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Today's Opinions

  • Real newspapers, real news

    “Real Newspapers, Real News” is the theme of this year’s National Newspaper Week (Oct. 1-7.) Indeed, there’s always been lots of “real” at newspapers. Real stories, real journalism, real work, real deadlines, real honesty, real facts, real changes and, now, real threats.

  • Seeking ways to curb drug use

    In many ways, it is impossible to calculate the true cost of the drug epidemic that has grown exponentially since the turn of the century.

  • Class of 1977 to reunite Oct. 14

    Editor:

    We are looking for all Carroll County High School classmates from the Class of 1977 for our upcoming 40 Year Class Reunion. The reunion is at Camp Kysoc on Oct. 14, at 6:30 p.m. We are also planning a brief Memorial Bench dedication on Oct. 14, at 11 a.m. at CCHS near the southwest entrance of the gym. 

    Hope to see you there!

    Penny Maiden

    Planning Committee 

    CCHS Class of 1977

  • Rand: Fall is full of autumn festivals across the commonwealth of Kentucky

    Fall may technically have begun last Friday, but it could be argued that it really began several weeks ago, when many communities began hosting a wide array of festivals popular during this time of year.

    There certainly is no shortage of themes, with some events centered on such well-known staples as apples, chicken, country ham, bourbon and tobacco.  Other gatherings, however, feature products that may seem obscure to those not from the region.

  • Thanks to all who donated to relief effort

    Editor:

    A giant thank you! I just wanted to follow up on my Houston rescue trip by saying thank you to all of you who helped me make it so enormously successful.

    From cash donations, to supplies, to prayers and words of encouragement, the trailer was so jam-packed, we needed a bigger truck to handle it. Our recipients were so touched.

  • Carroll Co. Schools celebrates Red Ribbon Week Oct. 23-31

    For many people October is a month of awareness. Whether it is breast cancer, domestic violence, or anti-bullying, it is a month to raise awareness for causes that we are all passionate about.

  • ‘Meat and taters’ doesn’t have to mean boring

    Hello once again, my friends. As I sit here typing this article I’m reminded of how sometimes summer just won’t turn loose and let fall in. What had been beautiful temperatures in the 70s shot back up to the upper 80s. The lesson to be learned I think is that if you don’t like the weather, just give it a couple of days, it will change. This hot weather keeps me reminded of the grilling season, which sooner or later will come to an end. But that doesn’t mean we have to give up on meat and potatoes. Far from it actually.

  • Lawmakers say it could take until November to agree on pension bill

    States have a hard time making changes to their public pension systems. That’s because public pensions in nearly all states – 41, as of 2014 – are contractual obligations that the courts have ruled must be met.