Today's Opinions

  • Senate looks forward to working with GOP majority in state house

    The hustle and bustle of the winter holidays is well underway and the cool crispness of the autumn air is turning towards winter frost. Even as the weather changes and the holiday season comes upon us, we are still busy in Frankfort with interim joint committee meetings as well as planning for the 2017 Session of the General Assembly.

  • Adding some exercise will help beat the winter blues

    Seasonal Depression Order, also called SAD, is a type of depression that is triggered by the seasons of the year. Symptoms usually begin in 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. Common symptoms of SAD are the following:

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

    • Weight gain

    • A drop in energy level

    • Fatigue

  • Poker run event appreciated by Taulbee


  • Legion Riders hosted first Jill’s Wish poker run


    On Saturday, Oct. 22, The American Legion Riders of Post No. 41 did their first annual poker run for Jill’s Wish, a non-profit group that raises money for breast cancer patients. This group has helped several ladies already. The goal was exceeded. The poker run and dance was well attended. We hope next year will be even better. The riders and the American Legion would like to thank all those who donated for this cause to help with breast cancer.

    Susan Wainscott

    Ricky A. Wainscott

    Bart Conley

  • Volunteers needed for Scouting for Food


     It’s time for the 2016 Scouting for Food Campaign to get underway. Local Boy Scouts, Cub Scounts, Girl Scouts and a host of others representing various groups will be hitting the streets this Saturday, Nov. 12, to distribute fliers to homes in Carrollton, in anticipation of the food drive the following Saturday, Nov. 19.

    We will be meeting at 9 a.m. at the Food Pantry, 517 Seventh St. (at the corner of Seventh and Polk Streets, commonly referred to as “Old Kentucky Ladder building”).

  • Parents frustrated with Parks & Rec


    We are writing this letter as extremely frustrated, concerned and disappointed parents. Our son is currently participating in the 3rd/4th grade boys basketball program provided by Carroll County Parks and Recreation.

  • Take time to thank a veteran Nov. 11

    For nearly a century, our nation has paused on Nov. 11th to pay tribute to our veterans.  From the era of George Washington to now, this select group of men and women has unfailingly protected us here at home while sacrificing so much to promote and preserve freedom abroad.

  • Arney explains negatives, positives of cheat meals