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Today's Opinions

  • BBB Warns: Don’t Unwrap Unknown Email Attachments

    BBB is alerting consumers to a holiday email scam that’s popping-up in consumers’ inboxes just in time for the holiday shopping season.

    The email appears to be a legitimate email from DHL Services, a parcel shipment company, but it actually contains an attachment that if opened, will infect your computer with a virus.

  • Be very careful when giving, shopping

    With double-digit unemployment rates in Kentucky, more Kentucky families are in need of a helping hand this holiday season. Attorney General Jack Conway asks that if you plan to give to a charity, give wisely.

    Unfortunately, there are unscrupulous or even fraudulent charities that prey on the generosity of Kentuckians.

  • Night meetings better used as campaign plank than in reality

    There should be absolutely no reason not to have one of the fiscal court meetings each month in the evening hours.

    The positives for such a change should be overwhelming.

    Then, why hasn’t it been done in the past?

    Because it has.

    Under the John Harper administration, there were several night-time meetings held. Some of those may still be going on.

    It is great for candidates to use that as an item to talk with voters. And most voters would have to say that it is a great idea.

  • Five Questions to ask Before Donating to a Charity

    Most charities rely heavily on the goodwill of individual donors during the holiday season to fund their activities throughout the coming year.

    Last year, charity contributions totaled $307.65 billion: 75 percent of this total came from individuals, according to the Giving USA Foundation.

    BBB’s Wise Giving Alliance advises donors to research a charity prior to giving and provides five questions to ask when deciding where to contribute this holiday season.

    Is this a charity I can trust?

  • Few surprises about underage drinking

    How much do you know about underage drinking?

    I just took a web quiz conducted by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) that tests people’s knowledge about underage drinking and I was surprised to find that many people who take the quiz don’t score so well.

    The quiz questions come from research sponsored by member agencies of the Interagency Coordinating Committee on the Prevention of Underage Drinking.

    The quiz is intended to dispel myths and stimulate action to prevent and reduce underage alcohol use.

  • Now what will Shepherdsville do?

    Wow...now what do you do if you serve on the Shepherdsville City Council?

    You approved a totally unbinding advisory ballot to get the pulse of the community on the sale of alcoholic beverages on Sunday in places that serve at least 70 percent in food items.

    Everyone stated on more than one occasion that the turnout of the vote held on Dec. 3-4 meant nothing in terms of forcing the council to do anything.

    That point has been made very clear.

    But it begs to now ask the question - what do you do now?

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