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Today's Opinions

  • Kentucky defied odds in title run

    As the horn sounded and the canons of confetti exploded, all I felt was an ache in my heart, the disappointment weighing heavy. I had had this nagging feeling all day long that it might end up this way, but I still believed just like the rest of Big Blue Nation.

    My alma mater Kentucky Wildcats had just lost in the NCAA Men’s Basketball National Championship.

    Congratulations to the UConn Huskies. They made plays when they had to and deserved to win.

  • ‘City fathers’ choose a raise over a trolley

    Editor:

    I too am very disappointed in our city regarding the trolley. As I recall, a used trolley was on the agenda.

    I guess voting themselves a raise did not allow any money left to help the downtown business district.

    Almost all of downtown used to be a place for visitors, and residents could come to shop. So many merchants had to close because of Wal-Mart and the outlet mall. Now the city does not want a trolley! One more nail in the coffin. Shame on our city fathers!

  • Classes of 1964-65 to hold reunion

    Editor:

  • House approves several measures

    If legislative sessions start like a marathon, they end like a 100-yard dash, as the House and Senate make a final push to turn their goals into law.

    Leading the agenda, of course, is the state’s two-year budget and highway plan.  Legislative leaders began meeting Wednesday to hammer out a compromise, and the good news is that there is some broad area of agreement.

  • Senate works to reduce debt created through proposed state budget

    In the final full week of legislative session, we continued to hash out state budget details with the House in conference committee after passing our versions of the budget bills.  conference committees include the executive, judicial and legislative budgets for the next two years, as well as the state’s road plan. There are many different opinions and philosophies on how to spend the money, raise revenue, and support the important public services for Kentucky.  The budget is the ultimate statement of priorities for the Common-wealth.

  • A little etiquitte goes a long way

    With preparation of summer “look good, feel good” in full swing for all gym goers, try to remember a few simple rules of etiquette that will make you and others who use the gym you go to better:

    • Re- rack weights and put them in the proper order. It speeds up everyone’s gym time with much less frustration and reduces chances for finger injuries.

    • Don’t share your sweat. If you sweat like a faucet, bring a clean towel and wipe down the equipment after you use it.

  • Speakers for Champions must be OK’d

    Editor:

    I want to take this opportunity to inform those of you that may be somewhat confused on how programs in Carroll County Schools work. I’ve been confronted by different individuals throughout the community on what alcohol or drug awareness/education programs should be brought into our schools. Although [I am] Champions for a Drug Free Carroll County Coordinator, I realize each program we do must be approved by our community coalition and Carroll County School Board. This is according to school board policy and in our federal Drug Free Communities grant.

  • Trolley for city should be funded

    Editor:

    I was shocked, saddened and dumbfounded to see the Carrollton City Council had taken the Carrollton trolley out of the budget.

    The council and tourism should have fought for and had the trolley on the way to running in order to serve the town and our visitors.