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Today's Opinions

  • How to safely dispose of needles, syringes

    Summer is here! That means kids playing in parks, barefoot play, outdoor cleaning and river sweeps are here too. You’ve been asking: What do I do if I find a needle? How do I dispose of it? We have your answers and tips to doing so.

    According to the Department of Health, Australian Government the recommended way to dispose of a discarded needle and syringe varies between cities and states.

  • Stay cool by fixing salads, grilling/cooking outdoors

    Hello once again, my friends. As I write this article there is only one thing I can say. It’s hot! It’s summer time, of course, so I guess it should be, but it always surprises me at how quickly I am ready for the dog days of summer to be over even when they are just first starting.

    That leads me right in to this month’s cooking thoughts. When it’s boiling hot outside, it’s time to pull out all the stops to make food preparation easier.

  • Holding public records hostage

    By AMYE BENSENHAVER

    Bluegrass Institute Center for Open Government

    While employed as an instructor at the University of Kentucky’s School of Journalism, former hostage Terry Anderson recounted his five-year battle with federal agencies to obtain copies of public records under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) relating to the government’s efforts to secure his release from Hezbollah kidnappers during his nearly seven-year captivity.

  • Boy Scouts searching for new leaders

    Editor:

    Boy Scouts of America has had a nearly constant presence in the local community over the past 60-plus years – both Boy Scouts and Cub Scouts. While society has certainly changed during that time the values associated with Scouting have been steadfast – just as pertinent today as they were back then. 

  • Worthville cemetery lot owners elect new board

    Editor:

    The lot owners of Worthville Cemetery held an emergency meeting on Saturday, June 17, 2017. The meeting was called to order after the lot owners signed in prior to the meeting. The first order of business consisted of a discussion about the new by-laws that were presented to the lot owners. It became necessary to make amendments to the by-laws because of the actions of three board members that were elected on April 29, 2017. After a length y discussion the new by-laws were adopted by the lot owners with a unanimous vote accepting the amended by-laws into record.

  • Flag Day deserves to be recognized

    Flag Day commemorates the official adoption of the Stars and Stripes as our national symbol, an action taken by the Second Continental Congress on June 14, 1777.

    Usually this isn’t much of a holiday. Stores are busy, federal and state offices are open, and the US Postal Service runs the mail. Come June 14 each year, the vast majority of Americans probably have no idea that a holiday is being observed.

    I believe Flag Day deserves better. So let’s pause for just a minute to reflect on why.

  • Social media posts can have real life repercussions

    Technology has become one of those buzzwords that can mean a lot of different things or nothing really at all. It is interesting that we have such words in our language. I love it when someone answers a question with a very lengthy, high in vocabulary sentence, but when you break it down they really did not say much at all. I think technology has fallen into that category.

  • Driver praises Hawkins for job well done

    Editor:

    To the Sheriff’s Office, the city of Carrollton and Carroll County, Ky.:

    I was at the front of the line of stalled traffic on I-71 W.B. this afternoon at the scene of the tractor trailer crash. For an hour and a half I observed the first officer to arrive on the spot, take charge, attend to the injured, interview and take pictures, direct others and even haul bags of absorbent, spread and sweep and get dirty. Most likely a job someone else was supposed to do.