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Today's Opinions

  • Music lessons can help develop minds

    I often get asked how young should a child start to take music lessons.  For formal lessons, the answer varies with the skill level of the teacher.  Some start as young as the age of three.  But for general music instruction, children can learn the principles of music from the first day of life.

    There are several reasons to expose newborns to the basic elements of music.

  • Don’t be a statistic, take more precautions when on the roads

    Given the greater focus our nation now puts on highway safety, it can be difficult to remember what it was like before the era of better car and road design and tougher law enforcement.

    In the early 1970s, we were losing more than 50,000 people a year to traffic accidents, but that number has since shrunk to less than 34,000, even with significantly more miles being driven.

  • Special Olympics extends its thanks

    Editor:

    Carroll County Special Olympics bowling team competed Oct. 26 in Louisville for the Area 4 Bowling Tournament.

    Thanks to all the people who came to support (and in some cases transport) the team. James and Sandy Jackson, Beth Lynn, Matt and Nicole Hearn, Andrea and Chloe O’Connor, Gary Williamson and Shawna, Joanne Halmess, Kayla Williamson and Roman.

    State competition will be Dec. 6 in Louisville.

    Margaret Walker

    Local Coordinator for Special Olympics Kentucky

  • Don’t let negativity drive you away from voting Election Day

    Despite watching most of my favorite television shows on DVR, I still have seen more of the nasty campaign ads this year than I like. I’m sure you are in the same boat.

    The airwaves have been bombarded by the two U.S. Senate contenders trying to define each other through name-calling, taking things out of context and downright deceptive advertising.

  • Casey’s bus to provide naloxone, educational materials on heroin

    Casey’s Bus is coming to Carrollton from 4-7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 5. If you’re not in the substance abuse or prevention field, you may not be familiar with Casey’s Bus. The bus is a restored 1967 Volkswagen Kombi Bus that will definitely stand out in downtown Carrollton, in front of the Carroll County Courthouse. This bus has been traveling throughout the Northern Kentucky Region, and Champions for a Drug Free Carroll County wanted to make sure Carroll County was one of their visited areas. 

  • Cool weather brings the time to cook up a pot of chili

    Hello again my friends. I’m looking out the window as I type this month’s article, watching the cool rain stream down the windowpane.

    The calendar says it’s fall, and I must say it now officially feels like it. Cool, wind and leaves changing colors have brought the feeling of what’s to come. While cold and snow might still be on their way, the foods of fall are already here.

  • Two voters support Grimes in race

    Editor: 

    Be an informed voter. It will soon be time to vote in the upcoming election. Before you vote, did you know you can go online and check out the voting record of candidates? We did just that and you can too.

    At the end of this letter will be an Internet address you can access to check the facts we have found. 

    Here is what we found, Sen. Mitch McConnell’s voting records:

  • McConnell can make Senate action on bills

    Editor:

    This election is the most important in our lifetime. I believe Obama has froze the Senate only Harry Reid can approve any legislation that needs to be voted on. No one else has any authority.

    If McConnell wins this election he will be able to ensure bills can be voted on in the Senate. If Grimes wins nothing can occur legislatively without Reid and Obama’s approval. Hence then we are frozen in the Senate until Obama leaves in two years.

    Fred Waters

    Carrollton