Today's Opinions

  • Champions event proved a big success


    On Friday, April 20, Champions for a Drug Free Carroll County along with its community partners held a “Stand Up for Carroll County Kids” event on the courthouse lawn. That evening, more than 200 people gathered together for an evening of fun, entertainment, along with a serious message. April is Child Abuse Awareness Month. Our speaker for the evening, Leigh Ann Roberts, said it best when she stated that it should be Child Abuse Action Month.

  • Senate’s inaction on transportation budget leads to a special session

    When the General Assembly wrapped up much of its work at the end of last month, there was only one day left in this year’s legislative session.

    Traditionally, this time is spent just considering any vetoes the governor might issue on the bills making it through the House and Senate. This year, however, there was still some unfinished business that had to be addressed, with the most pressing being the state’s road plan and a budget for the Transportation Cabinet. The agenda also included a major initiative to curb prescription drug abuse.

  • Community made mock crash possible


    Youth Services Center and Carroll County High School would like to say “thanks” to the people in our community who made the mock crash a success.

  • Preventing child abuse can aid in battle against drug and alcohol abuse

    April is recognized as National Child Abuse Awareness month. The question might be asked what child abuse has to do with a group like Champions for a Drug Free Carroll County. 

    Every day in the United States, five children die as a result of child abuse, most of which are under the age of 4.  Alcohol and substance abuse are the leading cause of child abuse. 

  • Historical president hopes to breathe ‘new life’ in the organization


    As the newly-elected president of the Port William Historical Society, I am hoping to breathe new life into the half-century-old organization through the creation of more educational and dynamic meetings, the creation of new monthly community events and the expansion of current ones, historic-themed field trips that will be open to all members of the community, scheduled summer house tours and the integration and development of a junior historical society.

  • Friends, prayers help in battle with cancer


    Since I was diagnosed with prostrate cancer several months ago, this has truly been a wonderful experience for me.

    I told Father Davy last month that the prayers and good will I have received has really made this problem a joy.

  • New expo focuses on youth programs


    Carroll County is at a pivotal point in our history. We have more possible growth and potential than ever. However, that growth and potential will never be realized unless we act now to help tomorrow’s generation.

    Drugs, abuse and simple apathy threaten the success of our county. It has become evident to me that in order to make our community everything that it can be, it is going to take a community-wide effort.

  • Kentucky cannot afford to wait a year for strong legislation on pill mills

    Editor’s note: This opinion piece comes from mayors of Henderson, Winchester, Hazard, Pikeville, Hopkinsville, Paducah, Paintsville, Crestview Hills and London who are members of the Kentucky League of Cities.


    On April 12, lawmakers will assemble for the last day of the 60-day session. While the General Assembly concluded the bulk of its work before leaving Frankfort last Friday, it left one of the most critical pieces of legislation for our state and communities uncompleted.