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Today's Opinions

  • Key components make fitness programs much more effective

    Now that fall is officially started and you have had a month since the first article to get the junk out of the cabinets and fridge and grocery purchases are under control, let’s discuss the second half of the equation, fitness. In this installment of Health Matters, we will discuss the two major components on starting or making the most of your fitness time.

    Two major components for making fitness matter:

  • Sheriff thanks community for support

  • Group provides support for grandparents who raise their grandchildren

    It is no secret that drugs and alcohol can change lives.  Hopefully, with all of the education and media coverage, even an elementary student can tell you that drugs are bad for you.

    The effects of drug and alcohol abuse rarely affect just a single person.

  • Annual poker run aids county’s children

    Editor:

    I wanted to take this opportunity to say thank you to all the riders in this year’s Poker Run. I have the privilege of coordinating the Community Christmas Program for the Carroll County Ministerial Association.

    Each year we raise money to help provide Christmas to local children in need.

  • Senior Event group thanks community

    Editor:

     

    The 2012 Senior Event, “A Picnic at the Point,” last Thursday evening at Point Park was again enjoyed by many senior citizens from Carroll and surrounding counties. The planning committee works hard to provide this special evening for our seniors. Due to great local support, there is no cost for them to attend.

  • English School plans for 4th annual gathering

    Editor:

    Saturday, Oct. 3, 2009, marked a memorable date for the small community of English – the first English Grade School Reunion.  It was so well received and attended that the first Saturday in October was established as the date for all future annual school gatherings.

  • Ghent seeks input on naming park

    Editor:

    The City of Ghent would like to have the help from the citizens of Carroll County in naming the new park in Ghent. The park and boat ramp are located near Davis St. in Ghent. The property was given to the city by Clayton and Ellise Arney on July 27, 1984.

    Please call the city office (502) 347-9706 or mail to P.O. Box 333 Ghent, Ky. 41045. You may also fax to (502) 347-9393.

    Robbin Powell

    City Clerk

  • Cigarette tax hike generates benefits

    From the Lexington Herald-Leader

    Here’s hoping Kentucky shared in the national decline in teen smoking reported recently by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

    USA Today attributes an “historic drop in smoking,” not just among teens but across all age groups, to a 62-cent increase in the federal cigarette tax in 2009.

    Raising the federal tax to $1.01 a pack has brought in about $30 billion in new revenue to the U.S. treasury.