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Today's Opinions

  • Donate nonperishable food item to have library fines forgiven

    According to the nonprofit group Feeding America, 50.1 million Americans were living in “food insecure homes” last year. Of that number, 16 million were children.

    The U.S. Department of Agriculture defines a food-insecure home as one in which there is reduced quality, variety or desirability of diet. This can ultimately affect or disrupt the number of meals available to a family. Unfortunately, these statistics may not be surprise many of us. Americans living in hunger is a very real problem.

  • Tragic events leave mark on East, county

    I had thought to write this week about the colorful folds of the Kentucky Hills as I cross the bridge from Madison Ind., to Milton. It’s appropriate that the library hangs quilts this time of year because they seem a celebration of the season.

    I was all prepared to tell of the saga of getting my car titled and getting a driver’s license in Indiana and the ordeal it became. Or I could tell a funny tale of my little seven-pound dog eating my expensive tri-focal no-line sunglasses.

  • Scouting for Food to collect items Saturday

    Editor:

    Reminder, this Saturday, Nov. 17, is the 2012 Scouting for Food event. Please have food items on your front porch or in clear sight by 9 a.m. 

    This past Saturday, we had 85 volunteers out to distribute more than 1,800 fliers. Thanks to all of you that came out to help.

  • Annual event raises funds to battle MS

    Editor:

    On behalf of all of us at Love for Lucas and Parent Project Muscular Dystrophy, we would like to thank everyone for their most generous donations to our cause, to find a treatment and hopefully a cure for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy.

  • Theater in Carrollton has a rich history that extends into 1800s

  • Poker run raises funds for Shop with a Cop

    Editor:

    We would like to thank all of the people and businesses that helped with donations of prizes, money and their time for the fifth Shop with a Cop motorcycle poker run

  • Training principles guide a successful training program for better health

    Highly effective training programs aren’t that much different from highly effective people. They both follow a similar set of standards that result in their being highly successful for users. Let’s look at seven principles of highly effective training programs, and principles that can benefit your training.

    Balanced.An ideal training program involves a nice mix of compound movements (squats, deadlifts, bench press) and isolation movements (flys, raises, extensions), at about a 50 percent clip for each.

  • Scouts to collect food for local pantry

    Editor:

    The annual Scouting for Food event is on Nov. 17. Cub scouts, boy scouts and members of many community organizations will be out in force next Saturday, Nov. 10, placing flyers at residences to remind folks of the food pick-up that will occur on Nov. 17.