Today's Opinions

  • Constitution Day recognized on Sept. 17

    It may not be celebrated as much as Independence Day, but Constitution Day is arguably just as important.  While the Fourth of July recognizes the birth of our nation, Sept. 17, commemorates the day we established the cornerstone of our government and secured our rights as citizens.

    In the 228 years since that journey began, the U.S. Constitution has become the oldest charter among the world’s major countries and still remains, at 4,400 words, the shortest.

  • Heroism of First Responders remembered


    On some anniversaries we celebrate. On others we reflect.

    The 14th anniversary of the attack on America and New York’s World Trade Center is one of the times for reflection. There is truly nothing to celebrate in the extraordinary tragedy of 9/11.

    As much as I would like to forget some of them, the images from that day will never be out of my mind, nor will the victims and their families.

  • State festivals celebrate heritage and traditions

    While the temperature outside may not feel like fall just yet, many of the traditional signs of the season are starting to arrive.

    One of the most telling is the sheer number of festivals that has already started to take place and will run through Halloween.  They are centered on items you might expect - tobacco, apples and bourbon - and a few more that may seem odd until their history is known.

  • Presidential race so far reads like a novel


    The Paducah Sun

    The 2016 presidential race is shaping up as one of the most interesting, and to some extent bizarre, such exercises we can remember. It takes place against a backdrop of a public that is in an increasingly foul mood. A poll released Monday by Rasmussen Reports finds that only 26 percent of Americans believe the country is headed in the right direction. That’s down a point from a week earlier and down four points from the start of this year.

  • Thanks extended for help with event


    I want to thank all the businesses and people that donated and helped on the Breast Cancer Benefit for Cindy Tingle.

    Thank you so much.


    Toni Cull


  • Sheriff thanks all who helped with trail ride


    The second annual Sheriff Jamie Kinman Scholarship Trail Ride, which took place on Saturday, Aug. 28, was a huge success! The proceeds of the trail ride will benefit local students who plan to attend college, in the form of an academic scholarship. We had around 70 riders this year and raised enough money to give three $1,000 scholarships. I look forward to rewarding students within our community with this money in hopes of allowing them financial relief while striving to follow their dreams.

  • Gee highlights Big Brothers Big Sisters fundraiser Oct. 8

    Dawne Gee is coming to Carrollton!

    As if her love for Jesus and James Taylor is not reason enough to appreciate Dawne Gee of WAVE-3 News, she is adjusting her schedule to be in Carrollton for our Big Brothers Big Sisters fundraiser dinner on Oct. 8.

  • Rand highlights some of the state’s many woman pioneers

    Last week, the United States celebrated the 95th anniversary of women’s right to vote, a milestone made possible by the passage of the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.

    Kentucky was the 23rd state to ratify that amendment, but it did not clear its final legislative hurdle until Tennessee became the 36th in August 1920.  Interestingly, that decision was a close one, occurring only when a young legislator voted in favor at the request of his mother.