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Today's Opinions

  • Turkey Quiz: How food safe are you?

    How much do you know about food safety and cooking turkey? This quiz came from a colleague in Ohio. Pick the best answer to each question.

    1. The turkey in your freezer has been there since last Thanksgiving. What should you do with it?

    a. Throw it out; b. Feed it to your in-laws; c. Go ahead and use it on Thanksgiving or d. Leave it in there and buy another one for Thanksgiving.

  • Homeward Bound

    I travelled back to Rockcastle County last weekend to see my family and help my mom decorate for Christmas.

    I lived in Rockcastle all of my life until I moved up here in June 2015. It’s amazing how time flies by and I have already been here for almost one and one-half years.

  • Securing digital documents

    I touched on this subject last year, but in light of our continuing movement to a digital world, some things deem repeating.

    I continually receive digital documents from third-parties that contain sensitive information, which means they contain personal private information that is not for general consumption. If you are using Microsoft Office 2007 or later, these documents can be easily encrypted and password protected against prying eyes.

  • Using references in Word

    As many of your students are busy writing term papers, this might be a good time to talk about a few highly underutilized features in Microsoft Word.

    Assuming you are using a fairly current version of Word, you have tabs across the top of the page. One of these tabs is the References tab.

    There is a high probability that neither you, or your high school or college student, have ever been there. References provides the tools necessary for writing formal papers from book reviews to college dissertations, and doing so with great ease.

  • Preventing unwanted cell phone calls and texts

    Are you tired of unsolicited phone calls? We all receive them and they are a pain, especially when they occur while we are working, eating dinner or trying to sleep.

    Signing up with the Do Not Call Registry can help, but it does not stop all calls. Calls that are exempt include political and charitable calls, informational calls, debt collection, phone surveys and calls from companies you have done business with or have given permission to call. Other unwanted calls and text messages are illegal.

  • LETTER: Thank you for support of Fall Music event

    Dear Editor,

    Thank you seems like such a small way to acknowledge the wonderful support this community has given for the Hodgenville Fall Music Event this year and all three years of its’ existence. The Thoroughbred Chorus gave a world class performance Saturday evening to a very appreciative audience. Drew Wheaton and Half Ton Quartet performed at each of the LaRue County schools on Friday and even some of the faculty members were good sports and performed with them. The students at each school were very respectful and attentive to the program.

  • LETTER: Litter a nuisance

    Dear editor,

    My name is Sandy Kidd and I am the Local Missions Leader for Parkway Baptist Church at 325 Old Sonora Road in Hodgenville. I was able to organize a group of seven on Saturday, October 29 who participated in roadside clean up on Old Sonora Road, Dorsey Lane and Tonieville Road.

    It is amazing what people will throw out on the roadside. The most interesting items we found were seven bags of kitty litter, used kitty litter that is.

  • Are you having trouble concentrating?

    Do you have so many things to do that you just cannot seem to concentrate on anything?  There are many distractions in our day-to-day lives.  Here are a list of some distractions you may fight and how to deal with them:

    Social Media – If you are always checking for status updates, you may not be able to stay on track. If you feel like you have to check, limit it to only when you have break times at work or at home.