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Columns

  • Kentucky ranks low in violent crime

    One of the best things about Kentucky is that it remains one of the safest places in which to live.

    According to the website 24/7 Wall St., we have the sixth-lowest violent-crime rate among the states, while several south of us rank among the top 10 highest. Tennessee’s rate, for example, is nearly three times the size of ours.

  • Breast cancer awareness is truly worth every effort

    The Kentucky Standard

    If you walk down the aisles of any department store, you’ll notice during October that shelves are flooded with all kinds of pink merchandise. It’s Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The hope is that seeing all things pink will “make you aware” of the disease — by spurring you to research early detection or contribute financially to cancer research.

  • The pre-workout meal can affect training results

    One of the most important aspects of your nutrition is your pre-workout meal, this can make the difference between a very intense and beneficial workout or an average session with minimal effects.

    Your pre-workout meal will effect things such as your energy in the short and long run during the workout, how you’re able to digest the nutrients, mental focus and recovery afterwards.

  • Test scores show state students making educational progress

    Not long after the start of each school year, Kentucky begins getting report cards on the overall progress our students are making. These annual updates give the public the chance to learn if we are still heading in the right direction academically.

  • Beware of those who want to steal Christmas and more

    My favorite time of year is right around the corner—Christmas! Actually there are only 12 weekends until the big day. Unfortunately, what should be the happiest and merriest time of year can also be the most devastating when Grinches and Scrooges show up to spoil the holiday cheer.

    Christmas is always a time where people are more susceptible to theft. Homes are fodder for burglaries because the likelihood of expensive gifts and electronics is heightened. Credit and debit cards are more likely to be stolen or skimmed.

  • Civics an important lesson for students; Contact Rand for a visit

    One of the country’s most enduring challenges is making sure that our citizens, both young and old alike, have at least a basic understanding of government and the role we all play in making it work.

  • Recovery Walk a new event sponsored by Carroll Co. Champions
  • CCHS, Distinguished–District, Proficient: Change in the air

    Annual test scores are in, and the results are incredible. Carroll County High School is a Distinguished School, and the Carroll County School District is a Proficient District, according to the Kentucky Department of Education’s Next-Generation Achievement testing system.

    The Carroll County School District grew from a 59.3 Annual Measurable Objective to a 66.5 from 2014-2015 to 2015-2016. Kentucky’s assessment and accountability system determines which schools and school districts are improving and which are not.

  • Consider making an ‘old school classic’ for your next meal

    Hello once again, my friends. As I sit here typing, fall is in the air, the leaves are changing and cool weather is upon us. Alright, I’m kidding. Fall should be upon us, but instead it’s hot, the leaves are still green and, other than the occasional pumpkin sitting on the shelf, it’s not even feeling like fall. Oh well, the time will come when it does and I’m sure that it is coming soon.

  • State works to preserve its natural habitat

    For hundreds of thousands of Kentuckians and out-of-state visitors, there is no place quite like the commonwealth when it comes to hunting, fishing or just experiencing all that nature has to offer.

    In a given year, more than 550,000 people fish, 347,000 hunt and another two million either boat on our rivers and lakes or observe our wildlife. Not surprisingly, these outdoor activities are a major driver of our economy, with the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources estimating the annual impact at nearly $6 billion.