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Today's Opinions

  • September is National Preparedness Month

     The Better Business Bureau is once again joining the Federal Emergency Management Agency and thousands of other organizations across the country to promote National Preparedness Month. The annual event educates the public on the importance of emergency preparedness, encouraging citizens, businesses, and government agencies to prepare, and stay informed for emergencies.

  • Make a difference in a child's life

    LOUISVILLE—The challenge is simple. Lift up one family—from every Kentucky Baptist church—to foster a child. Doing so would mean placing one third of the state’s 7,000 foster children in a loving, Christ-centered home if embraced by all 2,400 Kentucky Baptist Convention churches.

  • Archery deer, wild turkey seasons on deck

    FRANKFORT– The days are growing shorter and cooler temperatures are starting to show up in extended forecasts.

    The transition to fall is underway.

    For Kentucky hunters, it started weeks ago with the opening of early fall squirrel season. Labor Day ushered in the start of dove season, and the onrush of hunting opportunities continues this weekend.

    Archery deer and wild turkey seasons open statewide on Sat., Sept. 6 and run through Jan. 19, 2015.

  • Childhood obesity numbers may be getting little better

     The growing problem is childhood obesityThe obesity epidemic in America is a national health crisis.  Because of this, today’s children may have a shorter life span than their parents.

    For the biggest majority of children, the problem of overweight and obesity is the result of eating too many calories and not getting enough physical activity.

    A diagnoses of overweight in defined as a BMI at or above the 85th percentile and lower than the 95th percentile for children of the same sex and age. 

  • BBB Hot Topics: September 2014

     See the latest scams and bad business in BBB’s September 2014 Hot Topics!

     

    1.    If you receive a call from a “Sergeant Carlson” who says he is with the Jefferson County Motor Division, hang up! The “Sergeant,” who is calling local residents, claims a traffic camera on a local highway caught them speeding. The “speeder” is asked to pay the ticket with a prepaid money card. This is a SCAM!

  • Safety advised as highways will be busy for holiday

      AAA projects 34.7 million Americans will journey 50 miles or more from home during the Labor Day holiday weekend, the highest volume for the holiday since 2008 and a 1.3 percent increase over 2013.

    Nearly 86 percent of travelers (29.7 million), including nearly 1.75 million in Kentucky and other East South Central states, will celebrate the holiday with a final road trip before summer comes to a close and children head back to school. The Labor Day holiday travel period is defined as Thursday, August 28 to Monday, September 1.

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  • What’s the big debate to having a public forum?

      Incumbents uusally hate them. Challengers usually demand them.

    The great debate over the great debates.

    It is common during the political season for the discussion over the need or validity of debates to be waged.

    The interesting thing is that most people who have ever attended public forums - a kinder, more gentle version of a debate - already had their minds made up.

    It is up to the media to report what is said or not said at such an event and there is the hope that someone reads the account.