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Today's Opinions

  • We are LaRue, and LaRue is unique

    David Raleigh was selected as the new LaRue County Schools superintendent last week.

    Raleigh was announced as the superintendent in front of a large, LARGE crowd at the central office on Thursday, March 29, 2018. I was amazed at how well the event went and how many people came. There were representatives from two newspapers and two radio station covering the event. Video players were recording, the whole meeting was being streamed live by several different outlets, cameras could be heard taking pictures throughout the event and on and on….

  • Something new

    Monday afternoon, my brain was mush. This isn’t unusual; at the newspaper, Monday is production day, which means the whole day is, as Editor Doug Ponder likes to say, “a big puzzle.”

    No, what made this Monday unusual was that it was my last production day The LaRue County Herald News. To wake myself up, I decided to do something I had been planning to do for a while, and drove down to Lincoln’s General Store to get myself a Double Cola.

  • Letters to the Editor: Alcohol Vote

    Dear Editor,

    “I walk slowly, but I never walk backward” This is a quote from the 16th President of the United States of America, Abraham Lincoln. This quote still holds true today. Every step and action we take must be done cautiously and with much thought.

    On April 17, the City of Hodgenville will make a monumental decision at the polls. Will we remain a dry city or choose to go wet? The City of Hodgenville will be taking a step backward if they choose to vote “wet.”

  • Community News

    First Baptist Buffalo had their baptism services on Sunday morning at First Baptist in Hodgenville. Also, at Lane Lincoln there was a birthday dinner for Roberta Hayden who was 91 on Monday, March 19. Many family and friends, and church family were present to celebrate her birthday. She is one of the oldest members at Lane Lincoln.

    The South District Gospel Music Fest will be on this Saturday at First Baptist Church in Danville. With Reverend Jerry Wilkinson, President of the Sunday School and BTU and Reverend Tommy Calhoun, Moderator.

  • Hodgenville News

    As we draw closer to the end of the 2018 Regular Session, there has been no shortage of movement on significant bills in Frankfort this week. The Senate Appropriations and Revenue Committee has spent several days and some late nights working on the Senate’s budget proposal, which we expect to go before the committee soon.

  • Letter: Epidemic Evidence

    Dear Editor,

    Recently I received an email containing a link to a short documentary about the drug and alcohol epidemic in our country. It can be viewed at foxnews.com/politics/2018/03/02/kentucky-pushes-first-in-nation-opioid-tax.html.

  • Ramblings about gun control

    I have been thinking about writing my column on several topics the last couple of weeks, but I never built up the courage to do it, until now.

    I am still floored by all of the recent school shootings. I’m going to save ink and not give my “formal” opinion about the gun control issue. I have written about it before and those who read my columns or know me, already know my opinion.

  • Letter: Hometown Teams a Hit

    Dear Editor,

    On behalf of the Trustees of the Lincoln Museum, we would like to thank everyone involved in bringing the Smithsonian’s Hometown Teams exhibit to Hodgenville for its six-week run. Fifteen communities in Kentucky were selected to host the exhibit during its two-year tour of Kentucky and it was especially rewarding to introduce new visitors to the cultural and historical programming that the museum has been providing since 1989.