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Today's Opinions

  • Teams set rivalry aside for one of their own

    Good sportsmanship is still alive and well in Carroll and Trimble counties.

    Despite being border rivals, the two teams put aside their differences for the betterment of one of their own.

    Carroll County senior Dallas Gibson was well on his way to hitting the magical 1,000-point mark for his high school career. Averag-ing 19.5 points per game, along with 10.4 rebounds per game, he was just 13 points away from reaching 1,000 points.

  • Students look to help Guatemala children

    Guatemala is a beautiful country in Central America. It is the home of mountains, forests, lakes, volcanoes, orchids, exotic animals and Mayan ruins. But Guatemala is also the home of extreme poverty, illiteracy, infant mortality, malnutrition and violence.

    According to its website, AguaVivaHome.org, Agua Viva Orphanage in Guatemala City changes the lives of the children in Guatemala; its goal is “to raise and educate them in a loving Christian environment to be successful Christian adults with the desire and ability to help their own people.”

  • What’s in a name?

    On Nov. 24, the Jameson family named their newborn baby girl Hashtag, after Twitter’s use of the (#) symbol.

    The year before, an Egyptian man named his son Facebook, and in 2011 an Israeli couple named their baby Like.

    These babies join celebrities’ babies Spec Wildhorse Mellencamp, Moxie Crimefighter Jillette, Pilot Inspecktor Lee and Audio Science Clayton, which makes Apple Blythe Alison Martin sound almost traditional as a baby name.

  • Councilwoman attends state training program

    Editor:

  • Fire department programs target safety of residents

    It is still close to the start of the new year, and I believe  a good time to take a few moments to talk about some of the services that the Carrollton Fire Department offers.

  • Exercise program helps those with arthritis

    Editor:

    I wish to thank the Health Department and especially Rachel [Dermon] for allowing me to participate in the [arthritis] exercise program that is presented there.  It has helped me so much and taught me to cope with some issues with my health and agility problems. 

    My family thanks them, too, and makes sure I do not miss a class. We laugh a lot in this class and enjoy each other. Please know, this 83-year-old appreciates the programs – and Rachel, who pushes us to keep trying to excel.

    Janie Wilson

  • 2012 delivers strong economic signs across Kentucky

    Kentucky is blessed to have not one but several “signature” industries, those areas of the economy where few if any states have a bigger impact.

    Since last summer, we’ve gotten a much clearer picture of just how extensive some of these industries are.

    The latest news about two of them, in fact, came last week. First, we learned that Kentucky churned out more than a million cars and trucks last year, the most our four assembly plants have built since 2007. Only three states produced more.

  • House bills target many issues as 2013 session resumes Feb. 5

    While most legislative sessions are often remembered for one or two major accomplishments, there are always other new laws that may not be as publicized but are important as well in their own right.