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Today's Opinions

  • Reports of good economic news

    As Kentucky House leaders were putting the final touches on a proposed two-year state budget last week, legislators received not one but two reports of good economic news.

    Last Thursday, state officials said that revenues have grown 4.3 percent so far this current fiscal year, all but guaranteeing a surplus with less than four months to go.  The sales tax, one of the state’s major revenue sources and a strong indicator of consumer confidence, has now increased in 24 of the past 26 months.

  • LCHS students online

    The LaRue County Herald News staff has included information in a special section of their March 16 issue about keeping kids safe online. To tie into their promotion of online safety, I wanted to talk about the laptops that are used in our school system. We are in our sixth year of using laptops in our classroom and we have seen many changes over the last six years. There are many pros and cons to having the internet at our fingertips during the school day and when we take our laptops home.

  • The most important work

    All too often I get caught up in my work. I let myself get bogged down with the hundreds of things piling up. I sometimes feel like I’m drowning in a sea of words, computers, designing, color values and pictures. Then I go home and there’s a mountain of laundry, the sad unfinished quilt I started months ago, the one in the closet I started over ten years ago, my lonely Guitar and Dulcimer that sit in a corner collecting dust. Life gets so busy with work, meetings, ball games, events for school, events for work and many other things I won’t bore you with.

  • Helping new business owners start smart

    Many new entrepreneurs are confident in the product or service they want to bring to the market and they are confident they have the industry expertise and customer focus it takes to drive their business idea. Yet, navigating the process of starting a business gives them pause.

  • Using ranges and filters in Excel

    Compared to the other articles I have written, I received the most compliments and comments on my Excel article, the Sum of All Numbers, which was printed in the December 2, 2015 issue of The LaRue County Herald News.

  • Walking challenge

    Hippocrates said, “Walking is man’s best medicine”. There is new evidence of body and brain benefits from walking. Even a little activity helps, but more is better. With physical activity, the more you do, the more you benefit.

  • Letter to the editor - Michelle Benningfield

    Dear Editor,

    Recently, Governor Matt Bevin’s proposed cuts to Kentucky’s budget have created outrage among Kentuckians. College students are facing uncertainty. We are already seeing budget cuts that will cause our universities to end various programs on our respective campuses with even more cuts to follow. However, college students will not be the only ones to suffer from these proposed cuts. All Kentuckians will be affected.

  • Letter to the editor - Rachel Richey

    Dear editor,

    If you could take two minutes today to help teach a child a valuable life-saving skill, would you do it? If you said “yes,” then I hope you’ll join me today by calling 1-800-372-7181 to leave a message for your state representative urging their support of Senate Bill 33.

    Once passed, this bill will give every high school student in Kentucky the chance to learn CPR. As the mother of a young daughter with a congenital heart defect who has needed CPR to save her life, I can’t describe the peace of mind this would give my family.