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Columns

  • BBB: Be alert for scams

    Scammers and schemers are out in force over the holidays. Whether it’s on the Internet, at the store or at your very own front door, BBB warns to watch out for these holiday scams.

  • I am mad as ‘he will’ and not going to take it

    It is time to abolish the apostrophe. Who’s with me on this? Join the movement now!

    You know the apostrophe. Right? It’s the tiny symbol that lets me write it’s to mean it is in this sentence.

  • Remove obstacles from holiday travel

    The holiday travel season is upon us. Better Business Bureau has some tips on how to make your holiday travel a little brighter.

    Do Your Research. If you are driving, before you hit the road, find alternative routes in case of traffic delays. Also, travel with GPS.

  • Right-to-life issue impacts local races

    If the Kentucky legislature ever aggressively moves toward right-to-life positions or acts to limit access to abortions, Hardin County can expect to be at the center of the debate.

  • What lies ahead for leaders in Washington?

    By Lee H. Hamilton

    Given all the words and images devoted to the midterm elections over the past few weeks, you’d think the results had told us something vital about the future of the country. In reality, they were just a curtain-raiser. It’s the next few weeks and months that really matter.

  • Set and stick with a holiday budget

    With the joy of the holidays comes the stress of over spending. Every year, many consumers overspend during the holidays, starting off the New Year in debt.

    Not to worry: You can make this year debt free by creating a holiday budget and sticking to it.

  • BBB: Who are you helping when you donate?

    olice and firefighters in our communities put their lives on the line daily to protect you, your family and your community. So when you get a call or a letter asking you to give to a police or firefighter group, your first reaction often is a generous one.

  • Online tricksters can spoil your fun

    Fall is upon us. It’s the season of festivals, camp fires and Trick or Treat. The Halloween Industry Association claims Halloween is the second largest commercial holiday in the country.

    If you haven’t already bought your child’s costume, the BBB suggests you exercise caution. Many Halloween costume stores and websites are seasonal.

  • Scams and schemes focus now on Ebola

    Better Business Bureau is warning consumers about a variety of Ebola-related scams and problematic fundraisers that have emerged recently.

    A fundraising page on GoFundMe was created Wednesday to raise donations for Amber Joy Vinson, the nurse who traveled from Dallas to Cleveland and is being treated for Ebola.

  • Encouragement: The universal game changer

    “I can’t believe they lost,” I moaned after my favorite college football team went down in defeat. “Now they for sure won’t make it to the new four-team playoff system,” I continued to grumble.

    Sensing I was descending into a sports fanatic’s funk, my wife suggested we rent an uplifting movie, “Million Dollar Arm.”