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Today's Opinions

  • Special Olympics thanks local support

     Editor:

    Carroll County Special Olympics has had a very successful 2011-12 sports season. In the fall we participated in bowling, both at regional and state level. In January we went to Perfect North Slopes for Winter Games, competing in alpine skiing and snowshoeing. Track season consisted of competition at Area 4 Games at St.X High School which cumulated with Summer Games at EKU, the first weekend of June.

  • Fourth of July celebration a success

     Editor:

    The first annual Fourth of July Festival is history and, from all indications, was a success.  Despite the heat, somewhere between four and five thousand people viewed the fireworks display.

    I want to thank everyone who helped me with this event.  I will not try to include the names of those to whom I owe a debt to, but if you helped, you know who you are and I hope you will be willing to help again next year.  Thanks and God Bless you. 

    Gene McMurry

    Mayor of Carrollton

  • Pies add tasty treat to Extension council meeting

     I recently took three pies to a Carroll County Cooperative Extension Council meeting. We met to mull over our wishes for the type of 4-H leader we would like for our community. 

    Pie was the perfect food to bring for just such an occasion, and after seeing all our wishes recorded in big letters on poster paper in front of us, we should definitely get a perfect 4-H agent. We now have two perfect agents in Grace Angotti and Kristin Herbst, so why not a third coming in the very near future.

  • Pies add tasty treat to Extension council meeting

     I recently took three pies to a Carroll County Cooperative Extension Council meeting. We met to mull over our wishes for the type of 4-H leader we would like for our community. 

    Pie was the perfect food to bring for just such an occasion, and after seeing all our wishes recorded in big letters on poster paper in front of us, we should definitely get a perfect 4-H agent. We now have two perfect agents in Grace Angotti and Kristin Herbst, so why not a third coming in the very near future.

  • Record temperatures make time at the speedway difficult, limit dog walks and other activities

     Well what else is there to write about except the weather?  The older I get, the harder it is to be outside when the temperature is near or over 100 degrees.  I am grateful for air conditioned cars and that I finally put central air in my house last summer. Because of it, I stay in as much as I can, but…

    There are dog walks to be taken and “she who won’t be denied” doesn’t mind the heat.  I thought the hot pavement might burn her little feet, but she steps so spritely, I don’t even think she feels it.

  • Fothergill thanked for his photographs

     Editor:

    Carrollton Utilities staff would like to thank local photographer Jim Fothergill for sharing his time and photographs with us. All the photos in the Water Quality Reports that were recently mailed to our customers were taken by Jim.  

    This was yet another example of how generous Jim is with his time in supporting the community plus an example of his photography skills.  

  • Unlock nation’s oil and natural gas

    Buried largely beneath the Alaskan tundra and coastal waters is a 145.5 billion-barrel vault of recoverable oil, nearly eight times our measured oil reserves. This does not count our vast supply of untapped oil shale in the Western part of the United States, which a modest estimate places at 800 billion recoverable barrels. Our potential supply of natural gas totals more than 2,000 trillion cubic feet.

    It is widely acknowledged that these resources could satisfy American demand for hundreds of years, if only President Obama would let us use them.

  • Team Robbins extends thank-you message

    Editor:

    I would like to say congratulations to the Carroll County Relay for Life for another successful year.

    I would like to take this opportunity to thank the individual who have helped Team Robbins raise money for the Relay for Life/American Cancer Society.