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Today's Opinions

  • Renaissance Recycling is about to “Flip its Lids!”

    Recently, a church group let me know that they were saving lids to recycle and they would go to a new bench or table for their church. This program is sponsored by Green Tree Plastics out of Evansville, Indiana.

    We have been saving for them and others for some time and we are overrun. I have misplaced the phone number for the group sponsor that had requested help in the summer, and hope that someone reading this will call me with that information, PLEASE!

  • Legislative update from Rep. Reed

    We are now more than half way through the 2017 Regular Session and work continues for the people of Kentucky. This week, the House passed measures to ensure student athlete safety, help our state’s veterans, and support our first responders.

  • Legislative update from Senator Meredith

    Visits from advocacy groups, a ceremonial bill signing, and rallies in the Capitol Rotunda, along with the bipartisan passage of bills, marked a busy Week Four of the 2017 Legislative Session.

    We were excited to welcome the children of Kentucky National Guard members from across the state for the First Annual Kentucky Military Kids Day. It was an honor to host these families who have sacrificed so much to serve our state and our country.

  • 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.