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Today's Opinions

  • AAA: 2017 Thanksgiving travel expected to be highest volume in a dozen years

      AAA projects 50.9 million Americans will journey 50 miles or more away from home this Thanksgiving, a 3.3 percent increase over last year.

    The 2017 holiday weekend will see the highest Thanksgiving travel volume since 2005 with 1.6 million more people taking to the nation’s roads, skies, rails and waterways compared with last year.

  • The Great American Smokeout

     FRANKFORT – Today, Nov. 16, is the American Cancer Society’s Great American Smokeout. As part of the 52 Weeks of Public Health Campaign, the Kentucky Department for Public Health within the Cabinet for Health and Family Services is raising awareness about lung cancer in Kentucky.

    Lung cancer impacts Kentuckians more than any other cancer. In Kentucky, both men and women have significantly higher rates of lung cancer than other state in the U.S. More Kentuckians have died from lung cancer than all of the next seven leading causes of cancer death combined.

  • A story about Mary Garrett

     Mary Melvina Garrett grew up in a military family, the daughter   of Waller Lunsford and Sarah Davis Garrett.  

    She was one of seven siblings.  She was born in 1832 in Kentucky.  Her father and mother were born in Virginia. 

    Her father, Waller Lunsford was born in 1793 in Essex Co., and her mother Sarah was born in 1794.  Waller’s parents were William Garrett and Elizabeth Taylor, both of Essex Co., Virginia.

  • BBB Hot Topics: November 2017

     Take a look at BBB’s hot topics for November 2017!

  • Please recognize the signs of abuse
  • Some creepy movie suggestions in future

      Monsters. Witches. Zombies. Grim reapers. Headless specters. Scary doctors. Evil scientists. Shadowy figures. Spooky creatures. Bloodsucking eels. Stalking wolves.

    But enough about national government officials… let’s cut to the upcoming Halloween holiday instead.

  • Domestic Violence Month: Emotional and verbal abuse

    (This is the third article in our four-part series on Partner Violence)

        When most people hear the phrase “domestic violence” and who have had the good fortune not to have experienced it, they think of physical violence and possibly sexual assault.  We’ll read about it or see it on TV.  The courts issue protective orders for the most part to protect a person from physical and sexual assault.

  • Croan family has rich history

     We can follow the Croan Family roots going back to Maryland. The name Croan could be spelled several different ways    Robert Crone (Croan) was born 1747 in Maryland and was married to Letitia Knox.  They had several children.  They were Robert, James, John, Thomas and Elizabeth Croan.  In 1800, Robert and his family moved to Huntington, Pennsylania.   Robert died in 1832 and he was buried in the McCullochs Mills Cemetery in Pennsylvania.  Robert wife Letitia died in 1853 and her place of burial unknown.