Today's Opinions

  • Make a choice, attend Friday’s Leadercast


    You have a choice. What will you do with it?  The Carroll County Chamber of Commerce Chick-fil-A Leadercast is this Friday, May 4,  at Family Worship Center.  The event theme is “Choices.” 

  • Webster remembered for the many things he did for Carrollton

    Many have shared their memories of Charlie Webster this past week and tonight, as I write, I am moved to share mine.

    In a large way, Charlie was Carrollton to me. I first met him as my pharmacist working out of the old drug store on the square, but soon we connected in a much closer way. Both unrepentant Democrats, we shared our experiences and beliefs in that party over the years. Our stories of old-time politics in small Kentucky towns were made real by our memories of our parents and grandparents.

  • Popsicle fund raising event brought in $40


    I would like to thank everyone who stopped by and bought a popsicle from my grandson David Day or donated money.

    He collected $40 for the two days he was open for business. The money was mailed to Children’s Hospital in Cincinnati, Ohio. Thank you all again.

    Barb Clymer


  • Students had good experience on trip


    I was fortunate to be a chaperone on the Carroll County Middle School’s recent trip to Washington D.C. What a great experience – excluding the bus breakdowns – to visit the different sites we had the opportunity to see. Seeing the Capitol Building, the White House and the monuments, etc., is something that will never be forgotten.

  • Son’s lack of fear displays his courage in an audition

    “I need to borrow your guitar, Dad.”  That was the request of my 8-year old last week. “I’m trying out for the spring talent showcase.”

    I had to interject and remind him that he does not know how to play the guitar — never had a lesson.

    He informed me that he was going to sing a song and also play it on guitar. I didn’t like the idea of sending him to school with my guitar, especially since he doesn’t know how to play guitar. 

  • Arkema helps former workers, ALS cause


    I would like to take this opportunity to thank Arkema Carrollton Plant and its employees for their support for my family.  I was employed at this company for more than 25 years before I left to work home health full time.  My brother-in-law was diagnosed with ALS three years ago and my family has been very active in fundraising for this non-profit organization to search for a cure, buy equipment and provide support for people affected by this terrible disease.  

  • Spaghetti dinner raises funds for autism battle


    I am hosting my autism spaghetti meal fundraiser, Sunday, April 29 at the First Baptist Church in the Fellowship Hall. The food will be ready between 12:15-12:30 p.m. A plate includes spaghetti, salad, garlic bread, brownie and drink. The prices are as follows: children 3 and under eat free, children 4-10 eat for $3, and everyone 11 and above eats for $5. I have homemade cakes and fudge that will be for sale.

    There are four theme baskets: Cardinals, Wildcats, autumn and Christmas. Other items will be sold during a silent auction.

  • Dick Clark remembered for impact on our youth

    Living for many years in a rural community in the panhandle of Florida, we had no television at all. That meant lots of radio and records; Mother and Daddy dancing in the kitchen to Bing Crosby, Vaughn Monroe, Frankie Laine, Patti  Paige, Nat King Cole, Peggy Lee and others whose names I can’t remember.