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Today's Opinions

  • Bills provide protection for consumers

    When it comes to the public’s safety and well-being, consumer protection may not always grab the headlines, but that doesn’t diminish its importance.

    It was the key theme last week in the Kentucky House, which moved forward not one but four bills touching on this issue.

  • Republicans to hold Saturday caucus

    Editor:

    Saturday, March 5, is a great day in the Commonwealth of Kentucky. The first ever caucus will be held in Kentucky and Carroll County registered Republicans will be voting at Carroll County High School, from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m.

  • Republicans need to cast votes at caucus

    Editor:

    Carroll County Republicans, this Saturday, March 5 is the day of the Kentucky Republican presidential caucus.  There has been a lot in the news about Iowa, New Hampshire and other states voting in their caucus. We understand that many Republican voters are unaware that Kentucky, too, will hold a caucus and that Carroll County Republicans will have a chance to participate. 

  • Senate passes two bills in education

    Heated floor speeches, huge committee hearings and the observance of Presidents’ Day highlighted the seventh week of the 2016 Session of the Kentucky General Assembly. As we have passed the halfway point of this session, the countdown begins as we in the Senate anticipate the forthcoming 2016-2018 budget bill from the House of Representatives.

    There was no shortage of bill movement in the Senate this week, as we passed two of our priority bills, Senate Bill 1 and Senate Bill 5. 

  • House passes three bills assisting veterans; two for exploitation victims

    Over the past 15 years, the General Assembly has re-dedicated itself to helping veterans and those men and women still serving our country.

    Some of the more high-profile laws enacted during that time include establishing a series of nursing homes and state-run cemeteries benefiting veterans and their families; excluding active-duty military pay from the state’s income tax; and making it easier for veterans to use their military training when applying for jobs in such fields as education and emergency services.

  • Local heroin town hall meeting set for March 17

    On Thursday, March 17, Champions for a Drug Free Carroll County will be hosting our annual Carrollton Town Hall Meeting at the General Butler State Resort Park Convention Center, starting at 6 p.m. Each year Champions holds a town hall meeting in each city within Carroll County to bring awareness to one specific drug or issue that Carroll County may be facing. This year with death statistics rising due to heroin, the topic was a simple choice, just as last year.

  • Republican presidential caucus March 5

    Editor:

    To Carroll County Republicans:

    If you were registered as a Republican before Jan. 1, 2016, you are eligible to vote in the statewide Republican presidential caucus, Saturday, March 5, from 10 a.m.- 4 p.m. at the Carroll County High School. This is the first caucus Kentucky has ever had, and it is the first time Kentucky has been relevant in selecting a presidential candidate. 

    This caucus will be conducted like a primary, in that you can come in and vote and leave if you choose. 

  • CAC prepared children to be lifelong learners

    Editor: