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Today's Opinions

  • Schools champion students with pride, passion, purpose

    "Pride, Passion, Purpose” is the focus for this year in the Carroll County School District.

    “We’re still ‘Champions for Kids,’” said Superin-tendent Bill Hogan.  “However, champions take pride in their work, show passion for what they do, and have a purpose for each day. We want all of our employees to live that out each day.”

    The “Pride, Passion, Purpose” focus reveals the philosophy beneath the technology and organizational structures of the district.

  • Fiscal Court should support sheriff's office

    Editor:

    I attended two “Get to know the Candidates” forums before the election. When asked what the biggest problem facing Carroll County, most candidates  replied: “The drug problem”; “We have to fix the drug problem”; or “We need to get a handle on the drug problem.”

  • Kudos offered to staff at county hospital

    Editor:

    I wish to give a “hats off” to the staff at Carroll County Memorial Hospital.

    My husband, Bob Wilson, had to be admitted for a couple days. We were very pleased with his care and the family’s treatment.

    Thank you to the staff at CCMH. You were very professional and competent.

    Janie Wilson
    Carrollton

  • Ky. agricultural production sets records

    Earlier this summer, Kentucky’s farming community got a jolt when the U.S. Department of Agriculture reported that no state had lost a greater percentage of farmland from 2007-12.

     Our 6.7 percent decline totaled almost a million acres, which is larger than Land Between the Lakes and the Daniel Boone National Forest combined. The number of farms dropped from 85,260 to 77,064. 

  • Internship gave insight into importance of solid community journalism

    Ten weeks goes by in the blink of an eye. I’ve told several people, even though we published the back-to-school sections in The News-Democrat and The Trimble Banner a week and a half ago, it feels like just yesterday that I was taking photos at the moving up ceremony at Carroll County Middle School.

    What have I learned in 10 weeks? I don’t even know where to begin.

  • Kentucky has detoured down road of educational haves and have nots

    Lexington Herald-Leader
    How did we get here from there?
    Hope was in the air in Kentucky in the spring of 1997 when, in a special session, the legislature passed the Postsecondary Education Improvement Act.
    The ambitious goal was to change the landscape and give young Kentuckians the same shot at getting a college degree as kids in any other state in the union. The goal was more than individual opportunity. With an educated work force, Kentucky could rise from its historic place near the bottom of most socio-economic measures.

  • EDUCATION PAYS

    About a month ago, the Federal Reserve Bank of New York reaffirmed what has long been assumed: A college degree really is worth the investment.
    Using data dating back to 1973, the Fed determined that those with a bachelor’s degree earn about $64,500 a year, which is nearly $24,000 more than someone who finishes their education at the end of high school.  Over a career, that difference adds up to $1.2 million, or nearly 10 times the cost to earn that four-year diploma.

  • Library’s resources aid local students as school resumes

    At a meeting toward the end of June, I had a discussion about how quickly the summer was going by and that it seemed like it was almost over. The funny part about this discussion is that summer had not actually even started.
    Our definition of the seasons is no longer determined by when they actually start, but by when our idea of them starts. Summer might be the most extreme example of this, but they all seem to follow the pattern ingrained in us by the schedule we followed from age 5 to age 18: the school calendar.