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Columns

  • Learn about Casey’s Law in preparation for ballot question

    The News-Enterprise

    In a desperate, last-ditch effort to save a loved one, what are you willing to do?

    Most people would be willing to stand in the line of fire to save a family member. But not all life-and-death crises can be resolved in that manner.

    When it involves drug abuse, rescue attempts require intervention of a different sort.

  • Behymer gives tips on investing in the markets

    Recently I was asked, “How frequent should I be looking at my investments and making changes?” This is a great topic to discuss in today’s column.

  • Several Carroll Countians have given the gift of life

    Miscommunication. It happens every day, multiple times a day in fact. Sometimes it only affects the people having the conversation, but other times it can reverberate through a community and unintentionally cause hurt feelings and frustration. That’s what happened last week to the Stephenson family and I.

  • CCMH is a vital part of our community

    Not many people know that as your County Attorney, I also serve on the Carroll County Memorial Hospital Board of Trustees. When the corporation was formed that currently owns the hospital, the by-laws were written to make certain that the County Judge Executive and the County Attorney were included on the board. So, you could say that my service at the hospital is part of my job. However, it is much more than that … it is my honor.

  • Tiny clues can lead to a full family tree

    One of my favorite hobbies is collecting antique photographs. I troll antiques shops everywhere I go, looking for unusual images or – even more fun – for photographs with identifying information.

  • Hepatitis A is on the rise all around us

    As of Sept. 19, there have been 1,701 total cases of Hepatitis A reported in Kentucky. Hepatitis A has been the cause of 14 deaths in 86 counties. There have been two cases reported in Carroll and Gallatin counties with three cases reported in Owen and Pendleton counties. Earlier this month, the Owenton McDonalds was shut down due to an employee who was working on the food service line was diagnosed with Hepatitis A during their infectious stage of the disease.

    What are the symptoms of Hepatitis A?

  • Students need more civics education

    Last week, the National Conference of State Legislatures kicked off its annual “America’s Legislators Back to School Program,” which began as a one-day event nearly 20 years ago but now runs for most of the academic year.

  • Big Bone Park home to one of the country’s early archaeological digs

    In one way, it’s fair to say that some of the first farmers on this side of the world were Kentuckians.

    Archaeologists believe that the Red River Gorge in the eastern part of the commonwealth was one of the early places in North and South America where modern agricultural practices literally took root. Like our farmers today, these earliest settlers found growing conditions to be ideal as they domesticated such wild plants as the sunflower, whose seeds added both flavor and nutrition to their food.

  • Parents: Unplug and pick up a book; your children are watching

    Technology is a driving force for change in our current world and that change tends to come exponentially faster than it ever has before. It was not too long ago that I was at a conference where they were discussing that people would pay other people for rides and to stay in their own homes. I remember specifically thinking there was no way I would ever pay a stranger for a ride! Well, never say never because I recently stayed in an amazing Air BnB in Nashville and never had to move my car because we took Ubers everywhere.

  • Rand reflects on Kentucky’s connection to Sept. 11, 2001

    This week, our nation is pausing to reflect on a tragedy that is known primarily by its date.

    If you are old enough to remember Sept. 11, 2001, you will never forget where you were and what you were doing when you first heard the news.  It had the same impact as several other pivotal moments in our history, from the attack on Pearl Harbor and President Kennedy’s assassination to Neil Armstrong’s walking on the moon.