Today's Opinions

  • Grads have second chance in print

    Words take on a life of their own. As someone who spends much of his days dealing with language, it’s interesting and sometimes worrisome to see the changes take shape.

    A recent conversation with my 4-year-old grandson brought one example into focus.

    We were playing a game of some sort and bumped each other. I instinctively said, “Sorry.” I found his reply surprising.

    “Sorry don’t butter the biscuits,” he said.

    Apparently, this is a Southern cliché that he’s learned from his Alabama grandmother.

  • Enjoys taekwondo

    Taekwondo is a great way for kids to exercise, even adults. Kids who are not enrolled in taekwondo have trouble staying fit.

    Sallee’s Family Taekwondo is a wonderful place for kids and adults to make friends, have fun and just be themselves. There are lots of great activities, to keep you in shape, kids and adults will be exercising and having fun at the same time.

  • Praise for Senior Center

    My husband and I moved here to Hodgenville last October. We have found that we like this little town very much. One of the things we found here is the Senior Citizens Center. It is a very beautiful building, but it takes more than a building to make people feel like they belong.

    This may be the best-kept secret in LaRue County but I want to tell you about it. Monday through Friday, we are served a delicious hot meal at noon just for a donation. We have met some wonderful friends there, people we would not have come to know had it not been for the center.

  • Recycling event a success

    I would like to thank the newspaper for showing my story. I would also like to thank all the businesses that let me place my fliers. Finally, I would like to thank all the people who donated devices. We had a great turnout. Thanks to you, many pounds of harmful chemicals will be kept out of landfills.

    Stephen McKellep


  • Keep asking questions

    It appears like every few weeks or so, we are reading in the Herald how our school superintendent is being scrutinized by one of his board members. It seems to me that Norbert Skees is the only one that asks questions at meetings, or at least he’s the only one reported on in the paper. I, for one, want to thank him. This is why I and many others voted for him, so that the superintendent would be held accountable on any question that went unanswered, and that questions would not just be “forgotten,” but followed up on until a satisfactory answer is or was obtained.

  • Relay stories: Ross a cancer survivor for nine years

    As a part of our community’s preparation for LaRue County’s Relay for Life event on May 15 at Hodgenville Elementary, the local Relay for Life Committee is recognizing individual survivors and their stories. This week, Kathy Ross, nine-year cancer survivor, is featured.

  • Relay: Surviving ovarian cancer took faith, friends

    As LaRue Countians prepare for the annual Relay for Life Event scheduled for May 15 at Hodgenville Elementary School, the local Relay for Life County Committee is focusing on local survivor stories. This is the third of eight stories.

    I was diagnosed with stage 3 ovarian cancer at age 39 in April 2005.

  • Pain compounded by Mother Nature

    A couple of weeks ago I had a toothache. It started out as a nag and turned into a relentless pain that extended from my jaw to above my eye.

    One little abscessed tooth turned into three trips to the dentist and a root canal.

    The funny thing about a toothache is – it overpowers anything else you’re feeling. That includes even heartache.