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Today's Opinions

  • Diabetes A – Z Class Series

    According to the 2015 Kentucky Diabetes Report, in 2013, diabetes was the 7th leading cause of death in the U.S. and Kentucky. Besides leading to premature death, both types 1 and 2 diabetes are associated with long term complications that threaten the quality of life. Diabetes is the leading cause of adult blindness, end-stage kidney disease and non-traumatic lower-extremity amputations.

  • Letter to the editor -Thank you for an “Amazin’ ” gift

    Thank you for an “Amazin’ ” gift

    Dear Editor,

    On behalf of the LaRue County Band of Hawks, I would like to thank John Rizer, owner of Amazin’ Glazin’ Donuts for graciously donating food to the band students during band camp. I would also like to extend a thank you to Lorri Wiley for delivering the food. The students looked forward to the wonderful gift each day.

    Sincerely,

    Patty Ford, Band Parent

  • Preparing for a graying population

    It’s still a while down the road, but the year 2033 will be a pivotal one for our country, because that’s when U.S. Census Bureau projects there will be more citizens over the age of 65 than under the age of 18.

  • The biases of the mass media

    A lot of people have been complaining about the news coverage of both the Republican National Convention and the Democrat National Convention.

    I have heard a lot of Republicans complaining about MSNBC’s coverage of the RNC, stating MSNBC reporters have Democrat biases. On the flip side, I have heard a lot of Democrats complaining about Fox News’ coverage on the DNC, stating Fox News reporters had Republican biases.

  • Millennials living with parents

    The Pew Research Center reports that more 18 to 34-year-olds are living with their parents than in any other living situation. The generation of the Internet age is one of the largest and most diverse in the U.S. Although Millennials have been defined by a relationship to technology, the generation has been steadily redefining adulthood, and now one-third of Millennials are living in a parent’s home.

  • Academics outside the school year

    By State Representative Terry Mills

    Some of Kentucky’s most successful academic programs take place, oddly enough, when the school year is over.

    Several of these got their start in the 1980s, and they have since given thousands of our brightest middle and high school students a chance to come together in a college setting and learn in ways that often extend beyond the traditional classroom.

  • Overnight sensation

    I’m still in shock at the overnight popularity of this new phenomenon called Pokemon Go.

    For those of you who haven’t heard about this popular game yet, Pokemon Go is a mobile phone game that uses GPS and cameras on smartphones to catch these critters called Pokemon, which are these little virtual characters you can’t see with the naked eye. You can only see them if you play the game and have the app installed on your smartphone. Then players can battle each other with their Pokemon, train their Pokemon and so on.

  • Small business disaster planning is almost nonexistent

    If you have watched the news for the past few months, you have seen reports of weather disasters every single day. Floods, tornadoes, earthquakes, pick one! What’s your poison?

    In this part of the country, we have the potential to be hit by any of these. While most of these news reports focus on the personal aspect and people’s personal lives thrown into chaos, disaster negatively impacts businesses too.

    No matter if it is flood, wind, or fire, if it shuts your business down, you may be out of business forever!