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Today's Opinions

  • Absence of choices in politics denies citizens a better quality of life

    What if.

    There is nothing quite as important as spending a few moments of our personal time asking the very basic question, “What if?”

  • House Bill 4 a far reach to pass, but would benefit teachers’ retirement

    While each legislative session is different, many of the bills the General Assembly considers every year tend to be grouped in just a handful of categories: education, health, public protection, economic development and streamlining government services.

    All of them came into play last week as the House worked through the remainder of our high-profile bills and many others that are also now ready for the Senate’s consideration.

  • The almighty rep: Where do you start?

    In all my years as a fitness professional I have lost track of how many times I’ve been approached with the following question: How many reps should I do?

    When referring to reps, we are talking about repetitions. For example, if you were performing a simple barbell bench press with 100 pounds and you perform the movement 10 times, that would be 10 repetitions. The method I have used to answer this question that I so often get is by first asking another question: What is it that you wish to accomplish?

  • Thanks to Hospice Bluegrass staff

    Editor:

    To our friends in Carroll County,

    Snow, ice, freezing rain and subzero temperatures were a challenge to much of Kentucky last week. I was touched by the response from Hospice of the Bluegrass staff and our community as so many went to great lengths to ensure homebound hospice patients continued to receive medical and nursing care despite the severe weather. 

  • Burgin thanks sponsors

    Editor:

    I am the new Ms. Kentucky Modern Woman  and want to give a special thank you to my sponsors: KFC of Carrollton, Webster’s Drug Store, Burgin’s Floor Covering, Miller Auto Sales and Burgin’s Furniture.

     

    Vickie Burgin

    Carrollton

  • Champions hosts heroin town hall on March 12

    Champions for a Drug Free Carroll County will host its annual Carrollton town hall meeting at 6 p.m. March 12, at the General Butler State Resort Park Convention Center. Each year Champions holds a town hall meeting in each city within Carroll County to bring awareness to one specific drug or issue that Carroll County may be facing. This year, with death statistics rising due to heroin, the topic was a simple choice, just like last year.

  • College Survival 101: First semester

    Leaving for college brings in several emotions. It can be an exciting time for some, but also can be very overwhelming. One is leaving everything they have known for the past 18 years of their life behind and starting a new journey on their own. One of the biggest questions college-bound students have is how to handle the huge transition. Well, here I am to save the day. Listed below are eight tips on how to survive ones first semester in college.

    Learning how to study and time management are priorities

  • 4-Her asks for support of Ag Tag

    Editor:

    As a proud member of 4-H, I would like to share a little about what 4-H means to me and why it is important to our community. I am involved in the Carroll County 4-H activities. These 4-H programs provide me and my fellow 4-H members skills that are vital to our success in today’s global society. I know 4-H will help me to learn valuable lessons and provide me with opportunities that I wouldn’t be exposed to otherwise.