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Today's Opinions

  • The human component of large displays

    For more than a decade, professional services based businesses were encouraged to move to multiple computer displays, 19” to 27”, per user, as a way of increasing productivity.

    For the past couple of years, the move has swung back to a single large display, referred to as a Very Large Display or VLD. A VLD is considered any monitor of 30-inch diagonal measurement or greater.

  • General assembly is underway

    This week, as it has regularly done since Kentucky became the nation’s 15th state in 1792, the General Assembly returns to the Capitol to start another legislative session.

    Since it is an even-numbered year, the House and Senate will meet for 60 working days and wrap up our work by April 15th, as required by Kentucky’s constitution.

    Our biggest task during this time will be enacting a two-year state budget that will take effect next July.  While it is too soon to say what policy decisions will be made, the overall numbers are already known.

  • A look back on the 2015 legislative session

    As the General Assembly readies for a return to the Capitol next week to start another legislative session, it is worth taking a look back on what has happened since the last one ended in late March.

    This period is known as the interim and it gives the house and senate’s two dozen joint committees, plus several temporary ones, time to review the issues affecting the state in a less pressure-filled setting.  In some cases, meetings are held across the state.

  • What to know about the Apple Watch

    Okay. Christmas has come and gone for another year and you either received a new Apple Watch as a gift, or decided you deserved one, so you gifted yourself. Good for you. I was one of those people who tried to resist the Apple Watch for as long as I could, but finally caved in to temptation and glad I did. You heard me, I love my Apple Watch.

  • Preserve some sunshine this winter

    Last summer’s canning season may be over, but you can brighten up gray winter days with homemade marmalade.  This recipe from the National Center for Home Food Preservation does not need added pectin to gel, because citrus fruits contain enough of their own natural pectin.

    Citrus Marmalade

    Ingredients:

    Three-fourths cup grapefruit peel (from 1 grapefruit)

    Three-fourths) cup orange peel (from 1 orange)

    One-third) cup lemon peel (from 1 lemon)

    1 quart cold water

    pulp of 1 grapefruit

  • Where did the year go?

    When I was growing up, I used to hear ‘times flies the older you get’. I thought that was crazy. It seemed forever between holidays, birthdays, special occasions, and the last day of school each year.

    Well, it’s not crazy at all. So much of the world takes me away from the things I love the most. I love being a mom, the Cleaver version I will never be, but I try. I love to scrapbook, do crafts, hang out with friends, but it seems too much gets in the way of doing the things I just want to do, because of the things I have to do.

  • Urgent care, kids, a good data plan

    In winter with three children it seems that at some point on any given day some one always has a sniffle, sneeze, cough or a nose that won’t stop dripping.

  • Your opinion matters - Letter to the editor

    Dear Editor,

    As your State Representative, I want to be sure I know your opinion on the issues confronting LaRue County and Kentucky.

    For this reason I want to remind and encourage you to complete and return the questionnaire that was recently printed in the December 9, 2015 edition of the LaRue County Herald News. I want you to know that I read every opinion survey that is returned and that I greatly value your opinion. I hope you will share your views with me so that I can do the best job possible to represent you.

    Sincerely,

    Terry Mills