Today's Opinions

  • Too few voices are answering questions for our commonwealth

    The Sentinel-News

    On Primary Election night, as we sat and watched the Republican Primary for governor, we could not help but notice one glaring issue – less than 400,000 votes were cast in our state.

    Only 400,000 people voted in both the Democratic and Republican Primary. There were only 214,000 people that cared enough about our Republican nomination to vote.

  • Kentucky has 30 of the 2,500 National Historic Landmarks

    Eighty years ago, historical preservation took a major step forward when the federal government began compiling a list of those irreplaceable landmarks that help define our country’s heritage.

  • ‘Sticker Shock’ aims to prevent underage drinking, educate

    Sticker Shock is coming to Carrollton.

    If you read that sentence and were confused, it’s OK, most readers have probably never heard of the term. “Sticker Shock” is a campaign geared toward the prevention of underage drinking.

    According to Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD.org). each year underage drinking contributes to approximately 4,700 deaths in Kentucky alone. We aim to decrease that statistic in Carroll County with prevention and education measures like Sticker Shock.

  • State could end fiscal year with surplus of about $46 million

    After weathering several tough budget cycles, the state is on track to end the current fiscal year next month with much better news to report.

    Two weeks ago, the Office of the State Budget Director said April’s General Fund receipts – which drive the budget – brought in a little more than $1 billion, a high-water mark that had never happened in a single month before.

  • Class of 1959 hosts reunion June 12


    The Carrollton High School class of 1959 is holding their annual reunion at General Butler State Park Lodge on Friday, June 12, at 4:30 p.m. with dinner at 6 p.m. All classmates are encouraged to attend. Reservations are not necessary. We welcome all friends of the class as well. Bring mementos that you wish to share.

    Gypsy Oak



  • Special Olympics competes at spring track event May 9


    Carroll County Special Olympics competed in the 2015 Area Four Spring Track Event on Saturday, May 9, at the University of Louisville in Louisville, Ky.

  • North Key holds its annual yard sale


    Spring has finally arrived, so it must be time for our annual yard sale. We have a few changes this year. We will be located in front of Gene and Sons, Inc. at 504 Fourth Street. Due to limited parking and dust from the construction at the Carroll County Middle School we moved down the street. Thank you Gene and Bonnie Vannarsdall.

    This year we are having a fundraiser selling Honey Apple Salsa, made by Katelyn’s Honey. We are selling it for $5 per jar. The money raised from this will along with our yard sale, fund trips for our guys this summer.

  • Take time to remember veterans this Memorial Day

    It may not be the official start of the season, but for most of us, the upcoming three-day weekend is when summer arrives.

    This time is about much more than that, of course. More importantly, it’s when our nation pays tribute to those who died defending our country.

    That list now has more than 1.2 million names, about half of which were added during the four years of the Civil War.