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Today's Opinions

  • Zika virus remains a national health concern

    Yard signs advertising mosquito control are about as common as shaved iced shacks around Kentucky this summer. And if you’ve been watching the news over the past year, I’m sure you’ve guessed why.

  • Tips on gardening, weed control

    Home gardeners look forward to that first ripe tomato or ear of corn they pick from their carefully tended gardens, but after some vigorous gardening on a hot, humid day, you may wonder if it is all worth it.  Of course it is!

    Weeds compete with crops for water, nutrients and sunlight.  Some weeds, like quackgrass, can chemically inhibit vegetable plant growth. Others host insect pests and disease pathogens.  All of these result in fewer fresh vegetables for your table.  Let us consider some approaches to tackling weeds in our gardens.

  • Appreciation: A lost art

    I’m a man, a father and a husband. I’m also a boss and a judge. I also believe in magic.

    I got married in 1981 to my wife. We have two children. The children are older now but when they were younger they were involved in many things; sports, activities and school, just to name a few. At the same time they were well fed, wore clean clothes and always cared for when they became ill. My children are respectful, mannerly and great people.

  • Area counties celebrate Fourth of July

    When our forefathers put their signatures to paper to declare our independence as a nation 241 years ago on July 4, 1776, there was no doubt it was a time to celebrate.

    Public readings of the freshly-written Declaration of Independence were held in Philadelphia’s Independence Square amid bells ringing and bands playing. Bonfires and fireworks were added to the celebration the next year and then the tradition spread, with towns large and small joining in the merriment.

  • Water issue on Schuerman needs to be fixed

    Editor:

    A dear friend of mine, Rosemary McCormick, was traveling on Schuerman Road on or about May 24, 2017, when a wall of water came out of nowhere and hit her car in the side, stopping it and when she got it started, it was knocking.

    The mayor won’t take her calls, so she can get help fixing it, and her car is not the only one. We are lifelong citizens of Carroll County. We deserve better than that.

    Steve Payton

    Ghent, Ky.

  • Thanks for making Lions Club poker run a success

    Editor,

  • Getting the thrill of grilling

    With the Fourth of July this coming week, there will be many people outdoors grilling hamburgers, barbecued chicken or vegetables throughout the neighborhood, reminding us of the thrill of grilling out. Just about any food that can be broiled or roasted can be cooked on a grill.

  • How to safely dispose of needles, syringes

    Summer is here! That means kids playing in parks, barefoot play, outdoor cleaning and river sweeps are here too. You’ve been asking: What do I do if I find a needle? How do I dispose of it? We have your answers and tips to doing so.

    According to the Department of Health, Australian Government the recommended way to dispose of a discarded needle and syringe varies between cities and states.