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Today's Opinions

  • Santa’s Helpers need our help

    Dear Editor,

    It’s my fourth year helping out with the Morrison Family and Santa’s Helpers. My first year helping I had just lost my son; it was a terrible time. As I was walking into the Buffalo Fire Department, there was a little girl walking out with a toy bigger than she was and a smile that could light up the whole county. Her smile probably saved my life.

    I watched them give toys, clothes, bicycles and saw how happy the children were and their parents. They got me get through another Christmas. They will help me get through this Christmas.

  • Handel’s Messiah and my boys

    Handel’s Messiah is a beautiful piece that illustrates the story of Jesus Christ from the prophecy and promise of the Redeeming Messiah to His birth “For unto us a child is born” all the way through His life and death ending with the “expectation of our own resurrection” and finally closing with the infamous Hallelujah Chorus. Pair all that with an amazing choir and the Historic Pilcher organ at Saint Catherine’s and you have an amazingly warm and uplifting musical experience. Did I mention this was a free event?

  • Perfect gifts, Christmas events in Kentucky

    By Terry Mills
    State Representative

    With only about two-and-a-half weeks left before Christmas, time is drawing short for those looking for the perfect gift or a holiday event to attend.

    Fortunately, there is help available, beginning with the Kentucky Tourism, Arts and Heritage Cabinet and the Kentucky Arts Council.  The websites for both (Kentuckytourism.com and artscouncil.ky.gov) have collected long lists of available businesses and attractions that are doing their part to make the season special.

  • The power of words
  • Dealing with a child's challenging behavior during the holidays

     While we like to think of the holidays as a picture-perfect Norman Rockwell painting, they tend to be the exact opposite and full of stress for everyone around. Think about it—from buying presents and extra food to visiting relatives you hardly ever see, stress can come from all sides during this time of the year. As a result, you may find your child acting out more than normal.

    Here are some suggestions to help you and your children better navigate holiday stress.

  • The new Amazon Dot 2.0 is here at last
  • 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.

  • 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?