Today's Opinions

  • Transitions: Difficult but good

    One thing I’ve found to be true about life is that everything is in constant motion, moving forward as time rushes on.

    This motion of time causes things to change and brings us through transitions. We begin our earthly journey with a major transition, birth. It causes the mother difficulty and pain to transition the child from womb to world, but the end result of this transition is beautiful and miraculous.

  • Lessons learned across our great land

     What happens when you put a mom, dad and their two children in a minivan for 10 days? 

    Well, you learn a lot about each other.

     You laugh at things that normally wouldn’t be funny, you eat  junk food  because it’s something to do, and take bathroom breaks every 150 miles, whether you need to go or not. 

  • Clean up your Outlook Mail

    Outlook is the most widely used e-mail application today. So if you are an Outlook user, this article is for you. If you have noticed Outlook getting slower and slower over time, this may not be a problem with your computer, so before you run out and buy a faster computer, consider a little clean up work first.

  • In my garden

    On particularly stressful days I find myself needing to unwind and release anxieties that tend to build up. I walk through the yard and most often find myself in the garden. Shoes off, bare feet planted in the dirt, tools in my hand; my little way of getting a handle on life (no pun intended).

  • Friends and blends


    Summer is a time for high school reunions. Mine is scheduled for August in Radcliff where I went to North Hardin High School. My good friend and college classmate Doris Jean McDonald Holleran went to LaRue County High School.

  • We all need inspiration

    I’m a sucker for inspirational things. I like it when people persevere through hard times and overcome adversity to meet the goals in their lives.

    More importantly, I really like it when someone uses their inspiration to help other people and give them hope too. In turn, I always try to learn from these examples and use them to overcome obstacles in my own life and others.

    I met with someone last week who met all the criteria of being an inspirational person. His name was Gary Rock.

  • Plan for your retirement savings

    Working hard, paying bills and putting money aside for your needs and wants in the “now” are so often automatic in our day-to-day lives. However, you also need to think about your future retirement plans. According to the 2015 Retirement Confidence Survey from the Employee Benefit Research Institute, nearly one-third of workers have almost no retirement savings or investments (under $1,000) and a staggering 57% are underprepared with less than $25,000 for retirement.

  • Thanks for playing a role in LCHS athletics

    Dear Editor:

    During this time of the year we are reminded of the many sacrifices that our great military forces have endured over the years. We as a country cannot say “thank you” enough for the freedoms we share.