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Today's Opinions

  • Robbing from future generations

    That headline makes you think about politics, doesn’t it? Sorry to disappoint, it isn’t politics this time. Robbing future generations is referring to people who rob the rest of us and posterity of valuable information and history. These people literally tear the pages out of history, or from what I’ve seen, carefully cut around the picture and caption they choose. Even more brazen, they walk right out the door with the entire book.

  • Plan early for retirement

    We all want to get the most out of our retirement, but financially that cannot be possible if we don’t start planning for it early in our careers. While retirement may seem like an eternity away for you, it will come sooner than you think.

  • Just ask question - August 31, 2016

    Question:

    One concerned reader recently came in the office asking about how often the recently installed chimes go off at the LaRue County Courthouse. Instead of going off every half-hour, they are wondering if it can go off at noon and six p.m.

    Answer:

  • Hate taking control of election - Letter to the editor

    Dear editor,

    What have our country and LaRue County become that I can’t have a Hillary sign in my yard without someone spraying graffiti above her name? Hate has taken control of this election. I can’t understand how people think it’s ok to print something as vulgar as this in public where little children on school buses can see it or maybe some of your mothers on the way to church. I believe our county and country are better than this.

    Sincerely,

    Phinis Hundley

  • Students’ safety becoming a concern - Letter to the editor

    Dear editor,

    As we transition from summer break to the fall semester of school in LaRue County, along with changing schedules and eager children, there also comes the reappearance of school buses on LaRue County roadways. 

  • #Adulting through history

    You may have heard of the recently popular term adulting. Add a hashtag to that and you have an internet sensation: #adulting.

  • Ways to Eliminate Food Waste

    Nebraska Extension shares that about 40 percent of the United States food supply (1,500 calories/ person/day) goes uneaten. Discarded food in homes and foodservice accounts for 60 percent of this total food loss and is mostly avoidable. The remaining portion is lost or wasted during food production.

  • Will there be an everlasting battery?

    We see those ads for the Energizer Bunny that goes and goes, but we know the truth. That little bunny will run out of power at the least convenient moment.

    I have often speculated that the people who truly make money from technology are the people who produce the batteries. Billions and billions of batteries. If you have owned a cell phone for several years, you know how performance fails as the life of the battery decreases. The same is true for recharging lithium-ion batteries.