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Today's Opinions

  • Tips for Safe Walking in Snow and Ice

     Falls account for more than one million injuries in the U.S. annually. There are four types of walking accidents with the most common being the slip and fall. That's the type of fall that happens when you fall due a surface not cleared of snow or ice.

  • Purchasing a Gift Card? Read This First!

     Gift cards make excellent presents, especially during the holidays when you’re unsure of what to buy for a family member or friend.  But, BBB warns, like everything else, gift cards may have strings attached. It’s important to read the fine print before buying and giving.

     

    New rules for gift cards went into effect in 2010. Some rules include:

  • Give the Gift of Life

     As we celebrate and feast with loved ones over the holidays, many of us wish to give back and help others.  Often, we struggle to find the time and the means to do so.  However, this Thanksgiving, there is something everyone can do that costs nothing, takes less than a minute, and gives hope to thousands of children, adults, and their families, in need. 

  • AAA Urges Motorists to Prepare Vehicles for Winter Weather

     With snow and ice in the forecast for much of Kentucky over the next few days, AAA East Central reminds motorists that cars need periodic checkups to maintain safety and maximize efficiency, especially during winter weather.

    AAA recommends motorists use a simple checklist to determine their vehicle’s winter maintenance needs.

    Winter Car Care Checklist

  • Check Dear Santa Websites to Make Sure They are Nice

     There are dozens of domain names registered in the name of “Old St. Nick,” offering children a wide range of opportunities to email Santa. Sadly, some of the websites aren’t always so trustworthy. Some can potentially be a dangerous way to share personal information. Better Business Bureau (BBB) is advising parents to do their homework before letting their child write to Santa this holiday season.

  • Smoking ban in public buildings should be easy

     When Bullitt Fiscal Court discussed the passage of a no-smoking ordinance in county buildings, there were quite a few in the audience who were caught by surprise.

    There were no signs posted but it was a given - you can’t light it up in a county facility.

    Well, maybe you can. At least for a little while.

    There has been no local or state law adopted to prohibit smoking or tobacco products in county government or state government facilities.

    We believe Bullitt Fiscal Court will change that.

    And they should.

  • BBB Hot Topics: December 2013

     Check out the latest scams and bad business in BBB’s December 2013 Hot Topics!

     

    1. Holiday shopping? Beware of fake “Overstock” Websites! Scammers are trying to fool customers looking for the real website, which is a BBB Accredited business, with fake Overstock websites. Some of these sites ask the customer to pay with a Green Dot Money Pak. Make sure you are shopping the real company at www.Overstock.com.

  • Pancake breakfast more than a fund-raiser

     In the world of reporting, it is not unusual to see tears shed.

    But you normally don’t see that happen at a youth baseball all-star game. And, when it happens, the tears normally flow from an upset child after a loss or an angry parent who believes his or her child didn’t get enough playing time.

    On this particular Saturday afternoon, it was a coach shedding tears and apologizing to one of his players.

    He was upset the young man had not gotten into the game. 

    His displeasure in himself led to tears. His own tears.