Today's Opinions

  • State festivals celebrate heritage and traditions

    While the temperature outside may not feel like fall just yet, many of the traditional signs of the season are starting to arrive.

    One of the most telling is the sheer number of festivals that has already started to take place and will run through Halloween.  They are centered on items you might expect - tobacco, apples and bourbon - and a few more that may seem odd until their history is known.

  • Presidential race so far reads like a novel


    The Paducah Sun

    The 2016 presidential race is shaping up as one of the most interesting, and to some extent bizarre, such exercises we can remember. It takes place against a backdrop of a public that is in an increasingly foul mood. A poll released Monday by Rasmussen Reports finds that only 26 percent of Americans believe the country is headed in the right direction. That’s down a point from a week earlier and down four points from the start of this year.

  • Thanks extended for help with event


    I want to thank all the businesses and people that donated and helped on the Breast Cancer Benefit for Cindy Tingle.

    Thank you so much.


    Toni Cull


  • Sheriff thanks all who helped with trail ride


    The second annual Sheriff Jamie Kinman Scholarship Trail Ride, which took place on Saturday, Aug. 28, was a huge success! The proceeds of the trail ride will benefit local students who plan to attend college, in the form of an academic scholarship. We had around 70 riders this year and raised enough money to give three $1,000 scholarships. I look forward to rewarding students within our community with this money in hopes of allowing them financial relief while striving to follow their dreams.

  • Gee highlights Big Brothers Big Sisters fundraiser Oct. 8

    Dawne Gee is coming to Carrollton!

    As if her love for Jesus and James Taylor is not reason enough to appreciate Dawne Gee of WAVE-3 News, she is adjusting her schedule to be in Carrollton for our Big Brothers Big Sisters fundraiser dinner on Oct. 8.

  • Rand highlights some of the state’s many woman pioneers

    Last week, the United States celebrated the 95th anniversary of women’s right to vote, a milestone made possible by the passage of the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.

    Kentucky was the 23rd state to ratify that amendment, but it did not clear its final legislative hurdle until Tennessee became the 36th in August 1920.  Interestingly, that decision was a close one, occurring only when a young legislator voted in favor at the request of his mother.

  • 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.