• Rand: Bevin’s vetoes limit educational opportunities

    Other than constitutional amendments, which go before the voters, every bill the General Assembly passes has to clear one final hurdle before becoming law: The governor’s pen.

    The governor has the authority to sign or reject bills, or to let them become law without a signature.  He or she can only approve or veto bills in their entirety – except in budgetary matters, which can be line-item vetoed without affecting the rest.

  • Legislative session successful for Ky. agriculture

    The 2016 session of the General Assembly has come to an end, and we are thankful that this session was successful for agriculture in Kentucky. We worked together in a bipartisan fashion to pass legislation that will assist farm communities, agribusinesses, and consumers from all areas of the Commonwealth. 

  • Who is Bernie Sanders?

    “We let men take wealth which is not theirs; if the seizure is “legal” we call it high profits and the profiters help decide what is legal.” - W.E.B. Dubois in “The Nation,” October 1956.


  • Is my DNA sabotaging my results?

    It’s tough. It is tough to sometimes understand when you see friends, colleagues, enemies, etc. getting in phenomenal shape … If you are finding things difficult and perhaps not achieving the results you believe you should be, it is easy to blame your genes.

    Guess what? You don’t have to! Take control of your genetics and here is how!

    The three most important misconceptions about how you might think your DNA is sabotaging your results and what you can do about it!

  • Stress: Fact of life, Fact of fat

    For most of us, stress is a fact of life. Unfortunately, research reveals that it is also a fact of fat. Stress can cause many health issues, as well as affect your weight.

  • Rand highlights other top bills resulting from session besides budget

    Legislative sessions tend to be remembered for just a handful of new laws, and this year’s, which ended April 15, is no different.

    The budget was understandably the most prominent, with its chief highlight being the significant amount of new money the General Assembly put toward the unfunded liabilities of our public retirement systems.

  • Annual Child Abuse Awareness event coming April 28

    Champions for a Drug Free Carroll County and our event partners would like to invite the entire community, young and old, to attend our free Child Abuse Awareness event. It will take place Thursday, April 28, from 4-6 p.m. at the Courthouse Square in Carrollton. This event is financially sponsored by The United Charities Foundation. 

  • New budget approved by both houses, awaits Bevin’s signature
  • Governor, House, Senate agree on biennial budget

    For more than a decade now, the most pressing long-term problem in Kentucky has been the growing liabilities of our public retirement systems for teachers and state employees.

    Both systems had far more than they needed a dozen or so years ago, but two recessions since then have swept most of those gains away.

  • “United We Stand, Divided We Fall” 

    A new day is dawning in Kentucky. For the first time in many years, the winds of financial responsibility have begun to blow briskly through the marble halls of Frankfort. These welcome breezes are ushering in the promise of a fresh start for the Commonwealth.