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Today's Opinions

  • 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.

  • Student art show raised more than $200

    Editor:

    Student artists raised $218.60 for Carroll County Animal Support in the recent Student Benefit Art Show held at the River Run Gallery in Carrollton during the month of March.

    Individuals who raised the most money were:

    Adults:

    First place - Monica Daniel with $28.63 with her painting of “Pansies.” Monica will receive five tubes of professional grade acrylic paint, a value of $60 for raising the most money.

  • Main Street thanks those who helped with event

    Editor:

  • 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. 

  • Passing heroin legislation was crucial

    In one way, the bills filed each legislative session are not much different from the teams taking part in the NCAA basketball tournaments. Some advance, while others find out that this is not There is one key difference in the General Assembly’s version of March Madness, however: More than one “winner” is crowned.