Today's Opinions

  • Four functions of management

    By Dr. Chuck Crain

    Business owners recognize the four main functions of management: planning, organizing, controlling, and leading and motivating. These four functions are invaluable when it comes to ensuring that your business runs effectively and efficiently. When determining how the four functions of management apply to your business, business owners have to evaluate their resources.

  • Small business start toward paperless office

    Small Business Owners are drowning in paper, literally. When I visit a small business, enter the owner’s office, I am struck by the piles of paper documents and reports littering the desk, tables, and the floor. Why is this a bad thing? Because with so much paper, the owner simply cannot find what they really need when they need it.

  • Festival season is in full swing

    By Terry Mills
    Kentucky State Representative

    If there is one theme binding the numerous festivals that take place across the commonwealth each year, it’s that if we raise it, grow it or use a lot of it, there’s almost certainly a community that celebrates it.

    Most of these festivals take place over a ten week period that begins in late August and runs through Halloween and food is often the focal point.  During that time, you can find events dedicated to apples, country ham, sorghum, bourbon, honey, and barbecue.

  • 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.

  • 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.


    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. 

  • 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.