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Today's Opinions

  • Help available for victims of domestic violence

    Each fall, just a few weeks before Domestic Violence Awareness Month begins in October, many of the nation’s programs that serve those who have been battered or abused take a real-time census of their work over a 24-hour period.  By focusing on an otherwise normal day, we can better see the tragic reach of one of society’s most enduring problems.

  • Arney: Under eating can slow down fat loss

    When you begin a fat loss transformation, you are likely to be feeling highly motivated, so it can definitely be tempting to under eat and do excessive amounts of cardio to get a “head start.” I understand all of those things and the reasons for doing it, however it will potentially slow down your fat loss and it will eventually have a negative impact on your overall body composition.

    This is why...

    Suppressed metabolism

  • Real newspapers, real news

    “Real Newspapers, Real News” is the theme of this year’s National Newspaper Week (Oct. 1-7.) Indeed, there’s always been lots of “real” at newspapers. Real stories, real journalism, real work, real deadlines, real honesty, real facts, real changes and, now, real threats.

  • Seeking ways to curb drug use

    In many ways, it is impossible to calculate the true cost of the drug epidemic that has grown exponentially since the turn of the century.

  • Class of 1977 to reunite Oct. 14

    Editor:

    We are looking for all Carroll County High School classmates from the Class of 1977 for our upcoming 40 Year Class Reunion. The reunion is at Camp Kysoc on Oct. 14, at 6:30 p.m. We are also planning a brief Memorial Bench dedication on Oct. 14, at 11 a.m. at CCHS near the southwest entrance of the gym. 

    Hope to see you there!

    Penny Maiden

    Planning Committee 

    CCHS Class of 1977

  • Rand: Fall is full of autumn festivals across the commonwealth of Kentucky

    Fall may technically have begun last Friday, but it could be argued that it really began several weeks ago, when many communities began hosting a wide array of festivals popular during this time of year.

    There certainly is no shortage of themes, with some events centered on such well-known staples as apples, chicken, country ham, bourbon and tobacco.  Other gatherings, however, feature products that may seem obscure to those not from the region.

  • Thanks to all who donated to relief effort

    Editor:

    A giant thank you! I just wanted to follow up on my Houston rescue trip by saying thank you to all of you who helped me make it so enormously successful.

    From cash donations, to supplies, to prayers and words of encouragement, the trailer was so jam-packed, we needed a bigger truck to handle it. Our recipients were so touched.

  • Carroll Co. Schools celebrates Red Ribbon Week Oct. 23-31

    For many people October is a month of awareness. Whether it is breast cancer, domestic violence, or anti-bullying, it is a month to raise awareness for causes that we are all passionate about.