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Today's Opinions

  • Families appreciate help after tornado

    Editor:

    We would like to thank all our friends and neighbors who came to our homes and gave their time and energy helping us clean up our property that was demolished by the tornado.

  • Fiscal court should fund 4-H position on ‘stop-gap’ basis

    Carroll County Fiscal Court has the opportunity to make a big difference in the lives of the county’s youth as they consider a request to provide “stop-gap funding” for the Extension service 4-H position.

    The Extension agent position for the county’s 4-H program has been open since Mandy Parker left in 2009. She built an excellent program that involved our youth in healthy, life-enriching programs, some of which continue today because of the dedication of volunteers.

  • House OKs adult, child protections

    Most legislation that the General Assembly passes each year falls in one of two categories: It either protects or it promotes.

    That was especially evident this past week in the Kentucky House of Represen-tatives, which voted for bills that range from further limiting abuse of our youngest and oldest citizens to helping more students in the coalfields of Eastern Kentucky get their four-year college degree.

  • Attack on women prompts outrage

    Editor:

    Having gone through puberty with a nearly blemish-free complexion, I was horrified at age 21 to find myself with a horrific case of what I guess was acne.  I was just out of college and teaching ninth grade students in East Baltimore, Md., and for a country girl, it was quite a challenge.

  • Senate bill would protect religous freedoms, rights

    We are entering the home-stretch of the 2012 General Assembly with the attendant rush of bills as legislators feel the urgency of the dwindling days. The Senate had a very full week with legislation, committee meetings, and we received the budget proposal from the House as well as the state’s road plan. Visits from groups ranging from the AARP to 4-H also came to the capitol to see their legislator and press for their causes.

  • Make donations to aid tornado victims

    By the time you are reading this, more than a week will have passed since the monster tornadoes targeted many of our communities. I want to tell the victims that you are not alone; Kentucky stands with you.

  • Drivers who hit animals should stop, tell owners

    Editor:

    My wife and I would like to thank the lady  who stopped and let us know that our dog had been hit by a car. Weezer was a 14-year-old dog with hearing and sight issues. 

    Her venture into Hwy. 55 cost her her life. I am dismayed that the person that struck her did not stop, as is the case with many people who hit animals. The people who stopped allowed me to bury her as a dog and not as a heap of roadkill. Again our thanks to her and shame on those that continued on as if it didn’t matter.

    Jerry and Louise Beasley

  • Milton firefighters seek donations, help

    Editor:

    On March 2, Milton Fire  and Rescue Station No. 2 in Milton was hit by an EF-3 tornado. We lost the station, a 1983 Spartan fire engine, a mobile fish fry trailer, some gear, radios and pagers, and some other items that were stored at this station. Our fire department is all volunteer and relies on donations only since we are not a taxing department.