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Columns

  • Just A Thought

    Do you remember that commercial from a few years back, where the parents are dancing around the school supply aisle to the song “It’s the most wonderful time of the year,” as their children look on with disdain? My dad used to tease me and sing along when it came on television, eliciting an exaggerated, “Daaaaaaaaad,” from his daughter.

    But we both knew the truth: I loved going back to school. And I especially loved going school supply shopping.

  • Four amendments for Freedom

    Washington, D.C. has the bad news blues.  Whether it’s Congress passing bills that spend billions of dollars we don’t have, rogue Supreme Court justices ignoring the clear text of the Constitution, or yet another unelected executive branch agency bureaucrat issuing a “regulation” that punishes free enterprise, it often seems that victories for freedom and liberty are rare.

  • Legislators will work to address new synthetic drug problem

    One of the hallmarks of illegal drug use in Kentucky is that each epidemic tends to hit a region particularly hard before it fans out across the state.

    Northern Kentucky and Louisville, for example, have suffered more than most from the recent steep increase in heroin addiction.  Eastern Kentucky has been the epicenter for prescription drug abuse, while Western Kentucky was first to see the rise of locally cooked methamphetamine.

  • Opportunities abound for the state’s high school students

    Next month, Morehead State University will open what will be the state’s second specialty high school geared toward our best and brightest students.

    The Craft Academy for Excellence in Science and Mathematics will ultimately be home to 120 high school juniors and seniors from across the state, all of whom will have a chance to earn up to 60 college credit hours over a two-year period.

  • Champions to attend the annual coalition training in Indy

    Champions for a Drug Free Carroll County Coalition will be represented Aug. 2-6, at The Annual Mid-Year Training Institute in Indianapolis, Ind., brought to us by The Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America (CADCA).

    Each year CADCA partners with The Office of National Drug Control Policy and many others to host an annual mid-year training institute for coalitions all across America and even some from other countries.

  • Get a healthy routine started without delay

    So you think about going to the gym. Maybe you want to run a 5k, or a mini marathon.

    Whatever the goal is that you have don’t give up on it. I have had many clients start with me with all the determination in the world, to see them stop coming and give up on what they once thought was important.

    I get it. Life gets in the way. I hear this everyday at my job. I haven’t been coming because I moved, or my job, or summer and the kids are home.

  • State laws can help consumers protect their personal info

    As a crime, identity theft is anything but new.  It dates back to biblical times, when Jacob pretended to be his brother to deceive their father, Isaac.

    The term itself was coined in the mid-1960s, but it found new life with the popular rise of the internet.  Now, barely a month passes without news of another breach of personal information that often affects millions of Americans.

  • Head to the Carroll County Public Library for passports

    Public service is a cornerstone of what we do. It is hard to define public service because it means something different to everyone based on his or her own personal needs. This is where we try to survey our community and try to find places where we can efficiently fill a void or play a supporting role to another group. 

  • Annual state report released on drinking water, a vital resource

    About a week ago, state officials released the latest annual report on the quality of a resource we too often take for granted: our drinking water.

    In short, the news is good for those who rely on the treated water provided each and every day by our nearly 450 public utilities.

  • Service dogs can help families sniff out child seizures

    Many children at a very young age begin to have seizures – up to 20 per day.

    For years, young children that have seizures have parents, grandparents and siblings stay their rooms nightly waiting and watching for attacks. There has been a new trend and way to help families with this health and wellness issue. Families are starting to get service dogs to assist.