Today's Opinions

  • 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.

  • 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