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Columns

  • Hornback becomes state senator for Carroll under redistricting plan

    Hello. I’m Paul Hornback, and I am honored to be your new state Senator, representing Carroll, Henry, Shelby and Trimble Counties, as well as part of Jefferson.

    You may be wondering how this has happened, especially since my friend, Sen. Ernie Harris, has served you well, so let me explain.

  • Champions group works to address epidemic of drugs

    As Champions for a Drug Free Carroll County coordinator and after being involved with the coalition since 2006, it amazes me the number of people that still do not know about this wonderful organization or exactly what it is we do.

    “I don’t think people know what Champions is,” Carroll County Middle School Principal Dana Oak said. Sadly, I think she’s right.

  • Watching King speak at march is a memory that’s still fresh

    I am going back in history this week. (I am old enough to do that.) I was home from my sophomore year in college in 1963 and on Aug. 28, sat mesmerized as I watched the March on Washington on CBS. For what seems like the entire day, I watched speaker after speaker, as well as some of my favorite performers — Joan Baez, Bob Dylan, Peter, Paul and Mary, and others.

  • Regional business expo offers area businesses marketing opportunity

    The 2013 Regional Business Expo will be held from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 25, at the Conference Center at General Butler State Resort Park. Cocktail hour will begin at 5:30 p.m.

    The Regional Business Expo is an excellent opportunity to market your business to thousands of potential customers in the four-county region of Carroll in Kentucky, and Scott, Jefferson, and Switzerland in Indiana.

  • Tell Congress to rein in NSA

    From the Lexington Herald-Leader

    The disclosures began exactly two months ago. Whistle blower Edward Snowden revealed the National Security Agency’s excesses: warrantless collection of American phone calls, collusion with major Internet companies for online data and extensive cyberwarfare and hacking operations. But while Snowden recently received temporary asylum in Russia, ordinary Americans have little respite.

  • Sequestration will take toll on funding for Kentucky programs

    We may be a little more than halfway through 2013, but in Washington and state governments across the country, the focus is increasingly on federal actions taken in 2011.

    The issue can be summed up in one word: sequestration.

  • Truancy is a serious issue that demands parents’ attention

    It is no big secret that truancy is an issue across our county, our state and our nation. The importance of sending your child to school, and on time, cannot be overemphasized. At the beginning of the school year is the best time to address this issue before it becomes an issue for your family.

    Here are the answers to a few frequently asked questions about truancy:

    What does it mean to be “truant”?

  • Becoming a mentorL: ‘My friends become your friends’ with BBBS program

    “It’s who you know.”

    The phrase turns up as curse or boon because it is true.

    Most of us think little of the breaks that come through our friends and—equally important—our friends’ friends. And unless you have lived outside a social web of family and friends, you cannot appreciate how many doors and experiences never open because of who are not your friends.

  • Kentucky has a rich history with many ‘firsts’ for nation

    For generations now, students have been taught that Abraham Lincoln was the first native Kentuckian to be U.S. President.

    Technically speaking, however, that’s not true.

  • Congress comes to the rescue

    From The News-Enterprise

    Two refreshing things took place in the nation’s capital Wednesday. First, in a bipartisan deal, lawmakers approved legislation that lowers student loan rates for the upcoming academic year to what they were in June, saving students a great deal of money.

    On July 1, the interest rates for many student loans doubled because Congress, which is tasked with setting the rate, in all it’s gridlock glory, could not agree on a new rate or how to set it.