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Today's Opinions

  • A little etiquitte goes a long way

    With preparation of summer “look good, feel good” in full swing for all gym goers, try to remember a few simple rules of etiquette that will make you and others who use the gym you go to better:

    • Re- rack weights and put them in the proper order. It speeds up everyone’s gym time with much less frustration and reduces chances for finger injuries.

    • Don’t share your sweat. If you sweat like a faucet, bring a clean towel and wipe down the equipment after you use it.

  • Speakers for Champions must be OK’d

    Editor:

    I want to take this opportunity to inform those of you that may be somewhat confused on how programs in Carroll County Schools work. I’ve been confronted by different individuals throughout the community on what alcohol or drug awareness/education programs should be brought into our schools. Although [I am] Champions for a Drug Free Carroll County Coordinator, I realize each program we do must be approved by our community coalition and Carroll County School Board. This is according to school board policy and in our federal Drug Free Communities grant.

  • Trolley for city should be funded

    Editor:

    I was shocked, saddened and dumbfounded to see the Carrollton City Council had taken the Carrollton trolley out of the budget.

    The council and tourism should have fought for and had the trolley on the way to running in order to serve the town and our visitors.

  • Use the correct, and best, knife for the job

    I wish that I could happily report that as I type this I’m sitting outside, wearing shorts and thoroughly enjoying the warm Kentucky weather. Alas, I’m indoors with a long sleeve shirt and pants and shivering at the thought of going outside at all. Oh well, sooner or later that day and that article will come. Today though, it’s a different subject.

  • JCTC Carrollton campus must be funded this year

    As Carroll County Judge-Executive Harold “Shorty” Tomlinson said Tuesday, “so far, so good.”

    Funding for the new Jefferson Community and Techinal College campus in Carrollton has cleared hurdle, after hurdle this year.

    Gov. Steve Beshear included the project in his budget as part of a plan to invest in community colleges because they help put Kentuckians to work.

  • April events to focus on the link between drugs and child abuse

    April is Child Abuse Prevention Month, and at Champions for a Drug Free Carroll County we see the unfortunate connection between substance abuse and child abuse. According to The National Council of Child Abuse and Family Violence, “substance abuse exists in 40 to 80 percent of families in which the children are victims of abuse.”

  • OVUC funds help library with youth programs

    On Tuesday morning, I had the pleasure of attending the Breakfast of Champions put on each year by the Ohio Valley United Charities Inc.

    It gives grant recipients the opportunity to tell the Board of Directors and major sponsors the various ways their generous donations are used throughout the community.

    Each year, the Carroll County Public Library uses funds received from Ohio Valley United Charities Inc., to have our annual Summer Reading Program. The importance of the work being done with students over the summer months cannot be minimized.

  • House budget boosts education

    When it comes to the state’s budget, the past six years can be summed up in four words: Do more with less.

    There hasn’t been much choice, given that spending has been cut by $1.6 billion since 2008 and the state workforce is the smallest it has been since the 1970s. Some agencies have seen spending reduced by more than a third, while classroom funding for elementary and secondary education has been held steady for far too long.