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  • Simple changes in new year can lead to better health

    In this month’s article we are going to touch on a variety of topics, including training, to help give you some information to process and research to aid you into the new year with any health and fitness resolutions you may be thinking about for 2014.

    Training

    Pilates and yoga exercises are a spine-friendly alternative to sit ups and crunches.

  • 2013 saw growth in community’s efforts to fight illegal drugs

    As 2013 comes to a close, I would like to take this opportunity to reflect on some positive outcomes from the year. Champions for a Drug Free Carroll County is lucky to be a part of such a close-knit community and that is one of the main reasons for our success.

    I have noticed how easy it is for individuals to see the negative aspects and dwell on them because sometimes they might overshadow the positive ones.

    But here, I will shed some light on the optimistic outcomes that you may have subconsciously hid in the background.

  • Holiday brings busy time around state

    It may seem to start a little earlier every year, and it may fatten our waistlines while it thins our wallets, but there really is no time more special than the holidays.

    That is especially true here in the Common-wealth, where there is always something to do to get in the spirit of the season, from Christmas parades and concerts to numerous events at our churches, schools and state parks.

  • Mefford helps students meet college, career goals

    In her new role as a College and Career Readiness counselor, Rachel Mefford is a key part of the push to help Carroll County students succeed in the new economy. Located at the Carroll County Area Technology Center, Mefford works with students one-on-one to help meet their college and career goals.

  • New website focuses on library as community hub

    There are many different ways the library represents itself. We have a physical presence with amazing facilities. We feel this is a great benefit to Carrollton’s Downtown Historic District and to Carroll County. It is the keystone to our organization, but it cannot be the sole representation of any successful business in this day of technology and the Internet.

  • Planning, tips can take stress out of holidays

    Wow, can it really be that we are here, now, facing the holidays? If you are like me, you are totally excited.

    I love the holiday season and all its grandeur. The thought of spending time with loved ones, eating delicious foods to our hearts content and most of all, feeling the Christ-mas spirit, is enough to make any time special.

  • Osborne shares why Woods was most influential teacher

    Throughout my high school career, I have had many magnificent and influential adults who have had an impact on both my future and my character. But above all of my previous and current teachers, instructors and coaches, there is no question that my most influential teacher is and will always be Mrs. Rebecca Woods. 

  • Libraries foster a love for reading

    Of all the gifts that Benjamin Franklin gave us, one of the most far-reaching has to be establishing the forerunner of our country’s public libraries.

    They have been a mainstay in Kentucky almost from the beginning, when the first opened in 1795 at what is now Transylvania University in Lexington. Some historians believe it was also the first library outside of the 13 original colonies.

  • During the holidays, use caution to avoid scammers, thieves

    Christmas should always be a joyous time. Unfortunately, the acts of some tend to diminish the joy that this season brings.  

    At this time of year, some people become desperate and some just prey on the goodness and generosity of others. These people I speak of are thieves and scammers, which technically are one and the same.

    Please be extra cautious this year to not fall for scams.

    At the County Attorney’s office, we get calls every week either asking us if something is a scam or telling us they have been the victim of a scam.

  • Genelogy offers unique gift ideas

    If eating too much turkey made you sleepy and you missed your chance to gather first-hand history information for your research at Thanksgiving, don’t despair.

    Start planning now to interview family members during get-togethers at Christ-mas and New Year’s.

    Any family get-together can be an opportunity to collecting photos and stories that can help you fill out your genealogical research. After all, you want your family tree to be more than just a list of names and dates.