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Today's Opinions

  • Event shows students the real consequences of alcohol, drug use

    Community partners in Carroll County held a two-day event March 19 and 20 called Truth and Consequences. The event is a program that derives from Kentucky’s Cooperative Extension Service in Clinton County, Ky., and is utilized across the state in many counties. This year Carroll County’s Extension Office partnered up with Champions for a Drug Free Carroll County and Carroll County Schools to bring a community and school-based event.

  • Expensive college a burden to everyone

    Students who attend one of the 16 community colleges in Kentucky received good news recently about their tuition bills. The Kentucky Community and Technical College System Board of Regents voted Friday to leave tuition unchanged for another year. That’s a reversal of their decision previously to hike tuition from $147 to $150 per credit hour in 2015-16.

  • New laws to benefit Kentuckians

    Each legislative session, the public understandably focuses most of its attention on the biggest issues facing the General Assembly, which this year range from addressing a heroin epidemic to modernizing rules for the telecommunications industry.

  • Cheese, bacon, sausage, eggs staples for Keeton

    Wow, where did the winter go? It seems like just yesterday snow was everywhere, and we were all sick of winter coats! Now it’s in the 60’s and 70’s and our world is greening up right before our eyes. That being said, it’s supposed to be in the 40’s for the highs in the next few days so maybe I’m jumping the gun a tad bit. I do know that the sun is shining, and the birds are singing and, frankly, that’s enough for me.

  • Cheese, bacon, sausage, eggs staples for Keeton

    Wow, where did the winter go? It seems like just yesterday snow was everywhere, and we were all sick of winter coats! Now it’s in the 60’s and 70’s and our world is greening up right before our eyes. That being said, it’s supposed to be in the 40’s for the highs in the next few days so maybe I’m jumping the gun a tad bit. I do know that the sun is shining, and the birds are singing and, frankly, that’s enough for me.

  • Get fit with friends: Discover the benefits of group exercise

    Group exercise is beneficial in many ways. Working out in a group provides support, accountability and structure. We, as typical humans, tend to not want to let a friend or a group of people we associate with down by not showing up or performing to the best of our ability. I personally feel that you are more likely to complete a well-rounded exercise routine and want to perform a potentially more difficult workout. Working out in a group can be just plain fun as well.

  • Health bills among those passed by Senate

    The 2015 Legislative Session of the Kentucky General Assembly adjourned near midnight on Wednesday, March 11, signaling the close of a complex and issue-laden short session. Thursday marked the beginning of the governor’s 10-day veto period during which he will review the bills passed by both House and Senate for his approval or veto.

  • Heroin bill is the top unresolved issue

    When it comes to illegal drug use, few states have been hit as hard as Kentucky over the last 15 years.   We have lost thousands of loved ones during that time to a rising tide of meth, synthetic drugs, prescription drug abuse and heroin, and tens of thousands more have seen their lives ruined.

    The General Assembly has responded by passing a series of laws, many of them hailed as national models, that have had real, lasting success against these epidemics.