Today's Opinions

  • Group has sole focus on heroin issue


    I have heard so many times over the past few weeks that all these “dope groups” as they are referred to need to come together. I don’t understand why it’s so hard for people to realize we all have different goals and different ideas on how to reach them. We have tried working with the Hope Against Dope and realized we wanted different things. Champions is working with children, or that’s what most everyone thought till recently. Now people are aware it is for adults also.

  • CCHS Class of 1983 sets its 30-year reunion for Oct. 5 at Camp Kysoc

    The Carroll County High School class of 1983 will hold its 30 year reunion at 6 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 5, at Camp Kysoc. 

    Classmates are also encouraged to attend the Carroll County home football game the night before for homecoming.  Please RSVP to Greg Goff at (502) 732-4406 or email at ggoff@fnbcarrollton.com.

  • Good starts make ancestory searches better

    Yesterday, I had the opportunity to give a genealogy presentation to members of a Airstream RV enthusiasts group attending the 2013 “Unbridled Spirit” Rally for Region 5 members of the Wally Byam Caravan Club International. The rally goes through Saturday at General Butler State Resort Park.

    I had a great time, but working on the presentation was one huge undertaking. It’s stunning the volume of public records available online from local, state and federal government agencies and from private historical societies and universities.

  • Group extends thanks for Safe Night support


  • Groups must unite in battle against drugs to conquer problem

    Having seen first hand the damage that drug and alcohol abuse can do to loved ones, I think it’s terrific that so many people are wanting to get involved to help rid Carroll County and its community of illegal drugs.

    It is true: Our communities – and the country – seem to have come full circle from eight or 10 years ago, when everyone started learning about the growing misuse of prescription drugs. Back then, it was cheaper to buy ill-gotten but legal narcotics from a dealer or a friend than it was to buy cocaine or heroin.

  • Champions extends hand to new groups


    I wanted to take this opportunity to alleviate any confusion that the community might have at this point regarding some “drug free” groups within Carroll County. I can’t speak for every organization/entity, but I can speak on behalf of Champions for a Drug Free Carroll County and how we currently or will connect with these groups in the future. 

  • Being in shape doesn’t mean losing weight

    We all know controlling what we eat is easily the hardest part of getting in shape. It’s a lot more fun just focusing on the gym and the training that feels good. It is the adrenaline pump. So let’s check out these 20 dietary/nutritional tips that may help take out the guess work out of the hardest part of gaining lean mass.

    For most people, eating is a slippery slope. Getting just the right amount of calories to maintain scale weight can be a challenge, and the dangers of over eating are everywhere.

  • Rain kept Sheppard, Lang from performing


    I want to take this opportunity to thank everyone who helped in organizing and carrying out the Labor Day concert and fireworks.  Mother Nature did not cooperate on the Fourth of July or on Saturday of Labor Day weekend, so we were not able to enjoy T. G. Shepherd and Kelly Lang in concert nor were we entertained by Dennis Wheeler. But the effort was still there, and I am sure the event would have been a success.