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Columns

  • Social media paints the perfect picture–not reality
  • Ky. leads nation in percentage of children being cared for by relatives

    Children have always been a primary focus for legislators and other state leaders, but there has been a renewed effort in recent months to see how we can further improve their lives, especially those facing the toughest challenges.

    Through most of last year, for example, the state House had a bipartisan task force looking for ways to streamline foster care and the adoption process, with the goal of putting displaced children in a loving home more quickly.

  • Donaldson champions road projects, campaigns for Johnson

    In 1930, Carrollton’s Joseph Lyter Donaldson became a state highway commissioner representing what was then the Fifth District at a time when the Kentucky General Assembly had taken control of the state highways out of the hands of Republican Governor Flemon D. Sampson.

  • Recognize, honor our veterans on Veterans Day Nov. 11

    Veterans Day is always a special time to recognize and honor those men and women who have served our country, but this year’s holiday is particularly noteworthy because it falls on the 100th anniversary of the event that inspired it: the armistice that effectively ended World War I.

    Although the official conclusion of that conflict was still months away, all that mattered to those who had lived through it was the end of the fighting. That moment arrived on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918.

  • Honor, respect our veterans, seniors

    Respect—it appears to be a dying concept in our society anymore. People do not respect other people and oftentimes, they do not respect themselves. I am fortunate that I was raised in a family where respect was an important value that was taught and modeled. Personally, I feel there are two groups of people in our society that should be afforded the utmost respect: veterans and senior citizens.

  • Let's talk about risk
  • Resources to help you get started on your genealogical research

    Getting started in genealogy can be an overwhelming task. When I got interested in learning about my family history, it was mostly for hobbyists, at the very least, and a modest cottage industry, at most.

    Then came the Internet, followed by genealogy-based television shows - “Who Do You Think You Are,” “Finding Your Roots with Dr. Henry Louis Gates Jr.” and “Long Lost Relatives.” And now, commercial DNA testing has exploded in popularity, yet another tool to help people connect with who they are and where they came from.

  • Recycling should be actively encouraged at all Carroll schools

    Kathryn Winn Primary is the foundation for many kids who live in Carrollton. Primary school is the setting for learning manners, behaviors, basic curriculum and much more. One of the great things Kathryn Winn has to offer is its recycling program, as well as allowing kids to share unwanted food instead of wasting it. The kids are taught at a young age to do these things with the hope of them continuing it throughout their life.

  • Fight on and fight hard in the battle with breast cancer

    The News-Enterprise

    Data from the Amer­ican Cancer Society is numbing.

    On average, about 10 people today will be diagnosed with breast cancer in Kentucky. Next week, on average, about 11 people in Kentucky will die of breast cancer.

    The numbers just scratch the surface of the ongoing fight against breast cancer.

    Young or old, breast cancer, like all illnesses, shows no favoritism. Women of all ages, and even men, potentially will be impacted by breast cancer.

  • 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.