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Today's Opinions

  • Delve into the arts; no one is too old to learn

    Did you have piano lessons as a child and wish you had stuck with it  Did you always want to be an artist, but the adults told you to find something more “practical?”

     You can’t teach old dogs new tricks, but people aren’t dogs. You can be a very successful older beginner.

  • Medical association says obesity is a disease

    Most people think of obese people as lazy and undisciplined. More than 90 percent of people who try to lose weight gain it back within a year.

    America is in the midst of an obesity epidemic with no end in sight. The medical establishment has, in some cases, thrown its hands up trying to deal with the problem.

  • N Ky. Salt Festival one of many fall events held in Kentucky

    Fall may technically have begun early last week, but for many Kentuckians, it really started about a month ago, when the season’s first wave of festivals arrived.

    Our nation has always used the harvest period as a time of celebration, and these gatherings, many of which draw tens of thousands of tourists, seem to grow more popular with each passing year.

  • Dates to remember for Election Nov. 4

    Editor:

    With the upcoming General Election on Nov. 4, I would like to reminded the public of a few things:

    • Oct. 6, 2014 is the last day to register to vote or to make any changes.

    • Oct. 6-Nov. 3, 2014 the absentee machine will be set up in the County Clerk’s Office. The machine will be available Monday-Friday from 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. for anyone who will be out of town on Election Eay.

    Oct. 24, 2014 is the last day to file as a write-in candidate.

  • Sheriff thanks everyone for making trail ride a success

    Editor:

  • Adkins asks voters to support Knight

    Editor:

    To the voters of the 15th Circuit, Grant,  Owen and Carroll counties: I wish to thank all of you who voted for me in the May Primary election for Circuit Judge. I am honored and grateful for your support. My family and I worked hard, and a special thanks to my daughters, Klaire, Alyssa, Darcy and Lauren, for walking so many miles and knocking on all those doors.

  • Liven up dishes by adding simple ingredients

    Hello my friends. As I sit here typing this I can only think of the glorious weather outside. Well, that and the wonderful food that is about to come our way. Fall, of course, brings leaves of varying shades, children in costumes consuming far more candy than they should and most importantly, football. All that being the case, it also brings back the hearty foods of cool weather making it one of my favorite times of year to cook.

  • Celebrate Red Ribbon Week Oct. 27-31

    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 and funds for causes that we are all passionate about.