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Today's Opinions

  • Working in a farm successor as part of a retirement plan

    By Wyatt Fraas
    Center for Rural Affairs
    Are you one of the many farmers without an identified farm successor? Purdue University says that’s around 75 percent, and about half expect nonfamily members to take over. A gradual shift of responsibilities and ownership, plus an extended mentoring period, can help ensure the continued success of the farm business.

  • Pre-school program employees praised for contributions made to success of 5 Star Rating

    Dear Readers,
    We are excited this year to recognize the hard work of our pre-school employees. During the 2016-2017 school year our pre-school program underwent a Program Review based upon the Kentucky All Stars 5 Star Rating system. The Kentucky All Stars rating system is a quality rating and improvement system for early childhood and education programs. Based on the Kentucky Early Childhood standards and research-based indicators of quality. How a program earns its rating is listed below:
    n The Level 1 star is obtained by meeting all regulatory requirements

  • Pre-school program employees praised for contributions made to success of 5 Star Rating

    Dear Readers,
    We are excited this year to recognize the hard work of our pre-school employees. During the 2016-2017 school year our pre-school program underwent a Program Review based upon the Kentucky All Stars 5 Star Rating system. The Kentucky All Stars rating system is a quality rating and improvement system for early childhood and education programs. Based on the Kentucky Early Childhood standards and research-based indicators of quality. How a program earns its rating is listed below:
    n The Level 1 star is obtained by meeting all regulatory requirements

  • Pre-school program employees praised for contributions made to success of 5 Star Rating

    Dear Readers,
    We are excited this year to recognize the hard work of our pre-school employees. During the 2016-2017 school year our pre-school program underwent a Program Review based upon the Kentucky All Stars 5 Star Rating system. The Kentucky All Stars rating system is a quality rating and improvement system for early childhood and education programs. Based on the Kentucky Early Childhood standards and research-based indicators of quality. How a program earns its rating is listed below:
    n The Level 1 star is obtained by meeting all regulatory requirements

  • Pre-school program employees praised for contributions made to success of 5 Star Rating

    Dear Readers,
    We are excited this year to recognize the hard work of our pre-school employees. During the 2016-2017 school year our pre-school program underwent a Program Review based upon the Kentucky All Stars 5 Star Rating system. The Kentucky All Stars rating system is a quality rating and improvement system for early childhood and education programs. Based on the Kentucky Early Childhood standards and research-based indicators of quality. How a program earns its rating is listed below:
    n The Level 1 star is obtained by meeting all regulatory requirements

  • The Kentucky State Fair: The best of agriculture on display

    By Ryan Quarles, Kentucky
    Commissioner of Agriculture
    FRANKFORT — The Kentucky State Fair is one of the highlights of the agricultural year in Kentucky. As a farm kid from Scott County, I have many fond memories of past state fairs. It’s a chance to rub elbows with our neighbors, reunite with friends from across the Commonwealth, and show off the best that Kentucky agriculture has to offer. The 113th edition of this great tradition is Aug. 17-27, and, as always, the Kentucky Department of Agriculture is pleased to be a part of it.

  • Kentuckians enjoy salary growth, increased jobs

    Kentucky incomes are on the rise, as is the number of many Kentucky jobs, according to a report on Fiscal Year 2017’s fourth-quarter state revenues from the Office of State Budget Director.

  • Make the heebie jeebies go away

    Today I have the heebie jeebies.
    I’ve been listening to a podcast (that’s like a radio program that you download from the Internet) about fear: Why are people afraid? How can they get rid of fear?
    The podcast began with a story about woman with Urbach-Wiethe disease, a rare condition that has three symptoms: a scratchy voice, raised dots around the eyes and absolutely no sense of fear.
    The part of her brain that registers fear is calcified. She can be happy, sad, angry, feel love and feel hate, but she can’t feel fear.