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Today's Opinions

  • Father, daughter inspire some kudos

    As I drove to the grocery store Sunday to pick up an item I failed to get Saturday, I saw a man and his daughter walking up Schuerman Street with a garbage bag in hand.

    They were picking up litter that others had tossed out along the street.

    Their actions impressed me for a couple of key reasons.

    First, there was no big community cleanup underway to inspire the father-daughter duo to hit the roadsides.

  • Diet or excerise: Which is best way to lose weight?

    If present trends continue, 43 percent of Americans will be obese in just the next eight years. Obesity is contributing to the public health nightmare in the United States.

    In spite of spending more money per capita on medical care than any other country, we rank 31st in the world in life expectancy and 19th in deaths from preventable conditions, such as obesity. 

    Experts have argued vigorously about the causes of the obesity epidemic. Some say that physical inactivity is the culprit, while others claim that increased caloric intake is the cause.

  • Logging left many problems in park

    Editor:

    We are concerned with the decline of our local state park, General Butler, the most recent issue being the ruthless logging operation of ash trees and other species this past winter and spring.

    Whether this was sound practice is moot at this point. Enormous damage was done in the guise of gaining some $45,000 for a park with an annual budget of $3 million. A pittance.

    Our observations:

  • Writer praises Supplee comments

    Editor:

    A job well done and I am glad our residents are also complaining about the condition of our city.

    As far as I am concerned, all property owners should be responsible for their rental or residence. Yes, sometimes renters do trash the property they rent, but it is the property owners’ responsibility to take action against that. If they paid more attention to what is going on and made periodic investigations of the outside, as well as the inside of their rentals, perhaps they could remedy much of the problems. 

  • Kentucky has ties to nation’s founding days

    Kentucky may not have yet been a state when our country declared its independence nearly 240 years ago, but as we prepare to celebrate that anniversary on Friday, it is worth pointing out we do have ties to this early period.

    We were home to about a half-dozen skirmishes during the Revolutionary War, for example, including what is widely believed to be its last: The Battle of Blue Licks in present-day Robertson County.

  • Economy, environment benefit from Kentucky forests, healthy trees

    There is a saying that the best time to plant a tree is 20 years ago, and the second best time is now.

    Earlier this spring, state leaders joined with local Scouting organizations and utility companies to begin bringing that saying to life, and to do it in a way no other state has ever attempted. Their long-term goal, known as “Kentucky’s 20/20 Vision for Reforestation,” is to plant 20 million seedlings over the next 20 years.

  • Town hall meetings to address heroin problem, drug abuse

    Summer is here. To many, that means family gatherings, cookouts, pool time and other fun events.

    Although school is no longer in session, Champions for a Drug Free Carroll County will continue to work hard through June and July to ensure your summer fun is safe, informed and drug free.

    This summer Champions’ main focus will be the town hall meetings that we hold for the smaller communities within Carroll County at Worthville and Sanders.

  • Recipes are a guide to be adjusted as needed

    Hello once again my friends. Here we are, rolling right along into summer, firing up the barbecues and grilling to our hearts desires. Everyone knows I love grilling just as much as the next person — maybe slightly more than that. I wanted to go a little different route though.

    Anyone who keeps up with my articles or has been to my cooking classes knows that instead of teaching a specific recipe, I tend to teach techniques far more. This article is going to be an example of that, sort of the teach to fish rather than giving a fish if you will.