Today's Opinions

  • Cosmetology school in Brockman Center - letter to the editor

    Dear editor,

    “The creation of beauty is art.” - Ralph Waldo Emerson

    There is “beautiful” renovation going on at the Campbellsville University Brockman Center on KY 210 at the northern outskirts of Hodgenville.

    Passers by can peak into the windows of the Brockman Center to see a laboratory taking shape. The laboratory is a new site for the Campbellsville University Cosmetology School. Come early December smock-wearing students, with cases in hand, will be arriving and instruction will get underway. 

  • The suspense of Black Friday

    The suspense is building for shopping fanatics around the country as the largest shopping event of the year is this Friday.

    Black Friday is an annual shopping event following Thanksgiving Day where stores of all varieties offer reduced prices on select items for a short amount of time. Black Friday is also regarded by many as the official beginning of the Christmas shopping season.

  • Cloud accounting solutions

    Back in July 2015, I wrote about storing files in the Cloud and that the Cloud was simply another term for the Internet. You do not actually store files in a cloud, but you store data, or process information, on computers connected to the Internet, usually for a fee, but sometimes free (subsidized by advertising).

  • Lincoln trail region committed to soft skills development

    Awareness of the need for soft skills in the workplace has undoubtedly increased in recent years. Time and time again, we hear from employers seeking personal traits such as punctuality, strong work ethic and leadership ability. Often, soft skills take priority over hard skills, as employers are willing to train candidates who possess characteristics like loyalty, strong communication skills and the ability to work in a team environment.

  • Frankfort Focus - Education pays

    In the late 1990s, the state rolled out a simple but effective campaign summarized by two words: “Education pays.”

    That popular slogan came on the heels of a landmark overhaul of our public postsecondary schools and the creation of such programs as KEES, the lottery-based college scholarships that high school students earn with good grades, and “Bucks for Brains,” which added hundreds of millions of state and private dollars to our university research budgets.

  • Safety tips for cooking turkey

    To ensure that foodborne illness isn’t a guest at your holiday table, follow these tips from USDA when buying and preparing your turkey.

  • The Snipping Tool and other Windows Goodies

    I have so much fun introducing people to some of the hidden tools in Windows. Many have been there for years, but they just were not aware of them.

    The first one I want to introduce you to is the Snipping Tool. The Snipping Tool has been a part of the Microsoft Windows Operating System since at least Windows 7.

  • Letter to the editor - Nile and Ruth Riddle

    Dear Editor,

    Many people may take first emergency respondents for granted, but assuredly that was not the situation on Thursday, November 12, as a fire assisted by 20 to 30 mile winds rushed rampantly through our garage/tool shed.

    We appreciate the hard work and the effort that were given by the Buffalo and Hodgenville Fire Departments as they extinguished the fire and prevented it from spreading to other buildings on our farm. Thank you.


    Nile and Ruth Riddle