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Today's Opinions

  • December time to start plans for your next growing season

    LEXINGTON - After the harvest season, November is usually the time we celebrate and give thanks. It is also time for producers and landowners to consider planning for the next growing season.

    Each fiscal year, the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) sets dates for program application ranking. Although dates may vary from one program to another, landowners may sign-up at any time for all conservation programs.

  • Don’t Fall Prey to Identity Thieves over the Holidays

    Identity theft claimed 10 million victims in 2008, a 22 percent increase over 2007, according to a report from Javelin Strategy and Research.

    BBB warns that the holiday season provides many new opportunities for identity thieves to steal your information. BBB recommends taking the following steps to fight identity theft this holiday season: 

     

    Online Shopping Tips

  • Tips on Returns and Exchanges Before You Purchase an Item

    This holiday season, BBB wants to remind consumers to know their rights before making a purchase.

    “Each year BBB receives calls after the holidays from upset consumers who are stuck with items they can’t return,” says

    Reanna Smith-Hamblin, Communications Director for the BBB in Louisville. “Consumers should familiarize themselves with the seller’s return policy before making a purchase to prevent any confusion in the event the item they purchased needs to be returned.”

  • HOLIDAYS: DECEMBER 2009

    DECEMBER 2009

    MONTH:

    Bingo's Birthday

    Choose a Summer Camp

    Colorectal Cancer Education and Awareness

    Drunk and Drugged Driving Prevention

    Egg Nog

    Identity Theft Prevention and Awareness

    Safe Toys and Gifts

    Spiritual Literacy

    Stress-Free Family Holidays

    Tie

    Universal Human Rights

    Write a Business Plan

    Take a New Year's Resolution to Stop Smoking (TANYRSS) (Dec. 8 - Feb. 10)

    Halcyon Days (Dec. 14-28)

  • Fall Forest Fire Hazard Season Ends

    FRANKFORT - The fall forest fire hazard season officially ended Dec. 15, but officials with the Kentucky Division of Forestry continue to urge caution when conducting any kind of outdoor burning.  “Kentucky’s forests have weathered serious storms over the past few years and the increase in dead and fallen trees are of particular concern to fire suppression efforts,” said Leah MacSwords, director of the Division of Forestry.

  • COYLE'S CORNER
  • Time of giving arrives for our community

    As a very tough 2009 comes to a close, it is time for our community to come together like it always does in a time of need.

    The economy has been tough and unemployment has risen above 10 percent for the past year. Many others who are employed have experienced reduced hours or pay freezes.

    During this holiday season, many more will be seeking a little bit of assistance. It is time for all of us who have dug so deep in the past to dig a little deeper.

  • Be a Smart Shopper this Holiday Season

    The holiday shopping season is off and running despite a shaky economy. Smart shoppers may be able to snap up bargains before, after and on Black Friday, the day after Thanksgiving that traditionally is one of the biggest shopping days of the year.

    However, the Better Business Bureau (BBB) advises consumers to arm themselves with knowledge and a budget before hitting the stores. Setting limits on spending is especially important to avoid a deluge of post-holiday bills.