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Today's Opinions

  • Letter: Concerning the pool closing

    Dear Editor,

    In last week’s paper the comment was made by the Mayor that the pool was only used frequently by local daycares and that they were charged a discount from the regular admission. Being the owner of Laugh-n-Learn Childcare Center, I would like to speak on the behalf of my facility, which I feel was targeted by the Mayor.

  • Smartphones in low places

    I attended the Garth Brooks concert last Friday at the Yum Center in Louisville. Garth Brooks is a legend, there is no doubt about it. A lot of musicians and bands will have one show at a venue or two shows on back-to-back days at the same venue, but, Garth Brooks had four concerts in two days at the Yum Center. I think that speaks for itself.

  • Want your money now?

    I love getting paid! However, waiting to get paid, worrying about bounced checks, or paying excessive bank fees; not so much fun. If asked how long I wanted to wait to be paid for my services, my reply would be “immediately.” In fact, sooner if possible.

    Collection of receivables can be a real problem for a small business. The failure to manage timely receivables has led to many small businesses failing. Fortunately, there are solutions to allow a small business to get paid faster, and also allow a greater range of payment options for their customers.

  • Developing talent

    When people ask me what the greatest strength of the Fort Knox Federal Credit Union is, I tell them, undoubtedly, it’s our people.

  • Your accounting has left the office

    I wrote last November about the emerging trend toward Cloud Accounting for business and mentioned a few options, such as Bill.com, FreshBooks.com, Xero.com, Lessaccounting.com (Free), WaveApps.com (Free), and the 500lb gorilla of small business accounting - QuickBooksOnline.com.

  • Benningfield recovering at home

    Whenever I think back to my March 4 five-bypass open heart surgery, the common opening lines of many Vaudeville shows comes to mind, “A funny thing happened on my way to the theater.”

    In my case, however, a not-so-funny thing happened on my way to a stress test at the Veterans’ Hospital on Zorn Avenue in Louisville March 2.

  • Budget proposals stall in general assembly

    Since House and Senate leaders announced last Thursday morning that budget talks had stalled, there have understandably been many questions from the public about what happened and what is likely to happen next.

    If the conflict could be boiled down to a single word, it would be “education.”  The House believes that, in an era where there is money to meet our core needs and fully fund contributions to our two main public retirement systems, schools and universities should not be cut.

  • The season of big ideas

    I’ve had my fill of spring-cleaning. I haven’t really even scratched the surface of the spring-cleaning and already I’m done.

    On nice days the sunshine beckons for me to come outside and I can’t think of anything else but what I want to do in my garden and flowerbeds. I love getting my hands dirty and planting new things.