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Today's Opinions

  • Jam Sessions feature talent at restaurant

    Editor:

    Nothing will help a community stand out more than its homegrown music. Carroll County has a great crop of talent from country to gospel and bluegrass to rock ‘n roll. I invested a little time this summer to do what I could to support local music by coordinating and promoting a summer series for Welch’s Riverside Restaurant that I named “Welch’s Jam Sessions.”

  • Fairview Place director says thanks for support

    Dear Editor:

    As the executive director of Fairview Place in Carrollton, I would like to express my gratitude and appreciation to the staff, volunteers and residents of Fairview Place. 

    As a result of their teamwork, Fairview Place received the 2013 Excellence in Civic Involvement Award from the Kentucky Assisted Living Facilities Association.

    This award is presented to an assisted living facility that provides services and programs for the betterment of seniors who reside in the facility or seniors in the area. 

  • Warning sirens show community is prepared

    Editor:

    The recent succession of tornadoes that have torn a wide swath through many parts of Oklahoma underscores the need for community readiness and vigilance. Though tornadoes are not as common in Kentucky as they are in the plains states, they are not unheard of and indeed last year’s severe weather, though not very destructive, brings the issue close to home.

  • Trolley would benefit the city

    Isn’t the prospect of a trolley in Carrollton exciting? I do so hope this comes to pass. While not a great traveler, over the years, I have ridden on trolleys in Baltimore, Md.; Boston, Mass., Savannah, Ga.; Charleston, S.C.; San Francisco (of course!); Panama City, Fla.; and yes, in Madison, Ind.  In Chicago, Ill., I have ridden one of the many free trolleys that go all over the downtown area. They have been terrific modes of transportation in each place, sometimes part of a tour of the city and other times, just a way to get from point A to point B

  • Paula Deen’s remarks evoke over-reaction by national sponsors

    I find it ironic that the television media and tabloids have grabbed the torches and pitchforks to drive Paula Deen out of her cable television empire for admitting to, way in the past, making racist remarks, telling unfortunate jokes or having had a fascination with an overly romanticized idea of life on a southern plantation: Wealthy whites being served by blacks – whether as pre-Civil War slaves or post-Emancipation free men and women.

  • Bath salts, synthetic marijuana dangerous substances to avoid

    As Champions for a Drug Free Carroll County coordinator there is an abundance of reporting that must be done in order to continue to receive grants, that makes our coalition possible.

  • Relay for Life thanks everyone for support

    Editor:

  • Davy takes sabbatical, thanks community for prayers, support

    I have received several enquiries regarding my sabbatical leave. I hope this note will answer most of the questions.

    I have been serving in the diocese of Covington for the last seven-and-a-half years. It has been 15 years since I left my native country, India. I served nine years in Kenya prior to my arrival in the United States.

    I asked permission from the Most Reverend Bishop Foys and my Provincial Superior to allow me to take a one-year sabbatical leave. With their permission, I am taking sabbatical leave from July to June 2014.