Today's Opinions

  • What do you stand for? A message to high school athletes

    As someone who trains to become better at your given athletic endeavor(s) this should mean a great deal to you! Those of you who play a team sport and look at your team as an extended family this should mean even more!

    The direction you take in life is up to you. Regardless of your circumstances, there is a way to rise above and be successful. It starts with being honest with yourself. Deep down, you know the truth and you know what needs to be done to be a successful family member, student and athlete.

  • Champions is ready for new school year

    The new school schedules are in full swing! Busses are loaded up, lunchboxes are packed and students have returned to schools in Carroll County. At Champions for a Drug Free Carroll County, we are geared up and excited for another fun-filled year with education and prevention at our forefront, as always. While we are an organization that heavily focuses on community needs and issues, we also are very student-driven and oriented and place most of our time planning school functions and fun.

  • State works to aid veterans in cutting through red tape

    One of the ongoing challenges our country faces is making sure our veterans receive the full benefits they have rightfully earned.

    Unfortunately, as we discovered during a legislative meeting earlier this month, there are still some who are either unaware of what is available or who have become mired in bureaucracy.  The good news is that, thanks to the Kentucky Department of Veterans Affairs, we are making great strides in closing these twin gaps.

  • Poker Run organizers offer gratitude


    “Christmas in August Poker Run” was a huge success Sunday August 16, 2015. We were able to donate $7,149.15

    We would like to say “Thanks” to all those involved with the Christmas in August Poker Run. Without businesses donating, people selling & buying raffle tickets, T-Shirts, 50/50 tickets and riders donating their time, there is no way WE could have raised over $7,000!

  • Ky. unemployment insurance fund in black

    When it comes to policy, unemployment insurance may not generate as many headlines as education and public safety, but for working families dealing with the loss of a job, few programs are more important.

    President Roosevelt signed this safety net into law 80 years ago last week as part of the Social Security Act.  Since then, it has weathered numerous ups-and-downs in the economy, but beyond the Great Depression itself, none tested the system quite like the crisis that hit the country in 2008.

  • Summer Jam thanks its sponsors


  • Special Olympics thanks its volunteers


    As Carroll County Special Olympics begins another sports year in a few weeks, many thanks are needed for our support from the 2014-2015 season.

       We could not exist without all of our volunteers. David and Beth Lynn, Matt and Nicole Hearn, Andrea and Chloe O’Connor, Betty Hearn, Ricky and Susan Wainscott, April Smith, Amber Haynes, Bobby Maines, Chris Allen, Walter Beach, Kim Williamson, Travis Dermon,  Joann Halmess, Kayla Williamson and Roman Davalos.

  • Massie co-sponsors a bill to sanction Planned Parenthood

    “It’s been years since I’ve talked about compensation [for the sale of fetal body parts], so let me just figure out what others are getting ... If [the price for selling the body parts is] low, we can bump it up. I want a Lamborghini.”