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Today's Opinions

  • Setting measurable goals is key to success

    As an athlete – and yes you are an athlete if you are exercising – you want to train hard, practice hard and be the best you can be, correct?

    Do you find yourself making broad statements such as, ‘I want to lose weight, body fat or I want to put on a little muscle?’ Then I am sorry to be blunt, but those are not goals. These are, at best, a wish list.

    An effective goal deals with specifics, and it must have a deadline. Without those parameters, goals are powerless and not effective. They will not get you where you want to be.

  • New state laws now in effect

    At the end of each legislative session, there is understandably a lot of discussion about what the General Assembly has passed.

    Although not given as much fanfare, the early to middle part of summer is an important period as well, because – other than those relatively rare cases when there is a specific enactment date or an emergency clause – that is when all legislation actually takes effect. This year, that date fell on June 25.

  • Team Robbins extends thank you message

    Editor:

    I would like to say congratulations to the Carroll County Relay for Life for another successful year.

  • Solid relationships prevent drug abuse, not local activities

    Thirty-three years ago, I was born at Carroll County Memorial Hospital, and ever since that day I have been proud to call Carroll County my home. I went to law school in 2002 and graduated in 2005. That is the only period of time that I have not resided in Carroll County, but this has always been home. 

    Sure, I have had my share of frustrations living here — who hasn’t? However, when I graduated law school, I knew this is where I wanted to come back to, where I wanted to work, live and raise my family.

  • Be careful when using fireworks this Fourth of July

    It’s that time of year again for good food, good times with family and friends, and great fireworks.

    The Fourth of July is a special time for every American as we celebrate our freedoms in this great country. However, we need to remember that as spectacular as fireworks are to watch, they are extremely dangerous and account for numerous injuries, unintended fires, property damage and even accidental deaths.

  • Jam Sessions feature talent at restaurant

    Editor:

    Nothing will help a community stand out more than its homegrown music. Carroll County has a great crop of talent from country to gospel and bluegrass to rock ‘n roll. I invested a little time this summer to do what I could to support local music by coordinating and promoting a summer series for Welch’s Riverside Restaurant that I named “Welch’s Jam Sessions.”

  • Fairview Place director says thanks for support

    Dear Editor:

    As the executive director of Fairview Place in Carrollton, I would like to express my gratitude and appreciation to the staff, volunteers and residents of Fairview Place. 

    As a result of their teamwork, Fairview Place received the 2013 Excellence in Civic Involvement Award from the Kentucky Assisted Living Facilities Association.

    This award is presented to an assisted living facility that provides services and programs for the betterment of seniors who reside in the facility or seniors in the area. 

  • Warning sirens show community is prepared

    Editor:

    The recent succession of tornadoes that have torn a wide swath through many parts of Oklahoma underscores the need for community readiness and vigilance. Though tornadoes are not as common in Kentucky as they are in the plains states, they are not unheard of and indeed last year’s severe weather, though not very destructive, brings the issue close to home.