Today's Opinions

  • Boyd reminisces about childhood church services

    Thanks from me as a member of the Carroll County Animal Support Group to everyone who attended our chili supper Saturday night. We raised a record amount of money for this affair, with meal sales, bake sale and our silent auction items. So many in the community contributed to the silent auction and again, we raised more money through that this year than ever before. Our bake sale table was laden with scrumptious goodies created by volunteer bakers.   Mark Louden in the early part of the evening and Power Plant later on provided enjoyable music  that the crowd enjoyed.

  • CCAS thanks supporters for help with chili supper


    There are many folks who help in so many ways with the Carroll County Animal Support group’s annual chili supper fundraiser. But I would like to take this opportunity to thank the special ones who helped us with promoting the event.

  • Stoops thanks everyone for support in Miss Ky. pageant


    Last month I competed in the Miss Kentucky USA pageant representing Carroll County. Although I did not walk away with the crown, I had a phenomenal experience. I spent over six months preparing for the pageant, which included working

    closely with those in my community. During those six months I received a major outpouring of support from my community, whether it was in Facebook well wishes, sponsorships or kind words, I want Carroll County residents to know that theydid not go unnoticed.

  • ‘Rock The Pink’ Rotary ball a success


    On behalf of the Carrollton Rotary Club, we extend a big thanks to our member Nick Marsh for leading the way to revive our winter ball, this year known as Rock The Pink. Early estimates indicate we netted approximately $9,000 which will go towardsthe purchase of a digital mammography machine at Carroll County Memorial Hospital.

  • Do your part to fight Carroll’s war on drugs

    Today in North America, 2,500 teenagers will abuse prescription drugs, according to the Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP). If you add it up, it totals 17,500 per week people are using prescription medication for some purpose other than its intended use.

    According to the research from our KASPER system here in Kentucky, over 180,000 prescription narcotic pills were prescribed in Carroll County in 2010. Most of these pills were used legitimately. However, as seen in the local news, not all of them were. 

  • Cheerleaders thank sponsors for help going to state competition


    The Carroll County High School cheerleaders competed in the 2012 KAPOS State Cheerleading Competition in Bowling Green, Ky. on Saturday, Feb. 18.

    They placed 14th for the entire state of Kentucky. This was their last competition of the year, adding to their titles: second place at GMCAA large varsity, second place at Woodford Cheer Open, first place 8th region KAPOS champs, first place NKCCA game time cheer, third place NKCCA game time dance.

  • Relay for Life ready to kick off 2012 campaign


    Carroll County Relay for Life is gearing up for a great relay year, but to make the event a success we need volunteers.

    The official kick off will take place on Thursday, March 1 at Carrollton United Methodist Church at 5:30 p.m. in the fellowship hall.

    At this time we would like to extend an invitation to any teams or team members, volunteers who would like to become a part of the committee, or survivors to attend.

    If anyone has questions pertaining to how the American Cancer Society Relay for Life works, feel free to join us.

  • Girl Scouts prepare to deliver cookie orders


    Starting Feb. 18, Girl Scouts and troop leaders from across the Kentuckiana Council will deliver cookies throughout 64 counties across the western half of Kentucky and in southern Indiana.  

    If you didn’t order any cookies yet this year, Girl Scouts will be setting up public booths at area stores and other public venues from March 2-18. All cookies still sell for $3.50 per box.

    Funds raised locally stay in the Kentuckiana Council to support the Girl Scout mission.