• County should have been at state fair


    On a recent trip to the Kentucky State Fair, I was very disappointed to find out that the county I have lived in for 30-plus years wasn’t represented in the Pride of the Counties.  

    Carroll County is supposed to be a growing community with a brand new RV Park. We also have a lot going for our county, such as festivals, local businesses, industry and a state park that should have been showcased. 

  • Benefit for injured EMTs Shields, Waltz


    We are having a benefit for Gallatin County EMTs Justin Shields and David Waltz of Carroll County from 5-10 p.m. Friday, Sept. 7, at Hog Wild and Pig Crazy BBQ, Exit 55 off of Interstate 71. The restaurant is located between Big Rig One Stop Shop and Love’s.

  • JCTC welcomes students with eventful week


    JCTC-Carrollton Campus held its first Welcome Week for new and returning students for the fall semester. Events scheduled during the week included an ice-cream social, pizza sponsored by Papa John’s and a discount on meals at Down on Main Street.

  • Big Brothers Big Sisters program needs adult volunteers


    My Little Sister is 8 years old and I am 56. That’s not a big deal to either of us, because we belong to the Big Brothers Big Sisters program. Being a BBBS volunteer is a rewarding way that I can invest in my community and in the life of one child.

    There are currently about 30 Big Brothers Big Sisters in our Carroll County program; and more are greatly wanted and needed. Volunteers can be as young as 18; however, many of us are more experienced. There is no education level required, and volunteers can be from all walks of life.

  • Donate to help build autism research center


    Two weeks ago, Michala Riggle went public with Campaign 7. This is a young lady from Louisville who will build an Autism Research and Treatment Center in Louisville.

    Let me explain what Campaign 7 is all about: Michala needs 60,000 people to commit $7 a month for 12 months. This will generate the money needed for the land. It’s pretty easy; this can be done by credit card (electronically) or with one payment of $84. Or, you may mail a check once a month or the one payment. Michala’s website is BeatAutismFoundation.org.

  • Creek damage affects wildlife in Owen Co.


    Another paradise lost. There was once a beautiful stream where the beaver built their dams, where deer would drink and play, where ducks would swim the day away, all the while the bald eagle would watch from his nest.

    Now the beaver are dead, the dams are gone and the eagle has left.

  • Franklin: Thanks to all for Miss Kentucky aid


    I would like to take this opportunity to thank a number of individuals who made my journey to Miss Kentucky 2012 a huge success.

    First and foremost, I would like to thank my parents, my brother and the rest of my family, and my boyfriend, for always supporting me 100 percent and being there for me, no matter what the circumstance.

  • ‘Spinner’ story shows compassion of group


    Thank you for your coverage of the “Spinner” story. It was heartwarming and so good to know there are still some genuine compassionate humans out there.

    This group is outstanding as they have little or no support from the county and what they do is out of pocket. It would be so helpful if the paper would be generous enough to help the group out with the ads showing the adoptable animals.

    Thank you all for what you do to help.

    Mollie C. Lanham

    Sebastian, Fla.

  • Damage to Owen Co. stream concerns writer


    I read with great interest the letter by Dr. Dwight Wallace concerning the damage that is being done to Mill Creek in Owen County by Horseshoe Bend Motor Sports. This truly concerns me, because my husband and I also own property that has creeks on it.

    We also have experienced in past years individuals running in our creeks with four-wheel ATVs, cutting our fences, trespassing and destroying our property.

  • Family thanks those who helped with Poker Run


    We would like to extend our sincere thanks to the many local businesses and friends who donated to the William Meadows Poker Run and Hog Roast.  We would like to especially thank the band, Kentucky Chrome, for donating their time and Don and Joanie Smith of DJ’s Tavern for letting us use their facility.  Without all the time, love, and support, the Poker Run and Hog Roast would not have been such a success.

     Thank you,

    The Meadows Family


    Ghent, Ky.