Today's News

  • RISING VOICES: Poll Question

    POLL QUESTION: Should we leave celebrities like Tiger Woods alone? A) Yes — 43 percent B) No — 29 percent C) I don't care — 14 percent D) Depends on the circumstances — 14 percent E) Who's Tiger Woods? — 0 percent     This month's question:

    Where's the best place to get piercings? A.) My living room

    B.) Baldy's

    C.) Spiders

    D.) Hot Topic

    E.) Wal-Mart

  • RISING VOICES: Facebook discussion question

    The following is a response to a Facebook discussion question asking local teens: Who are or were you cheering for in the NCAA March Madness? I don't even know who played. :D - Janelle Williams   THIS MONTH'S FACEBOOK DISCUSSION QUESTION: Is the Internet making us stupid? Do we Google too much?

    Hey teens! We want to know WHAT YOU SAID! To voice your thoughts and see what other local teens are saying, visit the Rising Voices Facebook page and join in the discussion

  • Ask the Expert: Sugar free or not sugar free? That is the question.


    Ahh … sugar-free chocolate, the one thing I can have and not feel guilty, right?


    You might as well have the real thing, just less of it.

    The truth is, not all items labeled “sugar free” truly are. How can they get away with that? Simple.

  • RISING VOICES: Point/Counterpoint

    By Desirae Duncan In elementary school, "like" was a strong word. Being accused of liking someone was the worst and the "Do you like me? Check yes or no" note was the ultimate face reddener.  But now in high school, we’ve matured — or so we think — and liking someone is no longer an insult.

  • Dollars and Sense: Record retention for small businesses

    Not only it is required by law, proper record retention for both paper and electronic records is a financially sound practice that will save you and your business time and costs, as well as help you avoid the fines and penalties of a violation. Maintaining and retaining your business’s financial records will allow you to make well thought-out and informed decisions about your business’s future. The Kentucky Society of CPAs explains how long you should keep certain financial records.

    Accounting records

  • No boundaries


  • First class, last class:



    For a few brief moments Friday, Loretta Johnson’s classroom at Lakewood Elementary School held students from her last class and students from her first class, some 43 years’ difference.

    “I’m going to have a hard time turning those keys in,” Johnson said, amid tears and memories.

  • Memorial Day driving holiday still dangerous



    Memorial Day weekend 2010 proved almost as deadly on Kentucky roads as last year and just as busy for law enforcement working overtime to enforce seat belt usage and crack down on impaired driving.

    In Hardin County, 26 drivers were jailed after being charged with driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol, from May 29 through May 31, according to booking logs at the Hardin County Detention Center.

    That’s up from the 13 or so DUI defendants booked throughout the Memorial Day weekend of 2009.

  • RISING VOICES: Why can't I get this song out of my head?

    By Autumn Sandlin

    Catchy beats, words that don’t make much sense and a cookie-cutter star singing.

    If you listen to the radio’s Top 40, you’re likely to catch more than one of those characteristics in each song.

    Just listening to two seconds of a song, whether you like it or not, can have it playing in your head on repeat all day. We’ve all had those pesky songs that we can’t get out no matter how hard we try.

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