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Today's Opinions

  • 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....

  • The need for a war room

    In the media, we are faced with covering news events that affect the daily lives of our readers. We present the facts, and allow our readers to make a decision on their own, without influence from our own values or stand on a particular subject or topic.

  • Spring clean your way to a safer kitchen

    Spring is a great time to target harmful bacteria that can lurk on kitchen surfaces and even in your refrigerator. Harmful bacteria especially like moist environments. A clean, dry kitchen helps protect your family from foodborne illness.

    Some cleaning tips you should practice year round to make your kitchen and your meals safer include:

    Always clean surfaces thoroughly with hot, soapy water.

  • Is your business generic?

    From 1997 through 2002, I stayed busy helping many businesses convert from computer accounting software that was not Y2K compliant.

    To refresh your memory, when the calendar turned over to January 1, 2000, a number of older software codes failed to work properly. This was because a lot of programs used a six-character date, representing the year in two digits.

    This was done to save the costs of data storage; I know, seems funny now. This practice worked great until we cycled to zero-zero. Then, not so good.

  • Breakdown of 2016 legislative session

    Legislative sessions tend to be remembered for just a handful of new laws, and this year’s, which ended April 15th, is no different.

    The budget was understandably the most prominent, with its chief highlight being the significant amount of new money the General Assembly put toward the unfunded liabilities of our public retirement systems.

  • A Pinocchio parallel

    I just want to be me, the real me, jeans and tshirt with crazy hair and kids hanging off of me like little monkeys and probably some shimmering snot on my shoulder where someone was crying. This version of me is like most women my age who have children; it’s where I feel most fulfilled, shimmering snot and all.