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Today's Opinions

  • Everyone has a role in Zika fight

    Kentucky New Era

    Mosquitoes have always been an annoying part of Kentucky’s hot and muggy summers, but this year there’s much more at stake. There are serious health risks because of the likely spread of the Zika virus.

    Most health officials agree that’s it’s not a matter of whether the United States will experience a Zika outbreak. It’s a matter of when.

  • Class of 1959 reuniting June 11

    Editor:

    The Carrollton High School Class of 1959 is holding its annual reunion at General Butler State Park Lodge on Saturday, June 11 at 4:30 p.m., with dinner at 6 p.m. All classmates are encouraged to attend. Reservations are not necessary. We welcome all friends of the class as well. Bring any mementos that you wish to share.

     

    Gypsy Oak

    Carrollton

  • Champions receives mini grant

    Sticker Shock is coming to Carrollton once again. If you read that sentence and seemed confused, that is okay, most readers have probably never heard of the term. “Sticker Shock” is a campaign geared toward the prevention of underage drinking.

    According to MADD.org (Mothers Against Drunk Driving) each year underage drinking contributes to approximately 4,700 deaths in Kentucky alone. We aim to decrease that statistic in Carroll County with prevention and education measures like Sticker Shock.

  • ‘History is what you make it’

    In August 2003, Jim Beam’s Warehouse B, located on Withrow Court, just off of Ky. 245, caught fire. The flames rose more than 100 feet into the air. Nearly 20,000 barrels were destroyed, with the burning mixture spilling into Withrow Creek and eventually the Beech Fork, killing thousands of fish.

    That low point in the whiskey giant’s history was perhaps exacerbated by the fact that the bourbon market 13 years ago looks nothing like it does today.

  • Legislature worked to improve services veterans

    This weekend we honor the brave men and women who gave their lives for this great country. Originally referred to as “Decoration Day,” the holiday originated after the Civil War as Americans would decorate the graves of fallen soldiers with flowers each year. Following WWI it took on new significance and all of America’s wars were from then on included and observed in the holiday we now know as “Memorial Day”.

  • Memorial Day serves as reminder of the sacrafice of many for our freedom

    On Monday, our nation will pause as it has for more than 150 years to remember and pay tribute to those who gave their lives protecting our nation.

    There are more than 1.2 million names on that list, about half of which were added during the four years of the Civil War.

  • Thanks for help with P’ville clean up

    Editor:

    On behalf of the citizens and of the City Commission of the City of Prestonville I wish to thank Judge Westrick, the Fiscal Court, county employees and anyone else who helped in our clean-up day. Special thanks to John Kyle, Floyd Bowling, and James Lewellyn who helped get it organized and was there to see that it went well.

  • Keep your family fit this summer

    With summer break approaching, most of us can only think about vacation. However, we also need to think of ways to keep the family fit and healthy this summer. Kids who do not move or engage in activity can gain an average of seven pounds just over summer break. Weight gain like this results in long-term damaging health effects.