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Today's Opinions

  • Helping new business owners start smart

    Many new entrepreneurs are confident in the product or service they want to bring to the market and they are confident they have the industry expertise and customer focus it takes to drive their business idea. Yet, navigating the process of starting a business gives them pause.

  • Using ranges and filters in Excel

    Compared to the other articles I have written, I received the most compliments and comments on my Excel article, the Sum of All Numbers, which was printed in the December 2, 2015 issue of The LaRue County Herald News.

  • Walking challenge

    Hippocrates said, “Walking is man’s best medicine”. There is new evidence of body and brain benefits from walking. Even a little activity helps, but more is better. With physical activity, the more you do, the more you benefit.

  • Letter to the editor - Michelle Benningfield

    Dear Editor,

    Recently, Governor Matt Bevin’s proposed cuts to Kentucky’s budget have created outrage among Kentuckians. College students are facing uncertainty. We are already seeing budget cuts that will cause our universities to end various programs on our respective campuses with even more cuts to follow. However, college students will not be the only ones to suffer from these proposed cuts. All Kentuckians will be affected.

  • Letter to the editor - Rachel Richey

    Dear editor,

    If you could take two minutes today to help teach a child a valuable life-saving skill, would you do it? If you said “yes,” then I hope you’ll join me today by calling 1-800-372-7181 to leave a message for your state representative urging their support of Senate Bill 33.

    Once passed, this bill will give every high school student in Kentucky the chance to learn CPR. As the mother of a young daughter with a congenital heart defect who has needed CPR to save her life, I can’t describe the peace of mind this would give my family.

  • A Tale of two caucuses

    It was cold and drizzle was hitting my windshield as I traveled south to LaRue County to cover the Republican Presidential Caucus. I’ve never been to a caucus and wasn’t sure what to expect. I’ve been to elections since I was 20 years old when I decided to register to vote, but never a caucus and LaRue county was going to be my first. I was thinking of what clever questions I might ask voters about this event as my wipers slapped in time to a song on the radio.

  • It’s okay. He is in control

    We have had some so called wild presidential elections in the United States in the past, but I think it’s safe to say that the 2016 presidential election is unlike any other election in our nation’s history.

    Over a dozen Republican presidential candidates filed to run in the race at the beginning. With a lot of them dropping out of the race or contemplating dropping out of the race, there are now four candidates left which are Ted Cruz, Donald Trump, Marco Rubio and John Kasich.

  • Subscription based software

    Software companies began a major transition a couple of years ago from a purchase license to a subscription license for the software you use most often.

    Software has always been a license more like a lease to use, like a movie ticket for a one time use of a seat in a theater, rather than an outright purchase to own.

    Most people, however, never read the fine print on the sales agreement that said you have the right to use, but may not modify, resell, and so forth.