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Columns

  • Looking for common ground to resolve clerk’s impasse

    The U.S. Supreme Court denied an appeal last week from Kim Davis, a county clerk in Rowan County, who objects on religious grounds to issuing same-sex marriage licenses.

    Undeterred, Davis turned away a gay couple the very next day. When the couple asked under whose authority she was acting, Davis replied “under God’s authority.”

  • Contracts should be read, fully understood

    Contracts are a major part of doing business. Contracts are legal documents that are designed to protect both the consumer and the business involved. Once a contract is signed, it cannot be changed unless both parties agree.

  • If visiting vendors, beware at the fair

    If you are visiting the Ken­tucky State Fair, stop by booth MS-12 in Main Street Kentucky in the South Wing. The Better Business Bureau will be set up there.

    You can pick up the latest BBB Wise Buying Guide – hot off the press — and also get information on scams, internet safety, credit and more.

  • Unclaimed property scams can be avoided

    A lot of people have unclaimed property from forgotten bank accounts, uncashed checks, security deposits and utility refunds. There are many different kinds of unclaimed property out there.

    Unfortunately, scammers are using the promise of finding unclaimed goods to lure people in.

  • Moving up one level with collection of old friends

    I am moving. Not out but up.

    To be more exact, I’m moving up one flight of stairs.

    Our church’s growing children’s ministry needs the space where my second study is located, so I’m giving that room to them. How can you turn down children?

    But this is an enormous task, for I have books, many books.

  • Dating app becoming popular among scam artists

    inder, a mobile dating app, has grown in popularity and scam artists now are targeting its users.

    Some people have become victim to what is know as “catfishing.” It involves the usage of automated profiles or “bots,” aimed at stealing your personal information

  • Bogus sweepstakes frequently fool folks

    The Better Business Bureau receives calls every day from consumers who thought they had won the lottery or a sweepstakes. Unfortunately, more often than not, these people are victims of a sweepstakes scam.

    Con artists use the promise of prizes and large cash winnings to steal from honest people. This is becoming extremely common on social media.

  • Honesty: It's free and easy but not always the first choice

    In the “What’s Trending” segment on “The Today Show” last Friday, Savan­nah Guthrie reported on an advertising executive who sent out two resumes. The first was your typical resume showing successes and accomplishments.

    But the second resume highlighted his failures.

  • Interesting presidential election taking shape

    The presidential election is 16 months away, but already we’re smack in the middle of the usual media scrum of campaign coverage, prognostication and strategizing by many of us who have nothing much to do with the real campaigns.

  • Army Reserve provides vital and affordable role

    The recent visit by the National Commission on the Future of the Army presented an opportunity for community leaders to highlight Kentucky’s well-known patriotism and support of its soldiers. As NCFA commissioners visited our largest installations, Fort Knox and Fort Campbell, they met with both active and reserve component soldiers.