Today's Opinions

  • 9.11 Remembered

    There are only a handful of days in which an entire nation collectively remembers what it was doing. Some have been high points in our history, like V-E and V-J Day at the end of World War II and Neil Armstrong’s first steps on the moon. Some have been moments we wish had never occurred, like Pearl Harbor, President Kennedy’s assassination, and the tragedies of Sept. 11, 2001.

    For those old enough to remember that last date, it seems hard to believe that 10 years have slipped by since that cool and clear morning.

  • Library, animal support group offer programs to benefit our community

    After four days of nonstop Irene coverage, I am so glad that the storm was not as dangerous as it might have been. I have friends on the East Coast who boarded up and evacuated and while I have not yet heard from them, I hope they got no worse than lots of rain.

  • CCAS hosts member meeting Sept. 1


    We at Carroll County Animal Support are very excited about all of you who have recently stepped up to the plate and joined our “cause for the animals.”

    On Thursday, Sept. 1 at 6:30 p.m., we will be hosting our first full membership meeting at the Old Court House, second floor meeting room. For only a $5 membership donation you will receive both a membership card and a folder of information, including our brochure and program cards.

  • Poker run raises $5,200 for Christmas project


    We would like to say “thanks” to all those involved with the Community Christmas Project Poker Run. Without businesses donating, people selling and buying raffle tickets, riders and people donating their time, there is no way we could have raised $5,200.50 for our community.

  • Date set for English school reunion


    Saturday, Oct. 3, 2009, marked a memorable date for the small community of English, Ky. —the first English Grade School reunion.

    It was so well received and attended that the first Saturday in October was established as the date for subsequent annual school reunions.

    Last year saw the event in combination with a bazaar atmosphere where homemade items and crafts were available for sale.

  • ‘I won’t be the one’

    Underage drinking is not just a youth problem. It is very much an adult problem. 

    It is a problem that cannot simply be left up to young people to fix; we as adults must work to correct this problem. After all, the law states that you have to be 21 to purchase alcohol, so they have to be getting it from somewhere. Inconsistent laws in the state of Kentucky send mixed messages to both adults and youth.

  • Committees tackle roads, budget issues

    As the days grow shorter (and hopefully cooler) and the children return to school, it is a good time to review summer activities. In general, the most visible work of the state legislature is during our winter session but committees continue to meet to gain information and review potential legislation during the summer. I am the chairman of the Senate Transportation Committee and I serve on the Appropriations and Revenue Committee, the Economic Development, Tourism, and Labor Committee, and the Natural Resources and Energy Committee as well as several smaller budget subcommittees.

  • Program offered glimpse, taste of Ireland


    Just to let you know what you missed if you did not attend the “Meet The Artist” program on Aug. 8 at Carroll County Public Library. It was a delightful display of Ireland and Irish countryside. A special display was done by Sam Burgess of “Forty Shades of Green.”

    Homemade Irish scones and Irish apricot jam, fruit, bagels with cheese spread and lime punch was served.