Today's Opinions

  • Thanks to Carrollton Police for church security class


    The Carrollton Police Department should be congratulated by the Carrollton community for the good presentation Thursday, evening, for such a needed subject. Yes, the chief of police had a wonderful presentation, illustrated with videos and a variety of guns on display.


    Francisco Leite

  • We need better grasp on wave of addiction


    The Paducah Sun

    Federal authorities in Boston announced last week they had seized more than 33 pounds of fentanyl in a drug operation. They noted for effect that it was enough of the powerful opioid to kill all 6.8 million residents of Massachusetts, and then some.

  • Health is contagious–Health Happens Here classes returning

    In 2016 and 2017 Three Rivers District Health Department jumped on board with a National Health Curriculum called Microclinic International. With a wide range of health topics from fitness, stretching, healthy problem solving, CPR education, recipe sharing, diabetes, meal prep and so much more, we knew Health Happens Here was a curriculum that we wanted to mirror.

  • Use restaurant visits to fuel creativity in home kitchen

    Hello once again, my friends. As I look out the window on this beautiful February day I can only think of how much it has changed over the past few days. It was snowing and cold three days ago and now the sun is shining and the temperatures are creeping up to around 60. If you don’t like the weather just give it a day, it will change.

  • Newspaper prepares to mark 150th year milestone in March

    The News-Democrat is preparing to hit a milestone that few businesses achieve: 150 years of service to the community.

    It was on Wednesday, March 25, 1868, that the first edition of The Carrollton Democrat hit the streets featuring a mix of national, state and local news. Over the years, the focus of the news coverage moved to primarily local happenings. In the 1930s, the Democrat merged with The Carrollton News, making one newspaper that became The News-Democrat.

  • House should take closer look at measures and ‘do no harm’

    My work as a state legislator may not have much in common with a doctor’s, but when I am considering which bills to support or oppose, I keep that profession’s primary rule in mind: First, do no harm.

    That doesn’t mean there aren’t tough decisions to be made. In an era where costs are outpacing revenues, we’re just not able to do all we would like.

    At the same time, I believe the state needs to do the most good for the most people whenever possible, which is why some of the legislation being considered this year raises concerns.

  • While waiting for pension reform, don’t ignore other bills

    The State Journal

    This week, the Kentucky legislature will pass the halfway point in the 2018 session and, if you’re wondering where pension reform stands, a bill still hasn’t been introduced by the Republican majority.

  • It’s time firefighters get the respect they deserve


    A salute to all the volunteer firefighters.

    I would like to say a big thank you for all of your volunteer services. The fire departments of Carroll County are all volunteer men and women. They spend hours and hours training and practicing on their own personal time. These men and women have families and when that tone goes off they have to leave and go save one of you. Whether it’s a holiday or a weekend, they are always on call.