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Today's Opinions

  • Strength training provides older adults numerous number of benefits

    The power of strength training for older adults

    As people age, they can lose a great deal of strength and muscle mass. This can affect their day to day functioning. Older adults who are losing muscle and are inactive have an increased risk of disability, falls and diseases, such as diabetes.

    What are some benefits of strength training? Strength training has many health and fitness benefits, including the following:

    •Improvements of strength

    •An increase in bone density

    •An increase in muscle mass

  • Carroll Countians should exercise their right to vote

    Editor:

    Hundreds of thousands of young Americans are serving our military to preserve our way of life, and yet fewer and fewer of our citizens are participating in our democracy.

  • Thanks to those who donated clothing

    Editor:

    We would like to thank all those that contributed to our recent Carrollton Manor Clothing Drive. Because of your contributions, 32 individuals are wearing new clothing. Well done and thank you.

    Rev. Tim Polley

    Carrollton Christian Church

  • Rand outlines domestic violence statistics in Ky.

     Each September, domestic violence-prevention programs across the country take part in a one-day census to illustrate what they and the victims they serve face at any given moment.

    The numbers are sobering.  In 2015, the most recent year available, 40,000 people nationwide sought shelter during that 24-hour period and another 31,500 received non-residential assistance in such areas as the courts, childcare and transportation.

  • Pledge to be a ‘Co-op Voter’ and vote Nov. 8

    Editor:

    As President and CEO of Owen Electric Cooperative, I care deeply about the  

    communities we serve and want the very best for every one of our members.

    But as the presidential election draws closer, I’m reminded of a troubling  

    statistic. In the 2012 elections, voter turnout in rural communities dropped  

    by 18 percent—twice the decline seen nationally. That means the voice of  

    rural America isn’t resonating as strongly as it should with our elected  

  • Oct. 16-22 celebrates retired teachers

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  • Hendrick family thanks everyone for support

    Editor:

     The family of Chris Hendrick would like to express our thanks to the people of Carroll County and beyond for their generous outreach to our son and our family. The expressions of thoughts and offers of prayers have been overwhelming. The response to the Go Fund Me account has been humbling.

    The hugs and offers of everything from taking Chris to his treatments to mowing the yard to cooking meals for his family to even cleaning the house have guaranteed that dry eye syndrome is not an issue for us.

  • Kentucky ranks low in violent crime

    One of the best things about Kentucky is that it remains one of the safest places in which to live.

    According to the website 24/7 Wall St., we have the sixth-lowest violent-crime rate among the states, while several south of us rank among the top 10 highest. Tennessee’s rate, for example, is nearly three times the size of ours.