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Today's Opinions

  • Tips on teaching your children about strangers

    With recent rumors about town and news stories about child abductions, human-trafficking and solicitation of children, parents are scared to let their children out of their sight. The threats are real and more close to home than ever.

  • Student’s mother has a big influence on her life

    If you were to ask an elementary school student who his/her hero is, the response would probably be something like Batman, Superman, Spiderman or Wonder Woman and that would be understandable. All those “super heroes” saved someone from the “bad guy,” and kids look up to them for that reason.

    If you were to ask a middle or a high school student who his/her hero was, the response might be different. My answer to that question is my mom.

  • Support for summer programs wins praise

    Editor:

    September is the end of the season for the farmers market First Fridays in downtown Carrollton. To me it seems like the four months weren’t long enough this year. I think it’s because the events had more things going on and were more fun.

  • Group has sole focus on heroin issue

    Editor:

    I have heard so many times over the past few weeks that all these “dope groups” as they are referred to need to come together. I don’t understand why it’s so hard for people to realize we all have different goals and different ideas on how to reach them. We have tried working with the Hope Against Dope and realized we wanted different things. Champions is working with children, or that’s what most everyone thought till recently. Now people are aware it is for adults also.

  • CCHS Class of 1983 sets its 30-year reunion for Oct. 5 at Camp Kysoc

    The Carroll County High School class of 1983 will hold its 30 year reunion at 6 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 5, at Camp Kysoc. 

    Classmates are also encouraged to attend the Carroll County home football game the night before for homecoming.  Please RSVP to Greg Goff at (502) 732-4406 or email at ggoff@fnbcarrollton.com.

  • Good starts make ancestory searches better

    Yesterday, I had the opportunity to give a genealogy presentation to members of a Airstream RV enthusiasts group attending the 2013 “Unbridled Spirit” Rally for Region 5 members of the Wally Byam Caravan Club International. The rally goes through Saturday at General Butler State Resort Park.

    I had a great time, but working on the presentation was one huge undertaking. It’s stunning the volume of public records available online from local, state and federal government agencies and from private historical societies and universities.

  • Group extends thanks for Safe Night support

    Editor:

  • Groups must unite in battle against drugs to conquer problem

    Having seen first hand the damage that drug and alcohol abuse can do to loved ones, I think it’s terrific that so many people are wanting to get involved to help rid Carroll County and its community of illegal drugs.

    It is true: Our communities – and the country – seem to have come full circle from eight or 10 years ago, when everyone started learning about the growing misuse of prescription drugs. Back then, it was cheaper to buy ill-gotten but legal narcotics from a dealer or a friend than it was to buy cocaine or heroin.