Today's Opinions

  • 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. 

  • Main Street thanks many for their annual support


    The Carrollton Main Street Program would like to take this opportunity to thank all those who helped to make “A Christmas Carroll” 2011 a huge success.

    We would like to thank those whose financial contributions made the event possible: City of Carrollton, North American Stainless, Carroll County Fiscal Court, Crawford & Baxter P.S.C., Farmers Bank of Milton, Herb Kinman Chevrolet, Earl Floyd Ford and Tandy-Eckler-Riley Funeral Home. Additionally, we thank Walmart for its donation of two bikes we gave away to children at the event.

  • Boys, girls ranch thanks local sheriffs’ offices


    The annual Carroll and Owen counties’ Charity Golf Scramble to benefit the Kentucky Sheriffs’ Boys and Girls Ranch was held Monday, Sept. 12, with Carroll County Sheriff Jamie Kinman and Owen County Sheriff Zemer Hammond hosting the event.

    We send our sincere thanks to sheriffs Kinman and Hammond as well as to the Carroll and Owen county sheriffs’ offices and to all those helping. Your support and help of this event ensures we continue to reach Kentucky’s youth in a positive manner.

  • Group set to discuss resources for athletics


    Do you have young children in sports? Are you interested in the future of the programs offered?  Are you interested in additional resources for your child’s athletic program?

  • Post office offers pictorial cancellation


    Bethlehem Post Office is open and excited that the tradition of applying the much-loved Pictorial Postmark, which depicts the Three Wisemen following the star to Bethlehem and in its 64th year. Cards that go all over the world are adorned with the Bethlehem pictorial postmark from Bethlehem, Ky. Ask your readers to bring their holiday cards so they can be postmarked from “Bethlehem,” and while they’re at it, bring a few new folks with them so they can start a tradition of their own.