Today's Opinions

  • CCMS offers thanks for teacher appreciation


    The staff and administration of Carroll County Middle School would like to publicly thank Kevin Craig and Mike Humphrey for their recent kindness, generosity and support for Carroll County educators.  May 7-11 was designated as “teacher appreciation week.” School administration wanted to show appreciation to all of our CCMS employees who work hard every day for students.

  • Pancake breakfast funds scholarships


    On behalf of the Carrollton Rotary Club, many thanks to the following individuals and businesses, without whose support we could not have hosted two successful pancake breakfasts last Saturday at Down On Main Street restaurant and at the Pioneer Tractor Show. 

  • ‘Backyard’ concert series features great performers at park

    Because I was an hour early for a lunch date with some friends in Lexington last Friday, I decided to mosey on over to Dillard’s for a bit of retail therapy. As I browsed through the department that carries my size, the person ringing up sales was talking loudly about her Mother’s Day plans, wishing everyone a Happy Mother’s Day and just going on and on. 

  • Meal raised $1,501 for autism project


    I want to thank everybody who either attended or donated to my autism awareness/spaghetti meal April 29.

    Through the meal, the silent auction items and desserts helped raise $1,501.

    There were some great people helping in the kitchen, serving food and collecting the money. I am very grateful to my church, First Baptist.

    Since 2008 I have been able to raise $10,001. I consider myself the army of one. The more understanding of autism that takes place, the better life is.

  • County Prom Lock-in proved successful


    Carroll County Youth Services Center would like to say “Thank You” to the following businesses who donated to help make the Prom Lock-in a huge success.

  • The EPA is wrong on coal, again

    Since assuming office in 2009, President Obama has piled billions of dollars in unaffordable burdens on electricity generation.  Now his team of regulators at the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has launched another misguided assault on coal with no regard for the cost to American families and businesses.

  • Figures show economy appears to be recovering

    Earlier this year, as the General Assembly was putting together the budget to run state government, it was becoming increasingly clear that the state was finally beginning to see some lasting growth.

    That was further confirmed several weeks ago, when one of the state’s economists said that “all signs are pointing to the likelihood that the recovery is here to stay.”

  • More thanks offered for support of Champions


    Carroll County Champions apologizes for leaving a few people out of thank you for the Child Abuse Awareness event. We would like to extend “thank yous” to Muffett Chowing for transporting the picnic table numerous times; the carpentry class at the vocational school for building the table; Dave Huesman for filling balloons with helium; Rodney Wheeler for getting the second tank of helium and delivering to us; and Kevin Craig for donating the Helium. Thank you all. We appreciate the extra mile you went just for us.