Today's Opinions

  • Pick a ‘safe word’ for your family

    “Your mother was involved in an accident, she asked me to pick you up and take you to the hospital to meet her.”

    How many of us have children that wouldn’t hesitate to go with a stranger if they were told something like this. I would suggest a safe word. The safe word would be known only by you and your child or children.

  • School Smiles returns to Carroll in September

    School Smiles is once again providing in-school dental care to students in the Carroll County School District.

    Similar to last year, School Smiles will be sending a licensed dentist, a licensed dental hygienist and a dental assistant to each school in the district in September. Forms have been sent home with students, but parents may contact any school in the district to access the forms as well.

    School Smiles will visit Kathryn Winn on Sept. 5 and 12, Cartmell on Sept. 29, Carroll County Middle School on Sept. 12 and Carroll County High School on Sept. 30.

  • Training consortium scholarship opened doors for local student

    I am very thankful for my scholarship and co-op opportunities.

    Near the end of my high school career, I received a full scholarship from the Carroll County Training Consortium to attend Jefferson Community and Technical College in Carrollton, Ky. This was only the beginning of great opportunities for me.

    Three days after I graduated from Trimble County High School, I started a summer job at the Kentucky Utilities Power Plant in Ghent, Ky.

    I worked throughout the summer full-time painting and cleaning inside and out of the building.

  • Thanks to all who helped with poker run


    Carroll County is a great place to call home. We are a small knit community that pulls together time after time to help others in need. On Aug. 2, I was overwhelmed at the generosity of many people from this small town. Thanks to some very special people, the funeral expenses for my fiancé have been paid in full.

  • Champions offers variety of activities to children in school, community groups

    Buses 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 a fun-filled year, with education and prevention at our forefront as always.

    We are excited to offer Carroll County students an array of hands-on, fun and simultaneously educational school-based clubs and activities all year round.

  • Event will help with Smith expenses


    On Aug. 2, people gathered at McCool’s Tavern in Ghent, Ky. to raise money to help pay the final cost of the funeral for Leonda Smith.

    Riders came together and rode through Kentucky and Indiana,  returning to McCool’s in Ghent.  Local business owners provided a meal, door prizes and raffle items. Donations were accepted from everyone.

  • Poker Run raises funds for Christmas


    We would like to say “thank you” to everyone who donated to the Christmas in August Poker Run.

    Your donations help generate money through our raffle and silent auction. We truly appreciate all the businesses who were able to help us. I would list everyone individually but there are more than 100.

  • Taxpayer unhappy with paving work


    As taxpayers sometimes we wonder where our money is spent. I saw it used Thursday on Harley Drive. They finally paved the street after several years. But it was a problem and no one seemed to want to fix it. The company the city hired to do the work piled all the dirt and gravel in my driveway. I asked the paving company who was going to fix it and they said they were. But after paving the street, they left, leaving the clean up for me.