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Today's Opinions

  • Class of ‘59 to hold June 14 reunion

    Editor:

    The 1959 Carroll County High School graduating class is celebrating its 55th anniversary at 4 p.m., Saturday, June 14, in the Burly Room, at General Butler Lodge in Carrollton. All classmates previous or post 1959 are also invited to attend. 

    Gypsy Oak

    Carrollton

  • First Friday kicks off summer full of events in downtown

    The weather has changed and I’m excited about all of the outdoor activities that are coming up in downtown Carrollton.

    Carrollton Main Street Program’s First Fridays at the Courthouse Square returns from 4-8 p.m., Friday, June 6, with live music from the Downtown County Band, a favorite of crowds from years past.

  • Summer family activities abound across Kentucky

    With memories of the long winter starting to fade and the Memorial Day weekend now behind us, the time has come to begin planning for summer.

    There certainly is no shortage of activities nearby or across the state, and their popularity can be seen in the bottom line.  According to an annual study released earlier this month, Kentucky’s tourism and travel industry was responsible for $12.5 billion in direct and indirect spending in 2013, which was a 2.6 percent increase over 2012.  Overall, these businesses employ nearly 176,000 people.

  • Plans become reality in downtown area

    Editor:

    My wife Robin and I enjoyed a stroll through downtown Carrollton on Saturday evening of Memorial Day Weekend. The journey reminded us of some of the things we love about Carrollton.

  • Priest finds new home at church in Brooklyn

    Editor:

    I don’t know whether it is a good news or bad news. I was planning to return to Kentucky in June after my one year sabbatical leave. I had purchased the air ticket. Finally I had to submit my will to the will of God.

    I was appointed the Coordinator General of 124 Carmelite (CMI) priests in the U.S. and Canada and pastor of St. Anthony parish, Brooklyn, N.Y. I cancelled my air ticket.

    I had purchased earlier and purchased a new ticket to New York on May 29. I will arrive in New York on May 30.

  • Workshop plans yard sale for June 2-6

    Editor:

    Spring has finally arrived. It must be time for the annual yard sale at the NorthKey Workshop at 416 Fourth St. in Carrollton.

    We promise to have a variety of items for sale. Our guys are looking forward to a great turn out. They enjoy meeting new customers and seeing old friends.

    The yard sale will be held Monday, June 2 and run through Friday, June 6 from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. each day.

    We look forward to another great year.

    Dee Ellis

    NorthKey Community Care

  • Summer family activities abound across Kentucky

    With memories of the long winter starting to fade and the Memorial Day weekend now behind us, the time has come to begin planning for summer.

    There certainly is no shortage of activities nearby or across the state, and their popularity can be seen in the bottom line.  According to an annual study released earlier this month, Kentucky’s tourism and travel industry was responsible for $12.5 billion in direct and indirect spending in 2013, which was a 2.6 percent increase over 2012.  Overall, these businesses employ nearly 176,000 people.

  • STEM bus to make stops for summer reading events

    The Carroll County School District is hosting several summer learning activities throughout the community this summer. The STEM Bus, credit recovery/enrichment and the summer reading program will all be active during the months of June and July.

    The Center of Accelerated Learning will be open for three sessions so that students can earn course credits.