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Today's Opinions

  • Good test scores lead to a better economy

    By Terry Mills

    State Representative

    Not long after the start of each school year, Kentucky begins getting report cards on the overall progress our students are making.  These annual updates give the public the chance to learn if we are still heading in the right direction academically.

  • Congratulations! You have won!

    If you are receiving a message, “Congratulations you have been randomly selected to win” an iPad, iPhone, Samsung smartphone, $1000 gift card, and so forth, most likely, you haven’t! This latest scam is the “Congratulations-you-won.com-yourprize.com” pop up window.

  • Watch of deer on the road this fall

    Over 3000 vehicle-deer collisions occur each year in Kentucky and autumn is the peak season.  

    According to the Kentucky State Police, almost half of all such collisions occur in October, November and December.  November is the peak month by far, averaging around 750 collisions annually.  Three people were killed in each of the past two years.

    This time of year corresponds to the whitetail deer breeding season, which results in deer being on the move.  

  • Five Generations?

    By Dr. Chuck Crain
    Columnist

  • Struggle of understanding government

    By Terry Mills
    Kentucky State Representative

     

    One of the country’s most enduring challenges is making sure that our citizens, both young and old alike, have at least a basic understanding of government and the role we all play in making it work.

  • Positive influences

    By Steven Curtsinger

    Student Columnist

    This year, it is my intention to focus on positive influences in our community. There is so much negativity present, that people tend to lose sight of the good. So, I want to attempt to bring your focus back to the good things that are going on around us. I want to start out with something we are all closely acquainted with, school.

  • Small business alternatives to Microsoft Office
  • Helping Children Reach a Healthy Weight

    Today’s children are spending more than four hours a day watching TV and playing video games.  They eat more unhealthy foods that come in larger portion sizes and are less physically active than children of the previous generation, resulting in more health problems and a shorter lifespan than their parents. These children are often overweight or at-risk for becoming overweight, and in danger of experiencing serious health concerns, including heart disease, type 2 diabetes, asthma and sleep apnea.