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Columns

  • Voting is one of the most important rights in both the federal and state constitutions

    Starting this week, hundreds of state legislators from across the country will begin visiting classrooms to kick off the 16th annual “America’s Legislators Back to School Program.”

    Sponsored by the National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL), this event initially lasted just one day, but now extends through much of the school year.  While most students tour the state Capitol at least once, often during a field trip in elementary school, this program flips that by bringing state government to them.

  • Golf carts illegal in Carroll cities, county

     An interesting question was asked of me the other day as County Attorney and I know the same question has been asked before: Can you drive a golf cart on the road in Carroll County? So I decided to research the issue a bit and hopefully answer the question once and for all.

    In short, my answer is “no.” You cannot drive a golf cart on the streets or roadways in Carroll County.

  • Rand reflects on Kentucky’s ties to the September 11th tragedy

     On Thursday this week, our nation will pause to remember those whose lives were lost on Sept. 11, 2001.

    If you are old enough to recall exactly where you were and what you were doing when you first heard the news, it can seem difficult to believe that 13 years have passed.

  • CCHS students to receive training for new laptops

    All Carroll County High School students this year are getting a driver’s license – a digital driver’s license.  The Carroll County School District is working with the University of Kentucky’s Digital Driver’s License (DDL) program to ensure that the students have the training that they need.  With students receiving new Lenovo laptops as part of the high school’s recent one-to-one rollout, DDLs help students safely and effectively use the laptops for learning.

  • Lottery funding helps to fund student educational programs

    Earlier this spring, the Kentucky Lottery reached a major milestone when it marked a quarter-century since its first ticket was sold in the commonwealth.

    This spring was also when the General Assembly lifted a little-known prohibition that had kept the lottery from advertising how the state’s proceeds are spent, even though it has generally been known that this money goes toward education. 

  • Use glycemic index to guide food choice

    Sweet potatoes or white ones? White rice or brown rice? White  bread or brown bread? Chances are that anyone who has decided to ‘eat clean’ as one of their new goals have asked one or all of these questions.

    In fact some people may have sought advice from a friend, coach or trainer and odds are they’d have been told to stay away from the white stuff. But would those good Samaritans have been right, and what were they basing their advice on?

  • Skillet dish makes it easy to prepare a tasty meal

    Hello once again my friends. It’s hard to believe its September. It’s hot and it’s humid and that makes me think of one thing — cooking. Yes, cooking. To be honest, most things make me think of cooking so it’s nothing out of the ordinary.

    This time of year it’s hard to think of cooking indoors. It’s hot enough inside the house and the thought of turning on the stove and making it even hotter is not a thought that appeals to very many people. That gets me to the point of this month’s article; outdoor cooking.

  • Pick a ‘safe word’ for your family

    “Your mother was involved in an accident, she asked me to pick you up and take you to the hospital to meet her.”

    How many of us have children that wouldn’t hesitate to go with a stranger if they were told something like this. I would suggest a safe word. The safe word would be known only by you and your child or children.

  • School Smiles returns to Carroll in September

    School Smiles is once again providing in-school dental care to students in the Carroll County School District.

    Similar to last year, School Smiles will be sending a licensed dentist, a licensed dental hygienist and a dental assistant to each school in the district in September. Forms have been sent home with students, but parents may contact any school in the district to access the forms as well.

    School Smiles will visit Kathryn Winn on Sept. 5 and 12, Cartmell on Sept. 29, Carroll County Middle School on Sept. 12 and Carroll County High School on Sept. 30.

  • Training consortium scholarship opened doors for local student

    I am very thankful for my scholarship and co-op opportunities.

    Near the end of my high school career, I received a full scholarship from the Carroll County Training Consortium to attend Jefferson Community and Technical College in Carrollton, Ky. This was only the beginning of great opportunities for me.

    Three days after I graduated from Trimble County High School, I started a summer job at the Kentucky Utilities Power Plant in Ghent, Ky.

    I worked throughout the summer full-time painting and cleaning inside and out of the building.