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Today's Opinions

  • Valentines Day: From a priest defending marriage to gifts and flowers

    By Steven Curtsinger
    Student Columnist

     

    As I started to think about Valentine’s Day, and what it means for Americans, and really the whole world, I wanted to know where it all started. Why do we celebrate Valentine’s Day? Who brought it about? What has kept it going for so long? I started looking into the history of St. Valentine, the pioneer of Valentine’s Day.

  • Connected and disconnected

    As a part of Leadership LaRue, I got to go visit the state capitol in Frankfort last Wednesday and Thursday.

    We all really enjoyed it and I think we all had a great time. Our newly elected Representative Brandon Reed and Senator Steve Meredith spent time with us. We got to see both the house and Senate in session as well as hear a case being brought before the state Supreme Court. We toured parts of the governor’s office and mansion. Our time was jam-packed but we got to see a lot about how our state government operates.

  • Using your GL to find fraud

    A good portion of my career has been spent working with businesses to help identify financial fraud. My area of expertise was usually around technology and automated financial systems.

    Your General Ledger (GL) is a good place to start looking if you suspect fraud. The GL is, in a way, a mystery story.

    In the case of fraud, the GL is awaiting you to reveal the perpetrator. It can tell stories of fraud, manipulation and betrayal. Unfortunately, few people know how to read the signs.

  • Financial Literacy needed by US Teens

    One bill being brought up in Frankfort during the current state legislative session would mandate financial education for all high school students. You might wonder if this is really needed. But ask yourself, how savvy are you (or your teen children) about handling financial matters? The National Endowment for Financial Education reports that American 15 year olds lag behind many other countries in financial literacy.

  • Looking for love in all the wrong places

    As Valentine’s Day approaches, you may be thinking about that certain someone you want to meet.

  • A tired school, tired parents

    Recently the character and involvement of New Haven School parents came under question when a Nelson County School board member made some comments during a February working session.

  • Local wireless provider puts customers first

    xThe first handheld mobile phone was demonstrated by John F. Mitchell and Martin Cooper of Motorola in 1973, using a handset weighing c. 4.4 lbs. (2 kg).

    In 1983, the first commercially available handheld mobile phone came to market, and yea, I had one of the first “bricks”, as they were called.

    Early cell phone plans started around $50 a month – equivalent to $120.81 in today’s dollars – and that didn’t even include minutes.

  • Why do you and I make New Year's resolutions?

    By Steven Curtsinger
    Student Columnist

     

    To lose weight? To eat healthy? To exercise more? To stop bad habits?

    I think the universal thought behind New Year’s Resolutions is change. As humans, we are constantly changing. So, to make a resolution is a way to embrace and pursue change and to better ourselves in one or more areas of our lives. I decided to poll my senior class at LaRue County High School, to see why we make resolutions, what their goals are for 2017 and how they want to see change in the New Year.