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Today's Opinions

  • State campaigns aim to lower number of traffic fatalities

    For nearly a decade now, Kentucky has made significant progress when it comes to reducing the number of traffic fatalities in the state.  Totals that topped 900 annually between 2002 and 2006 dropped to 638 in 2013, a number not seen since the late 1940s.

    That downward trend, unfortunately, has begun to move in the other direction.  Last year’s total was 34 higher than 2013’s, and through the first week of this month, we’re 58 ahead of the same point 12 months ago.

  • “Three for Me” gives library cards to all students

    The Carroll County Public Library’s new “Three for Me” program is having a big impact on all students in the Carroll County School District. “Three for Me” allows children to get a library card even if the child’s parent or guardian does not have one. Up to three items at a time may be checked out, and overdue fees and fines will not be applied to the child’s account.

  • CCRTA to donate to the food pantry

    Editor:

    The week of Oct. 18-24, 2015 has been designated as Retired Teachers Week. The purpose of the week is to recognize the volunteer work that retired teachers do in the community.

    In 2014 an hour donated was worth $20.29. Statewide last year the Kentucky Retired Teachers Association members donated more than 981,168 hours, valued at $19.9 million. Just think how much it would be if every volunteer reported their hours.

  • Roberts couple raises more than $2,000 for ACS

    Editor:

    We would like to thank everyone for their moral support to us and financial donations to the American Cancer Society for last Sunday’s Chicago Marathon. Thanks to the generosity of friends, family and community members, we raised $2,107 for ACS, which exceeded our fundraising goal of $2,000.

  • KU thanks its customers

    Editor:

    During National Customer Commitment Month this October, we want to thank you, our customers and our community members. Because life is so hectic, we’re continually adopting new tools and making enhancements to improve the customer experience and make doing business with us even easier.  These include:

     

    • Billing notifications – Our newest service! Sign up to receive a text, email or call as a reminder when your bill is issued, due or overdue.

  • ‘Three for ME’ will give all CCS students a library card

    Some of the best ideas tend to be extremely simple. 

    As I open almost all packages I receive in the mail, I can’t tell you how many times I thought, “Man, I wish I had thought of bagged air to protect packages.” It is a simple, genius, practical idea that solved a problem effectively.

  • Law enforcement deserves our support all the time

     The News-Enterprise

    There are times in our lives that we won’t ever forget. Often, those moments are from national tragedies. But lately, tragedy has hit home and cut deep.

    Two state troopers, both from Rineyville, both graduates of Hardin County Schools, both gone way too young — one in the line of duty and one in a head-on crash as he drove to pick up family to attend the funeral of his grandmother.

  • Aerospace, aviation top Kentucky export with nearly $8 billion last year

    Most Kentuckians know that the commonwealth plays a major role in the auto industry – in fact, only two states produce more cars and trucks than we do – but far fewer are likely aware that our work in aerospace and aviation has overtaken it.