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Today's Opinions

  • New website focuses on library as community hub

    There are many different ways the library represents itself. We have a physical presence with amazing facilities. We feel this is a great benefit to Carrollton’s Downtown Historic District and to Carroll County. It is the keystone to our organization, but it cannot be the sole representation of any successful business in this day of technology and the Internet.

  • Wreath contest, other winners honored

    Editor:

    The fifth annual Christmas wreath decorating contest and silent auction was held Dec. 13 by Carrollton Federal Bank in conjunction with an open house. The proceeds from the silent auction went to the Tuttle Tots Early Childhood Education Fund and the Ryder Nichols Deitz Education Fund. All of the wreaths submitted for the contest displayed imagination and creativity. It was our honor to display the wreaths in our lobby. They were beautifully decorated and received many compliments from the public. 

  • Planning, tips can take stress out of holidays

    Wow, can it really be that we are here, now, facing the holidays? If you are like me, you are totally excited.

    I love the holiday season and all its grandeur. The thought of spending time with loved ones, eating delicious foods to our hearts content and most of all, feeling the Christ-mas spirit, is enough to make any time special.

  • Osborne shares why Woods was most influential teacher

    Throughout my high school career, I have had many magnificent and influential adults who have had an impact on both my future and my character. But above all of my previous and current teachers, instructors and coaches, there is no question that my most influential teacher is and will always be Mrs. Rebecca Woods. 

  • Libraries foster a love for reading

    Of all the gifts that Benjamin Franklin gave us, one of the most far-reaching has to be establishing the forerunner of our country’s public libraries.

    They have been a mainstay in Kentucky almost from the beginning, when the first opened in 1795 at what is now Transylvania University in Lexington. Some historians believe it was also the first library outside of the 13 original colonies.

  • Cartmell staff earns praise for caring

    Editor:

    We hear such negativity in this community abouthow our town is known for drug abuse and drunken drivers.

    I would like for everyone to know how lucky we are to have such a dedicated team to educate our children and grandchildren.

    I would like to say a big thank you to Doug Oak and staff at Cartmell Elementary School.

    These people are truly caring and dedicated to helping our small ones achieve a good education.

    God Bless you all and thank you.

    Nancy Toole

  • During the holidays, use caution to avoid scammers, thieves

    Christmas should always be a joyous time. Unfortunately, the acts of some tend to diminish the joy that this season brings.  

    At this time of year, some people become desperate and some just prey on the goodness and generosity of others. These people I speak of are thieves and scammers, which technically are one and the same.

    Please be extra cautious this year to not fall for scams.

    At the County Attorney’s office, we get calls every week either asking us if something is a scam or telling us they have been the victim of a scam.

  • Genelogy offers unique gift ideas

    If eating too much turkey made you sleepy and you missed your chance to gather first-hand history information for your research at Thanksgiving, don’t despair.

    Start planning now to interview family members during get-togethers at Christ-mas and New Year’s.

    Any family get-together can be an opportunity to collecting photos and stories that can help you fill out your genealogical research. After all, you want your family tree to be more than just a list of names and dates.