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Today's Opinions

  • Guthrie Wayne Long

    OWENTON, Ky.—Guthrie Wayne Long, 65, of Owenton died, Thursday, March 17, 2011, at the New Horizon Medical Center in Owenton.

     Funeral services were Tuesday, March 22, at the McDonald and New Funeral Home, Main Street in Owenton. Interment was in the Squiresville Cemetery in Owenton.

    Survivors include his wife, Mary Betty Minor Long; a son, Tony Long; daughters, Crystal (Gerald) Baxter, Margina (Lonnie) King and Angie (David) Meriwether all of Owenton; eight grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

  • It’s time to be ready for tornadoes

    There is no such thing as guaranteed safety when a tornado strikes. But it helps to have a family tornado plan in place, based on the kind of dwelling you live in and the safety tips that follow below.
    Know where you can take shelter in a matter of seconds and practice a family tornado drill at least once a year. Have a pre-determined place to meet after a disaster.

  • Special legislative session to tackle shortfall in Medicaid

    When the General Assembly began the 2011 Regular Session in January, there was only one thing that had to be done: Plug a sizeable deficit in Medicaid.
    Work on doing just that began in November, when Gov. Steve Beshear offered a plan that would keep the solution within that healthcare program.
    In essence, it calls for using money set aside for next year to cover the short-term problem, then implementing a wide array of cost-saving managed-care programs across the state similar to those that have long been used for Medicaid recipients in the Louisville area.

  • Fund set up to help Williamson family

    Editor:

  • CORRECTION

    In a letter from Jennifer White in the March 9, 2010, issue, the reach of Tammie Crawford’s adoption network was stated incorrectly.
    The letter should have said: “She has organized an amazing network of people all across the country to transport dogs to their new homes.”

  • Asparagus is tasty – steamed, sautéed or raw

    My daughter-in-law called the other day to tell me about her great grocery savings: She bought $120 worth of groceries for under $54.
    She is now known in our family as the “coupon queen,” and rightfully so.
    The other reason for her call was to tell me how she had prepared asparagus for her family, including her parents. She was so proud because her father had paid her the best compliment.

  • READY FOR RACING

    It’s clear that Carrollton and Carroll County are getting serious about the impact the new Sprint Cup race at Kentucky Speedway will have on our community this summer.
    More than 100 people packed the old courtroom at the downtown courthouse Thursday morning for the Carroll County Chamber of Commerce’s Coffee and Conversation program, with officials from the speedway.

  • Mayor seeks input on plan for grocery

    Editor:

    As I promised when I visited with the citizens of Carrollton during my campaign for mayor, I promised to get a grocery to locate in downtown Carrollton.
    In an effort to assure that I have considered all of the service areas that would provide for the needs of the patrons of the grocery, I have developed the following list of required services.