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Today's Opinions

  • Area counties celebrate Fourth of July

    When our forefathers put their signatures to paper to declare our independence as a nation 241 years ago on July 4, 1776, there was no doubt it was a time to celebrate.

    Public readings of the freshly-written Declaration of Independence were held in Philadelphia’s Independence Square amid bells ringing and bands playing. Bonfires and fireworks were added to the celebration the next year and then the tradition spread, with towns large and small joining in the merriment.

  • Water issue on Schuerman needs to be fixed

    Editor:

    A dear friend of mine, Rosemary McCormick, was traveling on Schuerman Road on or about May 24, 2017, when a wall of water came out of nowhere and hit her car in the side, stopping it and when she got it started, it was knocking.

    The mayor won’t take her calls, so she can get help fixing it, and her car is not the only one. We are lifelong citizens of Carroll County. We deserve better than that.

    Steve Payton

    Ghent, Ky.

  • Thanks for making Lions Club poker run a success

    Editor,

  • Getting the thrill of grilling

    With the Fourth of July this coming week, there will be many people outdoors grilling hamburgers, barbecued chicken or vegetables throughout the neighborhood, reminding us of the thrill of grilling out. Just about any food that can be broiled or roasted can be cooked on a grill.

  • How to safely dispose of needles, syringes

    Summer is here! That means kids playing in parks, barefoot play, outdoor cleaning and river sweeps are here too. You’ve been asking: What do I do if I find a needle? How do I dispose of it? We have your answers and tips to doing so.

    According to the Department of Health, Australian Government the recommended way to dispose of a discarded needle and syringe varies between cities and states.

  • Stay cool by fixing salads, grilling/cooking outdoors

    Hello once again, my friends. As I write this article there is only one thing I can say. It’s hot! It’s summer time, of course, so I guess it should be, but it always surprises me at how quickly I am ready for the dog days of summer to be over even when they are just first starting.

    That leads me right in to this month’s cooking thoughts. When it’s boiling hot outside, it’s time to pull out all the stops to make food preparation easier.

  • Holding public records hostage

    By AMYE BENSENHAVER

    Bluegrass Institute Center for Open Government

    While employed as an instructor at the University of Kentucky’s School of Journalism, former hostage Terry Anderson recounted his five-year battle with federal agencies to obtain copies of public records under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) relating to the government’s efforts to secure his release from Hezbollah kidnappers during his nearly seven-year captivity.

  • Boy Scouts searching for new leaders

    Editor:

    Boy Scouts of America has had a nearly constant presence in the local community over the past 60-plus years – both Boy Scouts and Cub Scouts. While society has certainly changed during that time the values associated with Scouting have been steadfast – just as pertinent today as they were back then.