• Benningfield recovering at home

    Whenever I think back to my March 4 five-bypass open heart surgery, the common opening lines of many Vaudeville shows comes to mind, “A funny thing happened on my way to the theater.”

    In my case, however, a not-so-funny thing happened on my way to a stress test at the Veterans’ Hospital on Zorn Avenue in Louisville March 2.

  • Budget proposals stall in general assembly

    Since House and Senate leaders announced last Thursday morning that budget talks had stalled, there have understandably been many questions from the public about what happened and what is likely to happen next.

    If the conflict could be boiled down to a single word, it would be “education.”  The House believes that, in an era where there is money to meet our core needs and fully fund contributions to our two main public retirement systems, schools and universities should not be cut.

  • The season of big ideas

    I’ve had my fill of spring-cleaning. I haven’t really even scratched the surface of the spring-cleaning and already I’m done.

    On nice days the sunshine beckons for me to come outside and I can’t think of anything else but what I want to do in my garden and flowerbeds. I love getting my hands dirty and planting new things.

  • LaRue Co. Chamber news

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  • Freezing credit not surefire identity theft protection
  • Legislative session in the final stretch

    At the end of a legislative session, months of preparation and weeks of debate give way to a handful of days where the General Assembly and governor decide what will become law and what will have to wait.

    It’s a predictably busy time, especially when the budget is in the mix during even-numbered years.

  • What is an activity tracker

    Have you ever heard of a Fitbit or a Jawbone?  Perhaps you have an iPhone and have looked at the App that has a heart on it and seen that it has a bunch of health signs open.  If you want to be physically active on a regular basis a fitness tracker can give you great information about how many steps you are taking on a daily basis.  Some also offer information beyond just steps.

  • Easter Eggs in your computer

    With Easter just around the corner, what better time to find out about Easter Eggs inside your favorite software. Easter Eggs inside my computer! Yes, this kind of “Easter egg” is a hidden message or inside-joke that software developers will sneak into whatever project they’re working on.

  • Reports of good economic news

    As Kentucky House leaders were putting the final touches on a proposed two-year state budget last week, legislators received not one but two reports of good economic news.

    Last Thursday, state officials said that revenues have grown 4.3 percent so far this current fiscal year, all but guaranteeing a surplus with less than four months to go.  The sales tax, one of the state’s major revenue sources and a strong indicator of consumer confidence, has now increased in 24 of the past 26 months.

  • LCHS students online

    The LaRue County Herald News staff has included information in a special section of their March 16 issue about keeping kids safe online. To tie into their promotion of online safety, I wanted to talk about the laptops that are used in our school system. We are in our sixth year of using laptops in our classroom and we have seen many changes over the last six years. There are many pros and cons to having the internet at our fingertips during the school day and when we take our laptops home.