Today's Opinions

  • Hendrick family thanks everyone for support


     The family of Chris Hendrick would like to express our thanks to the people of Carroll County and beyond for their generous outreach to our son and our family. The expressions of thoughts and offers of prayers have been overwhelming. The response to the Go Fund Me account has been humbling.

    The hugs and offers of everything from taking Chris to his treatments to mowing the yard to cooking meals for his family to even cleaning the house have guaranteed that dry eye syndrome is not an issue for us.

  • Kentucky ranks low in violent crime

    One of the best things about Kentucky is that it remains one of the safest places in which to live.

    According to the website 24/7 Wall St., we have the sixth-lowest violent-crime rate among the states, while several south of us rank among the top 10 highest. Tennessee’s rate, for example, is nearly three times the size of ours.

  • Breast cancer awareness is truly worth every effort

    The Kentucky Standard

    If you walk down the aisles of any department store, you’ll notice during October that shelves are flooded with all kinds of pink merchandise. It’s Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The hope is that seeing all things pink will “make you aware” of the disease — by spurring you to research early detection or contribute financially to cancer research.

  • The pre-workout meal can affect training results

    One of the most important aspects of your nutrition is your pre-workout meal, this can make the difference between a very intense and beneficial workout or an average session with minimal effects.

    Your pre-workout meal will effect things such as your energy in the short and long run during the workout, how you’re able to digest the nutrients, mental focus and recovery afterwards.

  • Test scores show state students making educational progress

    Not long after the start of each school year, Kentucky begins getting report cards on the overall progress our students are making. These annual updates give the public the chance to learn if we are still heading in the right direction academically.

  • Beware of those who want to steal Christmas and more

    My favorite time of year is right around the corner—Christmas! Actually there are only 12 weekends until the big day. Unfortunately, what should be the happiest and merriest time of year can also be the most devastating when Grinches and Scrooges show up to spoil the holiday cheer.

    Christmas is always a time where people are more susceptible to theft. Homes are fodder for burglaries because the likelihood of expensive gifts and electronics is heightened. Credit and debit cards are more likely to be stolen or skimmed.

  • Top Shot competition proves to be a success


    The Carroll County 4-H Shooting Sports club would like to thank everyone who participated in the Top Shot competition held at the Tobacco Festival this past weekend. The winner in the rifle competition was Lloyd Bratcher with a score of 70 with 2 bulls-eyes. The winner of the pistol competition was Nick Abbot just edging out his dad by three with a score of 59.

    Special thanks to Junior Welch and the Tobacco Festival Committee, Mason Ray for the range help and the never ending dedication of Bobbie Giles.

    Tim Tritsch

  • Historical society seeks new members


    The Port William Historical Society will be hosting an open house/membership drive on Oct. 15, from 1-3 p.m. at the Masterson House on U.S. 42.

    The society has funds thanks to the generosity of Carroll County Fiscal Court and Carrollton City Council. Funds are also generated through membership dues and donations.

    Being a member does not obligate one to attend meetings, which are held the fourth Tuesday of every other month, but any support the public can give the society is deeply appreciated.