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Today's Opinions

  • Using supplements can help with health along with exercise

    Dietary supplements aren’t something to use only when they have health issues. Most people who use them are healthy, and supplements help them stay that way.

    A common misconception about supplements is that they are weaker versions of prescription drugs that treat disease. But trying to prevent and treat serious illnesses are not the main reasons take supplements, according to the National Institute of Health.

  • Education will again be a top issue for lawmakers next year

    Our schools may still have a couple of weeks left before Christmas break and the end of the fall semester, but some of the latest “report cards” on Kentucky’s academic progress have already arrived.

    Perhaps the most well-known of those came in early November, when the National Assessment of Educational Progress gave its latest breakdown of our fourth and eighth grade scores in reading and math.

  • Champions thanks county for donation

    Editor:

    I’d like to take this opportunity to thank the Carroll County Fiscal Court for its generous donation to Champions for a Drug Free Carroll County. We appreciate the continued support throughout the years and are honored to have them on board to help diminish drug use in Carroll County.

    We – the coalition and staff – are happy to have the county officials on our side to fight this epidemic. We are forever grateful.

  • Smoke-free laws protect everyone’s health

    Editor:

    Some people claim that smoke-free laws are the government’s infringement on private-property rights. Business owners may privately own their business, but by inviting the public in, they are required by the government to ensure safe food and clean water.

    Similarly, government has the responsibility to regulate the indoor air we breathe, free of secondhand smoke pollution.

  • Student organizations help students explore common interests

    Many students at the Carrollton Campus take advantage of the clubs and organizations that exist at Jefferson Community and Technical College. These organizations provide students the opportunity to meet others in their major or with similar interests.  

  • Tips to help families have safe, happy Thanksgiving

    As we celebrate this national holiday, I wish you and your family a blessed and safe Thanksgiving. You may be traveling miles to be with family and friends or might be staying home welcoming your family. Some of you may be spending a quiet day and for others it may be a big family gathering. On this day, we give thanks for the blessing of the harvest and for our friends and family. 

    Thanksgiving tradition 

  • 4-Hers invited to ‘ham’ it up during annual project

    One of the areas that 4-H offers to its youth is the country ham project. If 4-H members are interested in learning this process, a contract must be signed and in my hands by Dec. 8. 

    Please call the Extension office and request a contract or stop by and pick one up. The contracts also will be in each school office for the child to pick up. It is so exciting to see the young people as they learn some “back in the day” projects. Here are some facts about curing “green” hams the 4-H way.

  • Thanks to all who contributed to food drive

    Editor:

    A BIG thanks to the community for another outstanding Scouting For Food Campaign. This past Saturday, about 60 Scouts and community volunteers braved a cold morning to hit the streets and pick up food, bring it back to the food pantry, count, sort and finally put it on the shelves – a big undertaking. The results were outstanding – 4,589 items collected.