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Today's Opinions

  • Mentors can face greatest fears too

    No few people live on the cusp of becoming a mentor through Big Brothers Big Sisters of Carroll County. The benefits are obvious, the need even more obvious, but still people hold back. I think I know why.

    The great fear out there is finding yourself with a child who asks too much of you. I mean that in the sense of a Little Brother or Sister that needs what you cannot give in discipline or direction. There is un-doubtedly a belief among some that the children in the program bring extensive challenges to the adults who mentor them.

  • Champions extends thanks for support of Red Ribbon week

    Editor:

    I would like to to thank a number of individuals who helped make Red Ribbon Week a successful week of awareness on diminishing the use of drugs within our community. Champions for a Drug Free Carroll County is proud to sponsor this week among our county.

    Big thanks to Family Ties, 21st Century Lighthouse and Family Resource Center, my partners in Red Ribbon Week. Without your help and planning, none of this would be possible.

  • Regional event set to honor veterans

    Editor:

    Carrollton is one of the nine “Founding Father” cities co-sponsoring the inaugural tri-state Veterans Day celebration at 2 p.m., Nov. 10 at Willis Music Stage, Turfway  Park, Florence. Many local communities have had veterans programs over the years in the Cincinnati area, but this is the first program we know about that provides free entertainment to honor veterans and active duty in all three states.

  • New Year’s Resolution – Now is the time!

    With changing leaves and temperatures we now know that the changing of the seasons is on its way. With Halloween’s trick or treat, Thanksgiving’s feast, Christmas’ family gatherings, and New Year’s big night of eats and drinks, we have hit the season of big eating. With that now starting to weigh on our minds for the planning and preparation of it all, now is also the time to plan for the caloric indulgence and how to fight it.

  • Good Samaritan buys lunch for everyone at Hope Workshop

    Editor:

    My name is Ricky Wainscott. I volunteer at the NorthKey ADT (Hope Workshop).

    On Friday, Oct. 18, I was outside taking a break. As a truck went by, I waved at the driver. He turned around and came back. He pulled over and got out of his truck, walked up to me and handed me a $100 bill. He stated it was a beautiful day and to have a cook-out for everyone there and enjoy the day. Before I had a chance to ask him his name, he had already left.

  • Event supports annual sheriff’s youth camp

    Editor:

    The 18th annual Carroll/Owen/Gallatin Counties Charity Golf Scramble to benefit the Kentucky Sheriff’s Boys and Girls Ranch, held on Saturday, Oct. 12, was a huge success. Carroll County Sheriff Jamie Kinman, Owen County Sheriff Zemer Hammond and Gallatin County Sheriff Josh Neale hosted the event.

    We send our sincere thanks to these sheriffs and their offices, as well as to all those who donated gifts, sponsored holes and helped out.

  • Relay for Life prepares for next year’s event

    Editor:

    Carroll County Relay for Life is gearing up for a great 2014 event, but to make the event a success we need volunteers and team participation. 

    The official kick-off is at 6 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 7, at the Carroll County Extension Office, 500 Floyd Drive. 

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

  • Family thanks local firefighters

    Editor:

    We want to thank the Westside Volunteer Fire Department, Bedford and Milton Volunteer Fire Departments for saving our home on Oct. 7. We lost our barn and garage that night, but because of their courageous efforts we have our home and no one was injured. We will be forever grateful.

    The men and young lady put their lives in danger each time they answer a call. We saw first hand that night how valuable they are to our community.