Today's Opinions

  • 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.

  • Kentucky’s Economy is Strong, More Work Needed on Workforce Development

    By: Brandon Reed

    Kentucky’s economy is booming.

    By every measureable standard, both the Commonwealth and our nation’s economy are growing at a fast rate, adding jobs and pumping new investments into rural communities. Our unemployment rate is at a 43-year low, businesses are expanding at record levels, and Kentucky saw an average of 5.7% growth in wages in the first quarter of 2018, the fourth highest in the nation.

  • First Baptist celebrates 138th anniversary

    Each year there is an eventful week for the community during second weekend in August. Many travel from various locations to make it to Hodgenville during that weekend as there are numerous family gatherings throughout the area and the Cobb’s family Reunion, which brings in many people. This leads up to Sunday of the Annual Homecoming at First Baptist Hodgenville.

  • LCS raising taxes again

    Dear Editor,

    Well, as Ronald Reagan said “Here we go again”. The LaRue County School Board is proposing to raise our taxes by at least 4% for the third year in a row. That’s 12% in three years. Don’t we all wish that we received a 12% raise in our pay or Social Security every 3 years?

  • Considering annual tax rates

    Dear Editor,

    Another school year is off to an incredible start, and I want to express my gratitude to each LaRue County Schools student, parent, teacher, staff member and volunteer for their commitment to making 2018-19 a successful year.

    As a parent and an alumni , I am honored to serve as a member of the LCS Board of Education. Our goal is to continue to do everything we can to ensure our children — our community’s most precious resource — reach their highest potential. That includes careful financial planning.

  • Community news

    Last Saturday was the Annual Cobb Family Reunion. This is a yearly event open to the community.

    Henry “Judge” Miller is in the nursing home in Bardstown. Brenda Weathers was admitted to Hardin Memorial Hospital last week and transported to Floyd Memorial Hospital in Indiana.

    First Baptist- Wednesday, August 23 at 6 p.m. will be choir rehearsal.

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

  • Hodgenville news

    Thought for the week: Getting over a painful experience is much like crossing monkey bars, you have to let go at some point in order to move forward. 

    I hope the school week started off good last week. Be mindful of school buses and all the stops they have to make.

    Congratulations to all the winners of the first 20 UNDER 30. I really enjoyed reading all the profiles of all the winners and I knew several of the them.

  • 20 Under 30: Huge Success

    First, I would like to say thank you. Thank you to anyone and everyone who helped in any way with our first ever “20 UNDER 30” program. We had a lot of help during the past month trying to put together something not only we, the newspaper, could be proud of, but something the community could be proud of as well. Between photos, catering, and sponsors, there is a plethora of people I would love to highlight for their service to this program. But I wanted to take the time to say thank you to the community.