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Today's Opinions

  • Family appreciates those who serve

    Editor:

    This letter is in dedication to all of our community firefighters, policemen and women, EMTs and first responders.

    We think, in general, people, and including ourselves, have taken these very special and much needed people and their service to our community for granted.

  • Search turns up a link to the past

    This week I’m going to preach the importance of going back and doing online searches for people you haven’t checked on for a while.

  • Westrick always had a smile on his face, served as an example for others

    This week, as you all know, we lost a great person in our community, Bruce Westrick.

    I didn’t know him well yet. In a small way, I was given the grace to be able to penetrate this man’s heart and value him for the great example that he was. I was always impressed with his happiness and positive outlook.

    He came to Mass at St. John on Saturdays at 4:30 p.m. He would sit on the bench at the back of the church.

  • Westrick always had a smile on his face, served as an example for others

    This week, as you all know, we lost a great person in our community, Bruce Westrick.

    I didn’t know him well yet. In a small way, I was given the grace to be able to penetrate this man’s heart and value him for the great example that he was. I was always impressed with his happiness and positive outlook.

    He came to Mass at St. John on Saturdays at 4:30 p.m. He would sit on the bench at the back of the church.

  • Honest man turns in lost ATM card

    Editor:

    In the midst of crimes and untrustworthy people, there are still those who hold fast to their integrity.

    Not long ago, I dropped my debit card outside of Speedway in Carrollton. I did not miss it until later. I was really worried and was just getting ready to cancel it when the bank called and said they had mya card.

    The man who found it took it to my bank and put it in the night depositary. He did not stop there, but called the bank to verify that they found it.

  • NAMI group looks to form locally

    Editor:

    There is a national organization-National Alliance for Mental Illness, that is just awesome and has helped many people. We need this in Carroll County.

    We are going to be offering a 12-week course starting on Thursday, March 6, from 6-8:30 p.m. upstairs in the old courthouse for families who have members who suffer from mental illness. It is free.

  • House OKs increase in minimum wage

    Seven years after the General Assembly voted overwhelmingly to raise the state’s minimum wage, the Kentucky House of Representatives returned to the issue on Thursday when it passed legislation that follows a similar path taken by that 2007 law.

    This is an issue that is drawing a lot of attention across the country. The National Conference of State Legislatures says 23 states considered raising it in 2013, and Kentucky is one of 20 doing the same this year, with more expected in the months ahead.

  • Senate seeks to save public funds and assist agriculture

    February opened with snow and ice across most of Kentucky. I hope you and yours are safe. As crews are out working all hours of the night, and utility workers restoring power to the many areas that lost it, I am reminded of, and appreciate, the people that are out working in these tough and hazardous conditions.

    Despite the tough conditions in travel, the Senate continued working with a full week of committee hearings and bills that came to the Senate floor for vote.