• Kentucky has 30 of the 2,500 National Historic Landmarks

    Eighty years ago, historical preservation took a major step forward when the federal government began compiling a list of those irreplaceable landmarks that help define our country’s heritage.

  • ‘Sticker Shock’ aims to prevent underage drinking, educate

    Sticker Shock is coming to Carrollton.

    If you read that sentence and were confused, it’s OK, most readers have probably never heard of the term. “Sticker Shock” is a campaign geared toward the prevention of underage drinking.

    According to Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD.org). each year underage drinking contributes to approximately 4,700 deaths in Kentucky alone. We aim to decrease that statistic in Carroll County with prevention and education measures like Sticker Shock.

  • State could end fiscal year with surplus of about $46 million

    After weathering several tough budget cycles, the state is on track to end the current fiscal year next month with much better news to report.

    Two weeks ago, the Office of the State Budget Director said April’s General Fund receipts – which drive the budget – brought in a little more than $1 billion, a high-water mark that had never happened in a single month before.

  • Take time to remember veterans this Memorial Day

    It may not be the official start of the season, but for most of us, the upcoming three-day weekend is when summer arrives.

    This time is about much more than that, of course. More importantly, it’s when our nation pays tribute to those who died defending our country.

    That list now has more than 1.2 million names, about half of which were added during the four years of the Civil War.

  • Are you reading ‘The Good Book?’

    Recently I saw someone on Facebook make a comment that they didn’t believe the Bible because it was written by men.  How sad.  The Bible states that the words were written down by holy men that were inspired by the Holy Spirit.  These men were obedient to God and the words were written the way God instructed them to do so.  Otherwise, I believe God would have done something about their mistakes or wrong doings. 

  • Personal training – Hard is the easy part

    Today the plethora of personal training experts have a lot of differences. On the other hand, they can all get one thing right – making a workout hard! It is not just trainers, it is people themselves. Heavier, faster, more difficult, more props. We as the fitness community certainly like to have fun with the plethora of possibilities. We love constant variety.

  • Local students honored at annual awards banquet

    It is hard to admit that, on a state level, Carroll County has not received the greatest news coverage. Whether deserved or not, sometimes it is hard to see the bad things reported about the community we live and raise our children in. Like many other small towns, we celebrate our victories quietly and together as a community. Last Wednesday was a perfect example of that.

  • Mammoth Cave celebrates 200 years

    Next year, Kentucky’s tourism industry will mark a major milestone when Mammoth Cave celebrates the 200th anniversary of its first commercial tour.

    The world’s longest cave is our country’s second-oldest paid attraction, trailing only Niagara Falls, and it and the surrounding national park have since become a major destination.  It draws more than two million visitors a year aboveground, and about a fourth of those tour the sights below.

  • Mix cardio and weight training in your plans

    When it comes to burning off fat, which is more effective cardio or weight training? Most of you probably answered that with cardio. Many people think that is correct, when in reality they both can be effective in fat loss. Weight training is more effective when it comes to building muscle, but don’t leave it out when it comes to burning fat. How in the world you ask?

  • Massie calls for repeal of the Patriot Act

    Congress faces a critical deadline, and time is running out.  On June 1, 2015, three provisions of the USA PATRIOT Act will expire.  The actions of the United States Congress between today and June 1st will affect the privacy and liberty of millions of innocent Americans.