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Today's Opinions

  • Friday event to raise awareness of child abuse in Carroll County

    April is Child Abuse Awareness Month, and at Champions for a Drug Free Carroll County we see the unfortunate connection between substance abuse and child abuse. According to The National Council of Child Abuse and Family Violence, “Substance abuse exists in 40 to 80 percent of families in which the children are victims of abuse.”

    To bring awareness and spread knowledge on this issue, Champions for a Drug Free Carroll County sponsors the annual Carrollton Child Abuse Prevention Event every April.

  • Gift shows library’s importance

    The intricacies of funding a public service like the library can be very confusing, sometimes political, and most often not very personal. 

    A few months ago, I was reminded of the importance of the personal connections that are made each and every day we open our doors. 

    Long time Carrollton resident William Lindsay bequeathed the library a generous sum of money. I understand the word generous may have several different connotations and might indicate some dollar amount. 

  • Report shows that education ‘pays’

    Over the last generation, Kentucky has seen a lot of success when it comes to boosting the education level of our workforce.

    Since 1994, according to the Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education, the number of those employed who have a bachelor’s degree has jumped 80 percent, while those with a high school diploma or less has dropped by more than a one-tenth.

    That’s a trend that needs to continue because CPE estimates that, by the year 2020, more than half of Kentucky’s jobs will require at least some college experience.

  • Cheerleaders thank community for support

    Editor:

    On March 15-17 the Carroll County Middle School cheerleaders had the opportunity to compete on a national level in Myrtle Beach, S.C. This would not have been possible without the great support our squad acquired from our district, local businesses and the work of our cheer parents and cheerleaders.

  • Chamber programs offer education, entertainment for members, community

    April is a busy month for the Carroll County Chamber of Commerce, with many opportunities for businesses in the community to learn, grow and network. Check out some of the happenings around the county.

    Lunch and Learn

    Come join us for the Chamber’s “Lunch and Learn” event Thursday, April 18 at the Carroll County Public Library, 136 Court Street, Carrollton. This event will be held from noon to 1 p.m. and will allow businesses to network, eat and enrich.

  • Record searches sometimes find conflicting data

    Charles William Osborne was born in Carroll County July 4, 1934, to Brack and Malinda Riley Osborne. Many of you may know him as Charlie, the proprietor of a used-car lot and auto repair shop in English, where he and his wife Frances still live.

    Nearly all of Charlie’s family is gone. His parents died when he was young, and his three older sisters, too, have passed. He recently asked me to help with research into his family tree – so he can know about his past and can pass that knowledge on to his twin sons, Charles Timothy and Mark Anthony.

  • Lawmakers approve measures to protect Kentucky’s children

    Every legislative session, the General Assembly looks for ways it can improve the lives of our children, both in the classroom and when it comes to their safety.

    This year, the House and Senate passed several new laws that further both of these goals.

    One of the more widely publicized will establish a permanent, independent panel to review those cases in which a child either died or was severely injured as a result of abuse or neglect.

  • Dog owners must control their pets

    Editor:

    My mother loves to walk Max, her Boston Terrier. Monday, April 1 while walking him, she saw some girls walking a black German Shepherd in their direction. So, as mom always does, she began to cross the street with Max as to avoid the two dogs crossing paths.

    The German Shepherd broke the leash and attacked/jumped my mom and Max  knocking my mother down onto the street. She couldn’t get up.

    Max was trying to fight the big dog off. Mom said finally the girls got the dog by the collar, pulling it off of her.