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Today's Opinions

  • Program offers special education services

    Editor:

    This week will be a special focus on Project Child Find/504 in our community. These are projects to make sure that every child form birth thru 21 years of age are getting services/resources in all their developmental areas to become successful in life.

    The Carroll County School District has a Head Start program that works with children birth through age 4 and special education services for students ages 3 thru 21.

  • Online sites aid in family genealogy searches

    With so much information on the Internet these days, it seems easier than ever to do family history research without ever leaving the comfort of  home.

  • Lawmakers stay busy as session winds down

    Even as many schools closed across the commonwealth due to snow last week, Frankfort shrugged off the white stuff and continued with our work. After this week, only a few days remain of the 2013 Session.

    Kentucky has in place a process for improvement for struggling schools. When the state Department of Education cites a school for being persistently low-achieving, there are several options the school board can choose from such as restaffing, allowing an outside management company to lead a turnaround effort, or even closing.

  • First fundraiser proves to be a success

    Editor:

  • Penalties for driving under the influence not worth the risk

    As summer draws near and warmer weather begins to make its appearance, spring fever is beginning to set in. It will not be long before people are going to ballgames, enjoying our parks, boating on the river or hitting 18 holes of golf.

    Summer is a lot of fun, but for some it can also be dangerous. We all like to have a good time, and some like to drink a beer or a cocktail to enhance their summertime experiences. If you choose to enjoy your summertime this way, please do so responsibly.

  • House looks at pension funding options

    Like most other states, and many local communities as well, Kentucky is facing a serious challenge when it comes to the long-term viability of our public retirement systems.

    They were more than fully funded as recently as a dozen years ago, but the country’s two recessions since then have taken a significant toll, much as they have with the retirement plans for millions of Americans.

  • Third-grade Junior Panthers say thanks

    Editor:

    On behalf of the Carroll County Junior Panthers third-grade boys basketball team and coaches, we would like to take this opportunity to say a big thank you to the following people: Doug Oak and Jonica Ray for allowing us to use the school to host the tournament; Earl Floyd and Herb Kinman for their donations; Owen County, Gallatin County, Bracken County, South Ripley and South Western and your hometown Panthers, without you this tournament would not have been possible.

  • ‘Bigs’ have an impact on lives of ‘Littles’ in Carroll program

    The best advertising for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Carrollton is not, surprisingly, the children. They certainly enjoy their mentoring relationships and all the activities that go with the program, but they are not the most enthusiastic voice for the magic of these friendships. It is the adult mentor, the “Big” in our vernacular, who best conveys the excitement and meaning in these relationships.