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Today's Opinions

  • Chamber programs offer education, entertainment for members, community

    April is a busy month for the Carroll County Chamber of Commerce, with many opportunities for businesses in the community to learn, grow and network. Check out some of the happenings around the county.

    Lunch and Learn

    Come join us for the Chamber’s “Lunch and Learn” event Thursday, April 18 at the Carroll County Public Library, 136 Court Street, Carrollton. This event will be held from noon to 1 p.m. and will allow businesses to network, eat and enrich.

  • Record searches sometimes find conflicting data

    Charles William Osborne was born in Carroll County July 4, 1934, to Brack and Malinda Riley Osborne. Many of you may know him as Charlie, the proprietor of a used-car lot and auto repair shop in English, where he and his wife Frances still live.

    Nearly all of Charlie’s family is gone. His parents died when he was young, and his three older sisters, too, have passed. He recently asked me to help with research into his family tree – so he can know about his past and can pass that knowledge on to his twin sons, Charles Timothy and Mark Anthony.

  • Lawmakers approve measures to protect Kentucky’s children

    Every legislative session, the General Assembly looks for ways it can improve the lives of our children, both in the classroom and when it comes to their safety.

    This year, the House and Senate passed several new laws that further both of these goals.

    One of the more widely publicized will establish a permanent, independent panel to review those cases in which a child either died or was severely injured as a result of abuse or neglect.

  • Dog owners must control their pets

    Editor:

    My mother loves to walk Max, her Boston Terrier. Monday, April 1 while walking him, she saw some girls walking a black German Shepherd in their direction. So, as mom always does, she began to cross the street with Max as to avoid the two dogs crossing paths.

    The German Shepherd broke the leash and attacked/jumped my mom and Max  knocking my mother down onto the street. She couldn’t get up.

    Max was trying to fight the big dog off. Mom said finally the girls got the dog by the collar, pulling it off of her.

  • You have a legal obligation to report child abuse

    April is child abuse awareness month nationwide. Last year in Carroll County there were 44 cases of physical abuse and at risk of physical abuse on children that were assessed or investigated. There were 207 cases of neglect or children at risk of harm investigated or assessed in Carroll County. Lastly, there were 15 cases of children who were sexually abused or at risk of sexual abuse in Carroll County.

  • BBBS sets meeting of mentors at luncheon

    Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Carroll County are meeting over big pizzas to share their tales at 6 p.m., April 29, at First Baptist Church.

    The end of the school year is a prime time to meet other mentors and learn about the diverse workings of our Bigs in the county, especially since the lunch room buzz is still fresh in our ears.

  • Lawmakers agree on pension reform bill

    Phew, what a week! The last two days of the 2013 General Assembly Session saw us burning the midnight oil as we worked literally until midnight. But the hard work did have its rewards as several high-profile bills passed.

  • Thanks extended for Easter on the Square

    Dear Editor:

    I would like to thank all of the merchants who helped make Easter on the Square a fun time for all. The sidewalk sales offered many discounted prices and it was nice to see the people shopping throughout town.