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Today's Opinions

  • ‘Bigs’ have an impact on lives of ‘Littles’ in Carroll program

    The best advertising for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Carrollton is not, surprisingly, the children. They certainly enjoy their mentoring relationships and all the activities that go with the program, but they are not the most enthusiastic voice for the magic of these friendships. It is the adult mentor, the “Big” in our vernacular, who best conveys the excitement and meaning in these relationships.

  • Bills make their way through legislature

    Early last month, just a few days into the 2013 Regular Session, Gov. Steve Beshear and numerous state legislators from both parties gathered in support of a major building initiative for many of our public four-year universities.

  • New weight level can avert traffic citations

    Editor:

    Farmers, especially those who drive their vehicles out of state, might want to consider a new option when purchasing license registration renewals during March.

    Farmers have an option when purchasing their farm tags to adjust the weight limit from 38,000 pounds to 26,000 pounds. The price and the tags are the same, but the ramifications could be costly.

  • Haven of Hope set March 4 open house

    Editor:

    My name is Lisa Lloyd, and I am the new director at Haven of Hope Pregnancy Services. I wanted to take this opportunity to say “hello” and introduce myself to the community.

    I began my journey with Haven of Hope on Jan. 3, 2012, and I am very excited about this wonderful opportunity with which God has allowed me to minister to young women in the community who are dealing with an unexpected or recent pregnancy.

  • Health, safety fair planned for March

    Champions for a Drug Free Carroll County is proud to be a community partner with the Carroll County Health and Safety Partnership. This partnership is made up of various community leaders that make it a priority in their personal and work life to ensure that Carroll County leads a healthy and safe lifestyle. This group meets monthly at the Carroll County Health Department and organizes different events throughout the year.

    A great event Champions is honored to help sponsor is the Health and Safety Fair 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday, March 16 at Cartmell Elementary School.

  • Senate OKs bills on many key issues

    The state Senate continued working hard this week passing bills addressing healthcare, the state’s debt, school safety, economic development and the justice system. Without further ado, let’s dive right in.

    Health care

  • Girl Scouts’ project aids homeless pets

    Editor:

    I am writing a special letter of thanks to our local Girl Scout Troop 606, led by Tracey Reynolds and Danielle Davis. They recently did a drive for Carroll County Animal Support at Kathryn Winn and Cartmell Elementary schools.

    They collected a total of 352 items to donate to our group for the homeless animals of Carroll County, which included food, toys, treats, sweaters, collars, leashes, litter and puppy pads.

  • Relay for Life kickoff set for Feb. 21

    Editor:

    Carroll County Relay for Life is gearing up for a great Relay year, but to make the event a success we need volunteers.  The official kick off will take place at 6 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 21 at Carrollton United Methodist Church in the fellowship hall (handicapped accessible).