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Today's Opinions

  • Hospital earns praise for quick treatment

     Editor:

    On the morning of April 9, I woke up for work and had abdominal pain that led to a visit to the Carroll County Hospital emergency room. Upon arrival I was promptly taken to a room and evaluated. The testing began with x-rays then a C.T. scan, which showed the need for surgery.

    Within no time at all the procedure was over and I was in a room to recover overnight.

  • Awareness event gets broad local support

    Editor:

    I would like to take this opportunity to thank a number of individuals and organizations that made our Child Abuse Prevention Month Event a success on Friday, April 25.

  • Sons’ fundraiser benefits veterans

    Editor:

    The Sons of the American Legion, Squadron 41, would like to thank all that made our bicycle raffle a success.

    We would like to thank the Ladies Auxiliary of Post 41, the Legion Riders, The Legion and all those that bought tickets We raised money for the local veterans and our scholarship fund. We want to congratulate Jo Ann Southworth on winning the boys bike and Ronnie Knight on winning the girls bike. We had a great time and hope all of you did also.

  • Many important bills didn’t win approval during 2014 session

    At the start of each legislative session, it is impossible to know which proposals will clear the hurdles it takes for a bill to become law.

    Some are never heard in committee; others may make it through the House or Senate but get lost in the shuffle on the other side.  Some may falter because of cost or a lack of time or public support.

  • Choose the right oil for cooking for best taste

    Warm weather, yes my friends, it has finally arrived. If you are thinking there is always a theme to how my articles begin, you are right.

    Nothing says cooking like a weather update. So here we are, staring at warm weather, fishing and bringing out the grills. It is one of my favorite times of year. We have shaken off the winter slumber and are now looking forward to the smells of spring.

  • Preventing child abuse is focus of Friday event

     Friday is the big day. Champions for a Drug Free Carroll County and our event partners, Family Ties, 21st Century Lighthouse and Youth Services invite the entire community, to attend our free Child Abuse Prevention Month event. It will take place from 6:30-9 p.m. Friday, April 25, at the Courthouse Square in downtown Carrollton. 

    In Carroll County and across the nation, this year’s Child Abuse Prevention theme is “Making Meaningful Connections.”

  • May is a time to honor foster parents

    Editor:

    May is National Foster Care Month, and we would like to take this opportunity to thank foster and kinship parents in our community for their hard work and dedication to families across our region.

    This month provides the opportunity to thank the foster families who provide homes and love to children who need them. Foster parents often become the substitute family for the youth, regardless of how long they stay – be it an hour or a lifetime.

  • Approved state budget lowers debt ratio

    When the General Assembly adjourned at midnight Tuesday night, it did so having worked to make Kentucky better by passing legislation aimed at improving the lives of Kentuckians, by passing twice a budget with a lower debt ratio and structural imbalance than what was originally suggested by the Governor and House of Representatives.