Today's Opinions

  • Scouting for Food’s collections set record


    Thanks to the citizens of Carrollton and Carroll County for your contributions to the 2012 Scouting For Food campaign. 

    Once the dust settled on Saturday afternoon, the tally was 19,507 items collected; this is a substantial increase over last year’s 16,011 items and a new record.

    A special thanks to the employees at the Kentucky Utilities-Ghent power station for their donation of nearly 3,000 items and we very much appreciate your contribution. 

  • Contributions help families of accident


    On behalf of the Carroll County Ministerial Association, Family Ties representatives and Head Start representatives, I am pleased to update the community on the progress of our disbursal of donations to the families of the bus wreck.

  • Tuttle family offers thanks to community


    The outpouring love, kindness, and generosity of the Carroll County Community and surrounding counties has been phenomenal.   

    We consider ourselves to be very fortunate to live and work here. Our family has received visits, meals, calls, cards, emails, and messages too numerous to count.

    Even though we have lost Caroline, her memory lives on through the love we all had for her. Your prayers have given us strength as we search for peace while we travel down this road of grief.

    Thank you again,

  • Donate nonperishable food item to have library fines forgiven

    According to the nonprofit group Feeding America, 50.1 million Americans were living in “food insecure homes” last year. Of that number, 16 million were children.

    The U.S. Department of Agriculture defines a food-insecure home as one in which there is reduced quality, variety or desirability of diet. This can ultimately affect or disrupt the number of meals available to a family. Unfortunately, these statistics may not be surprise many of us. Americans living in hunger is a very real problem.

  • Tragic events leave mark on East, county

    I had thought to write this week about the colorful folds of the Kentucky Hills as I cross the bridge from Madison Ind., to Milton. It’s appropriate that the library hangs quilts this time of year because they seem a celebration of the season.

    I was all prepared to tell of the saga of getting my car titled and getting a driver’s license in Indiana and the ordeal it became. Or I could tell a funny tale of my little seven-pound dog eating my expensive tri-focal no-line sunglasses.

  • Scouting for Food to collect items Saturday


    Reminder, this Saturday, Nov. 17, is the 2012 Scouting for Food event. Please have food items on your front porch or in clear sight by 9 a.m. 

    This past Saturday, we had 85 volunteers out to distribute more than 1,800 fliers. Thanks to all of you that came out to help.

  • Annual event raises funds to battle MS


    On behalf of all of us at Love for Lucas and Parent Project Muscular Dystrophy, we would like to thank everyone for their most generous donations to our cause, to find a treatment and hopefully a cure for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy.

  • Theater in Carrollton has a rich history that extends into 1800s