Today's Opinions

  • State nature preserves land, water, wildlife

    “Buy land,” Mark Twain once said.  “They’re not making any more of it.”

    That investment advice has been taken to heart by the Kentucky State Nature Preserves Commission, which formally celebrated 35 years of service last week.

    Since it began, the commission has permanently set aside more than 25,000 irreplaceable acres for future generations.  Their 60 nature preserves range from the Blanton Forest near Virginia to Three Ponds along the Mississippi River.

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  • Railroad needs to clean up in Worthville


    We are truly blessed to live in a geographical area that has three rivers, an interstate highway and railroad. This has enabled the county to draw several internationally known industries and businesses to this area producing numerous jobs for local people and greatly increasing the revenue for Carroll and surrounding counties. For this I am grateful.

  • Report offers insight on crashes on highways across Kentucky

    While no one can accurately predict where a traffic accident might occur, information gathered by the Kentucky State Police gives us a pretty good idea of when the odds are certainly in our favor.

    Based on its latest annual report, which was released last week, one of the safest places to be on the highway in 2010 was in a vehicle driven at dawn on a Sunday in March by a woman in her late 60s or early 70s who was making her way between Owensboro and Henderson on the Audubon Parkway.

  • Rotary extends thanks to local businesses


    My apologies to Interim Healthcare, United Citizens Bank and Design with the Tymes whose names I omitted in my thanks in The News-Democrat, and who donated items to our golf scramble silent auction. Thank you for your support.

    Kathy Rarey
    President Carrollton Rotary Club

  • Widening, upgrades needed on Ky.’s I-71

    While there is a debate nationwide on the need for upgrading our highways and bridges, we know we have problems that need to be addressed on this region’s interstate highway.

    Those of us who drive Interstate 71 frequently know the issues. It’s too busy and needs to be six lanes; and those  need to be in much better condition than they are today.

  • Rotary raises $7,000 for scholarships at event


    On behalf of every member of the Carrollton Rotary Club, allow me to express my sincere thanks to the following businesses and individuals for their support of and participation in our annual Scholarship Golf Scramble at General Butler State Resort Park Sept. 14. 

    Early estimates indicate that more than $7,000 dollars was raised that will be awarded at the end of the school year to deserving college-bound seniors.

  • Teamwork made Senior Event another success


    The 2011 Senior Event, “Vegas at the Point,” held Thursday evening at Point Park was again enjoyed by many senior citizens from Carroll and surrounding counties. We wish to thank the hard work of the planning committee – from attending numerous planning meetings to organizing everything, and to building, decorating and setting up for the event in the days before and the day of the event. This year’s planning team included Rhonda Welch, Penny Maiden, Mike Humphrey, Michelle Goff, Vicky Cayton, Susie Raybourn, Stacie Hendricks and me.