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Today's Opinions

  • Students had good experience on trip

    Editor:

    I was fortunate to be a chaperone on the Carroll County Middle School’s recent trip to Washington D.C. What a great experience – excluding the bus breakdowns – to visit the different sites we had the opportunity to see. Seeing the Capitol Building, the White House and the monuments, etc., is something that will never be forgotten.

  • Son’s lack of fear displays his courage in an audition

    “I need to borrow your guitar, Dad.”  That was the request of my 8-year old last week. “I’m trying out for the spring talent showcase.”

    I had to interject and remind him that he does not know how to play the guitar — never had a lesson.

    He informed me that he was going to sing a song and also play it on guitar. I didn’t like the idea of sending him to school with my guitar, especially since he doesn’t know how to play guitar. 

  • Arkema helps former workers, ALS cause

    Editor:

    I would like to take this opportunity to thank Arkema Carrollton Plant and its employees for their support for my family.  I was employed at this company for more than 25 years before I left to work home health full time.  My brother-in-law was diagnosed with ALS three years ago and my family has been very active in fundraising for this non-profit organization to search for a cure, buy equipment and provide support for people affected by this terrible disease.  

  • Spaghetti dinner raises funds for autism battle

    ­Editor:

    I am hosting my autism spaghetti meal fundraiser, Sunday, April 29 at the First Baptist Church in the Fellowship Hall. The food will be ready between 12:15-12:30 p.m. A plate includes spaghetti, salad, garlic bread, brownie and drink. The prices are as follows: children 3 and under eat free, children 4-10 eat for $3, and everyone 11 and above eats for $5. I have homemade cakes and fudge that will be for sale.

    There are four theme baskets: Cardinals, Wildcats, autumn and Christmas. Other items will be sold during a silent auction.

  • Dick Clark remembered for impact on our youth

    Living for many years in a rural community in the panhandle of Florida, we had no television at all. That meant lots of radio and records; Mother and Daddy dancing in the kitchen to Bing Crosby, Vaughn Monroe, Frankie Laine, Patti  Paige, Nat King Cole, Peggy Lee and others whose names I can’t remember. 

  • Champions event proved a big success

    Editor:

    On Friday, April 20, Champions for a Drug Free Carroll County along with its community partners held a “Stand Up for Carroll County Kids” event on the courthouse lawn. That evening, more than 200 people gathered together for an evening of fun, entertainment, along with a serious message. April is Child Abuse Awareness Month. Our speaker for the evening, Leigh Ann Roberts, said it best when she stated that it should be Child Abuse Action Month.

  • Senate’s inaction on transportation budget leads to a special session

    When the General Assembly wrapped up much of its work at the end of last month, there was only one day left in this year’s legislative session.

    Traditionally, this time is spent just considering any vetoes the governor might issue on the bills making it through the House and Senate. This year, however, there was still some unfinished business that had to be addressed, with the most pressing being the state’s road plan and a budget for the Transportation Cabinet. The agenda also included a major initiative to curb prescription drug abuse.

  • Community made mock crash possible

    Editor:

    Youth Services Center and Carroll County High School would like to say “thanks” to the people in our community who made the mock crash a success.