Today's Opinions

  • Champions look to help ‘Kick Butts’ in county

    On March 20, we celebrated “Kick Butts Day.” Think cigarettes.

    This is a national holiday celebrated across America by those who rally together in hopes of persuading their family members or friends to quit smoking. It’s also noted as a holiday to celebrate the day an individual actually succeeded when deciding to stop smoking, whether it be weeks, months or years.

  • Library ramping up for local spring activities

    I think spring is almost here, but it is hard to tell with this crazy weather. I know it officially starts today, but it is cold, gloomy, and quite frankly wintery.

    I miss the consistency of July and August. You pretty much know it is going to be hot with varying levels of high humidity. These days, it will be 65 degrees one day and the next day it will snow from sun up to sun down. 

    I know I should be more optimistic. I should be thankful for the 65 degree day, but I sure do miss sunshine.

  • Lawmakers wrap up work on bills

    Although several major issues are still pending, the General Assembly wrapped up much of its work early last week, and for a “short” legislative session, there is already a fairly long list of key bills that have made it to Gov. Beshear’s desk.

  • Chamber committees work on many projects

    In the past two chamber of commerce articles, we have looked into the rich history of the organization and met the current board members.  Now, let us explore the different opportunities available through being a member of chamber.

    The Carroll County Chamber of Commerce offers a wide variety of opportunities for you and your business to get involved. If you are interested in becoming a chamber member, contact the chamber of commerce office at (502) 732-7035. The office is located at 511 Highland Avenue, Carrollton.

  • Program offers special education services


    This week will be a special focus on Project Child Find/504 in our community. These are projects to make sure that every child form birth thru 21 years of age are getting services/resources in all their developmental areas to become successful in life.

    The Carroll County School District has a Head Start program that works with children birth through age 4 and special education services for students ages 3 thru 21.

  • Online sites aid in family genealogy searches

    With so much information on the Internet these days, it seems easier than ever to do family history research without ever leaving the comfort of  home.

  • Lawmakers stay busy as session winds down

    Even as many schools closed across the commonwealth due to snow last week, Frankfort shrugged off the white stuff and continued with our work. After this week, only a few days remain of the 2013 Session.

    Kentucky has in place a process for improvement for struggling schools. When the state Department of Education cites a school for being persistently low-achieving, there are several options the school board can choose from such as restaffing, allowing an outside management company to lead a turnaround effort, or even closing.

  • First fundraiser proves to be a success