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Write-offs or how to deduct an ostrich

Write-offs or how to deduct an ostrich When my husband was alive he always filled out our tax returns. But when he died, it was left up to me to file them. I approached the task with fear and trepidation and the sense that Big Brother was breathing down my back. I filled in each...

The 11th Commandment: Thou Shalt Not Vote for Donald Trump

To the Editor: Me and my Emlyn buddy Donnie Witt have some interesting dreams and several of them center around the Ten Commandments. Donnie’s grandpa and my grandpa both told us years ago when we wuz small lads there are some who believe there were actually eleven commandments...
Posted On 08 Mar 2016
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Financial tips for single parents

Managing finances as a single parent can be difficult. Single parents are faced all at once with the tasks of adjusting to one income, creating and maintaining a budget and planning for their financial future. As a result, single parents may often feel overwhelmed when it comes...
Posted On 07 Mar 2016
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Ag producers can work with Kentucky Division of Water to comply with regulations

The Kentucky Division of Water may contact you for a variety of reasons. The division’s mission is “to manage, protect and enhance the quality and quantity of the commonwealth’s water resources for present and future generations through voluntary, regulatory and educational...
Posted On 07 Mar 2016
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Let school districts lengthen days to accommodate tourism

Mark White is Editor of The News Journal. Should Kentucky pass a law that bans school districts from starting classes in early August? This is currently a question that the Kentucky General Assembly is pondering after Sen. Chris Girdler, R-Somerset, introduced Senate Bill 50,...
Posted On 03 Mar 2016

Corbin getting much deserved attention for local restaurant scene

Recently I saw an article on Facebook written by Patty Cantrell of a Missouri-based consulting firm, Regional Food Solutions, for Good Food on Every Table, about the local restaurants in downtown Corbin. She wrote that Corbin “has revitalized its downtown through a local-food...

Tourism dollars shouldn’t dictate when we start school

Trent Knuckles is publisher of The News Journal. Should our local school calendars be influenced by Kentucky’s tourism industry? There’s a bill circulating right now in Frankfort to do just that. Essentially, it forbids the state’s school districts from starting the school year...

What is an activity tracker?

Have you ever heard of a Fitbit or a Jawbone? Perhaps you have an iPhone and have looked at the App that has a heart on it and seen that it has a bunch of health signs open. If you are or want to be physically active on a regular basis, a fitness tracker can give you great...
Posted On 02 Mar 2016
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Kentucky easing poultry restrictions after bird flu concerns decrease

The Kentucky Department of Agriculture (KDA) lessened restrictions on poultry February 22 – the same day Indiana officials gave the all clear. After some devastating bird flu incidents in the United States since December 2014, KDA put into place several restrictions...
Posted On 01 Mar 2016
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Freezing credit not surefire identity theft protection

Recently, national media have reported that freezing your credit could be one way to proactively protect yourself against identity theft. Unless you have had your identity stolen, it is best to consider other methods first. These methods will allow you to reduce your risk of...
Posted On 25 Feb 2016
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