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Today's Opinions

  • Main Street thanks many for their annual support

    Editor:

    The Carrollton Main Street Program would like to take this opportunity to thank all those who helped to make “A Christmas Carroll” 2011 a huge success.

    We would like to thank those whose financial contributions made the event possible: City of Carrollton, North American Stainless, Carroll County Fiscal Court, Crawford & Baxter P.S.C., Farmers Bank of Milton, Herb Kinman Chevrolet, Earl Floyd Ford and Tandy-Eckler-Riley Funeral Home. Additionally, we thank Walmart for its donation of two bikes we gave away to children at the event.

  • Boys, girls ranch thanks local sheriffs’ offices

    Editor:

    The annual Carroll and Owen counties’ Charity Golf Scramble to benefit the Kentucky Sheriffs’ Boys and Girls Ranch was held Monday, Sept. 12, with Carroll County Sheriff Jamie Kinman and Owen County Sheriff Zemer Hammond hosting the event.

    We send our sincere thanks to sheriffs Kinman and Hammond as well as to the Carroll and Owen county sheriffs’ offices and to all those helping. Your support and help of this event ensures we continue to reach Kentucky’s youth in a positive manner.

  • Group set to discuss resources for athletics

    Editor:

    Do you have young children in sports? Are you interested in the future of the programs offered?  Are you interested in additional resources for your child’s athletic program?

  • Post office offers pictorial cancellation

    Editor:

    Bethlehem Post Office is open and excited that the tradition of applying the much-loved Pictorial Postmark, which depicts the Three Wisemen following the star to Bethlehem and in its 64th year. Cards that go all over the world are adorned with the Bethlehem pictorial postmark from Bethlehem, Ky. Ask your readers to bring their holiday cards so they can be postmarked from “Bethlehem,” and while they’re at it, bring a few new folks with them so they can start a tradition of their own.

  • Pippa finds a ‘forever home’ after a ‘failed’ attempt at fostering

    It’s been almost three years since my wonderful dog Sable died. She was a black standard poodle, one of the big ones and at her top weight was 50 pounds — not exactly a lap dog, but I loved her beyond all reason and still think of her often and can tear up when I speak of her.

  • Thankgiving takes work, despite an attempt to reduce the work

    How did my grandmother do it? Well past her 75th birthday, she was still having holiday dinners at her house and with her five children and their children and spouses and their grandchildren, she fed a real house full. 

    Granted, everyone (the adults) took a dish. But just getting the house ready, the dishes out and the tea made would have done in a lesser person (such as I).

  • Hearn thanks his pageant supporters

    Editor:

    We would like to say thank you to those who supported L.J. Hearn in the Kentucky Festival State Finals.

  • Services help to address mental health conditions

    One of the country’s most persistent challenges is finding ways to help those struggling with mental health and substance abuse issues beyond their control.

    Federal figures show the number to be significant. In 2008, it was estimated that 30 million Americans had received treatment for a mental health issue in the previous year, and about 22 million were believed to be addicted to drugs or alcohol.