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Today's Opinions

  • LETTER: Thank you for support

    Dear Editor,

    I would like to thank Cindy Cruse, manager of Save A Lot, and an anonymous band parent for the donation of snacks and water for the Band of Hawks. It’s community support that glues our group together.

    Sincerely,

    Patty Ford

  • Where my story ended

    When I met John I was working at Howie’s in New Haven. I was 17 years old recently graduated from high school and had my mind set on working as much as I could while I figured out exactly what I was going to do with my life.

  • What is a Website Card?

    According to Twitter, a Website Card is a powerful ad format that allows users to preview an image, related context, and a clear call to action in their timeline.

    Include conversion tracking in your campaign to measure actions that happen off Twitter, such as a sign-up or purchase. Use a Website Card to grow your site traffic.

    So that definition is about as clear as mud to most of us. WebCards have been around and evolving since at least 2007 in several forms. The latest is the Website Card, the brainchild of Twitter.

  • Ways to make college more affordable

    You must make careful plans for the expense of a college education. There is nearly $1.3 trillion in total U.S. student loan debt. After college, graduates may be faced with ongoing wage stagnation and years of underemployment.

    How does a student and their family better prepare themselves for the cost of college? Here are tips on ways families can make college more affordable:

    1. Save early and save often.

  • Four functions of management

    By Dr. Chuck Crain

    Business owners recognize the four main functions of management: planning, organizing, controlling, and leading and motivating. These four functions are invaluable when it comes to ensuring that your business runs effectively and efficiently. When determining how the four functions of management apply to your business, business owners have to evaluate their resources.

  • It's not really procrastination or daydreaming
  • LETTER: New billboards seem to take away community's value

    Dear Editor,

    It saddens me immensely to see billboards being erected on Lincoln Parkway.

    Our area is beautiful with the gently rolling farmland and these billboards are a distraction. I’m sure the County Planning and Zoning office had to approve the construction of these billboards. What were they thinking?

    I would much rather see a road sign saying Hodgenville, home of Ivy Brown, Miss Kentucky Basketball and Erin Boley, Miss Kentucky Basketball and Gatorade Basketball player of the year.

  • You're never alone

    I traveled to Rockcastle County last Wednesday and Thursday to be a pallbearer in the funeral of my great-uncle, Paul Ponder.

    I understand that a lot of people think that the average person is not close to a great-uncle, but that is not the case at all in my family as we are all close and we all get together often throughout the year.

    A lot of people shared their thoughts of what they remembered about my Uncle Paul. I have all kinds of stories too, but there was one particular story that immediately came to my mind.