Today's Opinions

  • Volunteers needed for Scouting for Food


    It’s time for the 2015 Scouting for Food campaign to get underway.  Local Boy Scouts, Cub Scouts, Girl Scouts and a host of others representing various groups will be hitting the streets this Saturday, Nov. 14, to distribute approximately 1,800 fliers to the homes in Carrollton – in anticipation of food collection the following Saturday, Nov. 21.

    We will be meeting at 9 a.m. at the new Food Pantry location, 517 Seventh Street (at the corner of Seventh and Polk streets, commonly referred to as “old Kentucky Ladder building”).

  • Resident thanks Public Works for efforts

    When taking walks on these beautiful autumn days, one appreciates the efforts of the Carrollton Public Works Department to make life here in our city so good. The river walk is meticulously maintained even after the floods earlier this year. The public areas in the flood plain are always kept mowed and trimmed. The RV park is now the “go to” place for people from all over the country as evidenced by the variety of license plates seen there. It is preferred over other parks for its amenities and praised for the landscaping

  • Franklin begins job at health department


  • Department of Parks declares war on Christmas


    Is this nation that prints “In God We Trust” on its currency at war with Christmas? Sure sounds like it to me. Are Christians who are exercising our First Amendment Rights supposed to hide in shame for fear we will “offend” someone? It sure sounds like that is what our government is trying to make us do. Is political correctness more important than serving our God? Apparently the Kentucky Department of Parks thinks so. 

  • Veterans Day began after WWI

    On Nov. 11, our nation will come together as it has for nearly a century to pay tribute to those who have sacrificed their time, talents and even their lives and limbs to preserve our freedom.

  • Five ways to boost body’s natural growth hormone

    For the hard training athlete, growth hormone is a splendid thing. Produced naturally by the body, this hormone repairs muscle tissue, builds muscle tissue, burns fat, enhances metabolism and speeds overall recovery. It may sound too good to be true. While this hormonal fountain of youth is not without limits, there are ways you can manipulate certain aspects of training and diet to keep your natural growth hormone levels topped off night and day.


  • Get out the vote in the 2015 General Election


    Hundreds of thousands of young Americans are serving our military to preserve our way of life, and yet fewer and fewer of our citizens are participating in our democracy. Nov. 3 is General Election Day when Kentuckians will be selecting candidates for governor, commissioner of agriculture and other constitutional officers. Members of Carroll County Farm Bureau hope every voter will make their voices heard by casting informed votes for our government leaders.

  • Legislators work to address domestic violence, trafficking, bullying, other issues

    As a matter of public policy, domestic violence, sexual assault, human trafficking and bullying were seldom discussed for much of our country’s history, much less adequately addressed. 

    Thankfully, that era is largely behind us.  Today, society is much more aware of these acts of aggression and how to stop them, and as a result, we’re seeing a greater number of victims get the care they deserve.