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Today's Opinions

  • Champions to attend the annual coalition training in Indy

    Champions for a Drug Free Carroll County Coalition will be represented Aug. 2-6, at The Annual Mid-Year Training Institute in Indianapolis, Ind., brought to us by The Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America (CADCA).

    Each year CADCA partners with The Office of National Drug Control Policy and many others to host an annual mid-year training institute for coalitions all across America and even some from other countries.

  • Opportunities abound for the state’s high school students

    Next month, Morehead State University will open what will be the state’s second specialty high school geared toward our best and brightest students.

    The Craft Academy for Excellence in Science and Mathematics will ultimately be home to 120 high school juniors and seniors from across the state, all of whom will have a chance to earn up to 60 college credit hours over a two-year period.

  • Just A Thought

    Do you remember that commercial from a few years back, where the parents are dancing around the school supply aisle to the song “It’s the most wonderful time of the year,” as their children look on with disdain? My dad used to tease me and sing along when it came on television, eliciting an exaggerated, “Daaaaaaaaad,” from his daughter.

    But we both knew the truth: I loved going back to school. And I especially loved going school supply shopping.

  • Four amendments for Freedom

    Washington, D.C. has the bad news blues.  Whether it’s Congress passing bills that spend billions of dollars we don’t have, rogue Supreme Court justices ignoring the clear text of the Constitution, or yet another unelected executive branch agency bureaucrat issuing a “regulation” that punishes free enterprise, it often seems that victories for freedom and liberty are rare.

  • Legislators will work to address new synthetic drug problem

    One of the hallmarks of illegal drug use in Kentucky is that each epidemic tends to hit a region particularly hard before it fans out across the state.

    Northern Kentucky and Louisville, for example, have suffered more than most from the recent steep increase in heroin addiction.  Eastern Kentucky has been the epicenter for prescription drug abuse, while Western Kentucky was first to see the rise of locally cooked methamphetamine.

  • Get a healthy routine started without delay

    So you think about going to the gym. Maybe you want to run a 5k, or a mini marathon.

    Whatever the goal is that you have don’t give up on it. I have had many clients start with me with all the determination in the world, to see them stop coming and give up on what they once thought was important.

    I get it. Life gets in the way. I hear this everyday at my job. I haven’t been coming because I moved, or my job, or summer and the kids are home.

  • Worthville School reunion planned for Nov. 7

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  • Stranger helps with money for gas in a time of need

    Editor:

    Tuesday morning at approximately 7 a.m. I  awoke to a  phone call from the State Police, asking me to pick up my sister’s children. My sister’s house had flooded, and her car was floating down the road.