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Columns

  • Public Pensions Report Released; Interim Committees Continue to Meet

    The independent consulting group, PFM, commissioned by the state to examine our pension problems, released their long-awaited report on Monday, August 28. In the midst of much news reporting and information being pushed, it is important to note that the report only lists PFM’s proposals, and any legislative action will not mirror the full recommendations.

  • The Pension Crisis

    Bringing about a flurry of facts and a storm of misconceptions, Kentucky’s pension crisis has become one of the most dominating news stories in recent months. One thing is for certain: if our state pensions are not addressed in the very near future, we will face huge cuts in state funding. Education, Medicaid, and other government services would likely be affected—a risk our state is not in a position to take.

  • Chamber Unites!

    It is with much gratitude that I write this month’s article. Thank you to each of you for volunteering at the LaRue County booth during the Kentucky State Fair. It takes numerous individuals to plan, decorate and man this booth for ten days during the fair. Your generosity is greatly appreciated!

    We appreciate Fort Knox Federal Credit Union, Hornback Construction, LaRue County Attorney-Kyle Williamson, LaRue County Magistrate-Larry Howell and State Representative-Brandon Reed for sponsoring the Lincoln look-a-like for the Kentucky State Fair.

  • What Happens at the State Fair

    As you probably can guess, I’m a huge fan of the Kentucky State Fair, and any fair as far as that is concerned. For years, my husband and I, along with a multitude of family and friends, have shared so many wonderful times together attending concerts, looking through exhibits and watching our granddaughters show their pigs.

  • Chamber Unites!

    It is with much gratitude that I write this month’s article. Thank you to each of you for volunteering at the LaRue County booth during the Kentucky State Fair. It takes numerous individuals to plan, decorate and man this booth for ten days during the fair. Your generosity is greatly appreciated!

    We appreciate Fort Knox Federal Credit Union, Hornback Construction, LaRue County Attorney-Kyle Williamson, LaRue County Magistrate-Larry Howell and State Representative-Brandon Reed for sponsoring the Lincoln look-a-like for the Kentucky State Fair.

  • Safely view the solar eclipse

    Much of the state will be able to see parts of solar eclipse August 21, with some areas of Western Kentucky experiencing a total solar eclipse. As you look to the skies, remember to take the proper precautions to protect your eyesight.

  • Chamber Unites!

    By Sandy Kidd
    LaRue County Chamber Director

  • Saving challenges for women

    America Saves, a national campaign that promotes savings, notes significant differences in savings between men and women. A 2016 survey showed that woman were notably behind across 12 important financial indicators including consumer debt, savings habits, emergency savings, and general savings progress. As concerns continue to rise over American’s often inadequate retirement and emergency savings, it’s become clear that the gender disparity can no longer be pushed aside.

  • Five mistakes when reading food labels

     Food and Health Communications shares these common mistakes made by consumers when trying to make healthy food choices.

    Mistake one: Ignore the label. Nutrition facts labels are a great source of tons of information about the food inside the package, yet many people completely ignore them. Check the nutrition facts for information about sodium, sugar, and fat content, then choose foods that contain less of those ingredients.

  • Fourth of July a time for celebration

    By Brandon Reed
    24th District Kentucky State Representative

     

    The Fourth of July is a time that represents everything that is fundamentally great about America: the freedom and inalienable rights that this nation was founded upon.