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Today's Opinions

  • Bills on CPR, mug shots win OK

    As we near the end of February, the General Assembly has a predictably full agenda heading into what is always its busiest month of the year.

    Enacting a budget to run state government remains our biggest task. The House Appro-priations and Revenue Committee is right on schedule, however, with its seven budget review subcommittees close to finishing their modifications of Gov. Steve Beshear’s proposal. A vote by the full chamber will be held by early March.

  • Bills restore voting rights, protect those who are vulnerable

    We have passed the midpoint of the General Assembly, and the activity has continued to be energetic and fast-paced. I welcomed guests from my district and enjoyed seeing the constituents. It was also nice to see some decent weather come our way in the Capitol city.

    The Senate took up historic legislation this week in House Bill 70, which would restore voting rights certain to felons after five years removed from their sentence.

  • Fund established to put a memorial bench

    Editor:

    The community was so caring about the death of Michael Beach on Oct. 8, 2013. We are proud to have the opportunity, with Hometown Pizza’s generous approval, to place a bench in Michael Beach’s memory at the accident site as a memorial and to serve as a reminder of what could happen with careless driving.

    An account has been started at First National Bank of Carrollton by me for the Michael Beach’s Memorial Bench Fund. Any donations can be accepted by FNB.

    Willama Rena Poland and the

    family of Michael Beach

  • Author was right about technology

    Editor:

    I do not know Kathryn Gillespie, but I wish to commend her for last week’s thought-provoking article on American society’s excessive use of technology. I agree with much that she had to say.

    Having, in the past, been employed in the data processing field and also having a tendency toward “internet addiction,” I have thought much on this topic.

  • Champions hosts heroin town hall meeting March 6

    Champions for a Drug Free Carroll County will be hosting our annual town hall meeting at 6 p.m. Thursday, March 6 at the General Butler State Resort Park Convention Center. Each year Champions holds a town hall meeting to bring awareness to one specific drug or issue that Carroll County may be facing. With death statistics rising due to heroin, this year’s topic was a simple choice.

  • Library programs help with early childhood development

    Children are an essential part of our library. Their presence can be seen from the time we open until the time we close. They range in age from very small babies to high school seniors.

    Our goal is to try to have something useful and meaningful for all children in our community. Early literacy is a place where we feel we can use our time and resources to assist our parents and schools. This is accomplished in several different ways.

  • New safety seat law will protect children

    One of the country’s great success stories over the last several decades has been the steep and steady decline in highway fatalities.

    It’s a welcome trend that has been especially pronounced here in Kentucky. According to the state’s Office of Highway Safety, you have to go back to 1949 to find a year that had fewer than the commonwealth had in 2013.

  • Technology is not always a ‘friend’