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Today's Opinions

  • Tax service supports local causes

    Editor:
    I am writing this letter to let the citizens of our surrounding area know that Jackson-Hewitt Tax Service supports two very good causes, the Home of the Innocents and Doing Our Part From the Heart.

  • Bus makes only one stop in Happy Hollow

    Editor:

  • I-71 in Carroll County deserves attention, repairs to fix potholes

    Have you driven on Interstate 71 in Carroll County lately? If so, you’ll know our section  of this major highway is in  need of repairs.

    This winter has not been kind to I-71. It’s rough and the number of potholes seems to increase every day. And it’s only going to get worse as the weather breaks in the next month and there is a lot of freezing and thawing to damage the pavement.

    At best, I would say riding through Carroll County is a bumpy experience. It’s hard on both our bodies and our vehicles.

  • ASCS job evokes fond memories

    I remember a character in a book I must have read years ago who always read the obituaries to see if he was still alive. 

  • Beware of once friendly chat site on the web

    Editor:


    I am writing in regards to a website that I see teens using often to video chat. I want parents to be aware of the danger. It is called Omegle.


    This chat website at one time was OK for teens to use. Now every other chat is pure porn. This is something you do not want your kids on.


    I watched in horror from chat to chat that they were performing lewd behavior.


    Ask your teens about the site, see what they have to say about it and make sure they are aware of the dangers.

  • Labels and extreme politics harm nation

    Editor:


     A Farewell to Arms? Please....


    I have long felt that a two party democracy has been crippling progress for America’s future for several decades now. Some call it necessary as a system of checks and balances, but I disagree.


    It has gone from Democrats and Republicans to the catch labels “right-wing Conservatives” and “liberal nut jobs” and now finally to “Tea Partiers” and “communists.”

  • Local group aids neglected animals

    Editor:


    I am writing to pay tribute to the Carroll County Animal Support Group here in our town (not to be confused with the county run shelter).


    I have been an animal lover my whole life. But for many years I just hid my head in the sand so I didn’t have to feel the pain when I saw animal neglect and/or abuse. Being a home visiting school nurse and a home health nurse for many years in the past, I have seen atrocities to animals (and to children for that matter) that would keep me awake at night.

  • General Assembly faces bills on Medicaid, meth immigration

    Last week, I had the opportunity to speak at the Louisville Forum to discuss the 2011 Regular Session and what the General Assembly will likely address.


    I told the crowd that, in the Kentucky House of Representatives, I expect several issues to take up much of our time when legislators return to the Capitol on Feb. 1. That includes helping Medicaid overcome a reduced amount of federal funding; raising the high school dropout age from 16 to 18; and doing whatever we can to lower the number of meth labs in the state, which topped 1,000 last year for the first time.