Today's Opinions

  • Grandparent program seeks support for 2011


    As the holidays approach, the greatest gift is from your heart and remembering others.

    For the past three years, we have sponsored the “Adopt a Grandparent Program.” We have provided gifts with Mary Kay products and other essentials to various facilities in our community.

  • Belcher’s commitment makes family proud


    We would like to congratulate Brittany Belcher, who participated and completed the Susan G. Komen three day, 60 mile walk for a cure in Atlanta, Ga. on Oct. 21-23. We are so proud of her for her determination and passion for such a great cause.

    We appreciate and want to say thank you to everyone that supported Brittany through personal donations, played in our softball tournament, joined in the poker run, and bought T-shirts and to the businesses that helped her reach her required goal of $2,300.

  • Changes visible after month away; community loses a treasure with Salyers’ death

    I go away for one month and when I get home there are huge silos in Prestonville. I mentioned it to some folks and they didn’t even know about these new structures, but I ran into Judge Tomlinson Friday and he said it’s something to do with grains.  Then I heard soybeans from someone else. So I guess they are grains? I thought they were legumes, but I’m shaky on my agrarian terms.

  • Groups join for successful Haunted Train


    The Carroll County Tobacco Festival, Kentucky Kruizers, Worthville Fire Department, and Train Conductor Chris Pope pulled together to make the 2011 Haunted Train event a big success.

  • Boyd recounts her experience at Panama City Beach

    Dateline Panama City Beach.  By the time you read your paper I will be back from spending a month down here at my favorite beach.  We lived near here when I was ages ten through seventeen and I have many great memories of family weekends spent looking for shells and riding the waves.

  • Small actions can make a big difference in the community

    "Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.”

    This quote by anthropologist Margaret Mead was one of my favorites when I was in high school and college because it reminded me that individuals and seemingly small actions can make a big difference in someone’s life. It has been a while since I have read these words, but I think of them now when I reflect on my experience Saturday morning at Project Comfort.

  • Leaf collection delayed, expected to begin soon


    The City of Carrollton ordered a new leaf machine in July of this year.  Delivery was supposed to be Oct. 1, but due to a shortage of 80 horsepower motors, delivery was moved to Oct. 18. 

    On Oct. 17 we received a call from the company that delivery was moved to Oct. 25.  The water pump on our old machine went out, and we sent it off through a local company for repair. They lost the pump and are trying to get a new one, but have not been successful. 

  • Local musician thanks festival’s organizers


    I wanted to thank the organizers of the Carroll County Tobacco Festival for a well organized event. Also thanks for giving local bands the opportunity to play.

    This event has gone on for many years, and from the participation it appears it will continue for many more.

    A special thanks to Greg and Daisy Hughes.

    Dennis Wheeler