.....Advertisement.....
.....Advertisement.....

Columns

  • Governor’s budget would raises teacher salaries, boost education

    Shortly after Gov. Steve Beshear first took office in late 2007, he remarked that not only did he find the cupboard bare, it was actually gone.

    It hasn’t gotten any easier since then.  Cumulative budget cuts over the last six years have reached $1.6 billion, the state government workforce has shrunk to its smallest size in 40 years and the list of needs continues to grow faster than the revenue coming in.

  • “Firefighter Greg” returns to Kathryn Winn Feb. 4

    On behalf of all the members of the Carrollton Fire Department, I am ecstatic to announce that for the second straight year we will be partnering with Carroll County Schools to bring our Fire Prevention Program back into the classroom. Building upon the success of last year, our firefighters are eager to begin working with the students and staff.

  • Senators tackle bills on illegal drugs, nurse practitoners, more

    The second week of the 2014 Regular Session brought schedules packed with meetings, rallies, press conferences and hearings on bills. We met with constituents, citizen groups and fellow lawmakers as we began vetting proposed legislation.

  • House lawmakers eye giving felons back their right to vote

    Last week, the House of Representatives turned its attention to two issues that may not seem to have much in common but are linked nonetheless because of the positive impact both could have on a significant number of Kentuckians.

    The first vote came early in the week, when the chamber put its support behind the creation of public benefit corporations. As its name implies, this legal designation would give private businesses a chance to better verify their commitment to serving, not just their customers, but their community as well.

  • Early college offers credit for students while in high school

    The Early College Program is a partnership between Carroll County High School and JCTC. It is open to juniors and seniors who have achieved “college ready” status by hitting benchmarks in English, reading and math on the ACT or Compass assessments.


  • Take the challenge next week, test knowledge of drug facts

    At Champions for a Drug Free Carroll County, we like to celebrate. We celebrate living a drug-free life and we celebrate when those who need treatment and direction are able to reach out.

    We also like to celebrate when education and prevention reach lives of young individuals who need it most.

    From Jan. 27 through Feb. 1, we will be celebrating “National Drug Facts Week.” This is a week of education and prevention within Carroll County Schools, a week celebrated nationwide.

  • It’s time for state smoking ban

    Fifty years ago, the U.S. Surgeon General issued the first government report linking smoking to health risks such as lung cancer.

    “Cigarette smoking is a health hazard of sufficient importance in the United States to warrant appropriate remedial action,” the report urged in its conclusion.

    Some of those remedies have yet to appear half a century on.

  • Lawmakers begin work in Frankfort

    The first week or two of a legislative session may seem slow at first glance, but that doesn’t diminish the importance of these opening days.

    That’s because this is the time when legislators and the governor alike lay out their priorities, setting the stage for what we hope can be accomplished by the time we finish our work, which this year will be on April 15.

  • Senate majority selects its top five issues for upcoming session

    My best regards to you and your family for the New Year. I know many enjoyed a little rest and relaxation as 2013 came to a close.  The holidays are behind us now, and we strive to get back into our daily routines. School is back in session and the work of the year is in full swing.

  • Library embarks on 365-day photo project, staff volunteering at Winn

    Have you ever wondered what 365 days looks like to the average Carroll Countian? We have had many art exhibits at the Library over the years, but starting on January 1, 2014, we began curating one of the largest art displays we have put together.

    The staff at the Carroll County Public Library is going to document what a year looks like from our perspective. These could be pictures from the library, the community or our own personal lives.