Today's Opinions

  • Get to know the board members for Champions

    Behind every successful organization is a group of determined, hard-working individuals who volunteer their time to make sure that daily, weekly and monthly tasks are completed to better our community.

    From the Carrollton Main Street Program to the Rotary Club to the Carroll County Chamber of Commerce and encompassing the community, there is usually a board or committee that, in most cases, has been voted on by the members of said club.

  • Famous for more than just horses and bourbon, Kentucky boasts rich history

    When it comes to being home to icons known around the world, few states can compete with Kentucky.

    We have a derby that owns the first Saturday in May; a chicken restaurant chain that has grown from a single location in Corbin to more than 15,000 in 125 nations; and a cave so mammoth that it is longer than the combined lengths of the second- and third-longest on the record books.  The 6 million-plus barrels of bourbon now resting in our warehouses, meanwhile, represent more than 90 percent of the world’s production.

  • GSP, GSA and others great opportunities for gifted Ky. students

    Some of Kentucky’s most successful academic programs take place, oddly enough, when the school year is over.

    Several of these got their start in the 1980s, and they have since given thousands of our brightest middle and high school students a chance to come together in a college setting and learn in ways that often extend beyond the traditional classroom.

    The Governor’s Scholars Program is perhaps the most well-known of these.  It began in 1983 and now serves more than 1,100 students each summer over several campuses across the commonwealth.

  • Republican-led Senate builds on accomplishments for American people

    In my travels across the state, I hear constantly from Kentuckians whose lives have been devastated by the opioid and heroin epidemic that is ravaging our country. The Bluegrass State has been particularly hard hit: 1,248 people died from drug overdoses last year alone, a record high for Kentucky. It’s clear that something must be done.

  • Dump the fitness slump

    Are you finding yourself in a fitness slump? Motivational slumps are very common and happen to the best of us. Let’s talk about some ways to help get out of these slumps.

    Don’t stress about it. Fitness should be a pleasure and not a chore. That may be one of the reasons you sunk into your slump in the first place. Stress can immobilize you and that’s the last thing you need when trying to break a fitness slump. So relax and enjoy the process!

  • Summer Reading Program aids in learning for children

    It is hard to believe we are coming toward the end of what we typically consider summer. After 13 or more years of schooling, I think we have all been conditioned to accept June and July as our summer months.

    During my tenure at the library, I have noticed a trend with our Summer Reading Program that I would like for you to help us change.

    We begin Summer Reading Program with a bang. Everyone is fresh off of a great school year and looking to continue learning over the summer.

  • State should show small surplus; Most new laws went in effect July 13

    The halls of the Capitol may be relatively quiet when July arrives, but that doesn’t detract from the month’s importance when it comes to running state government.  It marks the start of another fiscal year and, in even-numbered years, is when most new state laws take effect.

  • Enforce new laws on golf carts before someone gets hurt

    Everywhere I go these days, I see folks riding around in golf carts, UTVs or side-by-sides.

    They’ve become so popular that Carroll County and the city of Carrollton have put ordinances in place requiring setting new safety requirements they must meet. The new laws make good sense with them on our roadways, mixing in with regular traffic.