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Today's Opinions

  • Teen Court, Rocket Docket coming to local judicial system

    Over the past couple of months there has been quite a bit going on in the Carroll County legal community, and I am not talking about all of the activity on the public records page of the newspaper. I am referring to the two new initiatives that are being put in place in our court systems: Teen Court and Rocket Docket.

    Teen Court

  • Rapid DNA testing discussed before Interim Joint Committee on Judiciary

    Laura Sudkamp with the Kentucky State Police crime lab remembers when it took months to process one DNA sample.

    “You literally had to stick the film in the freezer for six to eight weeks,” the KSP Central Lab manager told the Interim Joint Committee on Judiciary last week. Her lab can now generate a profile on a DNA sample in one or two days, she said, but even that’s a bit longer than need be under some new technology.

  • Mayor: I returned citizen’s calls

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  • No call from mayor yet

    Editor:

    Well your Carrollton mayor still won’t take Rosemary McCormick’s calls. It makes me glad that we moved from Carrollton 10 years ago to Ghent. She is on a fixed income and just would like her car fixed. The wall of water that messed her car up on Schuerman Road messed her motor up. I hope that if something like that happens around Ghent, that our mayor would at least take our calls.

    Steve Payton

    Ghent

  • Fundraiser set for New Liberty FD

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  • Turning 30 brings ‘lessons’ for life

    Is a minute always 60 seconds? An hour always 60 minutes? A day always 24 hours? I don’t think so.

    Why? Because it feels like time just keeps flying by quicker and quicker every year.

    As I’m sitting at my desk typing this column, my time in the 20s is rapidly fading. If you’re reading this column, it’s over. I am no longer “in my 20s.” I have now hit 30.

  • Focus on reaching your full potential, not comparing yourself to others

    In a world where social media influences the entire world and the way we think like never before, it is VERY easy to get caught up in a negative cycle whereby you’re always comparing yourself to others. The quickest way to feel like you’re not progressing quickly enough is comparing yourself to others. Yes, finding inspiration by relating is potentially very good, but trying to be somebody will never end well. 

    If there is ONE piece of advice I could give to you in relation to progressing it is this...

    Focus on YOU!

  • We are one nation, under God

    More than 200 years ago, our Founding Fathers put their lives on the line to create a new country in which freedom reigned. These men had a vision of a nation unafraid to face its enemies and win. We, the people of the United States, have faced insurmountable odds since our young country’s conception, but continue to fight for our God-given rights unique to the United States of America.