Today's News

  • 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.

  • May 24 Support Groups


  • Dollars and Sense: Keep track of donations for tax deductions

    Spring is a perfect time to clean out your closets and your garage. If you give your gently used clothing and household items to charitable organizations, members of the Kentucky Society of CPAs advise that you don’t discard valuable tax deductions with your donation.

    Find a good home for your donations

  • Prom: Night of fun or headaches?

    By Emily Cooper What does prom mean to you? For many high school seniors it is a “night of fun” spent with friends. To others it means an excuse to dress up and look pretty. Or maybe prom is a rite of passage most teenagers experience. Whatever prom means to them, teenagers experience the exact same worry — the cost of prom.

  • RISING VOICES: Poll question


    Who is your favorite athlete from the 2010 Olympic Games? RESULTS

    A) Apolo Ohno - 50 percent B) Shaun White - 50 percent

    C) Evan Lysacek - 0 D) Lindsey Vonn - 0

    E) Bode Miller - 0

    This month's poll question: Should we leave celebrities like Tiger Woods alone? A) Yes B) No C) I don't care D) Depends on the circumstances E) Who's Tiger Woods?