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Today's Opinions

  • Diplomas, GEDs have a real payoff

    It has been a little more than a decade since the General Assembly revamped the state’s adult-education programs, a high point in the Legislature’s ongoing efforts to improve the classroom from preschool to the workplace.

    While a lot of work remains, the past decade has been exactly what we had hoped. In fact, from 2005 to 2009, adult-education enrollment grew by 30 percent – faster than any other state over the same period. There are now about 40,000 citizens in Kentucky who are helped academically each year.

  • Together, the community can be a champion against drug and alcohol abuse

    There is an old saying that it takes a village to raise a child. There has probably never been a day and age in which the quote has been more true than now.

    With families needing two or more incomes to survive, the number of families with only one parent, and the number of today’s youth being raised by grandparents and other family members, we need everyone to work together. 

  • Mayor asks residents to call for garbage can

    Editor:

    The franchise agreement the city of Carrollton recently accepted with Rumpke Inc. not only reduced the monthly fee by $3, but also included the use of a 90-gallon roll-around trash container for citizens of Carrollton. 

    To obtain one of these trash containers, call Michelle at (502) 568-3800, Ext. 7445. 

    Rumpke also has a large trash container at its facility on Ladder Lane, which is available to residents during business hours –
    8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday.

     

    Gene McMurry, Mayor

  • Signs point to improving economy

    There have been several positive signs in recent months that the worst of the recession may finally be behind us, but perhaps the best indication yet for Kentucky came late last week. That’s when Gov. Steve Beshear announced that state government ended the just-completed fiscal year with nearly $157 million more than expected.

  • Family appreciates help after fire claims home

    Editor:

  • Community shows support for animals

    Editor:

    Carroll County Animal Support is proud to be a part of this community and of the support that we receive from the community. 

    At our recent Yard Sale and Adoption Event held this past month, we were amazed at the amount of items donated for the yard sale from organizations and individuals. 

  • City makes progress with tobacco-free ordinance; county needs to act too

    Our community has seen some progressive moves this summer that are long-overdue that can and will benefit our health.

    First, Welch’s Riverside Restaurant decided to make the majority of its facility smoke-free. Owner Junior Welch set aside an area for smokers, but his decision has cleared the air in most of the restaurant that used to have a heavy smell of cigarette smoke.

  • Many students work hard during the summer

    For many students, the end of the school year does not mean an end to time spent with a teacher.

    In fact, hundreds work as hard during summer vacation as they do during the rest of the year. Two of the most popular programs Kentucky offers are Governor’s Scholars and the Governor’s School for the Arts, both of which give select high school students a chance to spend several weeks on a college campus with others as driven as they are.