Today's Opinions

  • Mayor: City attempted to clean up mess


    This letter is in response to Dennis Webster’s letter published Sept. 11, 2014, concerning dirt and gravel left in his drive after Harley Drive was resurfaced.

  • Golf carts illegal in Carroll cities, county

     An interesting question was asked of me the other day as County Attorney and I know the same question has been asked before: Can you drive a golf cart on the road in Carroll County? So I decided to research the issue a bit and hopefully answer the question once and for all.

    In short, my answer is “no.” You cannot drive a golf cart on the streets or roadways in Carroll County.

  • Rand reflects on Kentucky’s ties to the September 11th tragedy

     On Thursday this week, our nation will pause to remember those whose lives were lost on Sept. 11, 2001.

    If you are old enough to recall exactly where you were and what you were doing when you first heard the news, it can seem difficult to believe that 13 years have passed.

  • Resident wants mess in drive cleaned up


    It’s been three weeks since they paved Harley Drive, leaving the mess of dirt and gravel in my drive for me to clean up.

  • CCHS students to receive training for new laptops

    All Carroll County High School students this year are getting a driver’s license – a digital driver’s license.  The Carroll County School District is working with the University of Kentucky’s Digital Driver’s License (DDL) program to ensure that the students have the training that they need.  With students receiving new Lenovo laptops as part of the high school’s recent one-to-one rollout, DDLs help students safely and effectively use the laptops for learning.

  • Mattresses must be bagged for trash


    I have noticed several used mattresses along the curb recently for pick up by the trash collectors. Rumpke will pick up mattresses and furniture if they are properly prepared. 

    Due to the bed bug infestation, these items will not be taken by Rumpke unless they are sealed in a plastic bag. The bags are available from the city by contacting the mayor’s office at (502) 732-7051 or Public Works at 304 Sycamore Street, (502) 732-7050, or the Code Enforcement Officer at (502) 732-7043. 

  • Office appreciates response to robbery


    I want to say a very big thank you to the Carrollton Police Department for its help and effort in responding to the robbery in June at U.S. Bank.  They responded very quickly and continued to work very diligently in making sure the guy was apprehended and protected.

  • Lottery funding helps to fund student educational programs

    Earlier this spring, the Kentucky Lottery reached a major milestone when it marked a quarter-century since its first ticket was sold in the commonwealth.

    This spring was also when the General Assembly lifted a little-known prohibition that had kept the lottery from advertising how the state’s proceeds are spent, even though it has generally been known that this money goes toward education.