Today's Opinions

  • Small changes make a big difference: Tips for a successful 2016

    With the new year approaching, many are looking to lose weight and/or start at a gym or fitness program. If this is you, here are some helpful tips that may help you be successful reaching your goals:

    *Start slow! If you have never exercised before or it has been years since you have exercised, you will want to start slow and eventually work your way up with time. If you have always been a walker and want to become a runner, start slow and slowly build up those miles or minutes.

  • Kentucky Republican Party to host its first ever caucus on March 5


    The Commonwealth of Kentucky will be making history March 5, when the Republican Party has its first ever presidential caucus.  The caucus is the only way to vote for a Republican presidential candidate.  If you would like to participate in the caucus, but are not a registered Republican, you have until December 31 to change your party.  You can go to the Carroll County Clerks office on Highland Ave. and change your party during regular hours.

  • Food pantry of Carroll County thanks many



  • Heed a simple message: Don’t mix holiday sauce and sleigh this year

    Kentucky New Era

    Many newspapers, including this one, typically devote space to a New Year’s Eve editorial that encourages readers to avoid drunken driving. The message arrives right at the end of the year because it’s often assumed booze will be part of the celebration when many toast the end of one year and the start of another.

  • Kentucky offers many venues for families to enjoy holidays

    If you’re still looking for that perfect gift, or for an experience that puts a Kentucky spin on the season, the good news is that there is no shortage of opportunities even as time starts to draw short.

  • Main Street Program thanks supporters


    The Carrollton Main Street Program would like to thank all those who helped make the 2015 A Christmas Carroll a success.

    Thank you to these financial supporters who make the event possible: the city of Carrollton, Carroll County Fiscal Court, North American Stainless, Kentucky Utilities, First National Bank of Carrollton, Tandy-Eckler-Riley Funeral Home, Crawford & Baxter, Farmer’s Bank of Milton, Kemper Construction, Mark Smith Insurance and Carrollton Federal Bank.

  • Don't let Christmas challenges take over

    Kentucky New Era

    In its truest form, Christmas time is gracious. We make more time for family. We take stock of what we’ve gained and lost during the year. We count our blessings and seek connection to people who matter the most in our lives. We tell people we are grateful, and we tell them why. We say, “I love you” more. We share gifts, food and money with strangers.

    All of these experiences happen because religious rituals and secular traditions combine to bring out a lot of kindness in people.

  • Tobacco settlement monies beneficial to agriculture

    About 16 years ago, as most states were deciding how best to spend their portion of a landmark settlement reached with the major tobacco companies, Kentucky took an innovative approach that is continuing to pay substantial dividends.

    Under that agreement, half of the annual payments are set aside for agriculture and the other half is split equally between early childhood development and healthcare programs.