Today's Opinions

  • ‘Rock The Pink’ Rotary ball a success


    On behalf of the Carrollton Rotary Club, we extend a big thanks to our member Nick Marsh for leading the way to revive our winter ball, this year known as Rock The Pink. Early estimates indicate we netted approximately $9,000 which will go towardsthe purchase of a digital mammography machine at Carroll County Memorial Hospital.

  • Do your part to fight Carroll’s war on drugs

    Today in North America, 2,500 teenagers will abuse prescription drugs, according to the Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP). If you add it up, it totals 17,500 per week people are using prescription medication for some purpose other than its intended use.

    According to the research from our KASPER system here in Kentucky, over 180,000 prescription narcotic pills were prescribed in Carroll County in 2010. Most of these pills were used legitimately. However, as seen in the local news, not all of them were. 

  • Cheerleaders thank sponsors for help going to state competition


    The Carroll County High School cheerleaders competed in the 2012 KAPOS State Cheerleading Competition in Bowling Green, Ky. on Saturday, Feb. 18.

    They placed 14th for the entire state of Kentucky. This was their last competition of the year, adding to their titles: second place at GMCAA large varsity, second place at Woodford Cheer Open, first place 8th region KAPOS champs, first place NKCCA game time cheer, third place NKCCA game time dance.

  • Relay for Life ready to kick off 2012 campaign


    Carroll County Relay for Life is gearing up for a great relay year, but to make the event a success we need volunteers.

    The official kick off will take place on Thursday, March 1 at Carrollton United Methodist Church at 5:30 p.m. in the fellowship hall.

    At this time we would like to extend an invitation to any teams or team members, volunteers who would like to become a part of the committee, or survivors to attend.

    If anyone has questions pertaining to how the American Cancer Society Relay for Life works, feel free to join us.

  • Girl Scouts prepare to deliver cookie orders


    Starting Feb. 18, Girl Scouts and troop leaders from across the Kentuckiana Council will deliver cookies throughout 64 counties across the western half of Kentucky and in southern Indiana.  

    If you didn’t order any cookies yet this year, Girl Scouts will be setting up public booths at area stores and other public venues from March 2-18. All cookies still sell for $3.50 per box.

    Funds raised locally stay in the Kentuckiana Council to support the Girl Scout mission.

  • Parents congratulate CCHS cheerleaders


    We as parents, grandparents, friends and relatives have had the opportunity to watch our own Carroll County High School cheerleaders in action at athletic functions and at several competitions this year.

    These totally dedicated young ladies have spent many hours along with numerous injuries and overcoming many hurdles to perfect routines and stunts hoping to get the fans excited at our local ballgames. These talented young athletes recently won first place at the 8th Region KAPOS cheerleading competition, giving them a bid to compete at the state level.

  • Mayor thanks residents for forum input


    I want to thank everyone that attended the public forum Thursday evening at Carroll County Middle School. 

    I was especially pleased with the open discussion about downtown revitalization and the Point Park master plan.  Without your support, we in city government cannot move this community forward. 

    I also thank everyone that helped organize and conduct the meeting.  We promise now to use your input as a plan for revitalizing the downtown business district and future use of the Point Park. 

  • Gas price flucuations keep drivers guessing; Animal support hosts chili supper fundraiser

    Is it just me or does buying gas make you feel like a gambler? 

    Two weeks ago prices at the pump were dropping — $3.08, 3.05, 3.03.

    Every day it appeared to go down, but I kept watching those prices and hoping the odds would be in my favor and I could fill up for $3 a gallon.

    Nope, didn’t happen. I wound up filling my tank at around $3.50 per gallon. Then  I drove till I was afraid the fumes would run out and filled up next at $3.23.

    Two days later it was $3.06.