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Today's Opinions

  • Bill requiring abortion-seekers to have face-to-face counseling passes Senate

    Although week three of the General Assembly was short due to the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday and the inclement weather Friday, the Kentucky Senate passed significant bills and welcomed visitors who braved the snow in Frankfort.

    On Tuesday we passed two of our priority bills: Senate Bill (SB) 4 and SB 10. SB 4 would require those seeking an abortion to have a face-to-face, in-person counseling session with a physician 24 hours prior to the procedure. This effort to promote the rights of the unborn passed with bipartisan support.

  • Champions, Haven of Hope partner for Teen Night Feb. 26

    Substance abuse, teen pregnancy and health issues, what do all of these things have in common? They are topics that adolescents face daily. Temptation to make bad decisions occurs every day, whether it’s through peer pressure, marketing tactics or personal dealings.

  • Corley thanks hospital for care received

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  • Marrilla: Time to finish the job, clean up the mess

    After nearly two years, Carroll County Middle School students got to put their new gym to use Monday night.

    It’s been a long time coming. I’ve watched the work on the renovation and construction of the new gym up close for nearly two years now from my home directly across the street.

    It’s not been a pretty picture.

  • ‘Carroll County at Work’ highlighted 26 locals; feature stories to continue

    Well, we made it through. Our first yearlong series of features, “Carroll County At Work,” came to a close last week. Twenty-six feature stories–from auctioneer to zoo interpreter–and everything in between! We wrote about a bus driver, a farmer, a librarian and a veterinarian, just to name a few.

    Even though I wrote most of the stories and read all of them, I still can’t rattle off the names of every job and person without sneaking a peak at my sheet. Can you?

  • House aims to broaden eligibility for criminal expungement to include class ‘D’ felonies

    An effort to help potentially tens of thousands of Kentuckians truly put their past behind them cleared a key legislative milestone on Friday when the Kentucky House voted to broaden eligibility for criminal expungement.

    Similar measures have passed the chamber numerous times, but there is hope that this year’s legislation will be successful, given the increased bipartisan support it has received.

  • Senate bills include legislation that will decrease costs on large school projects

    Floor votes, committee hearings and spirited debate highlighted an action-packed second week of session in the Kentucky Senate. We welcomed guests from all across the Commonwealth to speak on behalf of bills.

    On Thursday we were visited by hundreds of young and energetic faces celebrating Children’s Advocacy Day, sponsored by Kentucky Youth Advocates. The group hosted a rally in the Capitol Rotunda where several Senate majority members were recognized for their efforts in standing up for Kentucky’s children.

  • A healthy lifestyle improves health in more ways than one

    I came across a quote a couple of weeks ago that read, “Healthy living is a life sentence, you will never be paroled or pardoned.”

    That is so true! Healthy living is a way of living. It is not something that can be measured by a number on a scale; it is the actions we take daily. Maintaining a healthy lifestyle requires persistence and dedication.

    The choice to live a healthy lifestyle can improve your health in more ways than one.  Here are some of the effects/benefits of living a healthy lifestyle: