Today's Opinions

  • Work matters- women part of solution to manufacturing skills gap

    It’s no secret that women are underutilized in the manufacturing field. In fact, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, women comprise nearly 50 percent of the total U.S. labor force, yet only account for 27 percent of all workers in manufacturing.

  • Buying a New Cell Phone – What Should You Know?

    How do you decide what smartphone to buy? First, spend some hands-on time with different phones. Ask your friends to see theirs. Ask what applications they run and if they like their phone. There are lots of bells and whistles you may not even use, so make a wish list with those features you need, followed by those you want, ending with nice to have if you can afford.

  • Reduce clutter for easier cleaning

    With the County’s Fall Recycling Day coming up on Saturday, October 17 from 8:00 am to Noon at the County Road Department, you may want to think about doing some decluttering and organizing at home.


    · Do you really need multiple versions of the same item? Keep one or two that you love and donate or sell the rest.

  • Impact of aerospace aviation on the Kentucky

    Most Kentuckians know that the commonwealth plays a major role in the auto industry. In fact, only two states produce more cars and trucks than we do, but far fewer are likely aware that our work in aerospace and aviation has overtaken it.

    Last year, that industry accounted for nearly $8 billion in exports, topping the $5.9 billion generated by our auto parts and assembly factories. Overall, about half of everything that Kentucky ships beyond our borders ultimately goes toward moving people and products over the ground and in the air.

  • Letter to the editor - October 7, 2015

    The Goodyear Blimp flew over Lincoln Days on Sunday afternoon during the Railsplitting Competition. It was a welcome sight to see after a dreary, rainy Saturday and a windy, messy Friday.

    The Lincoln Days Board works year-round to produce the festival, but the weather is something that is beyond our control. It was a welcome sight to see sunshine, blue skies and a blimp, but what was even more welcoming and even more appreciated, is the enduring community spirit that brought people out to support our vendors, exhibitors, musicians, entertainers, and event participants.

  • More than a festival

    I thoroughly enjoyed attending and covering my first Lincoln Days Celebration this year. I also enjoyed getting to see a lot of my family and friends who traveled from eastern Kentucky to attend Lincoln days. Overall, it was a great weekend.

    If you had seen me out and about roaming around with my camera during the event, it wouldn’t have taken you long to figure out that I was new to the whole idea of Lincoln Days. To me, Lincoln Days was different than any other festival or event I have ever attended in the state. It didn’t take me long to realize that fact.

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  • WWJD? You might be surprised

    By Nancy Kennedy

    A few weeks ago, a woman called me with an idea for my column.

    She had just read “In His Steps,” a book written in 1896 that sparked the “WWJD” (What Would Jesus Do?) phenomena in the 1990s, which included the WWJD bracelets, bumper stickers, refrigerator magnets, etc.

    The book, written by Charles Sheldon, is a fictional story about a pastor who challenges his congregation not to do anything for an entire year without first asking, “What would Jesus do?” and then do that.