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Columns

  • Making your New Year’s resolution a permanent solution

    With the new year just around the corner many of us have the same resolution: To get in better shape.

    Some of us are hoping to lose weight or inches in certain areas. Others plan to train for events, like marathons or 5K runs. Some may even be looking to add muscularity to their frame. And then there are those who just simply want to look and feel better.

  • Legislators gear up to tackle issues facing Kentucky in the next General Assembly

    A few weeks from now, the General Assembly will return to the Capitol as it does each January to begin a new legislative session.

  • Christmas songs spread cheer in holiday season

    What is your favorite Christmas song? Certain songs are toe-tappin.’ Others stir up strong emotion. But all Christmas music, in particular, is magical.

    Many of us have strong opinions on what we believe is good Christmas music versus just plain obnoxious. But all of them evoke some sort of memory. The magic transports us to another place and time.

    Christmas is filled with all sorts of traditions and memories, and music traditions are no exception.

  • Annual Nutcracker Tea a cherished tradition

    There are many times we find ourselves in a constant state of change.  I find this to be especially true in the accelerated world we live in now. 

    The library has gone through many changes in 2014.  Some have been small, some have been big, and some have been epic, like a giant caterpillar. 

  • Kentucky educational system improves in multiple categories, according to Prichard

    As students near the end of the semester, they are invariably starting to think about the grades that will determine whether their Christmas break is actually a joyous one.

    For Kentucky’s educational system, our “report cards,” so to speak, have already arrived.  They came earlier this fall from the Prichard Committee for Academic Excellence, a non-profit organization that has been a driving force behind education reform since the 1980s, and the Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education (CPE).

  • Important drug legislation upcoming, resources for drug treatment available

    At Champions for a Drug Free Carroll County, we hope that you know by now the premise of our organization’s main focus – education and prevention are always at the forefront of our coalition. We also hope you know that we are just as concerned with other issues as well, such as legislation, addiction and treatment.

  • Knee pain common among those restarting their exercise routine

    With the new year upon us, December lends itself to planning and or getting a jump start on your New Year’s fitness resolutions! So this month, let’s look at some topics to help ensure a higher level of success and long-term lifestyle changes to make those resolutions, reality!

  • Ky. has contributed to Thanksgiving

    While the Fourth of July is understandably the most American holiday, Thanksgiving can at least lay claim to being the first.

    Its origin, as even our youngest students can tell us, began long before our independence, and we’re now just six years away from the 400th anniversary of when the Pilgrims and Native Americans held a three-day feast.

  • Smoke, fry or bake: The options for turkey

    Hello once again my friends. Yes, it’s hard to believe another holiday season is upon us. I’m not sure if time is going by faster the older I get but then again I’m not sure that it isn’t. Lets embrace the season and ask ourselves the most important question of the Thanksgiving season: to brine the turkey or not.

  • Study shows violent behavior in schools on decline in Kentucky

    Last week, the Department of Education released its latest annual report on school safety, a study that gives the public a truly comprehensive look at the discipline issues our students, teachers, staff and administrators face.

    Overall, the news is good.  Nearly 90 percent of the 660,000 students who attend public schools were not involved in any infractions in 2013-14, and of the remainder, only a small percentage was engaged in violent behavior.