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Today's Opinions

  • 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.

  • A rainy day lament

    Rain. It’s a strange thing. It is certainly needed to grow the crops that keep us fed. It’s needed to keep the lakes and rivers supplied with the water that we need to drink. But sometimes there’s more rain than one area needs like the folks in Louisiana. We’ve had our share of floods too, thank goodness we’re not in that bad of shape!

  • Importance of attending the tax hearing - Letter to the editor

    Dear Editor

    The 2016-17 school year is off to a tremendous start. I want to thank each LaRue County Schools student, parent, teacher, staff member and volunteer for their commitment to what is sure to be a successful year. As a parent and a business owner, I am honored to serve as a member of the LCS Board of Education.

  • It’s hard being an old soul

    I went to the Reba McEntire concert at Freedom Hall in Louisville last Thursday.

    I really enjoyed the concert.

    Reba has a distinctive voice and it is amazing how it hasn’t changed throughout the years. However, after going to the concert, I realize I have a problem that makes me not enjoy the concert like I should. The problem is not what you think. It’s not because I think the music is too loud or I had a bad experience. Instead, it’s because concerts make me feel old.

  • How to Reset Your Windows Password

    I have been called into a number of businesses where the computer technician had left and no one knew the Windows password when it came time to update a program. This is a scary, and potentially costly experience for a small business owner. I suggest you follow these procedures before that crisis occurs, and make sure you create a password-reset disk to have on hand.

  • How Parents can develop good physical skills in their children

    The Kentucky Governor’s Office of Early Childhood wants parents to know the importance of developing fine and gross motor skills in children so they are ready for school or life tasks. From the first time your baby holds up his head, to the first time she takes her first step, each new skill becomes a celebrated milestone. These skills will allow your child to do common kindergarten work like cutting with scissors or learning to write.

  • The evolution of special education

    By State Representative Terry Mills 

    Before the mid-1970s, special education in our country’s public schools was all but non-existent.  Many students were either outright denied the opportunity to attend because of their disability or they received inferior instruction if they were able to enroll.

    That thankfully began to change in 1975, when Congress passed the Education for All Handicapped Children Act and required each state to provide appropriate services in this critical area.