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Today's Opinions

  • Resident offers ideas to improve county

    Editor:

    I’m no genius, but how can we address the drug problem with just three deputies? Doesn’t fiscal court have funds to support more officers? Why can’t we have a K-9 unit? Seems like a good idea would be to use it to randomly patrol the inside and outside of our schools. 

    I guess anyone who owns a lot of property in our city and county would not want a tax increase, even if it would bring in the funds needed to help with the problems facing our communities.

  • County Attorney: Consider taking time to prepare a will

    I often get asked by clients, friends and family members why they need a will. Some people ask the question because they do not have a lot of money or property. Others inquire because they reason that their spouse will just get everything when they die. Then there are those who just think they are young and have plenty of time to think about those things another day. I would like to give you my top five reasons (in no particular order) that you should consider speaking with an attorney about preparing a will:

    Reason No. 1: You love your spouse

  • Stop the ‘summer slide’ by encouraging children to read

    While there is sure to be lots of running, jumping, swinging and sliding over the summer months, a new summer reading program in the Carroll County School District aims to prevent academic sliding, also known as the “summer slide.” 

  • Carroll native Gullion served under Eisenhower

    From Pennsylvania to Nebraska and Indiana to Texas, the news on June 20, 1946, focused on the unexpected death of Maj. Gen. Allen Wyant Gullion.

    “General drops dead while listening to fight,” was the headline that appeared in hundreds of newspapers that carried the Associated Press story. According to AP, Gullion suffered a massive heart attack while listening to the Joe Louis-Billy Conn fight on the radio – a much-anticipated rematch that ended with Louis retaining his heavyweight title in the eighth round on June 19, 1946.

  • Hospital earns praise for quick treatment

     Editor:

    On the morning of April 9, I woke up for work and had abdominal pain that led to a visit to the Carroll County Hospital emergency room. Upon arrival I was promptly taken to a room and evaluated. The testing began with x-rays then a C.T. scan, which showed the need for surgery.

    Within no time at all the procedure was over and I was in a room to recover overnight.

  • Awareness event gets broad local support

    Editor:

    I would like to take this opportunity to thank a number of individuals and organizations that made our Child Abuse Prevention Month Event a success on Friday, April 25.

  • Sons’ fundraiser benefits veterans

    Editor:

    The Sons of the American Legion, Squadron 41, would like to thank all that made our bicycle raffle a success.

    We would like to thank the Ladies Auxiliary of Post 41, the Legion Riders, The Legion and all those that bought tickets We raised money for the local veterans and our scholarship fund. We want to congratulate Jo Ann Southworth on winning the boys bike and Ronnie Knight on winning the girls bike. We had a great time and hope all of you did also.

  • Many important bills didn’t win approval during 2014 session

    At the start of each legislative session, it is impossible to know which proposals will clear the hurdles it takes for a bill to become law.

    Some are never heard in committee; others may make it through the House or Senate but get lost in the shuffle on the other side.  Some may falter because of cost or a lack of time or public support.