Today's Opinions

  • What is a PDF?

    The Fax machine is dead, long live the Fax! I remember when the Fax, short for Facsimile, became mainstream in business. I also remember how many small businesses fought the idea until they realized this machine, tied to the phone system, was necessary to their survival.

  • Letter to the editor - November 4, 2015

    Dear Editor,

    I would like to thank the generous and big hearted people of LaRue County for making the Mike Coffey benefit horse show a big success.

    Thank you to the LaRue County Saddle Club for the use of their club grounds. A big thanks to the LaRue County Beef Cattle Association for all their help and hard work. Thank each of you that donated and bought items for the silent auction, cake auction and each of our raffles. Thank you for attending and riding in the show.

  • Absence makes the heart grow forgetful

    I’ve always had a love-hate relationship with wood heat. My parents used it as a primary heat source when I still lived at home. I didn’t mind it then, I guess because I wasn’t the one having to get up in the middle of the night to stoke up a fire in an icy cold house.

  • Frankfort Focus - Honoring Kentucky Veterans

    On November 11, our nation will come together as it has for nearly a century to pay tribute to those who have sacrificed their time, talents and even their lives and limbs to preserve our freedom.

    Altogether, there have been more than 40 million men and women who have been part of the U.S. Armed Forces since the Continental Army was first established 240 years ago this past June. Tens of millions more have served, or still are serving, as members of the National Guard and the Reserves, both of which trace their history back even further.

  • Securing Word and Excel documents

    In an office environment, and sometimes at home, we may want to add additional security to our documents, without needing a lot of technical knowhow. Fortunately, the last several versions of Microsoft Office provide us with the ability to password protect our sensitive documents from prying eyes. Since most of us use Microsoft Office, this comes in very handy.

  • Letter to the editor - 2016 Relay for Life Leadership Team

    Dear Editor,

    The LaRue County Relay for Life Leadership Team would like to publicly thank the LaRue County Girls Volleyball Team and the LaRue County Football Team for their outstanding efforts to jumpstart the 2016 Relay for Life fundraising effort.

  • Letter to the editor - Gary Gardner

    Dear Editor,

    A few people already know this, but for several months I have been working on a book about the Lincoln family centered upon a look at their neighbors in what is today LaRue County. History, both written and oral, has left us with a slanted interpretation of life here in the early 19th century.  We have a collective impression of a rather primitive society, which is far from the truth. There was, in fact, a wealth of social and economic diversity here 200 years ago, much as there is today. 

  • Letter to the editor - Tommy Turner

    Dear Editor,

    I feel honored to serve as Judge/Executive in Kentucky’s best county. It’s rare for me to endorse a candidate for office and I do so only after careful consideration and measurement of that individual.  In the race for Governor the choice is clear: Jack Conway.