Today's Opinions

  • Relay of Life kickoff auction a success


    The Relay for Life teams would like to thank the following local businesses for making our 2017 Kickoff Quarter Auction a success: Carroll County Board of Education, Coopers Restaurant, Paul’s Tires, McNeal’s, Craig’s, Papa Johns, Snappy Pizza, Hometown, Glaubers, Restoration Fitness Center, Country Treasures, Welch’s Restaurant, Artful Gifts, Maguana’s, and Kroger, and thank you to General Butler State Park for hosting the event.


    Clara Arvin


  • Marsh asks community to help reduce the child abuse in Carroll County

    As you may or may not know, April is Child Abuse Awareness Month. Unfortunately, some of us are all too aware of the issues of dependency, neglect and abuse our children face in this community all year round. Teachers see these issues daily in their classrooms. Social workers see the heartbreak constantly. We process the cases every week in our District Courts. The drug epidemic in our county, state and nation have further exacerbated the problems our children face.

  • Senator touts successes from session

    Long nights, intense debate, and media attention from across the globe wrapped up what started as a quiet final week of the 2017 Session of the Kentucky General Assembly. Minutes before the Senate gaveled out for good, Gov. Matt Bevin called this session the most productive in history.  It was truly an honor to work alongside the governor with the new House Majority to pass many great initiatives for our commonwealth.

  • Bill makes driver’s licenses qualified IDs

    It’s been good to be back among the people of the 47th House District in Carroll, Gallatin, Henry and Trimble counties since the adjournment of the 2017 session of the Kentucky General Assembly on March 30. I’ve enjoyed talking to so many of you about the many issues we faced and the final decisions that were made, some with my support and some without.

  • Plea bargain proves to be right solution for county, Kinman

    Carroll County Common-wealth’s Attorney Jim Crawford deserves praise for his recent handling of the Sheriff Jamie Kinman case, where he was indicted on several felonies, misdemeanors and malfeasance violations.

    There are people who have been critical of the plea agreement Crawford worked out in the Kinman case. I believe everyone needs to step back and look at how the agreement was the right way to go for the county’s taxpayers and those who depend on the sheriff’s office as their primary law enforcement agency.

  • Congrats on a job left undone

    The State Journal

    One of the most positive developments coming from a rapid-fire end to a transformative legislative session was something that didn’t happen.

  • Believe in a trusted news source

    By Becky Barnes

    The Cynthiana Democrat

    What is your No. 1 news source?

    How confident are you in that source?

    I have been in the news-providing business for over 40 years. It’s a place where writers have been drummed with “If your mother tells you she loves you, check it out.”

    That’s not something that happens on social media. Real news happens and is reported by real journalists.

  • Exercise caution for motorcyclists


    Spring is here motorcyclists are riding the roadways. If you are riding a motorcycle or driving a vehicle you have a responsibility to protect the motoring public.

    Motorcyclists should take extra care to protect themselves: obey the traffic laws, wear protective riding gear, maintain a safe motorcycle, be aware of weather and road conditions, ride as if the motoring public is not aware you are out there, make sure you are seen in traffic, and ride as if you are invisible. The life you save may be your own.