Today's Opinions

  • Legislative session tackles challenges facing state

    While there are dozens of issues considered during a legislative session, the General Assembly’s top priority in even-numbered years is always the same: Adopt a budget to run state government.

  • Simple changes in new year can lead to better health

    In this month’s article we are going to touch on a variety of topics, including training, to help give you some information to process and research to aid you into the new year with any health and fitness resolutions you may be thinking about for 2014.


    Pilates and yoga exercises are a spine-friendly alternative to sit ups and crunches.

  • Delayed holiday event was successful


    This year’s icy weather conditions caused “A Christmas Carroll” to be delayed for a week.  People with crafts, parade and food entries planned for this event and disappointed.  However, safety was an issue that had to be considered. The ice and snow caused the tent where the event was to be held to collapse. Luckily, no one got hurt.

    The Carrollton Main Street Program Committee rescheduled the event and we are very glad we did.

  • Couple appreciates coverage of their visit


    We downloaded your great article on our visit to your town, and we are having some fun showing it to our friends and family. They now know we are famous in Kingsville and Kentucky.

    Thanks again for your hospitality during our visit, and who knows, we may be back for another visit another time. Miss Emma Pate has already called us twice.

    Donald Parish and
    Eileen Cowell

    Kingsville, Ontario, Canada

  • 2013 saw growth in community’s efforts to fight illegal drugs

    As 2013 comes to a close, I would like to take this opportunity to reflect on some positive outcomes from the year. Champions for a Drug Free Carroll County is lucky to be a part of such a close-knit community and that is one of the main reasons for our success.

    I have noticed how easy it is for individuals to see the negative aspects and dwell on them because sometimes they might overshadow the positive ones.

    But here, I will shed some light on the optimistic outcomes that you may have subconsciously hid in the background.

  • Holiday brings busy time around state

    It may seem to start a little earlier every year, and it may fatten our waistlines while it thins our wallets, but there really is no time more special than the holidays.

    That is especially true here in the Common-wealth, where there is always something to do to get in the spirit of the season, from Christmas parades and concerts to numerous events at our churches, schools and state parks.

  • Mefford helps students meet college, career goals

    In her new role as a College and Career Readiness counselor, Rachel Mefford is a key part of the push to help Carroll County students succeed in the new economy. Located at the Carroll County Area Technology Center, Mefford works with students one-on-one to help meet their college and career goals.

  • New website focuses on library as community hub

    There are many different ways the library represents itself. We have a physical presence with amazing facilities. We feel this is a great benefit to Carrollton’s Downtown Historic District and to Carroll County. It is the keystone to our organization, but it cannot be the sole representation of any successful business in this day of technology and the Internet.