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Today's Opinions

  • Kentucky Retired Teachers Week is Oct. 14-20

    Editor,

    The seventh annual Kentucky Retired Teachers Week will be Oct. 14-20, 2018. This week was established by the executive council of the Kentucky Retired Teachers Association to highlight the efforts of retired teachers. In 2014 the General Assembly honored retired teachers by declaring the third week in October as Kentucky Retired Teachers Appreciation Week.

  • Westrick enjoyed concert

    Editor,

    Concerning the recent Tobacco Festival concert starring Ronnie McDowell–Best show ever!!!

    Rita Westrick

    Carrollton

  • Rotary aims to end polio

    This year, on Oct. 24, 2018, Rotary will again mark World Polio Day. Rotarians around the world will be joining to raise global awareness of the urgent need to End Polio Now.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Thanks for help with Bike the Bluegrass

    Editor:

    The American Lung Association in Kentucky debuted its all-new cycling event, Bike the Bluegrass, offering three routes through Carroll, Owen and Gallatin counties last Saturday, Sept. 15, and the community couldn’t have been kinder or more welcoming.

    Community leaders in all three counties, convened by Mayor Robb Adams, worked in advance to ensure our riders’ safety, churches hosted rest stops for riders, people waved and encouraged cyclists, and drivers were so cautious and considerate.