Today's Opinions

  • Red Ribbon Week stresses the need for drug-free fun

    As summer comes to a close and school has begun, students are getting into a more regular routine. Here at Champions, we are excited about fall’s arrival because that brings Red Ribbon Week and other exciting events.

    You will get to read more about our Red Ribbon Week events in October’s column, but we wanted to highlight an important part of that week early so the entire community can participate. Since Red Ribbon Week is focused on being drug-free, we stress this message to our students and the community alike.

  • Funding for higher education reaps rewards in many areas

    In the late 1990s, when the General Assembly overhauled Kentucky’s public colleges and universities, one of the reform’s central planks was to improve the level of research.

    To spur that along, the state created “Bucks for Brains” and called on the schools to match that money with private donations, an initiative that has since raised more than $800 million.

  • Rotary appreciates scramble supporters


    On behalf of the Carrollton Rotary, we would personally like to thank those who made donations towards the Carrollton Rotary/Earl Floyd Ford 20th annual Charity Golf Tournament on Sept. 11.  The tournament was a tremendous success.

  • Heroin is a problem


    Concerning heroin, changing the laws is not going to stop the drugs. Everybody needs to come together. What is needed is prayer.

    And a person has to want to change themselves. It’s a heartache to lose a loved one. I lost my daughter Mona to drugs.

    It’s not because a child comes from bad parents. Nobody knows what people go through.

    The police can’t be 24 hours a day. And we need more information through the schools. There is also counseling available in the Carrollton area.

    Marguarite Foree

  • Library sees an increase in use by its patrons

    As we ended June, we officially ended our year. I am sure I have mentioned before, we use July and August to grade our performance. For the most part, we feel like we delivered quality service and filled the needs of our community. 

  • Tips on teaching your children about strangers

    With recent rumors about town and news stories about child abductions, human-trafficking and solicitation of children, parents are scared to let their children out of their sight. The threats are real and more close to home than ever.

  • Student’s mother has a big influence on her life

    If you were to ask an elementary school student who his/her hero is, the response would probably be something like Batman, Superman, Spiderman or Wonder Woman and that would be understandable. All those “super heroes” saved someone from the “bad guy,” and kids look up to them for that reason.

    If you were to ask a middle or a high school student who his/her hero was, the response might be different. My answer to that question is my mom.

  • Support for summer programs wins praise


    September is the end of the season for the farmers market First Fridays in downtown Carrollton. To me it seems like the four months weren’t long enough this year. I think it’s because the events had more things going on and were more fun.