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Columns

  • New feature series to highlight older generation, keep memories alive

    My Grandma Bettye just celebrated her 86th birthday on March 24, and I cherish all of the time I get to spend with her. My dad’s mom, she is one of my favorite people.

    My mom is one of those people who can talk to someone in the grocery store and find out and remember specifics about their entire lives. She remembers who is married to whom, who their children are, where they worked and lived, etc., etc. about members of our entire family tree, as well as our friends’ families and celebrities. I am in awe sometimes of what all she can remember.

  • Gubernatorial forum April 7

    On Tuesday April 7, the four Republican candidates for governor will meet in LaGrange for a pre-election debate at the LaGrange Baptist Church. The doors will open at 6:15 p.m. and the debate will start at 7 p.m. Sharp.

    The candidates will answer questions asked by the moderator Joe Elliot, who is a radio personality. Audience questions will then be asked by some of the local news reporters.

    The  Oldham County Republican Women’s club, the Oldham County GOP, as well as the Henry and Carroll County Republicans, sponsored the event.

  • Event shows students the real consequences of alcohol, drug use

    Community partners in Carroll County held a two-day event March 19 and 20 called Truth and Consequences. The event is a program that derives from Kentucky’s Cooperative Extension Service in Clinton County, Ky., and is utilized across the state in many counties. This year Carroll County’s Extension Office partnered up with Champions for a Drug Free Carroll County and Carroll County Schools to bring a community and school-based event.

  • Expensive college a burden to everyone

    Students who attend one of the 16 community colleges in Kentucky received good news recently about their tuition bills. The Kentucky Community and Technical College System Board of Regents voted Friday to leave tuition unchanged for another year. That’s a reversal of their decision previously to hike tuition from $147 to $150 per credit hour in 2015-16.

  • New laws to benefit Kentuckians

    Each legislative session, the public understandably focuses most of its attention on the biggest issues facing the General Assembly, which this year range from addressing a heroin epidemic to modernizing rules for the telecommunications industry.

  • Cheese, bacon, sausage, eggs staples for Keeton

    Wow, where did the winter go? It seems like just yesterday snow was everywhere, and we were all sick of winter coats! Now it’s in the 60’s and 70’s and our world is greening up right before our eyes. That being said, it’s supposed to be in the 40’s for the highs in the next few days so maybe I’m jumping the gun a tad bit. I do know that the sun is shining, and the birds are singing and, frankly, that’s enough for me.

  • Get fit with friends: Discover the benefits of group exercise

    Group exercise is beneficial in many ways. Working out in a group provides support, accountability and structure. We, as typical humans, tend to not want to let a friend or a group of people we associate with down by not showing up or performing to the best of our ability. I personally feel that you are more likely to complete a well-rounded exercise routine and want to perform a potentially more difficult workout. Working out in a group can be just plain fun as well.

  • Health bills among those passed by Senate

    The 2015 Legislative Session of the Kentucky General Assembly adjourned near midnight on Wednesday, March 11, signaling the close of a complex and issue-laden short session. Thursday marked the beginning of the governor’s 10-day veto period during which he will review the bills passed by both House and Senate for his approval or veto.

  • Heroin bill is the top unresolved issue

    When it comes to illegal drug use, few states have been hit as hard as Kentucky over the last 15 years.   We have lost thousands of loved ones during that time to a rising tide of meth, synthetic drugs, prescription drug abuse and heroin, and tens of thousands more have seen their lives ruined.

    The General Assembly has responded by passing a series of laws, many of them hailed as national models, that have had real, lasting success against these epidemics.

  • Eighth, tenth graders meet with community members to discuss potential career paths

    Carroll County students are getting a glimpse of their futures this week. All eighth and tenth graders are participating in a joint initiative between the Kentucky Department of Education and the Department of Workforce Development, known as Operation Preparation. Two major goals of Operation Preparation are to engage the community and to provide students with the opportunity to hear about the importance of college and/or career planning from an unbiased adult – someone other than a parent or teacher.