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Today's Opinions

  • Kentucky prepares to celebrate Thanksgiving, parks offer meal

    As we take time out of our schedule this week to enjoy the kick-off to the holiday season, I want to wish each of you a Happy Thanksgiving.

    We are now just one decade away from the 400th anniversary of that famous feast enjoyed by the Pilgrims and the Native Americans who helped them weather especially tough times.

    Though that harvest meal is the foundation for the holiday, it didn’t settle into its familiar place on the calendar until nearly 150 years ago, when President Lincoln declared it should be held on the last Thursday of November.

  • Food drive exceeds last year’s total

    Editor:

    Thanks to everyone that donated to this years Scouting for Food campaign – it was a huge success!  A special thanks also to the nearly 100 volunteers that came out Saturday to pick-up food items during the door-to-door campaign.  After everything was put away a new record was set with a tally of 16,011 items from the schools and the door-to-door drive – this is nearly 2,000 more than 2010 (and there’s still more items to be counted as a couple of the schools bring in their donations this week). 

  • Saturday brings the time to ‘Shop Small’ to aid local business

    There’s a lot of focus on this Friday — it’s the day big retailers mark some special buys and draw big crowds in the pre-dawn hours.

    Yes, I’ve joined some of the people out there in years past, battling for those Black Friday Specials. This year, like more recent years, however, I will be relaxing at home on this day instead of fighting the crowds and interrupting what I hope is a good night’s sleep after stuffing myself on Thursday with my wife’s excellent Thanksgiving fixin’s.

  • ER staff comes to aid during time of need

    Editor:

    I have wanted to submit a letter for sometime about the wonderful staff in the emergency room at Carroll County Memorial Hospital. But I witnessed something today that touched my heart in a way that I knew now was the time to write it.

  • Poker run benefits Shop With A Cop

    Editor:

    We would like to take this time to thank all of the people and businesses that gave cash, gifts and time to help with Shop With A Cop Motorcycle Poker Run for the fourth year.

  • Scouts to collect food Saturday

    Editor:

    The Scouting for Food pickup is Saturday, Nov. 19 at 9 a.m. This past Saturday, we had more than 90 people come out to participate with the first phase of the 2011 Scouting For Food effort. These volunteers distributed more than 1,500 flyers throughout the city and some outlying areas (i.e. Hwy. 36 to Hunters Ridge, M&T Road, Indians Hills) – a big thanks to everyone that came out to help. 

  • Community has role in helping to battle drug abuse problem

  • Nation honors veterans’ sacrifices Friday

    As Veterans Day approaches, we recognize the sacrifices made by all our veterans, and thank them for their service to our country.  As your representative and a veteran, I make every effort to make sure the men and women who have served our nation in uniform get the respect, treatment, services and benefits that they deserve.