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Opinion

  •  I have had different experiences throughout my lifetime. Some good, some bad. There is one experience I often think about because there are so many people who want everything their way or no way.

    This young man was married to a beautiful woman and she knew she was beautiful. She liked to party all the time. She dressed the part of a rich woman. They owed so much money he had to work six days a week to make ends meet. His wife knew how to spend money.

  •  We scream. We fight. We editorialize on these things. But, on this July Fourth holiday, it is time to reflect what a great right we all have to live in this country.

  •  The 4th of July is almost here and the people of Kentucky and Southern Indiana are in a patriotic frame of mind.  Unfortunately, some unscrupulous people may take advantage of your patriotic desire to support America’s soldiers.

  •  Michelle Arnold, DVM, Ruminant Extension Agent with the University of Kentucky, offers advice from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) on handling cattle during extreme heat conditions.

    Actions to be taken before an extreme heat event:

    1. Monitor the weather.

    2. Prepare a summer feeding program, which is a low heat increment diet, to feed the cattle during heat waves.

    3. Ensure that there are no restrictions to air movement such as hay storage locations or wind breaks.

  •   Many Americans choose to celebrate their independence and express their patriotism on the Fourth of July with fireworks and sparklers. TNT Fireworks, the nation’s largest distributor of consumer fireworks and novelty items, encourages families nationwide to follow these simple steps from the American Pyrotechnics Association (APA) to ensure their celebrations are safe:

    §  TAKE PRECAUTIONS. Always keep a hose and a bucket of water nearby in case of emergencies.

  •  FRANKFORT, Ky. - Remember to boat safely as temperatures climb and traffic on Kentucky's waterways increases around the July 4 holiday season. 

  •  Sweltering hot days make it harder to keep your home cool, straining air conditioning systems and energy budgets. The Energy Education Council (EEC) offers some simple tips to boost comfort and save on electric bills during the sultriest of days:

  •  Leadership is something which can’t often be learned. It is a trait that either you have it or you don’t.

  •  Years ago if you had some kind of disease it was difficult to treat because they did not have the medicine to treat it with.

  •  My dad believed in the Lord. He read the Bible all the time. You could ask him anything in the Bible and he could tell you about it. He would turn the pages and show you and tell you about it also.

    My mother and dad were church-going people. They even bought their own seat that had their name on it in church. They went to the same church until they died. Some time the church was so full of people you had trouble finding a seat, especially on Mother’s or Father’s Day.

  •  Since President Clinton signed the bill on May 31, 1994 establishing National Men's Health Week, health organizations have placed special emphasis on educating the public about men's health issues the week of Father's Day. The purpose of Men's Health Week is to heighten the awareness of preventable health problems and encourage early detection and treatment of disease among men and boys.

  •  Better Business Bureau is warning university and high school students looking for work this summer to be careful to avoid job scams.

    Many Internet and newspaper ads have postings that claim: “sum­mer job, make $300 a day!” or “last year our employ­ees made $10,000 over the sum­mer.”

    Here are 10 tip-offs that the “employment opportunity” could be a scam:

  •   A list of hot topics by the Better Business Bureau for the month of June 2012. For more information visit www.bbb.org.

    1.    Beware of the Microsoft Scam! Local consumers tell BBB they are getting calls from people who say they are with Microsoft. These scammers are telling consumers they could be hacked then they offer extra security for a fee. That’s when they steal the victim’s personal information.

  •  College is not for everyone.  There are many jobs that do not require a college degree that will provide a really fine living and enable a person to support themselves and their family. 

  •  The news coming out of Shepherdsville City Hall has been wonderful.

  •  It’s always a busy time of the year in early June as several of the premiere festival events are held in Bullitt County.

  •  Back in my mother and dad’s days, times were a lot harder than they are now. You could not get any work to do. My mother and dad had a house burn down. They came home from church and their house had burned down. There was not enough insurance to cover the house plus the contents in the house. They had to live in a tent until dad built a house to live in.

  •  May and June are times when governmental leaders are faced with the task to determine how much money they will have to spend and how they will spend it.

  •  My name is Robert Huff. I will always remember my mother, not only on “Mother’s Day” but every day. She was a wonderful mother, wife to my dad, a friend to all people she came in contact with. She was always there to give help to anyone who needed help. My mother and dad were God-fearing people. When the church doors opened they were there and I might add that we children went to church together and were baptized.

  •  Kentucky’s tourism industry is once again gearing up for the summer travel season. As someone who has worked in the industry for more than 30 years, I believe we have many good reasons to be optimistic about 2012.