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Today's Opinions

  • Letter to the editor - August 26, 2015

    Communication will make the LCS District stronger

    The school year is underway and off to an incredible start for LaRue County Schools. On the heels of back-to-school season, it is school tax season throughout Kentucky. The LCS Board of Education will consider proposed 2015 tax rates Thursday.

  • Happy Father's Day

    Well it’s almost time to celebrate dad again with ties and cards that are funny or made from the hands of the littlest of these to show just how special Daddy really is.

    My Daddy, named John Samuel, was always called “Jack.” He used to say, “all great men named John are called Jack,” and he was one of the great ones.

  • The things we do for our children

    When my daughter Natalie was young, she wanted to get her ears pierced. And even though she wanted her ears pierced, she was afraid of needles. Her solution, one that was clever and smart, was for me to get my ears pierced to show her it did not hurt.

  • Things that make you wonder

        What if only one person from every county in Kentucky decided to go vote after all on election day? Would we be facing a recanvass this Thursday? The Republican Gubernatorial race was won unofficially by 83 votes, and there are 120 counties in Kentucky. I wonder....

  • Frankfort Focus - Innovative women from Kentucky

    Last week, the United States celebrated the 95th anniversary of women’s right to vote, a milestone made possible by the passage of the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.

    Kentucky was the 23rd state to ratify that amendment, but it did not clear its final legislative hurdle until Tennessee became the 36th state in August 1920. Interestingly, that decision was a close one, occurring only when a young legislator voted in favor at the request of his mother.

  • Where Opportunity Knox, anniversary

    It is hard to believe Where Opportunity Knox, a regional initiative to connect 10,000 transitioning veterans and military spouses to jobs and the Greater Louisville Region by the end of 2017, is celebrating its first anniversary in September.

    In the last year, nearly 1,500 veterans and spouses have been connected with employment opportunities throughout the region and over 130 participating employers have signed up to support this initiative.

  • Everyone needs caregiving at some time in their life

    Caregiving, in some capacity, is in all of our futures. At this moment there are approximately 40 million people providing unpaid care to someone over the age of 65. It’s a tough job that can affect your physical and mental health as well as your professional goals. You may struggle to find a balance between the needs of loved ones, your work and yourself.

  • Social media, percolator coffee and a carnival

    Have you ever gotten worn out from too much information? So much comes at us from all different directions. I’ve become numb as a result of oversaturation of social media and hyper-connectedness.