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  • Nine sure-fire steps to get the most from training, exercise

    Training and getting in shape isn’t exactly rocket science. You lift, do cardio, try to eat right and get plenty of sleep (well, at least enough). It is not that complex, but it is not that simple either.

    Many people can follow the same training routines and eat the same foods, yet their results may vary significantly. After our discussion last month about getting organized and focused, let’s look at some tips and tricks we can employ to maximize our results.

  • ‘Pippa’s Big Adventure’ – or, ‘How Fortune Smiled upon Us Both’

    I was reminded last week of just how inattentive I can be at times. Or, perhaps, I may just be such an airhead at times that it’s a wonder I get along as well as I do. 

    I am the first to tell the stories on myself … before someone else, I guess. I call this story “Pippa’s Big Adventure.”

    My friend Cindy had traveled from Marietta, Ohio, to Northern Kentucky for a medical procedure and I was to drive her back to Marietta. My 9-pound terrier-mix, Pippa, a rescue from Carroll County Animal Support, would be along for the ride.

  • All adults have a role in child’s upbringing

    The African proverb, “It takes a village to raise a child,” has never had so much meaning as it does in today’s society.

    The responsibility of raising a child is often shared with the larger, extended family – grandparents, aunts, uncles, older siblings. Neighbors and friends also can participate in a child’s upbringing.

    In fact, bringing caring adults into a child’s life is the secret to helping them grow into healthy, happy and responsible adults. And it isn’t really a secret at all.

  • Donate nonperishable food item to have library fines forgiven

    According to the nonprofit group Feeding America, 50.1 million Americans were living in “food insecure homes” last year. Of that number, 16 million were children.

    The U.S. Department of Agriculture defines a food-insecure home as one in which there is reduced quality, variety or desirability of diet. This can ultimately affect or disrupt the number of meals available to a family. Unfortunately, these statistics may not be surprise many of us. Americans living in hunger is a very real problem.

  • Tragic events leave mark on East, county

    I had thought to write this week about the colorful folds of the Kentucky Hills as I cross the bridge from Madison Ind., to Milton. It’s appropriate that the library hangs quilts this time of year because they seem a celebration of the season.

    I was all prepared to tell of the saga of getting my car titled and getting a driver’s license in Indiana and the ordeal it became. Or I could tell a funny tale of my little seven-pound dog eating my expensive tri-focal no-line sunglasses.

  • Theater in Carrollton has a rich history that extends into 1800s

  • Training principles guide a successful training program for better health

    Highly effective training programs aren’t that much different from highly effective people. They both follow a similar set of standards that result in their being highly successful for users. Let’s look at seven principles of highly effective training programs, and principles that can benefit your training.

    Balanced.An ideal training program involves a nice mix of compound movements (squats, deadlifts, bench press) and isolation movements (flys, raises, extensions), at about a 50 percent clip for each.

  • Hard part still ahead for tax-reform commission appointed by Beshear

    From The State Journal

     

    The Governor’s Blue Ribbon Commission on Tax Reform got off to a running start Tuesday with an easy decision. It won’t recommend the state extend its 6 percent sales tax to grocery purchases. The sales tax currently exempts food and prescription drugs, and both exemptions, in our opinion, should stand. Government has to have money to operate but it ought not tax the necessities of life.

  • Hughes remembered as gentle soul, with a flare of flamboyance

    It was 1982, shortly after I began working at the Carroll County Public Library, trying hard to put names with faces and learn the ins and outs of Carrolton when my most unique patron walked in with her young son.

    I think it would be correct to say hers was the brightest plumage and hers the most unforgettable face I had yet encountered. 

    Her name was Daisy and she had the sweetest smile. Her hair was a red not found in nature, but that was wonderful on her.

  • Students oppose drugs with Red Ribbon week

    Red Ribbon Week is Oct. 22-29, and red ribbons have been distributed to each student in the Carroll County School system. The students have dressed in their favorite college attire, future career clothes, and today, they will be decked out in red.

    Students in each school made “The Best Me is Drug Free” posters, many of which are displayed in over 20 businesses in Carrollton.