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Today's Opinions

  • Time to ensure your vaccines are up to date

    Interesting health and illness statistics arrive weekly in my email. The Centers for Disease Control issues a weekly report on notifiable diseases and mortality tables. One of the reports is “provisional cases of infrequently reported notifiable diseases” (less than 1,000 cases reported during the preceding year.) A few of these are diseases that were once eliminated in the United States.

    Work is progressing worldwide to eliminate diseases such as polio and measles but total eradication hasn’t happened yet.

  • Biennial Beef Bash set for Sept. 25

    The University of Kentucky College of Agriculture, Food and Environment and the Kentucky Cattlemen’s Association will host the fourth biennial Beef Bash, a unique field day for Kentucky beef cattle producers, on Sept. 25 at the UK Research and Education Center in Princeton.

    “Research and outreach efforts such as Beef Bash are an important means of providing up-to-date information to cattle producers. “We also are keenly aware of the importance of the social and business aspects of cattle production.”

  • Women beaters waging the real war on women

    By Ben Carlson

    General Manager

    He held her down near the wood stove and put a gun in her mouth.

    That happened to someone I love very dearly a couple of decades ago, along with other instances of physical abuse that I didn’t know about at the time and only was made aware many years after the coward who committed those crimes wised up and moved away.

  • Homeownership brings visions of the movie ‘The Money Pit’

    Recently, my husband and I purchased a house in Frankfort. It’s a cute little house that was built in the ‘70s with room for our family to eventually grow, but lately small household repairs and moving has me feeling like a character in the movie “The Money Pit.”

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  • Easy tips to avoid excessive leftovers

    I don’t like leftovers, especially baked goods.

    There are easy ways to prepare food so there is less leftover. Packaged foods, including pasta salad mixes, macaroni and cheese, one dish meal boxes, cake mixes, and similar items can be prepared by making just a portion of the box.

    You can also make a smaller batch of cookies, cakes, casseroles, rolls, bread, etc.

  • Stink bugs on the rise in Kentucky fields

    Certainly this is the time to be checking your soybeans for the presence of stink bugs.

    I have not noticed economically important problems in the beans I have sampled, but stink bugs are certainly common and our light traps have been capturing very large numbers compared to previous years.

  • Obama golfs, attends weddings, fundraisers while ISIS crisis sizzles

    To the editor:

    Soon, we as registered voters will be casting our ballots for political appointments, I would ask that you consider something.

    The current Obama administration has proven to you that there is no leadership and the president proclaims to the world that … “I must consult congress because currently we have no strategy to combat ISIS (ISIL).”  While international terror confronts the minds of many, Obama is able to plan his fundraisers, weddings and other social events, including golf daily.