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Columns

  • Champions’ focus is on prevention, education

    Champions for a Drug Free Carroll County is a prevention/education coalition in Carroll County, KY. We are a group of caring individuals that have been in existence since 2006 and we offer programs and services to all cities in Carroll County, including Sanders, Ghent, Prestonville, Carrollton and Worthville.

    Our coalition hosts many events throughout the year that include prevention and awareness initiatives such as movie nights for families, addicts in longtime recovery walks, town hall meetings, child abuse awareness events, monthly coalition meetings and so much more.

  • Celebrating Thanksgiving in the Commonwealth

    This week, as we gather with family and friends to celebrate Thanksgiving, it is worth noting that we’re just four years away from the 400th anniversary of the original famous feast enjoyed by the Pilgrims and the Native Americans who helped them weather especially tough times.

  • Hornback: Thanks to veterans for serving

    The leaves fell and the weather grew cooler as we transitioned into this blustery November. As Thanksgiving quickly approaches, the Legislature continues to hold Interim Joint Committee meetings throughout the Commonwealth and in Frankfort.

  • Put a stop to harassment

    The News-Enterprise

    From Hollywood to corporate America and from media figures to elected officials, the recent list of accused sexual offenders made public includes the names of some of the most powerful people in the country. Were it not for the abhorrent nature of why their names appear, the list could otherwise be considered a virtual “Who’s Who” of movers and shakers within their industries.

  • State has big job with maintaining facilities

    One of state government’s biggest responsibilities is constructing and managing the very buildings that house our employees, college students, prisoners and state park visitors.  It is no small job, considering that we maintain 88 million square feet of space valued at $18 billion.

  • Jeff Hoover, other legislators have turned state Capitol into sleazy pickup joint

    By JOSEPH GERTH

    Louisville Courier-Journal

    Don’t kid yourself into believing that all the motives were pure among those calling this weekend for resignations from former House Speaker Jeff Hoover and others involved in the escalating Kentucky legislative sexual harassment scandal.

    And don’t trick yourself into thinking that the tough stands taken by the governor and some members of the General Assembly will lead to any real change in a good ol’ boy legislature that has celebrated such shenanigans for decades.

  • Veterans Day began after World War I

    On Saturday, our nation will pause to pay tribute to those men and women who, for more than two centuries now, have given their time, talents and, if necessary, life and limb to protect us and countless others around the world.

  • Don’t ruin progress by slipping up on the weekend

    This is a subject I want to talk about TODAY because it’ll still be very fresh in your mind. The weekends are generally where most people ruin their progress because they fall out of routine. In the week if you have fixed working hours it is much easier to follow a disciplined schedule where getting up, preparing your meals, eating them, doing your cardio and training all fall into place. On the weekends where your schedule isn’t set it can be all too easy to fall behind.

    Here are some common weekend mistakes people make...

  • Misconceptions about KentuckyWired

    By RANDY LUTKE

    Kentucky Communications Network Authority

    In the interest of openness and transparency, the Kentucky Communications Network Authority (KCNA) would like to address some statements about KentuckyWired that have appeared in the public forum lately. KCNA would like Kentucky’s citizens to be properly informed.

    Misconception #1. Stopping the project

  • Forecast projects state’s General Fund short by $150 million

    They may be unknown to the general public, and their subject matter may be a little dry, but the seven economists who comprise the Consensus Forecasting Group have a powerful role to play: They determine just how much money state government can expect.