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Today's Opinions

  • Letter to the editor - Thank you Sunrise Volunteers

    Dear Editor,

    Sunrise Volunteers is a local organization that enriches the lives of the Sunrise Manor Nursing Home residents. It utilizes volunteers who provide aid, comfort, and joy to the residents and their families. Lillian Talley has been on both the “giving” and the “receiving” ends of the loving care provided by the Sunrise Volunteers.

  • A Senior’s Advice

    Over the past four years, I have had the privilege of being a student at LaRue County High School, but it wasn’t always easy.

    I have learned that even in the midst of privileges and emotional highs, there are always nuisances and emotional lows. My four years of high school have proven this theory time and time again. You must be prepared and very composed in order to endure the hardship and responsibility that comes along with being a successful student.

  • Easy ways to increase your savings

    This is America Saves Week. Most of us understand that saving regularly is one of the simplest ways to reach our financial goals, but we don’t all take advantage of easy ways to automate our savings.

  • Managing social networking in your business

    Social networking apps for communicating, such as Podcasting tools, Snapchat, Facebook and Twitter, has changed our ability to rapidly access and disseminate information. This makes it more important than ever to be sensitive to our responsibilities to guard our business and our customers’ information.

  • Best way to save automatically

    How are you doing with your savings habits? Do you automatically transfer money to a savings account each month? Setting up automatic savings is the easiest and most effective way to save – it puts your extra cash out of sight and out of mind. There are several ways to automate.

    1. Use direct deposit at work to split your paycheck into different accounts: checking, emergency fund, retirement, investment, or other goals. Automating retirement savings is a great way to assure that you receive any matches or employer contributions, too.

  • Serving in memory, honor of a friend

    Dear Editor,

    Twenty Years ago on February 11, 1997, the town of New Haven, Kentucky said goodbye to one of its sons. Michael J. Cecil was tragically injured during a training exercise with the U.S. Marine Corp at Parris Island in South Carolina. His loss was felt across the small community, not only because at the time his mother, Tessie Cecil, was mayor, but also because his dedication to volunteering with the New Haven/Rolling Fork Fire Department.

  • Valentines Day: From a priest defending marriage to gifts and flowers

    By Steven Curtsinger
    Student Columnist

     

    As I started to think about Valentine’s Day, and what it means for Americans, and really the whole world, I wanted to know where it all started. Why do we celebrate Valentine’s Day? Who brought it about? What has kept it going for so long? I started looking into the history of St. Valentine, the pioneer of Valentine’s Day.

  • Connected and disconnected

    As a part of Leadership LaRue, I got to go visit the state capitol in Frankfort last Wednesday and Thursday.

    We all really enjoyed it and I think we all had a great time. Our newly elected Representative Brandon Reed and Senator Steve Meredith spent time with us. We got to see both the house and Senate in session as well as hear a case being brought before the state Supreme Court. We toured parts of the governor’s office and mansion. Our time was jam-packed but we got to see a lot about how our state government operates.