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Today's Opinions

  • Watch phone deals

     Maybe all the gambling talk in Frankfort is causing AT&T to bet again this year Kentucky consumers will give up their Kentucky Public Service Commission protection of regular telephone service. And they will lose again because they are putting all their cards on the table.

  • Keeping the options open for our students

     Those of you who have been reading my columns or otherwise getting information on what our schools and district has been doing over the past few years know that it is our objective to become a leader in the state in providing a rigorous and effective education to our students.  

  • Postal system gets no return on Lance Armstrong

     A few random thoughts not quite ready for the front page...

  • Quick addition doesn’t add up on tiny issue like garbage

     Sometimes it might be best to wait a few minutes before elected officials vote on items.

  • COYLE'S CORNER 02/13/13

     This week Paul Coyle is spreading the love throughout the community in honor of St. Valentine's Day.

  • BBB Warns: Don’t Fall for Do Not Call Scam

     Scammers have been making phone calls posing as representatives of the National Do Not Call Registry. The calls claim to provide an opportunity to sign up for the registry or ask consumers to verify their information. Of course, the callers are really trying to solicit personal information, which opens victims up to identity fraud.

    How the Scam Works:

  • BBB: Be careful with online dating

     Are you looking for love this Valentine’s Day? Millions use dating and social networking sites to meet people. While many are looking to start a successful relationship, there are scam artists using these sites to take advantage of others. Unfortunately, the anonymity of the internet makes it easy for con artists to use these sites to meet potential victims.

    In one of the latest dating scams, scammers are stealing pictures of real soldiers and posting them online, stringing victims along.

  • BBB Warns: Don’t Fall for Valentine’s Scams

     Scam artists take advantage of every major event or holiday to launch a new (or old) scam. BBB warns, Valentine’s Day is no exception! Here are a few scams to be on the lookout for:

    Social Media Scams

    Facebook is flooded with posts that attempt to lure users to malicious websites. Beware of any “free” love giveaways, like flowers, perfumes, or vacations. These “free” giveaways take you to a third-party site, where your personal information can be compromised.

    Phishing