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Today's Opinions

  • Help save a life by fostering a dog

    Editor:

    We have a “code red” of the dog world.  We have 10  medium to large dogs that need foster homes immediately.

    They will be leaving in 10-14 days to rescues that have committed to taking them; only if we can get them out of the shelter by this Friday evening.

    Our shelter in Carroll County is full and these 10 furry friends’ time is up.

    We are asking for some help from this community to help save our furry friends.

    The vet will be called this Saturday morning, which means they will be euthanized.

  • Senate tackles budget, moves to strengthen education in Kentucky

    On Thursday, the 45th day of the legislative session, the House passed its budget bill. This leaves us in the Senate 13 days to work on the budget, present it in a committee, and vote on a Senate version.

    As we study the House’s proposal, more information will come out regarding our response, priorities and review.

  • Help save a life by fostering a dog

    Editor:

    We have a “code red” of the dog world.  We have 10  medium to large dogs that need foster homes immediately.

    They will be leaving in 10-14 days to rescues that have committed to taking them; only if we can get them out of the shelter by this Friday evening.

    Our shelter in Carroll County is full and these 10 furry friends’ time is up.

    We are asking for some help from this community to help save our furry friends.

    The vet will be called this Saturday morning, which means they will be euthanized.

  • Website offers glimpse at old newspapers

    More and more websites are indexing historic newspapers, and the good news is, not all of them are subscription-based.

    Anyone hoping to find historical information about their own community or about communities where their ancestors lived should go first to the Library of Congress website and click on the “Chronicling America” link – or go straight to ChroniclingAmerica.loc.gov.

  • Franklin praised for drug town meeting

    Editor:

    A person made a comment that Hayley Franklin has not used drugs, so how can she talk about it at Champions For A Drug Free Carroll County. And they did not live in the county.

    They are wrong. Hayley does a great job. People shouldn’t criticize someone who works so hard.

    Thank you Hayley for the job you do and everybody that works with you.

    I lost my daughter, Mona, to drugs. People tell me to get over her. You never do get over the loss of a child or grandchild.

  • Friendly folks come to motorist’s aid

    Editor:

    I am from Cincinnati and I was taking my son for an overnight visit at Hanover College.

    We got off at the Carrollton exit and started having car trouble. We made it to the Marathon station. Our car would not go forward. I did not know what to do. We didn’t know anyone and the college was too far to call for help. We had to move the car somewhere else in the parking lot.

  • Families can use Casey’s Law to help loved ones in the battle with drugs

    If you were able to attend the Heroin Town Hall meeting sponsored by Champions for a Drug Free Carroll County, you heard a lot about Casey’s Law. 

  • Legislature moves into final month with bills OK’d, budget work ahead

    With March the last full month of this year’s legislative session, the Kentucky House and Senate are nearing the point where they will focus less on their own legislation and more on finding common ground with the other chamber.

    While the House is still finalizing several of its key bills, my fellow representatives and I have already passed a productive list for the Senate to consider.