• Annual Child Abuse Awareness event Friday from 7-9 p.m.

    Tomorrow is the big day! 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 tomorrow, Friday, April 24, from 7-9 p.m. at the courthouse square in Carrollton. 

  • Kentucky industries and cities honored for energy savings

    Even before it became a state in 1792, Kentucky’s energy potential was well-known.

    It all began in 1750, when Dr. Thomas Walker, one of Kentucky’s early explorers, discovered coal here, and our profile began expanding significantly 40 years later, when the first commercial coal mine opened in what is now Lee County.

  • Time to legalize industrial hemp
  • Local Republican party a lead sponsor of gubernatorial debate

    Why do we need alternative views?  Why a Republican Party.  Our Nation was founded on a two party system.  There are many reasons why a second political party is needed in Carroll County.  It is a known fact that honest debate is crucial to political progress.  Regardless of which party you prefer, honest and informed debate is a crucial basis of our freedom. 

  • Legislature works to improve film and television opportunities

    Kentucky may be a couple of thousand miles away from Hollywood, but that hasn’t diminished our connections to the entertainment industry.  Some of today’s most famous actors, for example – George Clooney, Jennifer Lawrence and Johnny Depp – were born here, while Tom Cruise spent part of his youth in Louisville.

  • Rand explains the legislative process

    If it’s true that it takes years of preparation to be an overnight success, the same can also be said of many laws approved during a legislative session.

    This year is a prime example, with several high-profile measures having been considered by the General Assembly before.  That includes those addressing booster seats, dating violence and an update of the state’s telecommunications laws.

  • Court case elevates bullying problems

    Kentucky New Era

    A case before the Kentucky Supreme Court could lead to a legal precedent that determines when school teachers and administrators have to bear responsibility for a bullied student’s suicide.

    The court heard arguments last week in a lawsuit filed by a Floyd County family whose 13-year-old son shot himself to death at home in 2007. Stephen Patton’s mother says teachers, a principal and two superintendents knew her son was bullied but did not intervene to help him.

  • Deadline to enter Gentry Art Show April 17

    The library tries to find ways to fill voids we perceive exist in our community. One particular niche I think we do a good job of filling is providing support and a venue to artists within our community and surrounding areas. In this world of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math, we want to make sure that the humanities and art are not forgotten.

  • Cream of the crop: How to make better food choices

    You have to eat to perform, and these foods will help you perform at your best.

    If you had to choose a theme song for the typical supermarket it would have to be “Welcome to the jungle.” By the time you navigate through the impenetrable tangle of packaged foods laced with unwholesome whatchamacallits, you might be left wondering whether it is time to grab a spear and hunt for tonight’s dinner.

  • Senate, House agree on minimum gas tax

    Historical, life-saving legislation was approved by the Kentucky General Assembly during the final hours of the 2015 Session. Senate Bill 192, a comprehensive approach to stymie the scourge of heroin addiction in Kentucky, reached final passage after countless hours of bipartisan work throughout the session. In fact, this is the third year that the Senate has led the charge on an anti-heroin bill. SB 192 was signed into law Wednesday morning by Gov. Steve Beshear and is now in effect due to an emergency clause.