Today's Opinions

  • Drivers who hit animals should stop, tell owners


    My wife and I would like to thank the lady  who stopped and let us know that our dog had been hit by a car. Weezer was a 14-year-old dog with hearing and sight issues. 

    Her venture into Hwy. 55 cost her her life. I am dismayed that the person that struck her did not stop, as is the case with many people who hit animals. The people who stopped allowed me to bury her as a dog and not as a heap of roadkill. Again our thanks to her and shame on those that continued on as if it didn’t matter.

    Jerry and Louise Beasley

  • Milton firefighters seek donations, help


    On March 2, Milton Fire  and Rescue Station No. 2 in Milton was hit by an EF-3 tornado. We lost the station, a 1983 Spartan fire engine, a mobile fish fry trailer, some gear, radios and pagers, and some other items that were stored at this station. Our fire department is all volunteer and relies on donations only since we are not a taxing department.   

  • Photos of the past needed for book on Carroll County

    When I was a kid, I wasn’t all that interested in history. It was one of those subjects that never really caught my imagination. I think that’s true of most people; when you are young, everything seems like ancient history – even if it happened only a few years before you were born.

  • House approves 2012-13 budget based on governor’s spending plan

    For the last several years, the biggest challenge facing the General Assembly and Governor Beshear has been keeping the state on track as it weathers the toughest worldwide recession in more than 70 years.

  • Senate passes bills on safety issues

    Another week goes by in a whirl of legislative meetings, visits from hometown folks and organized groups such as 4-H and the 874K Coalition. Even though the House has yet to act on the budget proposal, senators continue to educate ourselves and monitor the budget meetings in the House. In addition, senators continue to meet in small groups to review the different budget needs of the various agencies. We expect to receive the House proposal next week.

  • CCAS thanks supporters for helping with event


    I am writing to thank many great people who made the Nelda Vannarsdall Chili Supper a huge success. The annual event was affectionately named after Nelda  who was not with us this year to assist.

  • Program makes free dresses available


    Free prom dresses are available for all girls at Carroll County High School. Cinderella’s Closet offers more than 4,000 dresses each year to juniors and seniors at no cost.

    They provide every need a girl may have. Should a daughter not be a junior or senior or wait until the last minute, don’t worry. We also have Operation Prom Dress help at the Relevant church.

    Please contact me at Carroll County High School, (502) 732-7075) if you have questions or want more information.

    Tracey Reynolds

  • House OKs measures to stop illegal drug sales, use in Kentucky

    As it normally does during the first full week of March in even-numbered years, the Kentucky House of Representatives will vote on its proposed budget this week to run state government.