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Today's Opinions

  • Five mistakes when reading food labels

     Food and Health Communications shares these common mistakes made by consumers when trying to make healthy food choices.

    Mistake one: Ignore the label. Nutrition facts labels are a great source of tons of information about the food inside the package, yet many people completely ignore them. Check the nutrition facts for information about sodium, sugar, and fat content, then choose foods that contain less of those ingredients.

  • Fourth of July a time for celebration

    By Brandon Reed
    24th District Kentucky State Representative

     

    The Fourth of July is a time that represents everything that is fundamentally great about America: the freedom and inalienable rights that this nation was founded upon. 

  • LETTER: Thank you for a successful fair

    Dear Editor,

  • Constantly at war

    My wife and I have been at war with a force to be reckoned with. This force has kept me up at night, given me nightmares and is making it hard for me to focus on my normal day-to-day activaties. This force is an army of groundhogs.

    We have been infested with groundhogs on our property for several weeks now. This war did not start out as a war. We have a grown-up fence row in our backyard and one spring afternoon in May, I noticed this brown creature running in and out of the fence row while I was mowing the yard and the creature was later identified as a groundhog.

  • Chamber Unites

    By Sandy Kidd
    LaRue County Chamber of Commerce

     

    Have you ever considered joining the Chamber or maybe you were a member at one time and decided it was not for you. The Chamber continues to try new things and we encourage you to give us a try.

  • Lack of tech is the mother of good times

    Summer is officially here: Picnics, grilling, camping, swimming and relaxing in the shade under the trees in the yard with a glass of spearmint sun tea as children splash in the kiddie pool. It’s all like a lazy afternoon dream and passes just as quickly. Looking back at some of my childhood summer memories, the ones that stand out the most are a little peculiar. My parents were, hands down, the best at improvisation. I’m not talking the comedy improvisation (although there was plenty of that); they were the best at making great things happen with just what they had.

  • LETTER: There are consequences for littering

    Dear Editor,

    Picture this. You’re driving down the road and finish the Polar Pop in your hand, all the cup holders are full, and you have nowhere to put the empty cup. What do you do? More often than not I bet the answer is to roll down the window and throw it out. And if we’re all being honest we’ve all done this at some point in our lives with some type of trash or another. But what most of us don’t stop to think about is what it is actually doing to our environment and community.

  • Tips for making jelly and jam

    For proper texture, jellies and jams require the correct combination of fruit, pectin, acid, and sugar. The fruit supplies the water to dissolve the rest of the necessary ingredients and furnishes some or all of the pectin and acid.