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Today's Opinions

  • Accepting the challenge of education

    A quarter-century ago, Kentucky had nowhere to go but up when it came to the education levels of adults 25 and older.

    Only two-thirds had graduated from high school and less than a sixth had earned a bachelor’s degree.  No state had a lower combined percentage.

  • It’s political time in LaRue

    The political season is upon us in LaRue County as our state representative and state senator will be decided in 2016.

    With the primary election in May and the general election in November, hopeful candidates have their political campaigns in full swing, displaying their ideas and political platform to the public by knocking on doors in neighborhoods, attending or speaking at events, frequently updating their social media accounts, etc.

  • Personal Pay Solutions

    The idea of using your smart phone or smart watch to pay for purchases has been around for about a year. Last month I talked about electronic payment systems for small businesses, such as www.square.com and Intuit’s Go Payment. This month, we are going the other way with a couple of personal payment options for you.

  • Smartphones in low places

    I attended the Garth Brooks concert last Friday at the Yum Center in Louisville. Garth Brooks is a legend, there is no doubt about it. A lot of musicians and bands will have one show at a venue or two shows on back-to-back days at the same venue, but, Garth Brooks had four concerts in two days at the Yum Center. I think that speaks for itself.

  • Letter: Concerning the pool closing

    Dear Editor,

    In last week’s paper the comment was made by the Mayor that the pool was only used frequently by local daycares and that they were charged a discount from the regular admission. Being the owner of Laugh-n-Learn Childcare Center, I would like to speak on the behalf of my facility, which I feel was targeted by the Mayor.

  • Smoking affects more than the smoker

    By Steven Curtsinger

    Student Columnist

    We all know someone that smokes or has smoked at some point in their lifetime. How has that person’s bad habit affected you? Fortunately the number of Americans who smoke has steadily dropped since records were first recorded in 1965, when 42.4 percent of Americans 18 and older smoked. This number has dropped to below 30 percent since 1987.

  • LETTER: Focus on improving care of nursing home residents

    Dear editor,

    Nursing home residents should have all the rights afforded to any of the rest of us. In fact, Congress and Kentucky legislators enacted an additional bill of residents’ rights because for more than 30 years it’s been obvious that our sickest and most vulnerable need help exercising their rights. It’s not fair to put medical review panels between residents and their right to their day in court if necessary.

  • One of the more acceptable sins

    If eyes are windows to the soul, the tongue is certainly the thermostat of the heart. What is the temperature of your heart? Is your heart warm: Filled with good and encouraging words for people around you? Or is it cold: talking down about someone, tearing away at their character, looks or circumstances? Maybe your heart is somewhere in the middle; a tepid battle ground that changes with it’s surroundings? Sometimes you encourage and uplift with your words, other times, if it suits you and you feel the need, you tear down and destroy with your words.