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Today's Opinions

  • Senate acts on bills during opening week of session

    Usually, the first week is an organizational week during which the different parties elect their leadership. This year was different. When we announced the Senate Majority legislative agenda in December, we committed to move aggressively on passing legislation regarding job creation, education and transparent and responsive government. With the passage of these bills, the “Agenda for Prosperity,” very few can say we didn’t deliver on that promise this first week.

  • Pasta salad, key lime pie add spring to snowy days

    What do you do on the snowy days? On one a couple of years ago, I had a roasting hen in the freezer that I pulled out to bake for dinner.
    I rubbed it with a little olive oil, then mixed basil pesto, rosemary and kosher salt to rub inside and all over the outside of the bird.
    I also placed an onion and a stalk of celery inside just to add some more flavor and moisture. The aroma was incredible while it was baking, which also added more warmth to the house.
    Now it is time to bring just a little spring into the menu, even though it is not quite that season.

  • Spinach quiche is a great luncheon menu recipe

    A couple of years ago, I prepared a holiday brunch for a local board meeting that was held at the beautiful Richwood Plantation, in the carriage house.

    This makes a great meal, especially when served with other recipes I have written about such as pork with Texas cranberry chutney on cornmeal biscuits, homemade cinnamon rolls, a wonderful green salad with dried cranberries and pears, Mountain Top bacon, chicken crepes, hot brown casserole and mini blueberry muffins,

    I give to you:

    Spinach Mushroom Quiche

  • Lawmakers face challenges in 2011

    Although the economy has weathered some of its toughest years since the Great Depression, there has been one bright spot for Kentucky: Agriculture.  The new year, in fact, may just bring a new record with it.

    If all goes well, farm receipts could top $5 billion in 2011, or a billion dollars more than just several years ago.

  • Free program helps us walk away the pounds

    Editor:
    Has everyone noticed that many of the advertisements, especially since Christmas, have been geared toward weight loss and getting fit?
    These are two of the most common resolutions made each New Year and promptly broken before Valentine’s Day.

  • Residents offer thanks for holiday helpers

    Editor:
    The residents and staff at Carrollton Manor would like to thank the following for giving us such a wonderful and joyous Christmas: Hair Studio, Carrollton United Methodist Church, Arkema Inc., American Legion, Open Door Baptist Church, Ten Mile Association, Auto Collision, The White family, Senior Citizens of Northern Kentucky, Carrollton Church of Christ, the Colbert family and Continuum Care Pharmacy.
    If we have forgotten to mention anyone, we are sorry and thank you also. We would also like to wish everyone a Happy New Year.
    Melissa Tucker

  • Plan to stash extra cash since it won’t go into Social Security

    Have you ever received what appears to be good news, but then start wondering if it really is after you have a chance to start processing it.

    That’s how I felt recently when my company’s human resources department sent us all a note telling us that we would be paying less Social Security tax in 2011.

    Who wouldn’t want to pay less in taxes?

  • State lawmakers prepare for a busy 2011 session

    With the General Assembly set to start its legislative session early next week, now is the ideal time to take a look back at what has happened since the last one ended.