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Today's Opinions

  • Website offers glimpse at old newspapers

    More and more websites are indexing historic newspapers, and the good news is, not all of them are subscription-based.

    Anyone hoping to find historical information about their own community or about communities where their ancestors lived should go first to the Library of Congress website and click on the “Chronicling America” link – or go straight to ChroniclingAmerica.loc.gov.

  • Franklin praised for drug town meeting

    Editor:

    A person made a comment that Hayley Franklin has not used drugs, so how can she talk about it at Champions For A Drug Free Carroll County. And they did not live in the county.

    They are wrong. Hayley does a great job. People shouldn’t criticize someone who works so hard.

    Thank you Hayley for the job you do and everybody that works with you.

    I lost my daughter, Mona, to drugs. People tell me to get over her. You never do get over the loss of a child or grandchild.

  • Friendly folks come to motorist’s aid

    Editor:

    I am from Cincinnati and I was taking my son for an overnight visit at Hanover College.

    We got off at the Carrollton exit and started having car trouble. We made it to the Marathon station. Our car would not go forward. I did not know what to do. We didn’t know anyone and the college was too far to call for help. We had to move the car somewhere else in the parking lot.

  • Families can use Casey’s Law to help loved ones in the battle with drugs

    If you were able to attend the Heroin Town Hall meeting sponsored by Champions for a Drug Free Carroll County, you heard a lot about Casey’s Law. 

  • Legislature moves into final month with bills OK’d, budget work ahead

    With March the last full month of this year’s legislative session, the Kentucky House and Senate are nearing the point where they will focus less on their own legislation and more on finding common ground with the other chamber.

    While the House is still finalizing several of its key bills, my fellow representatives and I have already passed a productive list for the Senate to consider.

  • Bills will aid families and help businesses to fairly compete

    As February has come to a close, we have our longest days ahead of us this March in the Capitol.

    We have now completed 37 days of the legislative session. The next 23 days will surely bring us some longer hours as tough decisions will have to be made. Hopefully the weather here in Frankfort gets a little warmer in March too.

    Gov. Steve Beshear signed Senate Bill 7 into law this week. The new law allows nurse practitioners to prescribe medication without a physician as long as they meet the requirements.

  • Jack up metabolism to increase fat burning abilities

    Often you hear people blame their weight-loss struggles on a slow metabolism, and is it truly responsible for weight problems?

    The process of metabolism is complex, involving numerous hormones and enzymes with varying functions in the body. This metabolism “network” sets the rate at which your body converts food into fuel, and this, in turn, establishes the efficiency of your body’s fat-burning engine. This makes gaining and losing weight dependent on:

    • Age. Metabolism naturally slows about 5 percent per decade after the age of 40.

  • Life is based on seedtime, just as it is with gardens

    As we see the snow going away from our landscapes, we are reminded that spring is coming. 

    After one of the coldest and greatest number of snowfalls we’ve seen in years, we are encouraged that spring is around the corner.

    Springtime means a lot of things. Changes in the weather, longer daylight hours and more activity outdoors. It also means we are going to put out our gardens, reseed our lawns, plant our crops and get ready for summer.