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Columns

  • Parents: Every day counts in your child’s education

    As I write this, about an hour and a half ago I dropped my son off for his first day of fifth grade. Where has the time gone and what happened to summer? It is kind of bittersweet because while I hate to see my son growing up, I do look forward to a daily routine and some sense of normalcy in our house. I also know how important it is that he gets back into the swing of things and grasps the opportunity to learn more and be with his friends.

  • Students visiting the library after school must obey the rules

    School starts next week. Social media will be flooded with first day of school pictures, and parents are split on whether the first day of school is an unofficial holiday they look forward to or a day they dread, maybe as much as their children.

    I think the first day of school creates a little buzz around our community. Things look just a little bit different: more traffic in the morning, fewer bikes riding around town, an empty County Pool, days start getting shorter and evenings begin to fill up with football, soccer, volleyball and homework. The library is no different.

  • JCTC celebrates opening of new Carrollton campus

    Along the Ohio River, good news rarely comes in the form of waters rising to the edge of its banks or beyond. But, to tweak a figurative phrase, rising waters do lift all boats. We are celebrating the rising of the waters of knowledge and opportunity that will lift the economic success of our region.

  • Kentucky animal cruelty laws need to be reviewed

    The Winchester Sun

    A recent animal cruelty case in Clark County raises concerns once again about the need for strengthened animal cruelty laws in the Commonwealth.

    According to court records, SOAR representative Tracy Miller said the organization received a complaint in May about a dog, which was swollen and chained to a shed.

    A Facebook post from the rescue describes in detail the living situation of this dog, named Spanky.

  • Don’t treat open meetings law like garbage

    The Courier-Journal

    Lesson 1: No secret meetings.

    Lesson 2: Get better legal advice.

    The new Louisville solid waste board had to cancel its first meeting because it violated the Kentucky Open Meetings law when it failed to publicly announce the meeting in advance as required.

    The cancellation came after the Courier-Journal started asking questions about the meeting of the Louisville/Jefferson County Solid Waste Management District planned for Wednesday evening.

  • New law passed to fight hunger problem

    It is said that Kentucky is a poor state and, for many areas of the state, that is true. But poverty is not something peculiar to Kentucky. Neither is hunger.

  • Arney: Did you forget? Consistency is the key

    The weekends are nearly always when I hear people complain the most in terms of being structured. This isn’t because they don’t have the time; it’s just because naturally for most people the weekend has less structure to it - therefore you’re not “forced” to eat at specific times around work, etc. Did you forget to eat all your meals over the weekend? What about your supplements?

    The point of this article is to give you a reality check on where progress could be stalling for you.

  • Ky. fair board reports on 2016 events, plus impact on state

    What do the National Rifle Association, National Farm Machinery Show and Kentucky State Fair have in common? They were top draws for visitors to the Kentucky Exposition Center and Kentucky International Convention Center in Louisville in 2016.

  • Don’t leave children, pets in hot vehicles

    It’s HOT! Summer is a vulnerable time for children and pets to be left behind or when you may be gone for “just a second.” With this article I’d like to outline some dangers of hot vehicles in the summer sun and tips on ways you can change up your vehicle routine to be aware of those in the car with you.

  • Thanks to library’s community partners

    Now that August is upon us, we are winding down our Summer Reading Program. Each year we try to reach as many children over the summer months to encourage fun, play and friendship, while still learning. With the help of several community partners, I believe we expanded our reach throughout the entire program.