• Everyone has a role in Zika fight

    Kentucky New Era

    Mosquitoes have always been an annoying part of Kentucky’s hot and muggy summers, but this year there’s much more at stake. There are serious health risks because of the likely spread of the Zika virus.

    Most health officials agree that’s it’s not a matter of whether the United States will experience a Zika outbreak. It’s a matter of when.

  • Champions receives mini grant

    Sticker Shock is coming to Carrollton once again. If you read that sentence and seemed confused, that is okay, most readers have probably never heard of the term. “Sticker Shock” is a campaign geared toward the prevention of underage drinking.

    According to MADD.org (Mothers Against Drunk Driving) 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.

  • ‘History is what you make it’

    In August 2003, Jim Beam’s Warehouse B, located on Withrow Court, just off of Ky. 245, caught fire. The flames rose more than 100 feet into the air. Nearly 20,000 barrels were destroyed, with the burning mixture spilling into Withrow Creek and eventually the Beech Fork, killing thousands of fish.

    That low point in the whiskey giant’s history was perhaps exacerbated by the fact that the bourbon market 13 years ago looks nothing like it does today.

  • Legislature worked to improve services veterans

    This weekend we honor the brave men and women who gave their lives for this great country. Originally referred to as “Decoration Day,” the holiday originated after the Civil War as Americans would decorate the graves of fallen soldiers with flowers each year. Following WWI it took on new significance and all of America’s wars were from then on included and observed in the holiday we now know as “Memorial Day”.

  • Memorial Day serves as reminder of the sacrafice of many for our freedom

    On Monday, our nation will pause as it has for more than 150 years to remember and pay tribute to those who gave their lives protecting our nation.

    There are more than 1.2 million names on that list, about half of which were added during the four years of the Civil War.

  • Keep your family fit this summer

    With summer break approaching, most of us can only think about vacation. However, we also need to think of ways to keep the family fit and healthy this summer. Kids who do not move or engage in activity can gain an average of seven pounds just over summer break. Weight gain like this results in long-term damaging health effects.

  • Ky. revenue up thanks to tourism; Mammoth Cave a top destination

    Last week, state tourism leaders unveiled the latest annual study on the positive impact this industry has in Kentucky.  In a word, the news was good.

    Overall, tourism generated nearly $14 billion in direct and indirect sales in 2015, a 5 percent increase over 2014’s total.  It supported 186,000 jobs and provided nearly $1.5 billion in state and local tax revenue.

  • Library to spread its summer reading programming throughout county
  • Stumbo, end fight on vetoes

    By The Courier-Journal

    House Speaker Greg Stumbo is grandstanding. Plain and simple. And it’s time to bring an end to it.

  • State makes strides on education issues

    A quarter-century ago, Kentucky had nowhere to go but up when it came to the education levels of adults 25 and older.

    Only two-thirds had graduated from high school, and less than a sixth had earned a bachelor’s degree.  No state had a lower combined percentage.