Today's Opinions

  • District canned food drive will begin Nov. 16

    Even though the annual canned food drive is three weeks away, schools in the Carroll County School District are already gearing up. The district’s food drive will run from Nov. 16-20. The stakes are high this year, with Superintendents Hogan and Oak promising to dress as clowns for a day if the district collects at least 17,000 items by the end of the week.

  • Gillespie: Open heart to gay community


    The world is a constantly changing place, and rural communities have historically been slowest to catch up.

  • Elect politicians who will stand up for Christian faith


    I am not a liberal/progressive Democrat. I’m not a Republican. My party is the Watchmen Party. Read Ezekiel chapter 33 in the Bible.

    It’s not about what party you’re in. If you are a godly man or woman, one day you will stand before the Lord Jesus and you will have to give an account of what you do or say. We need to put men or women in office/position who will stand up for our Christian faith.

  • Worthville School alumni reunion set for Nov. 7


    Just wanted to remind everyone of the upcoming Worthville School alumni reunion on Saturday, Nov. 7.  The reunion is being held at Worthville Baptist Church at 2 p.m.  

    All students, young and old, who attended Worthville School are invited.  Registration and greetings begin at 2 p.m. and memories shared begins at 2:30 p.m., followed by food and fellowship. Hope to see many old friends there.  Please bring any old pictures or memorabilia from your school days there.     

  • Children are getting creative when hiding immoral items from their parents/guardians

    On Friday, Oct. 16, community members got a chance to see what it’s like to snoop through a teenager’s room to try and find hidden drug paraphernalia. OK, it wasn’t an actual teenager’s room, but it was a replica set up scarily close to a middle or high school-aged student’s room.

  • Rand highlights Kentucky’s role in alternative energy production

    In a month where we often turn on the air conditioning during the day but the heat at night, it seems appropriate that October has been set aside nationally to raise awareness of our energy needs.

    This annual designation began nearly a quarter-century ago and gives us an opportunity to especially highlight renewable fuels and energy conservation, twin areas where Kentucky routinely gets high marks.

  • Resident concerned about transgender issue


    I was appalled when I heard students from the high school speaking of a male student using the girls’ restroom. Apparently the principal had given him permission as he felt he was a girl locked in a male body. Some of the girls believe their rights had been violated as a male in their restroom just might decide, “Well maybe I am male” and take advantage of the situation.

  • Take extra precautions before firing on the heat this fall

    It’s that time of the year again; the fall chill is in the air. Now we start thinking about using our woodstoves, fireplaces, kerosene heaters and other devices to help heat our homes and workshops.

    There are some precautions we should consider before we fire up the heat for the first time.

    Has the flue/chimney been cleaned and inspected by a professional/competent person?

    Have we allowed enough space between these heat sources and any combustible materials?

    Do we have a working smoke detector and carbon monoxide detector?