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Today's Opinions

  • Kentucky preserves, celebrates its rich history, including National Landmarks

    When it comes to keeping history alive, few states can match Kentucky.

    The Kentucky Historical Society, for example, will celebrate its 180th birthday in 2016, the same year our country will mark the 50th anniversary of the National Historic Preservation Act. That legislation kicked off the modern era of protecting and promoting the hundreds of thousands of artifacts and sites that, collectively, tell the story of who we are.

  • Volunteers needed to post food drive fliers

    Editor:

    It’s that time of year again. The 2014 Scouting For Food campaign gets underway this Saturday. 

    Scouts and community volunteers will be out and about this Saturday morning, Nov. 15., placing some 2,000 flyers on community homes as a reminder of the food collection effort that occurs the following Saturday, Nov. 22.

  • Nation pauses to honor its veterans

    Early next week, on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of the year, our nation will pause to pay tribute to its veterans.

    That timing is crucial, because it marks the anniversary of the unofficial end of World War I, when leaders agreed to cease fighting late in the morning of Nov. 11, 1918.

  • Thank you extended to all Veterans

    As Veterans Day approaches, I would like to give my perspective of the American Veteran.

    It does not matter if he or she served during war or peace, they still deserve the utmost respect from the people of the world.

    The American Veteran is a person of honor, integrity and believes in the protection of freedom. Without the Veterans, we would not have the freedoms we have today.

    A Veteran is easy to see. They stand proud, talk clear and have stories only they can tell.

  • Music lessons can help develop minds

    I often get asked how young should a child start to take music lessons.  For formal lessons, the answer varies with the skill level of the teacher.  Some start as young as the age of three.  But for general music instruction, children can learn the principles of music from the first day of life.

    There are several reasons to expose newborns to the basic elements of music.

  • Don’t be a statistic, take more precautions when on the roads

    Given the greater focus our nation now puts on highway safety, it can be difficult to remember what it was like before the era of better car and road design and tougher law enforcement.

    In the early 1970s, we were losing more than 50,000 people a year to traffic accidents, but that number has since shrunk to less than 34,000, even with significantly more miles being driven.

  • Special Olympics extends its thanks

    Editor:

    Carroll County Special Olympics bowling team competed Oct. 26 in Louisville for the Area 4 Bowling Tournament.

    Thanks to all the people who came to support (and in some cases transport) the team. James and Sandy Jackson, Beth Lynn, Matt and Nicole Hearn, Andrea and Chloe O’Connor, Gary Williamson and Shawna, Joanne Halmess, Kayla Williamson and Roman.

    State competition will be Dec. 6 in Louisville.

    Margaret Walker

    Local Coordinator for Special Olympics Kentucky

  • Don’t let negativity drive you away from voting Election Day

    Despite watching most of my favorite television shows on DVR, I still have seen more of the nasty campaign ads this year than I like. I’m sure you are in the same boat.

    The airwaves have been bombarded by the two U.S. Senate contenders trying to define each other through name-calling, taking things out of context and downright deceptive advertising.