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Today's Opinions

  • Over-medicated, not ready for school

    In election years, politicians often talk about children as our future.

    If that’s true — and who could argue? — two stories last week provided a Dickensian picture of Kentucky a decade hence:

    Only one in four children is ready for kindergarten, the Kentucky Board of Education reported.

  • It is everyone’s
 responsibility to keep the community safe

    Fans of “The Andy Griffith Show” often point to the episode “Citizens Arrest” as a favorite. Residents may not be making a citizen’s arrest with a new Kentucky State Police initiative, but they can help curb crime.

    A new text-tip line will allow the public to send confidential tips via cellphones.

    Here’s how it works: A cellphone user with the ability to text can dial 67283, then type KSPTIP in the message field, then leave a space before entering information about a crime or a suspect.

  • It is everyone’s
 responsibility to keep the community safe

    Fans of “The Andy Griffith Show” often point to the episode “Citizens Arrest” as a favorite. Residents may not be making a citizen’s arrest with a new Kentucky State Police initiative, but they can help curb crime.

    A new text-tip line will allow the public to send confidential tips via cellphones.

    Here’s how it works: A cellphone user with the ability to text can dial 67283, then type KSPTIP in the message field, then leave a space before entering information about a crime or a suspect.

  • Water bath ensures moist, flavorful cheesecake

    With the holidays approaching, everyone is looking for a nice dessert that will impress the relatives.  Well look no further. 

    This cheesecake is a spin on the classic pumpkin pie, while still having the same flavors as the original.

  • Payton, Clark named students of the month at JCTC

    Two students were honored recently in a new program called the JCTC Carrollton Campus Student of the Month Award.

    DeVonna Payton  and Marty Clark were honored for the months of August and Septem-ber, respectively, for outstanding academic achievement and campus involvement.

    Clark enrolled at JCTC in the fall 2011 and is pursuing an associate’s degree. He plans to transfer to Lindsey Wilson College to complete a bachelor’s degree in human services and counseling.

  • Police chief, sheriff thank sponsors, supporters of recent fund-raisers

    Editor:

    The Carroll County Sheriff’s Office recently had the pleasure of participating in fund-raisers for the Kentucky Sheriffs’ Ranch and the local Shop With A Cop Trail Ride.

    A golf scramble was held Sept. 10 to generate funds for the Kentucky Sheriffs’ Ranch, which offers underprivileged children an opportunity to spend a week at summer camp and participate in a number of fun activities.

  • Family thanks Ghent Fire, dispatch for quick response

    Editor:

    On Sept. 16, a lawn-mower fire destroyed most of the interior of our attached garage and its contents. My wife made the discovery of the fire and, immediately, called 911 for assistance. Had it not been for the selfless, quick action of all those rendering aid, as well as the person on the other end of the 911 call, our home also would have been destroyed along with its contents. Personal injury and/or loss of life was more importantly avoided as well.

  • Exercise your right to vote Nov. 6

    Editor:

    On Nov. 6, 2012, the president, every seat in the House of Representatives seat and 33 Senate seats are up for vote.

    The 2012 General Election is more than just a decision between two candidates. This election will determine the kind of government we will have and the kind of nation our children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren will inherit from us.