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Today's Opinions

  • A man’s best friend

    It has been a hard weekend for me as I stayed home sick last Friday afternoon and all day last Saturday.

    We are on the go a lot and it was actually weird to be at home all day on Saturday. Although it was weird to me, our Shih Tzu dog, Charlie, loved having one of us home with her all day.

    I laid on the couch most of the day on Saturday watching football while Charlie laid on my stomach and slept.

  • A man’s best friend

    It has been a hard weekend for me as I stayed home sick last Friday afternoon and all day last Saturday.

    We are on the go a lot and it was actually weird to be at home all day on Saturday. Although it was weird to me, our Shih Tzu dog, Charlie, loved having one of us home with her all day.

    I laid on the couch most of the day on Saturday watching football while Charlie laid on my stomach and slept.

  • Tips for cooking and storing your turkey

     Here are some reminders about preparing and cooking your Thanksgiving turkey. If a frozen turkey is your choice, you can safely defrost it in the refrigerator, allowing 24 hours for every 5 pounds in weight. Check that the original bag is not broken, to prevent raw juices from coming into contact with other foods.

  • Fallback plan

    Autumn has always been my favorite season; for me, the best part of fall in Kentucky is that it’s not summer. Nothing against sunshine, but I really love wearing sweaters and all the things this season brings like football and hot tea, glowing pumpkins and long runs through crunchy leaves.

    Another great part of autumn is the onset of the holidays and after Halloween here, I’m excited for more. Louisville had the most amazing Jack O’ Lanterns and Hodgenville had some fantastic costumes. (Check out the winners and pictures on page 22A and 23A, by the way.)

  • Help all ages avoid social isolation

    Just as we need food and water to survive, we also need meaningful social relationships and connections.

    While it is okay to feel lonely and to be alone at times, chronic loneliness can cause serious health concerns. Loneliness, if not addressed, can lead to social isolation, physical and mental decline and depression.

  • He knows what you need

    Last week was a stressful week, so I went to the Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historic Park last Wednesday on my lunch break to relax and unwind. It was nice and I love going there when I can.

    However, when I went to start my car and go back to work, it wouldn’t start. I just sat there for a few minutes before I even tried to call someone for help, just hoping that a miracle would happen and it would start, but no miracles for me.

  • OP-ED: Kentucky Pension Plan Keeps Promises

    It’s no secret that Kentucky’s pension systems have been on a crash course for quite some time. Last November, we made a promise to Kentuckians to change the course of the Commonwealth, and with the collaboration of the Kentucky House, Governor Bevin, and the Kentucky Senate, that promise is fulfilled for current retirees and employees, and generations to come with the release of a plan to fix public pensions and ensure benefit obligations in the future.

  • Weighing in on sleep

    How do you know when your body has had enough rest?  According to the sleep guidelines from the National Sleep Foundation (NSF) the average adult, from the ages of 24–64, should get about 7–9 hours of sleep every night. 

    Although there is no perfect amount of sleep for everyone, it would be wise to pay attention to how much sleep you get and how you feel.  If after only 7 hours of sleep you feel refreshed, it may be enough.  If after 7 hours you feel groggy or your body is sluggish, you may need more than just 7 hours.