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Today's Opinions

  • Use the correct, and best, knife for the job

    I wish that I could happily report that as I type this I’m sitting outside, wearing shorts and thoroughly enjoying the warm Kentucky weather. Alas, I’m indoors with a long sleeve shirt and pants and shivering at the thought of going outside at all. Oh well, sooner or later that day and that article will come. Today though, it’s a different subject.

  • JCTC Carrollton campus must be funded this year

    As Carroll County Judge-Executive Harold “Shorty” Tomlinson said Tuesday, “so far, so good.”

    Funding for the new Jefferson Community and Techinal College campus in Carrollton has cleared hurdle, after hurdle this year.

    Gov. Steve Beshear included the project in his budget as part of a plan to invest in community colleges because they help put Kentuckians to work.

  • April events to focus on the link between drugs and child abuse

    April is Child Abuse Prevention Month, and at Champions for a Drug Free Carroll County we see the unfortunate connection between substance abuse and child abuse. According to The National Council of Child Abuse and Family Violence, “substance abuse exists in 40 to 80 percent of families in which the children are victims of abuse.”

  • OVUC funds help library with youth programs

    On Tuesday morning, I had the pleasure of attending the Breakfast of Champions put on each year by the Ohio Valley United Charities Inc.

    It gives grant recipients the opportunity to tell the Board of Directors and major sponsors the various ways their generous donations are used throughout the community.

    Each year, the Carroll County Public Library uses funds received from Ohio Valley United Charities Inc., to have our annual Summer Reading Program. The importance of the work being done with students over the summer months cannot be minimized.

  • House budget boosts education

    When it comes to the state’s budget, the past six years can be summed up in four words: Do more with less.

    There hasn’t been much choice, given that spending has been cut by $1.6 billion since 2008 and the state workforce is the smallest it has been since the 1970s. Some agencies have seen spending reduced by more than a third, while classroom funding for elementary and secondary education has been held steady for far too long.

  • Help save a life by fostering a dog

    Editor:

    We have a “code red” of the dog world.  We have 10  medium to large dogs that need foster homes immediately.

    They will be leaving in 10-14 days to rescues that have committed to taking them; only if we can get them out of the shelter by this Friday evening.

    Our shelter in Carroll County is full and these 10 furry friends’ time is up.

    We are asking for some help from this community to help save our furry friends.

    The vet will be called this Saturday morning, which means they will be euthanized.

  • Senate tackles budget, moves to strengthen education in Kentucky

    On Thursday, the 45th day of the legislative session, the House passed its budget bill. This leaves us in the Senate 13 days to work on the budget, present it in a committee, and vote on a Senate version.

    As we study the House’s proposal, more information will come out regarding our response, priorities and review.

  • Help save a life by fostering a dog

    Editor:

    We have a “code red” of the dog world.  We have 10  medium to large dogs that need foster homes immediately.

    They will be leaving in 10-14 days to rescues that have committed to taking them; only if we can get them out of the shelter by this Friday evening.

    Our shelter in Carroll County is full and these 10 furry friends’ time is up.

    We are asking for some help from this community to help save our furry friends.

    The vet will be called this Saturday morning, which means they will be euthanized.