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Today's Opinions

  • Mayor thanks state for cleaning Hwy. 227

    Editor:

    If you have driven on Hwy. 227 from Highland Avenue to Gap Hill recently, you will notice that the local state highway crew cleaned the median and removed all of the loose concrete.  This is something that had been needed for some time, and I thank them for their prompt attention to this matter. 

  • State officials remember 9.11

    Paul E. Patton
    Governor of Kentucky (1995-2003)

    In the moments before the first plane hit the World Trade Center on Sept. 11, 2001, officials from 18 states had gathered for the annual Southern Governors’ Association conference in Lexington. As governor of Kentucky and chairman of the association, I was hosting the event.

  • 9.11 Remembered

    There are only a handful of days in which an entire nation collectively remembers what it was doing. Some have been high points in our history, like V-E and V-J Day at the end of World War II and Neil Armstrong’s first steps on the moon. Some have been moments we wish had never occurred, like Pearl Harbor, President Kennedy’s assassination, and the tragedies of Sept. 11, 2001.

    For those old enough to remember that last date, it seems hard to believe that 10 years have slipped by since that cool and clear morning.

  • Library, animal support group offer programs to benefit our community

    After four days of nonstop Irene coverage, I am so glad that the storm was not as dangerous as it might have been. I have friends on the East Coast who boarded up and evacuated and while I have not yet heard from them, I hope they got no worse than lots of rain.

  • CCAS hosts member meeting Sept. 1

    Editor:

    We at Carroll County Animal Support are very excited about all of you who have recently stepped up to the plate and joined our “cause for the animals.”

    On Thursday, Sept. 1 at 6:30 p.m., we will be hosting our first full membership meeting at the Old Court House, second floor meeting room. For only a $5 membership donation you will receive both a membership card and a folder of information, including our brochure and program cards.

  • Poker run raises $5,200 for Christmas project

    Editor:

    We would like to say “thanks” to all those involved with the Community Christmas Project Poker Run. Without businesses donating, people selling and buying raffle tickets, riders and people donating their time, there is no way we could have raised $5,200.50 for our community.

  • Date set for English school reunion

    Editor:

    Saturday, Oct. 3, 2009, marked a memorable date for the small community of English, Ky. —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 subsequent annual school reunions.

    Last year saw the event in combination with a bazaar atmosphere where homemade items and crafts were available for sale.

  • ‘I won’t be the one’

    Underage drinking is not just a youth problem. It is very much an adult problem. 

    It is a problem that cannot simply be left up to young people to fix; we as adults must work to correct this problem. After all, the law states that you have to be 21 to purchase alcohol, so they have to be getting it from somewhere. Inconsistent laws in the state of Kentucky send mixed messages to both adults and youth.