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Today's Opinions

  • A busy legislative session ahead

    With Thanksgiving behind us and Christmas and New Year’s Eve fast approaching, the General Assembly is winding down what it calls the interim and is preparing for the 2016 legislative session, which will start on Jan. 5, 2016 and last for 60 working days.

    Although it is impossible to predict what ultimately will become law, we are getting a clearer idea of the major topics that will be debated.

  • The sum of all numbers

    Obviously a lot of people use Microsoft Excel everyday. It is one of the top selling software products of all time. Unfortunately, according to an article in Forbes magazine, 88% of all spreadsheets contain errors. The majority of these are caused by human error. Over my accounting career, I found many spreadsheet errors, and some of them resulted in serious financial loss to the business.

  • Small business downturns offer unique holiday shopping opportunities

    By Patricia Krausman

    As the holiday shopping season gets underway, and as you rush about from store to store looking for the perfect gift for a friend or loved one, consider what shopping local means for our region’s economy.

    This Saturday is Small Business Saturday, a time when customers are encouraged to shop locally for their holiday gifts and purchases and to recognize the role small businesses play in keeping our communities prosperous.

  • A word on Thanksgiving

    By Terry Mills

    This week, our family and friends will gather around the dinner table, as they have for generations, to celebrate a holiday that is nearing its 400th anniversary.

    As even some of our youngest students can tell us, what is widely considered to be America’s first Thanksgiving took place in 1621, when the Pilgrims and a tribe of Native Americans came together for a three-day feast to give thanks for a successful harvest.

  • Reinvent your Thanksgiving feast

    Many people would sum up their Thanksgiving experience by saying, “it was a feast.” However, with most feasts there is the potential for leftovers and Thanksgiving is no different.

    Many of us are acquainted with leftover turkey sandwiches, turkey enchiladas and even turkey potpie. The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics suggests the following as a means of reinventing Thanksgiving leftovers:

    Prepare turkey soup. Boil the carcass and add diced sweet potatoes, green beans and other vegetables.

  • 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).