• It’s no secret that women are underutilized in the manufacturing field. In fact, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, women comprise nearly 50 percent of the total U.S. labor force, yet only account for 27 percent of all workers in manufacturing.

  • How do you decide what smartphone to buy? First, spend some hands-on time with different phones. Ask your friends to see theirs. Ask what applications they run and if they like their phone. There are lots of bells and whistles you may not even use, so make a wish list with those features you need, followed by those you want, ending with nice to have if you can afford.

  • Dear Editor,

    Recently, while waiting in line at Hometown IGA to get a deli lunch, I was a behind a young mother. It was obvious that she was a mother because of many of the food items in her cart.

  • I have really enjoyed writing articles about the various businesses throughout LaRue County since I have been working at the LaRue County Herald News.

  • It may not be celebrated as much as Independence Day, but Constitution Day is arguably just as important. While July 4 recognizes the birth of our nation, Sept. 17 commemorates the day we established the cornerstone of our government and secured our rights as citizens.

    In the 228 years since that journey began, the U.S. Constitution has become the oldest charter among the world’s major countries and still remains, at 4,400 words, the shortest.

  • In the media, we are faced with covering news events that affect the daily lives of our readers. We present the facts, and allow our readers to make a decision on their own, without influence from our own values or stand on a particular subject or topic.

  • Time is a valuable thing; when you really think about time it can be overwhelming.

  • Last week, the United States celebrated the 95th anniversary of women’s right to vote, a milestone made possible by the passage of the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.

    Kentucky was the 23rd state to ratify that amendment, but it did not clear its final legislative hurdle until Tennessee became the 36th state in August 1920. Interestingly, that decision was a close one, occurring only when a young legislator voted in favor at the request of his mother.

  • It is hard to believe Where Opportunity Knox, a regional initiative to connect 10,000 transitioning veterans and military spouses to jobs and the Greater Louisville Region by the end of 2017, is celebrating its first anniversary in September.

    In the last year, nearly 1,500 veterans and spouses have been connected with employment opportunities throughout the region and over 130 participating employers have signed up to support this initiative.

  • Communication will make the LCS District stronger

    The school year is underway and off to an incredible start for LaRue County Schools. On the heels of back-to-school season, it is school tax season throughout Kentucky. The LCS Board of Education will consider proposed 2015 tax rates Thursday.

  • A little over two years ago my dad, Pop as his children call him, started having trouble with his foot. It became infected and to make a long story short, the end result was amputation. From the time of his surgery I have seen Pop make tremendous strides in his recovery. From getting around with a walker and dealing with a healing and painful residual limb to phantom pain and learning to walk all over again, he has endured so much. I couldn’t be more proud of him and his determination to not let his circumstances get him down.

  • I was recently reminded of a huge change I recently decided to make in my life. My coworker Vanessa Hurst gave me the nickname “Rockcastle” in the office because almost every other sentence that comes out of my mouth, I make a reference to my hometown in Rockcastle County. When she first called me Rockcastle, it made me realize how much I had been missing it and how I had been relaying that through my conversations with people.

  • The process of deleting old files while organizing the files you want to keep, will only go so far in speeding up the performance of your computer. To better improve your computers performance, thus extending its useful life and save some big bucks, there are a few simple, and free, software apps you can use to improve your computer’s performance.

  • There is a saying that you can’t know where you are going until you know where you have been.  That’s especially true when it comes to our schools.

    Since education represents the single-largest category in state spending, more than half of every dollar will go to our public colleges and universities. The General Assembly understandably keeps a close eye on its progress, and with a two-year budget to enact in 2016, now is a good time for a more comprehensive review.

  • Last Friday morning, I was on my way to work when I received a call about a fatal accident on Hwy 210 near the LaRue and Green County line.