Today's Opinions

  • Some ‘wishes’ make progress while others still need some work

    The end of the year is always an excellent time to reflect on accomplishments. And I’m happy to say I’ve seen progress on many of the items that I included on my 2010 Christmas wish list for Carroll County.

    This means some of our important needs have been met, while others have seen the first steps of progress.

  • Girl Scouts appreciate support at holiday event


    Girl Scout Troop No. 337 would like to thank everyone involved in welcoming us to “A Christmas Carroll.”  Not only was our troop very successful, our girls and parents alike enjoyed themselves and we were profitable for our troop.

  • Donations make stone wall project a reality


    On behalf of the Port William Historical Society, many thanks to all of those business and people who helped us with our latest building project. As a result of their contributions the cemetery at Masterson House will be esthetically improved by the addition of the period-appropriate dry-laid stone wall. Perhaps more importantly, the graves within the cemetery will be better protected from Hwy. 42, which is now so close after its expansion. All of us who live and work in Carroll County can take pride in this preservation of local heritage.

  • Boosters thank community, football fans


    Although football season has come to an end I would like to take the opportunity to say thank you to the Carroll County High School football players and coaches for a great season.

    Way to go fellas, 8-2 is something to be very proud of. I also wanted to thank everyone who helped out in any way during the season.

  • Beshear’s inauguration continues the tradition of Kentucky’s govenors

    Steve Beshear was formally sworn into his second term as governor Tuesday, kicking off what is Kentucky’s 59th inauguration.

    While the governor is often the most well-known official in the state – like presidents, their tenures serve as guideposts to our history – the truth is that few of our past leaders are well known beyond the counties named in their honor.

    This week is a good time to learn a little more.

  • Walking group helps battle aches, pounds

    I met a friend from Owen County for lunch last week and we headed north to shop.  While she is three years younger than me, we both kinda creep for the first few steps after getting out of the car and spend a few minutes each visit detailing each new ache we are experiencing.

  • Rotary raises $2,000 for local food pantry


    On behalf of every member of the Carrollton Rotary Club I express my sincere thanks for the community support and generosity shown at our first pancake breakfast benefit for the Carroll County food pantry.

    When Dennis Goff brought to our attention recently the dire need for food items at the pantry, there was no doubt that we would respond with a plan to serve our almost famous pancakes. 

  • Support appreciated for annual bake-off


    I would like to thank all of the generous people who entered the Vision of Sugar Plums cooking contest held at McNeal’s during A Christmas Carroll in downtown Carrollton Saturday, Dec. 3.

    We had an array of 63 beautiful desserts that were turned in for a chance to win a new range from McNeal’s. I could see the time and special attention the people put into their desserts.