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Columns

  • 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. 

  • Chamber Unites

    By Sandy Kidd
    LaRue County Chamber of Commerce

     

    Have you ever considered joining the Chamber or maybe you were a member at one time and decided it was not for you. The Chamber continues to try new things and we encourage you to give us a try.

  • Lack of tech is the mother of good times

    Summer is officially here: Picnics, grilling, camping, swimming and relaxing in the shade under the trees in the yard with a glass of spearmint sun tea as children splash in the kiddie pool. It’s all like a lazy afternoon dream and passes just as quickly. Looking back at some of my childhood summer memories, the ones that stand out the most are a little peculiar. My parents were, hands down, the best at improvisation. I’m not talking the comedy improvisation (although there was plenty of that); they were the best at making great things happen with just what they had.

  • The right tech gear for kids

    I constantly hear parents say their kids are more tech savvy than they are. Sometimes it almost sounds like a badge of honor. Not good. I have no doubt that you have been following stories such as:

  • Talk to me baby!

    I remember conversations decades ago discussing both touch and voice recognition technology in our computers with the likes of Steve Jobs and Bill Gates. Both had their dreams and both felt that typing was too cumbersome and too slow.

    Touch (and by association Gestures) is well ingrained in our technology today, but voice is just now coming to the forefront. The biggest issue for most of us is the multitude of voice integrated devices we have.

  • Buttermilk Basics

    Buttermilk is a great way to add flavor and nutrition to many dishes. It has a longer storage time than fresh milk, and is therefore a great ingredient to have in your refrigerator.

    Buttermilk was originally the fluid left behind after churning butter from milk. Today, you can find reduced-fat varieties and locally produced buttermilk that is thick and rich in flavor. Buttermilk retains the nutrients from the milk used to produce it and is a good source of calcium and protein.