Today's Opinions

  • Horses, military, flooding garner attention for state

    Over the past week or so, Kentucky has gained national attention in not one but three distinct ways.

    The Kentucky Derby is perhaps the most obvious, and Saturday’s race more than maintained its reputation as the best two minutes in sports. The day before, meanwhile, Fort Campbell was the fitting location for the nation to pay tribute to those heroic soldiers who brought justice to Osama bin Laden.

  • Consider donations as spring cleaning gets under way

    With spring comes spring cleaning.  The Carroll County Public Library provides a service that can assist you with this process. 

    We accept donations.  The staff would revolt if I did not clarify this just a little bit. We accept gently used books, magazines, DVDs and music CDs that have been stored indoors. We don’t mean to be picky, but we don’t like the critters that usually come with items that have been kept in storage units or sheds. 

  • Beware: Bed bugs can strike anywhere

    It’s been a while since I have written one of my occasional columns, but now that it appears my long domestic nightmare is over, I sit down to write this one as a public service announcement.

    I have been fighting the battle of the bed bugs. Yes, bed bugs. How or where did I get them?  The movies? Restaurants? Waiting rooms at the doctors’ offices or hospital?  Who knows, but I had them.

  • The death of bin Laden will not bring back our natural sense of security

    It was a long time coming — almost 10 years — but a key objective in the U.S. War on Terror has been accomplished.

    Osama bin Laden is dead.

    In a precision strike, U.S. special forces moved in on a mansion in a compound in Pakistan. Some 40 minutes later. the leader of al-Qaida was dead.

    President Obama addressed the nation late Sunday night telling us that “justice has been done.”

    This has to be good news to anyone who lost a loved one in any of the attacks that came on Sept. 11, 2001.

  • Support helped make pageant a success


    I would like to take this opportunity to thank a number of individuals who helped make the Relay for Life Pageants 2011 a great success. With everyone’s help, “Team Robbins” raised a total of $2,667 to help raise awareness and fight for a cure for Relay for Life.

  • Group appreciates support for animals week


    On behalf of the Carroll County Animal Support group, I would like to thank those who participated in the third Annual Kentucky Week of the Animals.  We had a full week of activities.  We received acknowledgement from the state organization for being the group in the participating 15 states who held an activity each day of animal week.

  • To the rescue

    Anyone who has been around me very much knows I like to plan. And that’s exactly what we do each year as the group of us on the Carrollton Main Street Promotions Committee prepare for the Easter on the Square event.

    We have it all mapped out — from the arrival of the Easter Bunny through the prize drawings after the egg hunt at the end of the day.

    I learned Saturday that any plan can be quickly adapted based on circumstances.

  • Census guides changes in districts

    About a year after George Washington was elected President, Congress decided that one of the country’s first orders of business was finding out just how many lived here.

    It declared that Aug. 2, 1790, would be Census Day, and those in charge of counting were called upon to include not only the original 13 colonies but also several other districts that would later become states, including Kentucky. What the numbers showed is that, just 15 years after Daniel Boone blazed the Wilderness Road through Cumberland Gap, 74,000 people were already calling Kentucky home.