Today's Opinions

  • LETTER: Christmas programs were successful

     On behalf of the Chamber of Commerce, I would like to thank everyone who helped make the following holiday events a success: Festival of Trees, Christmas Bazaar, Lighting of the Christmas tree and Christmas at Creekfront Park a success. A special thanks to The Lincoln Museum, Hodgenville Woman’s Club and the community.

  • Class teaches how to cope with holiday grief

     Many of us think of the holiday season as a time of joy and fun. For others, however, it’s a time of loneliness and grief. Some people live far from family and miss seeing their loved ones at this time of year. Others dread going to holiday parties without a partner. Then there are those who feel saddened by the holidays, since they remind them of family members who are long gone.

  • JUST ASK: Is forgiven debt taxable?

     Is it true that if you don’t pay a business or individual for a product you purchased or a service you received, and that debt is not collected for or had been forgiven, then that is consider income for that person that owed the bill, and that amount should be reported as income on your yearly income taxes?

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    The best person to ask is your tax advisor or attorney, if you are in this situation.

    We found the following on IRS.gov:

  • COLUMN: Repost this if you hate chain letters

     There has been an influx of Facebook chain letters that have appeared in my news feed. At first, I didn’t think much of them. I just ignored them, because I knew I would never post one of them.

    However, most of my Facebook friends have, and it doesn’t seem like it’s going to stop anytime soon. Just the other day, I read a forwarded status discussing the website’s supposed new guidelines.

  • LETTER: City Hall: Decision protected city, estate, interest of family

     Dear Editor:

  • LETTER: Blair family takes on City Hall in wake of mother's death

     Dear Editor:

  • GRACE NOTES: First World Problems? Get over it!

    Nobody knows the trouble I’ve seen. Nobody knows my sorrow.

    Today I'm suffering First World Problems. To name a few:

    I noticed too late that the gray of my shirt does not match the gray of my pants. Also - I left the house without wearing any bracelets, so not only am I color uncoordinated, but I have naked wrists.

  • Solving the special taxing district issue

    It’s important to understand a question before formulating an answer.

    State Auditor Adam Edelen made several questions very clear last week about Kentucky’s special taxing districts after his office spent six months developing a report on what it calls ghost governments.

    Among them: What is a special taxing district? How many exist in Kentucky? Who oversees them?

    How does the public get information about how they spend public money?

    What’s the process for dissolving a district?