Today's Opinions

  • Set out donations Saturday for Scouting For Food drive


    Saturday, Nov 21, is the “big day” for 2015 Scouting For Food drive. Dozens of volunteers will be hitting the same routes as they did the previous Saturday when they put out reminder fliers – this time picking up food that folks have graciously donated. We expect to be out by 9 a.m., so please be sure to have your donations out by then, positioned in a highly visible location so that our young volunteers can clearly see them.

  • Veteran disappointed in local restaurants


    To all the individuals and businesses in Carroll County who did anything at all to honor a veteran on this Veteran’s Day, I would like to say thank you.

  • Exercise to beat the wintertime blues

    Seasonal Depression Order (also called SAD) is a type of depression that is triggered by the seasons of the year. Symptoms usually begin late fall and early winter. The most common type of SAD is called winter onset depression. More than a half a million Americans experience a winter depression, but are better come summer. 

    The following are common symptoms of SAD:

    • a change in appetite, especially craving sweets or starchy foods

    •  weight gain

    • drop in energy level

  • Library collecting donations to local organizations in lieu of fines

    A switch flipped on Nov. 1. It officially became the holiday season. After Halloween was over, Christmas trees were going up. It has been so prevalent in advertisements and social media that I began to have panic attacks that I was not ready. I have to remind myself that there is plenty of time to have a great holiday season. There is so much pressure on us to create the most “Pinterest-worthy” moments that we might forget to stop and enjoy the time.  

  • Carroll school district’s budget simple, solid

    Like many school systems in rural Kentucky, the Carroll County School District is one of the largest governmental organizations in its county. With more than 300 employees, four large schools, 28 buses and 1,912 students, the district educates, cooks meals, provides transportation, promotes health, trains teachers and serves as a transition point for students moving from K-12 to colleges and careers.

  • Rand outlines events upcoming for state

    While last week’s gubernatorial election marked the end of this year’s campaign season, it also kicked off the beginning of a transition period that has been guided by tradition and the state constitution for much of our history.

    Not quite 60 people have served as governor since Kentucky joined the United States in 1792.  In the beginning, voters did not have a direct say; instead, the decision was made by a group of electors, similar to our presidential elections today.

  • Thanks to sheriff’s offices, sponsors of clay shoot


    We send our heartfelt thanks to Carroll County Sheriff Jamie Kinman, Owen County Sheriff Mark Bess, Gallatin County Sheriff Josh Neale, and the Carroll, Owen and Gallatin county sheriff’s offices for hosting the first ever Owen, Carroll, Gallatin County Sheriffs’ Charity Sporting Clay Shoot to benefit the Kentucky Sheriffs’ Boys and Girls Ranch on Saturday, Sept. 12. Their support of this event ensures we continue to reach Kentucky’s youth in a positive manner.

  • Volunteers needed for Scouting for Food


    It’s time for the 2015 Scouting for Food campaign to get underway.  Local Boy Scouts, Cub Scouts, Girl Scouts and a host of others representing various groups will be hitting the streets this Saturday, Nov. 14, to distribute approximately 1,800 fliers to the homes in Carrollton – in anticipation of food collection the following Saturday, Nov. 21.

    We will be meeting at 9 a.m. at the new Food Pantry location, 517 Seventh Street (at the corner of Seventh and Polk streets, commonly referred to as “old Kentucky Ladder building”).