Today's Opinions

  • Be a responsible dog owner

    Some of you may know and many of you do not know that we have a fifth member of our family named Ben. Ben stands about a foot tall, likes to eat food that our kids drop for him, is a best friend to my son, and is a protector to my daughter. Ben is our 10-year-old Boston Terrier. He truly is a member of the family. Many of you reading this have a “Ben” too. If you don’t have a “Ben” then I would encourage you to get one—especially if you have children.

  • Pioneer Power Antique Tractor Club offers thanks for making show a success


    The Pioneer Power Antique Tractor Club would like to thank everyone for attending the 2017 15th annual antique tractor show and making it a success. The weather did not cooperate very well on Friday, [but] we did have a good day Saturday.

  • Worthville School reunion coming Nov. 11


    We are planning another Worthville Alumni School Reunion. The first one was so much fun, so we will be hosting another one from 2-5 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 11, 2017, at the Worthville Baptist Church Life Center in Worthville, Ky.

    The reunion is for young and old, anyone who attended Worthville School at any time. Come and share your memories and visit with old classmates.

    Please bring any old pictures or memorabilia you may have. Please share this information with others who may have attended Worthville School.

  • Horner thanks Carroll County Public Library


    I would like to give a shout-out to the Carroll County Public Library for all they do for the community. They give everyone in Carroll County access to technology, books and movies.

    One of the great things they do is bring books to classrooms at both Richard B. Cartmell Elementary and Kathryn Winn Primary schools for FREE! These books can also be based on a class learning subject that is being taught. For example, this past month my class was studying women’s suffrage. They brought us books on the topic of women’s suffrage!

  • Legislators to discuss issues in depth at Interim Joint Committees starting June 1

    Over a month has passed since the conclusion of the 2017 Session of the Kentucky General Assembly but my work as your senator has not slowed. Between answering your well thought-out letters and phone calls, I have been visiting with constituents in our district and listening to your concerns and preparing to discuss many of those topics during the Interim. 

  • Rand discusses new health care legislation

    Oprah Winfrey. Bill Clinton. George Clooney. Each has reached a level of success that few will ever know.

    Age wise, however, they are faces in a very large crowd—a crowd called the Baby Boom generation which grows larger with each passing year. Made up of around 75 million people born between 1946 and 1964, Baby Boomers in America are in nearly a dead heat with the Millennial generation (ages 18-34) to claim the title of largest living generation in the U.S., according to the Pew Research Center.

  • Advances in education continue in Kentucky

    Education has come a long way in Kentucky over the past 30 years. Much of our progress began with the 1990 passage of KERA or the Kentucky Education Reform Act, which improved funding for K-12 education statewide from the mountains to the Mississippi. Today, that progress is seen in school facility improvements, better test scores, and a better educated Kentucky.

  • Naloxone training is no cure, but saves lives

    Typically the human body can break down the substances we put in it — legal or otherwise. When a person overdoses, however, the body can’t detoxify itself fast enough, and once a threshold is reached, it begins to shut down.

    So what happens when someone overdoses on an opiate, such as heroin?