• Arney offers tips on how to curb your cravings

    Cravings set in for different reasons at different times. Often people get hungry in the evening after spending a lot of energy during the day and then training. Once they begin to relax hunger often sets in.

    For this reason I think it makes sense to focus on eating foods that are going to make you feel full in the evening. Yes, context must be applied to this because you have a daily energy allowance and goals to achieve within a certain timeframe. However, here are some of the foods I’d suggest for curbing cravings and helping with progress at the same time.

  • The process to introduce SB 1 produces textbook example democracy in action

    Although it wasn’t his intention, Gov. Matt Bevin’s plan to radically change Kentucky’s public retirement systems has sparked a textbook example of democracy in action.

    Since he and other legislative leaders presented a framework of ideas last fall, there have been dozens of public forums, hundreds of people crowding the Capitol’s hallways and thousands of letters, phone messages and emails – almost all of which have been in opposition to what the governor would like to do.

  • We need better grasp on wave of addiction


    The Paducah Sun

    Federal authorities in Boston announced last week they had seized more than 33 pounds of fentanyl in a drug operation. They noted for effect that it was enough of the powerful opioid to kill all 6.8 million residents of Massachusetts, and then some.

  • Health is contagious–Health Happens Here classes returning

    In 2016 and 2017 Three Rivers District Health Department jumped on board with a National Health Curriculum called Microclinic International. With a wide range of health topics from fitness, stretching, healthy problem solving, CPR education, recipe sharing, diabetes, meal prep and so much more, we knew Health Happens Here was a curriculum that we wanted to mirror.

  • Use restaurant visits to fuel creativity in home kitchen

    Hello once again, my friends. As I look out the window on this beautiful February day I can only think of how much it has changed over the past few days. It was snowing and cold three days ago and now the sun is shining and the temperatures are creeping up to around 60. If you don’t like the weather just give it a day, it will change.

  • Newspaper prepares to mark 150th year milestone in March

    The News-Democrat is preparing to hit a milestone that few businesses achieve: 150 years of service to the community.

    It was on Wednesday, March 25, 1868, that the first edition of The Carrollton Democrat hit the streets featuring a mix of national, state and local news. Over the years, the focus of the news coverage moved to primarily local happenings. In the 1930s, the Democrat merged with The Carrollton News, making one newspaper that became The News-Democrat.

  • House should take closer look at measures and ‘do no harm’

    My work as a state legislator may not have much in common with a doctor’s, but when I am considering which bills to support or oppose, I keep that profession’s primary rule in mind: First, do no harm.

    That doesn’t mean there aren’t tough decisions to be made. In an era where costs are outpacing revenues, we’re just not able to do all we would like.

    At the same time, I believe the state needs to do the most good for the most people whenever possible, which is why some of the legislation being considered this year raises concerns.

  • While waiting for pension reform, don’t ignore other bills

    The State Journal

    This week, the Kentucky legislature will pass the halfway point in the 2018 session and, if you’re wondering where pension reform stands, a bill still hasn’t been introduced by the Republican majority.

  • Cuts coming as General Assembly works to balance the state budget

    As a bill, the state budget isn’t particularly long, but it’s not a quick read, either, with blocks of text periodically broken up by rows of numbers.

  • Getting from here to there in the 1890s

    Travel is so easy now. We hop into a car, set the GPS and go. We fly to distant locations or take a bus or a train.

    How did Carrollton resident Sarah Eva Howe travel from town to town and state to state back in the 1880s, 1890s and early 1900s? Sarah wrote in her scrapbooks about trips she and her family took to Ghent, Vevay, Madison, Worthville, Cincinnati, Louisville and beyond. Those scrapbooks tell the story of travel in that era.