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Today's Opinions

  • TCMS offers thanks to local volunteers

    Editor:

    I would like to extend a very appreciative thank you to the following people who recently helped me out with the College & Careers class at Trimble County Middle School.

    First I’d like to thank Barry Bickers, an EMT from Carrollton, for conducting a First Aid, CPR and AED class for all of my students who are interested in pursuing a medical career.

  • TCMS offers thanks to local volunteers

    Editor:

    I would like to extend a very appreciative thank you to the following people who recently helped me out with the College & Careers class at Trimble County Middle School.

    First I’d like to thank Barry Bickers, an EMT from Carrollton, for conducting a First Aid, CPR and AED class for all of my students who are interested in pursuing a medical career.

  • Tobacco settlement monies beneficial to agriculture

    About 16 years ago, as most states were deciding how best to spend their portion of a landmark settlement reached with the major tobacco companies, Kentucky took an innovative approach that is continuing to pay substantial dividends.

    Under that agreement, half of the annual payments are set aside for agriculture and the other half is split equally between early childhood development and healthcare programs.

  • Don't let Christmas challenges take over

    Kentucky New Era

    In its truest form, Christmas time is gracious. We make more time for family. We take stock of what we’ve gained and lost during the year. We count our blessings and seek connection to people who matter the most in our lives. We tell people we are grateful, and we tell them why. We say, “I love you” more. We share gifts, food and money with strangers.

    All of these experiences happen because religious rituals and secular traditions combine to bring out a lot of kindness in people.

  • Control the burn: Tame the fire of inflammation, improve your health, physique

    Inflammation has been tied to everything from heart disease and cancer to lingering muscle soreness that lasts for days after an intense workout, a phenomenon known as delayed onset muscle soreness. Though many people see inflammation as a cumbersome roadblock to good health and a better body, it has its own Jekyll-and-Hyde personality. A little acute inflammation is good, but too much chronic inflammation is a huge red flag letting you know that something is wrong.

  • Legislature prepares for new session

    With Thanksgiving behind us and Christmas and New Year’s Eve fast approaching, the General Assembly is winding down what it calls the interim and is preparing for the 2016 legislative session, which will start on Jan. 5, and last for 60 working days.

    Although it is impossible to predict what ultimately will become law, we are getting a clearer idea of the major topics that will be debated.

  • Questions answered about Champions

    No question is a stupid question, except for the one not asked. You asked, I’m answering. I’d like to take this opportunity to clear up a few things about Champions for a Drug Free Carroll County. Since years 6-10 of the Federal DFC grant were not awarded:

    1.) Champions still exists and we are stronger than ever as a coalition. We have to prove our sustainability if we ever choose to reapply for the grant.

  • Deadline upcoming for Congress

    Will Dec. 11, mark another déjà vu moment for Congress?  This looming deadline is the day by which Congress must once again fund the federal government for the upcoming fiscal year.