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Today's Opinions

  • Osborne shares why Woods was most influential teacher

    Throughout my high school career, I have had many magnificent and influential adults who have had an impact on both my future and my character. But above all of my previous and current teachers, instructors and coaches, there is no question that my most influential teacher is and will always be Mrs. Rebecca Woods. 

  • Libraries foster a love for reading

    Of all the gifts that Benjamin Franklin gave us, one of the most far-reaching has to be establishing the forerunner of our country’s public libraries.

    They have been a mainstay in Kentucky almost from the beginning, when the first opened in 1795 at what is now Transylvania University in Lexington. Some historians believe it was also the first library outside of the 13 original colonies.

  • Cartmell staff earns praise for caring

    Editor:

    We hear such negativity in this community abouthow our town is known for drug abuse and drunken drivers.

    I would like for everyone to know how lucky we are to have such a dedicated team to educate our children and grandchildren.

    I would like to say a big thank you to Doug Oak and staff at Cartmell Elementary School.

    These people are truly caring and dedicated to helping our small ones achieve a good education.

    God Bless you all and thank you.

    Nancy Toole

  • During the holidays, use caution to avoid scammers, thieves

    Christmas should always be a joyous time. Unfortunately, the acts of some tend to diminish the joy that this season brings.  

    At this time of year, some people become desperate and some just prey on the goodness and generosity of others. These people I speak of are thieves and scammers, which technically are one and the same.

    Please be extra cautious this year to not fall for scams.

    At the County Attorney’s office, we get calls every week either asking us if something is a scam or telling us they have been the victim of a scam.

  • Genelogy offers unique gift ideas

    If eating too much turkey made you sleepy and you missed your chance to gather first-hand history information for your research at Thanksgiving, don’t despair.

    Start planning now to interview family members during get-togethers at Christ-mas and New Year’s.

    Any family get-together can be an opportunity to collecting photos and stories that can help you fill out your genealogical research. After all, you want your family tree to be more than just a list of names and dates.

  • Volunteers thanked for National Guard dinner

    Editor:

    In December 2012, our National Guard armory sat silent while the members of our local guard unit answered the call of duty once again and this time in Africa. This past weekend on Dec. 7 – a day we all should remember, Pearl Harbor Day – our local armory was filled with the return of the men of the unit, their families and volunteers from our community.

  • Goodbye to Kenya

    Editor:

    I enjoyed my five months stay and ministry in Kenya. I am leaving for India on December 10.

    It was a challenge for me to get out of my comfort zone in Kentucky and stay in Kenya with minimum facilities and lots of hardships. I am glad the good Lord kept me safe in his powerful hands. Prayers and encouraging notes that flew from Carrollton to Kenya were very helpful to get through everything. Though I lost some weight I never got sick. Thanks be to God!

  • 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.