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Today's Opinions

  • Ways to get lean, mean for 2015

    It is the goal of the Health Matters column to expand the knowledge of the readers of The News-Democrat: To give you, the readers, more real, relevant, current knowledge to further enhance your health, both mentally and physically.

    Summer bodies are made in the winter months. With summer around the corner and resolutions kicking in this month, that bathing suit isn’t going to wear itself. It is time to get serious about shedding that excess baggage.

  • Polls show the economy is improving, Kentucky unemployment rates lower

    Although there is no doubt that we still have a long way to go to recover fully from the national recession that began seven years ago, there have been some encouraging signs in recent days.

    Early last week, for example, the U.S. Commerce Department reported that the economy grew by five percent between July and September, the fastest quarterly uptick in a decade.

  • NorthKey Adult Day Care express appreciation

    Editor:

  • Champions reflects on 2014 positives as the new year begins
  • Rand offers his legislative perspective

    Each year, the General Assembly has two distinct periods of activity: its legislative session, when laws are passed, and what is called the interim, when the House and Senate jointly review issues affecting the state.

    While much of the public’s attention is understandably focused on the former – which starts in early January and runs through either late March or mid-April, depending on the year – the latter plays an important, educational role as well.

  • Choosing the right trainer for you

    Put yourself in this scenario; it is Jan. 1 and you have made the decision that you are going to hire a professional fitness instructor as part of your new years’ fitness resolution. As you prepare yourself for this new venture in life, do you feel confident in your ability to choose the person that is going to be responsible for overseeing your fitness goals? Do you know the costs of a personal trainer? When you pay a trainer for services, what “services” are you receiving? Is this person qualified to train you?

  • Try something different for holiday meals

    A big ole’ Christmas hello to all of my friends. We have somehow managed to fly through an entire year once again and we find ourselves smack dab in the holiday spirit. Well, hopefully we are all in that spirit.

    I thought we would play a little game in this article. It’s called food association. I say a food and you think of what the first thing that comes to mind that goes with that food.

  • Battaglia retires, gives his thanks

    Editor:

    Hello Carroll County,