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Today's Opinions

  • Redistricting, budget, education top state lawmaker’s agendas

    Gov. Steve Beshear will help set the stage when he gives his State of the Commonwealth address this week and, later this month, presents his two-year budget proposal. 

    Redistricting, something done each decade to align the state’s legislative and Kentucky Supreme Court boundaries to changes in population, will also be a major issue in the session’s opening days.

    There will be dozens of other bills to consider as well, and as is often the case, they will generally focus on education, health and safety and economic development.

  • Challenges face lawmakers as 2012 legislature begins

    As most of you are aware, the 2012 Session of the Kentucky General Assembly gaveled in at noon Jan. 3. Being an even numbered year, this is considered a long session because legislators will be developing the two-year budget for the state.

  • What do you think?

    What would you like to see the city/county government do in 2012?

    “Bring more jobs into the community because there are a lot of people out of work.” - Sandy Smith, Carrollton

    “Get a better school district because they teach you to spell like you talk, and they don’t teach you how to count back change.” - Tessa Kramer, Carrollton

  • Remembering Evelyn ‘Tricky’ Welch

    I wrote a piece saying farewell to my friend Tricky back in August.  She was moving to a different home, a different job.  Last week I wrote another farewell and was one of many who shared our thoughts at the service celebrating her life.  This week, through the heartbreak and tears that so many feel, I share those remarks with you.

  • Private donations help with treatment of abused animals, stronger welfare laws needed

    Two weeks ago, I was on the scene of a puppy mill raid in Henry County. I saw hundreds of animals living in unspeakable conditions. There were dogs in crates stacked two and three high; in most cases, the animals were standing almost knee deep in a mixture of their own feces and urine. There were cats in crates with litter boxes filled to the brim in waste. They had no water and little food.

  • Thanks extended to participants at event

    Editor:

    The third Christmas wreath decorating contest and silent auction was held by Carrollton Federal Bank on Dec. 9 in conjunction with an open house.  The proceeds from the silent auction went to Relay For Life.

    All of the wreaths submitted for the contest displayed imagination and creativity. It was our honor to display the wreaths in our lobby. They were beautifully decorated and received many compliments by the public. 

  • Rotary appreciates coat drive donations

    Editor:

  • Some ‘wishes’ make progress while others still need some work

    The end of the year is always an excellent time to reflect on accomplishments. And I’m happy to say I’ve seen progress on many of the items that I included on my 2010 Christmas wish list for Carroll County.

    This means some of our important needs have been met, while others have seen the first steps of progress.