Today's Opinions

  • Thank you to Carroll County dispatchers


    We would like to thank the 911 dispatchers as we celebrate National Dispatchers week, Monday, April 12 through Friday, April 17. Thank you for all you do for the citizens of Carroll County.



    Chaplain Tim Polley

    Carrollton Police Department

  • Time to legalize industrial hemp
  • Local Republican party a lead sponsor of gubernatorial debate

    Why do we need alternative views?  Why a Republican Party.  Our Nation was founded on a two party system.  There are many reasons why a second political party is needed in Carroll County.  It is a known fact that honest debate is crucial to political progress.  Regardless of which party you prefer, honest and informed debate is a crucial basis of our freedom. 

  • Legislature works to improve film and television opportunities

    Kentucky may be a couple of thousand miles away from Hollywood, but that hasn’t diminished our connections to the entertainment industry.  Some of today’s most famous actors, for example – George Clooney, Jennifer Lawrence and Johnny Depp – were born here, while Tom Cruise spent part of his youth in Louisville.

  • Rand explains the legislative process

    If it’s true that it takes years of preparation to be an overnight success, the same can also be said of many laws approved during a legislative session.

    This year is a prime example, with several high-profile measures having been considered by the General Assembly before.  That includes those addressing booster seats, dating violence and an update of the state’s telecommunications laws.

  • Court case elevates bullying problems

    Kentucky New Era

    A case before the Kentucky Supreme Court could lead to a legal precedent that determines when school teachers and administrators have to bear responsibility for a bullied student’s suicide.

    The court heard arguments last week in a lawsuit filed by a Floyd County family whose 13-year-old son shot himself to death at home in 2007. Stephen Patton’s mother says teachers, a principal and two superintendents knew her son was bullied but did not intervene to help him.

  • Deadline to enter Gentry Art Show April 17

    The library tries to find ways to fill voids we perceive exist in our community. One particular niche I think we do a good job of filling is providing support and a venue to artists within our community and surrounding areas. In this world of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math, we want to make sure that the humanities and art are not forgotten.

  • Student art show raised more than $200


    Student artists raised $218.60 for Carroll County Animal Support in the recent Student Benefit Art Show held at the River Run Gallery in Carrollton during the month of March.

    Individuals who raised the most money were:


    First place - Monica Daniel with $28.63 with her painting of “Pansies.” Monica will receive five tubes of professional grade acrylic paint, a value of $60 for raising the most money.