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Today's Opinions

  • It’s the party, dummy!

    You know what really irks me? When people at work don’t turn off the bathroom light when they’re done.
    Our company is trying to reduce expenses and one of the easiest things to do is Turn. Off. The. Light!
    I don’t know if it’s a problem with the men’s bathroom, although I’m guessing it is. So, men: Turn. Off. The. Light. Too!
    There, I said it, and that sure felt good.

  • DNA research and stress Part 2

    Compiled by Rev. Patrice Joy Masterson, MA Reiki Master Instructor from How to Reprogram Your DNA for Optimum Health by Adelle LaBree

    Stress is also linked to several serious diseases such as heart disease, cancer, lung disease, accidents, cirrhosis of the liver, and suicide. It is important to understand how stress can impact; your day-to-day life as well as your long-term health. Here are some ways that chronic stress may affect your physical and mental health.

  • ‘Made in Kentucky’ products increasing

    In recent days, the state’s Cabinet for Economic Development has been highlighting an industry that can be summed up in three words: Made in Kentucky.
    It’s a phrase that applies to more and more products every year.  According to the Cabinet, we now have more than 4,000 factories, and their 220,000 employees manufacture about $27 billion worth of goods, a third more than they did just five years ago.

  • Legislators going ‘Back to School’ nationwide

    Starting this week, hundreds of state legislators from across the country will begin visiting classrooms to kick off the 16th annual “America’s Legislators Back to School Program.”

    Sponsored by the National Conference of State Legislatures, this event initially lasted just one day but now extends through much of the school year.  While most students tour the state Capitol at least once, often during a field trip in elementary school, this program brings state government to them.

  • DNA research and your diet

    Compiled by the Rev. Patrice Joy Masterson, MA Reiki Master Instructor, from the book, “How to Reprogram Your DNA for Optimum Health,” by Adelle LaBree

    Anew field called “Nutrigenomics”is devoted to the study of the effects of foods on genetic behavior. By analyzing how different foods interact with specific genes, researchers have confirmed that the food you eat directly influences the metabolic programming of your cells.

  • Whether it’s things or feelings, hoarding is never good for you

    When we moved to Florida from California 23 years ago, we did so with only the things we could fit into two vehicles.

    That meant getting rid of 15 years’ worth of possessions to start over, which was both sad and exciting.

    I especially hated parting with the coffee table my husband had accidentally autographed. He tends to write hard and had been signing checks. After that, at a certain angle you could see a half-dozen “Barry Kennedy” indentations in the table top.

  • Coalition spreads the word on substance abuse prevention

    On Aug. 27, the Trimble CARES Coalition met at the Trimble County Extension Office. During the meeting Director Denise Hall and Seven Counties Prevention Specialist Patty Gregory shared resources and data that they received while at the CADCA training this summer.

    Trimble County Attorney Perry Arnold shared information on a recent conference including raising awareness on clothing, such as “710” means OIL upside down referencing marijuana oil and DGK indicating drug use.

  • What to do if you inherit someone’s 401(k)

    By Jason Alderman
    Talk about good news wrapped in bad: In the midst of grieving the loss of a loved one, you learn that you were named beneficiary of their 401(k) plan. Chances are you’ve got too much on your mind to make any sudden decisions about what to do with the money.
    However, don’t procrastinate too long. The IRS has ironclad rules, deadlines and penalties concerning inherited retirement accounts, which vary depending on what type of account it is. This column discusses inherited 401(k) and similar employer-provided plans.