• Colorado tragedy should not be politicized


        Shame on you, Jarrett Boyd, for jumping on the bandwagon of people who want to politicize the tragedy in Colorado.  And yes, using the phrase “gun control” makes it political.  Now is not the time for political hand-wringing.  It is time to allow the families of the victims of mass-murder to grieve, and offer the survivors our sympathy and support.


    Forrest Poland

    Ghent, Ky.

  • Crusade was a success


    As another successful Crusade for Children comes to a close, I would like to personally thank all those that helped in some way with our fundraising efforts during our 10th annual Crusade Golf Scramble.

  • Felons should not gain voting privilege


    After reading your “Views Across Kentucky” ‘Kentucky’s backward policy on ex-felon voting should change’  from the Lexington Herald-Leader, I felt that the other side of the coin should also be presented, a real rarity in your publication.

  • Action needed to stop environmental harm


    No one has the right to irresponsibly damage and destroy a stream of water.

    The fish, plants and all the living creatures of the creek come together to form a beautiful ecosystem designed by the creator of all nature.

    There is damage and destruction occurring at Mill Creek in Owen County, Ky.

  • Parents thank those that helped care for son


    We would like to thank the Carroll County EMS and Carroll County Memorial Hospital staff for taking care of our son and the kindness they had for a 16 year old boy.

  • Special Olympics thanks local support


    Carroll County Special Olympics has had a very successful 2011-12 sports season. In the fall we participated in bowling, both at regional and state level. In January we went to Perfect North Slopes for Winter Games, competing in alpine skiing and snowshoeing. Track season consisted of competition at Area 4 Games at St.X High School which cumulated with Summer Games at EKU, the first weekend of June.

  • Fourth of July celebration a success


    The first annual Fourth of July Festival is history and, from all indications, was a success.  Despite the heat, somewhere between four and five thousand people viewed the fireworks display.

    I want to thank everyone who helped me with this event.  I will not try to include the names of those to whom I owe a debt to, but if you helped, you know who you are and I hope you will be willing to help again next year.  Thanks and God Bless you. 

    Gene McMurry

    Mayor of Carrollton

  • Fothergill thanked for his photographs


    Carrollton Utilities staff would like to thank local photographer Jim Fothergill for sharing his time and photographs with us. All the photos in the Water Quality Reports that were recently mailed to our customers were taken by Jim.  

    This was yet another example of how generous Jim is with his time in supporting the community plus an example of his photography skills.  

  • Team Robbins extends thank-you message


    I would like to say congratulations to the Carroll County Relay for Life for another successful year.

    I would like to take this opportunity to thank the individual who have helped Team Robbins raise money for the Relay for Life/American Cancer Society.

  • Campground shouldn’t be for long stays


    I would like to express my opinion on long-term camping at the city’s Two Rivers RV Park.  I think it would be better to keep  the length of time at our new facility to short-term and not to let campers stay for six months at a time. We want it to stay like a campground, not a trailer park.