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Today's Opinions

  • Small actions can make a big difference in the community

    "Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.”

    This quote by anthropologist Margaret Mead was one of my favorites when I was in high school and college because it reminded me that individuals and seemingly small actions can make a big difference in someone’s life. It has been a while since I have read these words, but I think of them now when I reflect on my experience Saturday morning at Project Comfort.

  • Leaf collection delayed, expected to begin soon

    Editor:

    The City of Carrollton ordered a new leaf machine in July of this year.  Delivery was supposed to be Oct. 1, but due to a shortage of 80 horsepower motors, delivery was moved to Oct. 18. 

    On Oct. 17 we received a call from the company that delivery was moved to Oct. 25.  The water pump on our old machine went out, and we sent it off through a local company for repair. They lost the pump and are trying to get a new one, but have not been successful. 

  • Local musician thanks festival’s organizers

    Editor:

    I wanted to thank the organizers of the Carroll County Tobacco Festival for a well organized event. Also thanks for giving local bands the opportunity to play.

    This event has gone on for many years, and from the participation it appears it will continue for many more.

    A special thanks to Greg and Daisy Hughes.

    Dennis Wheeler

    Carrollton

  • Local banks unite to battle hunger

    Editor:

    Local banks  are joining together to fight hunger with a friendly competition called “Banks Battle Against Hunger.”

    Donations large or small are needed. They may be made to any local bank in Carrollton from Nov. 1-18.

  • Ky.’s first responders make a big difference in everyone’s lives

    They may only number in the tens of thousands out of a state of more than 4.3 million people, but it isn’t hard to imagine how much more difficult life would be without our first responders.

    While their work is mainly a function of local government, the state plays a role as well in helping law enforcement, firefighters and other emergency workers do their job.

  • State makes progress on educational goals

    When the General Assembly overhauled the state’s postsecondary system in 1997, it set some ambitious goals to reach by the year 2020.

    Last month, the Council on Postsecondary Education gave us an update on just how far we have come since then – and how much further we need to go in the next few years to stay on track.

  • Magazines played an important role in life beginning in childhood

    I heard Tom Brokaw speaking on television the other day and he talked of knowing about certain events as a child because his family subscribed to Life Magazine. 

    It made me think of all the magazines that have been a part of my life.

    My family was not, in retrospect, very sophisticated.  We lived in a rural area; we went to ‘the city’ for the Ice Capades, the zoo, school clothes, and to see Santa on the sixth floor of Shillitos. But we were readers of two daily newspapers most of the time and some popular magazines of the day.

  • Church thanks fish fry patrons at festival

    Editor:

    We at Relevant Church would like to say, thank you to everyone who came out to support us this past weekend at our Tobacco Festival Fish Fry. We had a great time meeting each and every one of you. A special thanks to all the volunteers who helped in the tent, without you it would have not been possible. A very special thank you to American Rental for the refrigerator. We hope to see you all next year.

    Pastor Rusty Bennett

    Relevant Church