• Is a tablet right for you?

    There was a lot of hype last month over Apple’s new iPad Pro. Available in the usual colors with either 32GB or 128GB of storage, and Wi-Fi only or Wi-Fi+Cellular. All pretty standard stuff if you already own an iPad.

  • 529 plans help save for college expenses

    Higher education costs continue to rise, leaving many of us wishing we had a secret nest egg just for college expenses. A 529 savings plan is one way for parents of young children to have a little extra money saved for future college expenses. The plan gets its name from Section 529 of the Internal Revenue Code, which created these types of savings accounts in 1996.

  • Laws passed to decrease traffic fatalities

    For nearly a decade now, Kentucky has made significant progress when it comes to reducing the number of traffic fatalities in the state. Totals that topped 900 annually between 2002 and 2006 dropped to 638 in 2013, a number not seen since the late 1940s.

    That downward trend, unfortunately, has begun to move in the other direction. Last year’s total was 34 higher than 2013’s, and through the first week of this month, we’re 58 ahead of the same point 12 months ago.

  • Fall is Here… Let’s Eat some Color!

    The leaves are changing, there is a chill in the air and the colors are becoming more vibrant. Fall is here and it might be time to add some of those vibrant colors to your plate.

    Pumpkins are an excellent choice to add some color to your diet this fall. Yes, pumpkins. They are not just for decorations, although they are definitely great for that as well.

  • Reduce clutter for easier cleaning

    With the County’s Fall Recycling Day coming up on Saturday, October 17 from 8:00 am to Noon at the County Road Department, you may want to think about doing some decluttering and organizing at home.


    · Do you really need multiple versions of the same item? Keep one or two that you love and donate or sell the rest.

  • Impact of aerospace aviation on the Kentucky

    Most Kentuckians know that the commonwealth plays a major role in the auto industry. In fact, only two states produce more cars and trucks than we do, but far fewer are likely aware that our work in aerospace and aviation has overtaken it.

    Last year, that industry accounted for nearly $8 billion in exports, topping the $5.9 billion generated by our auto parts and assembly factories. Overall, about half of everything that Kentucky ships beyond our borders ultimately goes toward moving people and products over the ground and in the air.

  • More than a festival

    I thoroughly enjoyed attending and covering my first Lincoln Days Celebration this year. I also enjoyed getting to see a lot of my family and friends who traveled from eastern Kentucky to attend Lincoln days. Overall, it was a great weekend.

    If you had seen me out and about roaming around with my camera during the event, it wouldn’t have taken you long to figure out that I was new to the whole idea of Lincoln Days. To me, Lincoln Days was different than any other festival or event I have ever attended in the state. It didn’t take me long to realize that fact.

  • Apple’s new iPhone - Which one is right for you
  • WWJD? You might be surprised

    By Nancy Kennedy

    A few weeks ago, a woman called me with an idea for my column.

    She had just read “In His Steps,” a book written in 1896 that sparked the “WWJD” (What Would Jesus Do?) phenomena in the 1990s, which included the WWJD bracelets, bumper stickers, refrigerator magnets, etc.

    The book, written by Charles Sheldon, is a fictional story about a pastor who challenges his congregation not to do anything for an entire year without first asking, “What would Jesus do?” and then do that.

  • Believe and recieve

    Belief can be life-changing. Daniel’s belief gave him the courage to face the lion’s den. The three Hebrew children had belief when thrown into the furnace. It is belief that controls our actions.  To receive the blessings of God we must believe right.