• Children are getting creative when hiding immoral items from their parents/guardians

    On Friday, Oct. 16, community members got a chance to see what it’s like to snoop through a teenager’s room to try and find hidden drug paraphernalia. OK, it wasn’t an actual teenager’s room, but it was a replica set up scarily close to a middle or high school-aged student’s room.

  • Rand highlights Kentucky’s role in alternative energy production

    In a month where we often turn on the air conditioning during the day but the heat at night, it seems appropriate that October has been set aside nationally to raise awareness of our energy needs.

    This annual designation began nearly a quarter-century ago and gives us an opportunity to especially highlight renewable fuels and energy conservation, twin areas where Kentucky routinely gets high marks.

  • Take extra precautions before firing on the heat this fall

    It’s that time of the year again; the fall chill is in the air. Now we start thinking about using our woodstoves, fireplaces, kerosene heaters and other devices to help heat our homes and workshops.

    There are some precautions we should consider before we fire up the heat for the first time.

    Has the flue/chimney been cleaned and inspected by a professional/competent person?

    Have we allowed enough space between these heat sources and any combustible materials?

    Do we have a working smoke detector and carbon monoxide detector?

  • Nothing works unless you do

    How many fad diets do you see or have pushed in your direction in a week’s time? Have you noticed when you or someone you know loses a noticeable amount of weight or inches the first question is, ‘What is your secret?’ Have you noticed while watching TV or scrolling on social media how many advertisements and fad diets try to suck you in with success stories and pictures?

  • State campaigns aim to lower number of traffic fatalities

    For nearly a decade now, Kentucky has made significant progress when it comes to reducing the number of traffic fatalities in the state.  Totals that topped 900 annually between 2002 and 2006 dropped to 638 in 2013, a number not seen since the late 1940s.

    That downward trend, unfortunately, has begun to move in the other direction.  Last year’s total was 34 higher than 2013’s, and through the first week of this month, we’re 58 ahead of the same point 12 months ago.

  • “Three for Me” gives library cards to all students

    The Carroll County Public Library’s new “Three for Me” program is having a big impact on all students in the Carroll County School District. “Three for Me” allows children to get a library card even if the child’s parent or guardian does not have one. Up to three items at a time may be checked out, and overdue fees and fines will not be applied to the child’s account.

  • ‘Three for ME’ will give all CCS students a library card

    Some of the best ideas tend to be extremely simple. 

    As I open almost all packages I receive in the mail, I can’t tell you how many times I thought, “Man, I wish I had thought of bagged air to protect packages.” It is a simple, genius, practical idea that solved a problem effectively.

  • Law enforcement deserves our support all the time

     The News-Enterprise

    There are times in our lives that we won’t ever forget. Often, those moments are from national tragedies. But lately, tragedy has hit home and cut deep.

    Two state troopers, both from Rineyville, both graduates of Hardin County Schools, both gone way too young — one in the line of duty and one in a head-on crash as he drove to pick up family to attend the funeral of his grandmother.

  • Aerospace, aviation top Kentucky export with nearly $8 billion last year

    Most Kentuckians know that the commonwealth plays a major role in the auto industry – in fact, only two states produce more cars and trucks than we do – but far fewer are likely aware that our work in aerospace and aviation has overtaken it.

  • Jack up your metabolism: 4 ways to increase your body’s fat burning abilities

    Often you hear people blame their weight loss/body composition changes on a slow metabolism.

    But what exactly is a slow metabolism, and is it truly the culprit to your woes?