive behavior. We love them just the same, but we want them to do better and we do everything we can to help them along the way.