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Today's Opinions

  • Census record offers clues to uncover maiden name

    Finding the family name of a female ancestor can be very challenging, no matter what era you are researching. If you are lucky, your female ancestor was young enough to be living with her family in 1850 and later. The 1850 census was the first time enumerators recorded the name, age and birthplace of each person living in every household, along with the relationship they had to the head of household.

    Prior to that, only the name of the head of household was provided. Every-one else was counted according to age and gender.

  • More education money starts with tax reform

     From The News Enterprise, Elizabethtown, Ky.

     

    Teachers are spending money out of their own paychecks each year to make sure all of their students have necessary classroom items that many families take for granted.

    Parents are checking off long lists each August for some essential school supplies. The list and the cost continue to grow with each academic year.

    Students are asked to share school books with classmates and teachers’ salaries rank below the national average.

  • Lawmakers return to Frankfort to tackle issues facing Kentucky

    As the General Assembly returns to the Capitol on Tuesday this week, it is worth taking one last look back at 2013 to review some of the issues my legislative colleagues and I have been studying in recent months.

  • Carrollton Manor appreciates support from the community

    Editor:

    The residents and staff of Carrollton Manor would like to thank the following for making our Christmas very merry: PMC Organometallix, United Methodist Church, Lords Church, 10 Mile Association, Girl Scouts of Kentuckianna, High School Carolers, Carrollton Federal Bank and Jim Crawford.

    Thank you again to everyone and have a Happy New Year.

    Melissa Tucker

    Carrollton Manor

  • What was the best gift you or your children gave or received this Christmas?

    “The best gift my family enjoyed this Christmas was the time we were able to share with my grandmother. She is truly our gift and our blessing.”

    Nicki Beckham

    Ghent, Ky.

     

    “The greatest gift I received was seeing the excitement on my daughter’s face as she played with all of her new toys, also having the day off and spending time with the ones I love most was pretty great also!!”

    Jenna Rose Bartley

    Carrollton, Ky.

     

  • Legislative session tackles challenges facing state

    While there are dozens of issues considered during a legislative session, the General Assembly’s top priority in even-numbered years is always the same: Adopt a budget to run state government.

  • Simple changes in new year can lead to better health

    In this month’s article we are going to touch on a variety of topics, including training, to help give you some information to process and research to aid you into the new year with any health and fitness resolutions you may be thinking about for 2014.

    Training

    Pilates and yoga exercises are a spine-friendly alternative to sit ups and crunches.

  • Delayed holiday event was successful

    Editor:

    This year’s icy weather conditions caused “A Christmas Carroll” to be delayed for a week.  People with crafts, parade and food entries planned for this event and disappointed.  However, safety was an issue that had to be considered. The ice and snow caused the tent where the event was to be held to collapse. Luckily, no one got hurt.

    The Carrollton Main Street Program Committee rescheduled the event and we are very glad we did.