Today's Opinions

  • Special Olympics thanks its volunteers


    As Carroll County Special Olympics begins another sports year in a few weeks, many thanks are needed for our support from the 2014-2015 season.

       We could not exist without all of our volunteers. David and Beth Lynn, Matt and Nicole Hearn, Andrea and Chloe O’Connor, Betty Hearn, Ricky and Susan Wainscott, April Smith, Amber Haynes, Bobby Maines, Chris Allen, Walter Beach, Kim Williamson, Travis Dermon,  Joann Halmess, Kayla Williamson and Roman Davalos.

  • Massie co-sponsors a bill to sanction Planned Parenthood

    “It’s been years since I’ve talked about compensation [for the sale of fetal body parts], so let me just figure out what others are getting ... If [the price for selling the body parts is] low, we can bump it up. I want a Lamborghini.”  

  • Find YOUR Way To Fitness

    Physical fitness is the key to a long life and good health. There is no right or wrong way to get fit. It starts with the first step of finding what works for you and what you will enjoy doing so there will be consistency in your exercise routine. Consistency will lead you to success in your fitness goals.

  • Test your football (or guessing) skills in upcoming contest

    In my last column, I talked about how much I loved going back to school. This time of year also signifies the beginning of something else near and dear to my heart: football season.

    I am a die-hard Dallas Cowboys fan. Did I grow up in Texas, or know anyone that did for that matter?


    The Cowboys were in their prime when I was growing up and just starting to pay attention to sports. Emmitt Smith was my favorite player, despite the fact that he went to the University of Florida.

  • Report finds state spending, local revenue up in education

    There is a saying that you can’t know where you are going until you know where you have been. That’s especially true when it comes to our schools.

    Since education represents the single-largest category in state spending–more than half of every dollar when you include our public colleges and universities–the General Assembly understandably keeps a close eye on its progress, and with a two-year budget to enact in 2016, now is a good time for a more comprehensive review.

  • Don’t let gym anxiety keep you from using equipment,getting fit

    It is easy to feel intimidated when you are new to training and working out or joining a new fitness facility, but don’t let that stop you in your tracks. Here are the tips you need to smash your fears.

  • Report shows Kentucky crime rate remains low in rankings

    For decades now, Kentucky State Police has annually compiled a comprehensive look at crime across the commonwealth, giving the public and law enforcement alike a much clearer picture of the challenges we face.

  • Death by confinement

    The State Journal
    Whether it’s from stupidity, negligence, being distracted — or some combination of the three — the number of children and pets that die in closed-up cars each summer is staggering. Perhaps in relative terms the numbers aren’t so large — 38 kids and more than 150 dogs — but for something that is totally preventable, even one of each would be far too many and a tragedy in the lives of those involved.