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Today's Opinions

  • Rand outlines domestic violence statistics in Ky.

     Each September, domestic violence-prevention programs across the country take part in a one-day census to illustrate what they and the victims they serve face at any given moment.

    The numbers are sobering.  In 2015, the most recent year available, 40,000 people nationwide sought shelter during that 24-hour period and another 31,500 received non-residential assistance in such areas as the courts, childcare and transportation.

  • Pledge to be a ‘Co-op Voter’ and vote Nov. 8

    Editor:

    As President and CEO of Owen Electric Cooperative, I care deeply about the  

    communities we serve and want the very best for every one of our members.

    But as the presidential election draws closer, I’m reminded of a troubling  

    statistic. In the 2012 elections, voter turnout in rural communities dropped  

    by 18 percent—twice the decline seen nationally. That means the voice of  

    rural America isn’t resonating as strongly as it should with our elected  

  • Oct. 16-22 celebrates retired teachers

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  • Hendrick family thanks everyone for support

    Editor:

     The family of Chris Hendrick would like to express our thanks to the people of Carroll County and beyond for their generous outreach to our son and our family. The expressions of thoughts and offers of prayers have been overwhelming. The response to the Go Fund Me account has been humbling.

    The hugs and offers of everything from taking Chris to his treatments to mowing the yard to cooking meals for his family to even cleaning the house have guaranteed that dry eye syndrome is not an issue for us.

  • Kentucky ranks low in violent crime

    One of the best things about Kentucky is that it remains one of the safest places in which to live.

    According to the website 24/7 Wall St., we have the sixth-lowest violent-crime rate among the states, while several south of us rank among the top 10 highest. Tennessee’s rate, for example, is nearly three times the size of ours.

  • Breast cancer awareness is truly worth every effort

    The Kentucky Standard

    If you walk down the aisles of any department store, you’ll notice during October that shelves are flooded with all kinds of pink merchandise. It’s Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The hope is that seeing all things pink will “make you aware” of the disease — by spurring you to research early detection or contribute financially to cancer research.

  • The pre-workout meal can affect training results

    One of the most important aspects of your nutrition is your pre-workout meal, this can make the difference between a very intense and beneficial workout or an average session with minimal effects.

    Your pre-workout meal will effect things such as your energy in the short and long run during the workout, how you’re able to digest the nutrients, mental focus and recovery afterwards.

  • Test scores show state students making educational progress

    Not long after the start of each school year, Kentucky begins getting report cards on the overall progress our students are making. These annual updates give the public the chance to learn if we are still heading in the right direction academically.