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  • Auto industry has greatly impacted Kentucky’s economy

    In 1913, when the automotive industry first set up shop in Kentucky, few then could have imagined just how much of an impact it would have on the commonwealth in the decades ahead.

    It all began on South Third Street in Louisville, where 17 employees could assemble up to 12 of Ford’s Model T vehicles on a good day.

    Now, we churn out more than 3,500 a day on average at our four assembly plants, or about 1.3 million a year.  That’s a traffic jam stretching from Seattle to Miami.

  • Preserving historic places is essential to a strong economy

    It’s time to catch our breath after a busy month of heritage-based events in May – starting with the Kentucky Derby, followed by National Travel and Tourism Week, then more festivals, street fairs, spring flings, May Days and celebrations of bourbon, music, food, art, cars, hikes, bikes and horses than any one person could possibly take in.

  • Too few voices are answering questions for our commonwealth

    The Sentinel-News

    On Primary Election night, as we sat and watched the Republican Primary for governor, we could not help but notice one glaring issue – less than 400,000 votes were cast in our state.

    Only 400,000 people voted in both the Democratic and Republican Primary. There were only 214,000 people that cared enough about our Republican nomination to vote.

  • Kentucky has 30 of the 2,500 National Historic Landmarks

    Eighty years ago, historical preservation took a major step forward when the federal government began compiling a list of those irreplaceable landmarks that help define our country’s heritage.

  • ‘Sticker Shock’ aims to prevent underage drinking, educate

    Sticker Shock is coming to Carrollton.

    If you read that sentence and were confused, it’s OK, most readers have probably never heard of the term. “Sticker Shock” is a campaign geared toward the prevention of underage drinking.

    According to Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD.org). each year underage drinking contributes to approximately 4,700 deaths in Kentucky alone. We aim to decrease that statistic in Carroll County with prevention and education measures like Sticker Shock.

  • State could end fiscal year with surplus of about $46 million

    After weathering several tough budget cycles, the state is on track to end the current fiscal year next month with much better news to report.

    Two weeks ago, the Office of the State Budget Director said April’s General Fund receipts – which drive the budget – brought in a little more than $1 billion, a high-water mark that had never happened in a single month before.

  • Take time to remember veterans this Memorial Day

    It may not be the official start of the season, but for most of us, the upcoming three-day weekend is when summer arrives.

    This time is about much more than that, of course. More importantly, it’s when our nation pays tribute to those who died defending our country.

    That list now has more than 1.2 million names, about half of which were added during the four years of the Civil War.

  • Are you reading ‘The Good Book?’

    Recently I saw someone on Facebook make a comment that they didn’t believe the Bible because it was written by men.  How sad.  The Bible states that the words were written down by holy men that were inspired by the Holy Spirit.  These men were obedient to God and the words were written the way God instructed them to do so.  Otherwise, I believe God would have done something about their mistakes or wrong doings. 

  • Personal training – Hard is the easy part

    Today the plethora of personal training experts have a lot of differences. On the other hand, they can all get one thing right – making a workout hard! It is not just trainers, it is people themselves. Heavier, faster, more difficult, more props. We as the fitness community certainly like to have fun with the plethora of possibilities. We love constant variety.

  • Local students honored at annual awards banquet

    It is hard to admit that, on a state level, Carroll County has not received the greatest news coverage. Whether deserved or not, sometimes it is hard to see the bad things reported about the community we live and raise our children in. Like many other small towns, we celebrate our victories quietly and together as a community. Last Wednesday was a perfect example of that.