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Today's Opinions

  • The problem with science

    I am rested and recharged after going on a Christmas vacation with my wife last week. We went to the Ark Encounter in Williamstown, Kentucky last Wednesday. We then went to Tennessee to spend the rest of the week in Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg.

    I had been looking forward to seeing the Ark since it opened. It was everything I expected and more.

  • Holiday shopping - track your spending

    Holiday shopping can be both a rewarding and stressful experience. Every year, millions of Americans flock to retail and online stores to buy gifts for their family and friends. If you are worried about overspending this year, the following tips will help you to develop a plan for buying gifts for everyone on your list without breaking the bank.

  • Thanksgiving blessings

    It was a different Thanksgiving for my side of the family as my grandpa Caudill, my mom’s dad, has had several medical events happen after he fell on Wednesday, November 22.

    He cracked his left shoulder in several places and completely fractured his left arm. He is very weak and is having a hard time getting around as he is very unstable.

  • 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.