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Today's Opinions

  • Proud to be an American

    The holidays are filled with so many events and things we can or want to do; it’s hard to pick what ends up making the list of what you do, where you go, and who you do those things with.

    It’s no different for our family. Seems like my December calendar had more highlighted items on it as “must do’s” this year, than ever before.

  • Looking back on 2017

    The season of frigid nights, warm gatherings, and good cheer is upon us as we prepare for 2018. This year was a whirlwind in the General Assembly as we passed historic legislation in the 2017 Session, held insightful policy discussions across the Commonwealth during the Interim, and analyzed proposed pension reform.

  • Family and Consumer Sciences Extension: building healthy families

    In family and consumer sciences (FCS) extension, we work to give individuals the skills they need to improve the quality of life for themselves and their families. Throughout the year, we offer educational programs centered in areas that range from making healthy lifestyle choices to securing financial stability. Statewide, in the past programming year, we have reached more than 1.6 million Kentuckians.

  • Letters: Waste, food for thought

    Dear Editor,

    Pope Francis once said, “Throwing away food is like stealing from the table of those who are poor and hungry.” The reason why I include that quote is because of a very important problem, food waste. America is the leading contributor to food waste. It is very important that we bring light to this problem, not only on the holidays, but throughout the year.

  • The problem with science

    I am rested and recharged after going on a Christmas vacation with my wife last week. We went to the Ark Encounter in Williamstown, Kentucky last Wednesday. We then went to Tennessee to spend the rest of the week in Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg.

    I had been looking forward to seeing the Ark since it opened. It was everything I expected and more.

  • Holiday shopping - track your spending

    Holiday shopping can be both a rewarding and stressful experience. Every year, millions of Americans flock to retail and online stores to buy gifts for their family and friends. If you are worried about overspending this year, the following tips will help you to develop a plan for buying gifts for everyone on your list without breaking the bank.

  • Waste: Food for thought

    Dear Editor,

    Have you ever thrown away a perfectly good piece of food in the garbage? Did you know in 2014, we disposed of more than 38 million tons of food? The things we just throw on the ground can pollute the land and kill animals. About 955 of the food we throw away ends up in landfills or combustion facilities.

  • Commitment to Community

    This week saw lots of little shovels and flying dirt at the groundbreaking ceremony for the new LaRue County Public Library. As a total bookworm who spent a ton of time in my local library growing up, it is exciting to see the start of a new chapter for the community. Last week I was lucky to attend my first meeting of the LaRue County Genealogy Society, where I learned a little library history from the chapters before about some women who worked wonders.