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Today's Opinions

  • All adults have a role in child’s upbringing

    The African proverb, “It takes a village to raise a child,” has never had so much meaning as it does in today’s society.

    The responsibility of raising a child is often shared with the larger, extended family – grandparents, aunts, uncles, older siblings. Neighbors and friends also can participate in a child’s upbringing.

    In fact, bringing caring adults into a child’s life is the secret to helping them grow into healthy, happy and responsible adults. And it isn’t really a secret at all.

  • Golf scramble raises funds for sheriff’s ranch

    Editor:

    The 17th annual Charity Golf Scramble to benefit the Kentucky Sheriffs’ Boys and Girls Ranch held on Sept. 10 with Carroll County Sheriff Jamie Kinman, Owen County Sheriff Zemer Hammond and Gallatin County Sheriff Josh Neale hosting the event, was a huge success.

    We send our sincere thanks to Sheriffs Kinman, Hammond and Neale as well as to the Carroll, Owen and Gallatin County sheriffs’ offices and to all those donating gifts, sponsoring holes and helping out.

  • Scouting for Food’s collections set record

    Editor:

    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

    Editor:

    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

    Editor:

    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

    Editor:

    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.