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Columns

  • It is everyone’s
 responsibility to keep the community safe

    Fans of “The Andy Griffith Show” often point to the episode “Citizens Arrest” as a favorite. Residents may not be making a citizen’s arrest with a new Kentucky State Police initiative, but they can help curb crime.

    A new text-tip line will allow the public to send confidential tips via cellphones.

    Here’s how it works: A cellphone user with the ability to text can dial 67283, then type KSPTIP in the message field, then leave a space before entering information about a crime or a suspect.

  • Water bath ensures moist, flavorful cheesecake

    With the holidays approaching, everyone is looking for a nice dessert that will impress the relatives.  Well look no further. 

    This cheesecake is a spin on the classic pumpkin pie, while still having the same flavors as the original.

  • Payton, Clark named students of the month at JCTC

    Two students were honored recently in a new program called the JCTC Carrollton Campus Student of the Month Award.

    DeVonna Payton  and Marty Clark were honored for the months of August and Septem-ber, respectively, for outstanding academic achievement and campus involvement.

    Clark enrolled at JCTC in the fall 2011 and is pursuing an associate’s degree. He plans to transfer to Lindsey Wilson College to complete a bachelor’s degree in human services and counseling.

  • Heritage Day features family fun; new wine to be unveiled at noon

    The Port William Historical Society’s annual Heritage Day and Fall Festival is upon us. 

    For the past three years, I have been in charge of the event and I have been working every year to expand its offerings. This year, with the help of the Events and Programs Committee, it has grown exponentially with a wide range of activities for the entire family.

  • Ghent voters should take serious look at city’s candidates

    Voters who live in the city of Ghent have a serious task before them on Nov. 6.

    Nine candidates are vying for the four seats available on the city commission, for terms that will begin Jan. 1, 2013, and end Dec. 31, 2015. Only one incumbent is seeking re-election, which means there will be at least three new faces on the commission next year.

    Considering the turmoil that Ghent’s elected and appointed officials have faced during the past year, it should be crystal clear that voters give a lot of thought to what they really want from their city.

  • Key components make fitness programs much more effective

    Now that fall is officially started and you have had a month since the first article to get the junk out of the cabinets and fridge and grocery purchases are under control, let’s discuss the second half of the equation, fitness. In this installment of Health Matters, we will discuss the two major components on starting or making the most of your fitness time.

    Two major components for making fitness matter:

  • Sheriff thanks community for support

  • Group provides support for grandparents who raise their grandchildren

    It is no secret that drugs and alcohol can change lives.  Hopefully, with all of the education and media coverage, even an elementary student can tell you that drugs are bad for you.

    The effects of drug and alcohol abuse rarely affect just a single person.

  • Cigarette tax hike generates benefits

    From the Lexington Herald-Leader

    Here’s hoping Kentucky shared in the national decline in teen smoking reported recently by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

    USA Today attributes an “historic drop in smoking,” not just among teens but across all age groups, to a 62-cent increase in the federal cigarette tax in 2009.

    Raising the federal tax to $1.01 a pack has brought in about $30 billion in new revenue to the U.S. treasury.

  • Talkin’ ‘bout my generation

    By Ken Rechtin

    Baby Boomer

    Turning 65 and eligible for Medicare? Or are you on Medicare now? Then this column is for you! It’s open enrollment time!

    I’ll bet you are being besieged with numerous solicitations!

    Confused by parts A, B, C and D (and whatever other famous letters of the alphabet there may be.)

    My brother Nick is turning 65 next month. He reports receiving over 40 mailings in one month. This exceeds offers he has received for credit cards!