Today's Opinions

  • Library collecting donations to local organizations in lieu of fines

    A switch flipped on Nov. 1. It officially became the holiday season. After Halloween was over, Christmas trees were going up. It has been so prevalent in advertisements and social media that I began to have panic attacks that I was not ready. I have to remind myself that there is plenty of time to have a great holiday season. There is so much pressure on us to create the most “Pinterest-worthy” moments that we might forget to stop and enjoy the time.  

  • Carroll school district’s budget simple, solid

    Like many school systems in rural Kentucky, the Carroll County School District is one of the largest governmental organizations in its county. With more than 300 employees, four large schools, 28 buses and 1,912 students, the district educates, cooks meals, provides transportation, promotes health, trains teachers and serves as a transition point for students moving from K-12 to colleges and careers.

  • Rand outlines events upcoming for state

    While last week’s gubernatorial election marked the end of this year’s campaign season, it also kicked off the beginning of a transition period that has been guided by tradition and the state constitution for much of our history.

    Not quite 60 people have served as governor since Kentucky joined the United States in 1792.  In the beginning, voters did not have a direct say; instead, the decision was made by a group of electors, similar to our presidential elections today.

  • Thanks to sheriff’s offices, sponsors of clay shoot


    We send our heartfelt thanks to Carroll County Sheriff Jamie Kinman, Owen County Sheriff Mark Bess, Gallatin County Sheriff Josh Neale, and the Carroll, Owen and Gallatin county sheriff’s offices for hosting the first ever Owen, Carroll, Gallatin County Sheriffs’ Charity Sporting Clay Shoot to benefit the Kentucky Sheriffs’ Boys and Girls Ranch on Saturday, Sept. 12. Their support of this event ensures we continue to reach Kentucky’s youth in a positive manner.

  • 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.