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Today's Opinions

  • The true meaning of Thanksgiving

    Last Thursday was Thanksgiving Day in the United States. The national holiday is celebrated each year by Americans as they spend the day with family and give thanks for all the blessings in their lives. Many people often share their reflections with others as well in a group setting.

  • The voice inside your computer

    Personal Virtual Assistants (PVA) are the voices inside your computer that not only talk to you, but you can talk back to, and your PVA will understand you.

    Now I have talked to my computer for years, and much of what I said to my computer is not suitable to be printed here. But now, there is a distinct possibility that my computer will actually understand me, and possibly take my remarks personally. Guess I should watch what I say around my computer?

  • Diabetes and multivitamins

    Diabetes is a condition that affects the way the body uses energy. More than 29 million Americans are affected by diabetes and close to one-quarter of these individuals do not know they have the disease.

    An additional 86.1 million Americans have prediabetes. Managing your diabetes every day is hard work but it is worth it to lessen major health problems when you get older.  Know your blood sugar (blood glucose) numbers such as your A1C. This is a blood test that measures your average blood sugar level over the past three months.

  • Growing numbers

    It may not have generated much publicity, but Kentucky’s economy hit a high-water mark in October, when our civilian labor force saw its biggest one-month gain in at least 40 years.  It grew by almost 15,000 during those 31 days, putting us just shy of two million people who are either working or actively looking for a job.

  • Traditions tie us to our past

    The days leading up to Christmas were exciting times as a kid. We’d watch in anticipation, as mom would drag out boxes of decorations and begin to transform our home into a Christmas wonderland with garlands around every window, wreaths on every door, and a Christmas village that appeared as though it’s population could rival that of Elizabethtown.

  • Homeward Bound

    I travelled back to Rockcastle County last weekend to see my family and help my mom decorate for Christmas.

    I lived in Rockcastle all of my life until I moved up here in June 2015. It’s amazing how time flies by and I have already been here for almost one and one-half years.

  • The Value of Clean Water

    By Terry Mills

    Other than during a rare boil-water advisory, most of us don’t think twice when we turn on the faucet.  We just expect clean and plentiful water to be there.

    For about 95 percent of Kentuckians, that’s exactly what we get each and every day from the 400-plus public and community water systems that serve the commonwealth. These systems meet or exceed health-based standards at an incredible rate of 99.73 percent.

  • The war on Thanksgiving