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Today's Opinions

  • The Kentucky State Fair The best agriculture on display

    The Kentucky State Fair is one of the highlights of the agricultural year in Kentucky. As a farm kid from Scott County, I have many fond memories of past state fairs. It’s a chance to rub elbows with our neighbors, reunite with friends from across the Commonwealth, and show off the best that Kentucky agriculture has to offer. The 113th edition of this great tradition is Aug. 17-27, and, as always, the Kentucky Department of Agriculture (KDA) is pleased to be a part of it.

  • Advice to Millennials on managing Credit and Debt

    Got debt? You’re not alone. The Federal Reserve Bank of New York released a report recently that U.S. household debt—which includes home mortgages and home equity loans, credit card debt, auto loans and student debt—stood at $12.73 trillion in the first quarter of 2017. That’s a staggering amount, and surpasses the previous record set during the 2008 recession. The Fed also reported that 44 million Americans share a piece of over 1.34 trillion dollars’ worth of student loan debt. The majority of student debt holders are now over 30 years old.

  • Letter to the editor - Vinessa Johnson

    Dear Editor,

  • Eclipse excitement

    There has been a lot of buzz this past month about the total solar eclipse that is supposed to occur on August 21.

    I am not going to regurgitate all the information about it since our correspondent Ron Benningfield wrote a well written and informational article about it.

  • DIY home canned tomato juice

    If you want to make and can your own tomato juice, an average of 23 pounds of tomatoes is needed per canner load of 7 quarts, or an average of 14 pounds per canner load of 9 pints. A bushel weighs 53 pounds and yields 15 to 18 quarts of juice – an average of three and one fourth pounds per quart. Wash, remove stems, and trim off bruised or discolored portions.

  • Millennials– Vital to Our Workplace

    Did you know by 2020 millennials will make-up 50 percent or more of the workforce? It is an alarming statistic if you buy into the negative stereotypes that exist around this generation, born between 1977 and 1995.

  • Where corn don't grow

    Corn grows all over LaRue County. It’s hard to drive anywhere and not see corn growing. So I think you’ll understand when I tell you there’s a song, sung by Travis Tritt, called “Where Corn Don’t Grow” (I know here I go again with my musical references).

  • Safely view the solar eclipse

    Much of the state will be able to see parts of solar eclipse August 21, with some areas of Western Kentucky experiencing a total solar eclipse. As you look to the skies, remember to take the proper precautions to protect your eyesight.