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Today's Opinions

  • Tips to automate your savings, participate in KY saves week

    Sometimes building a healthy cushion of savings can seem like a daunting task. It can be very easy to lose track and have to make a late credit card payment or to end up spending all of your paycheck without remembering to save part of it. One easy way to get started on saving this Kentucky Saves Week is to automate your savings.

  • Amazon's Echo: Toy or tool?

    One of my best friends sent me the best present ever, an Amazon Echo. It started out as an innocent question, since I knew he had one. “What is Echo and what would I do with it?” His response was “You just have to try it.”, and he sent me one.

  • Teen Dating Violence

    For many people, the month of February brings thoughts of romance and love in relationships. Sadly, some relationships that begin with the hope of love become abusive and violent over time. For teens in particular, who are still developing emotionally and are heavily influenced by experiences in their relationships, dating violence can have severe consequences and cause lifelong negative health effects.

  • Why the Early Years Matter

    The Governor’s Office of Early Childhood wants to make sure families are aware how important the first years are in a child’s development. Ninety percent of brain development happens in the first five years. A child’s vocabulary as early as age three can predict third grade reading achievement.

  • The lack of reputation management

    As I am writing this column, I already know it is a column that I shouldn’t be writing. After all, part of public relations is learning when not to say what you really want to say. So by doing this I am going against this creed as a public relations major, but oh well.

  • Automotive career opportunities growing across region, state

    By Kim Huston

    The automotive industry has not only completed its recovery from the Great Recession, but also broke light vehicle sales records in 2015. With this growth, communities in the Lincoln Trail region and across the Commonwealth are positioned to realize even greater opportunities.

    Our region has played a significant role in Kentucky’s automotive industry for decades. Most of the eight counties of our region are home to an automotive supplier and, in recent years, we’ve welcomed a number of new companies and celebrated multiple expansions.

  • Net-etiquette, surviving in the digital age

    As a business professional, your business life-blood may depend on email, texting, and quality communications. I have been using email since its inception at DARPA and I have seen the worst and the best of practices. Unfortunately, today we experience more worst than best of practices.

    First, consider that email is more like sending a letter. If you do not know what a letter is, please put this down and ask your mother. And texting is more like a short phone call. Do not confuse the two.

  • Mutual Akwardness

    It’s happened to almost everyone, that moment where you feel completely awkward almost embarrassed, because of a silly social mishap. I know it happens to me all the time.