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Opinion

  • Editor: The Panthers 12 and under baseball team recently wrapped up their season. They were champions of two tournaments, The Columbus Invitational and The Greensburg Spring Swing. They were also runner up in the Lyndon Lightning Invitational. During the Cal Ripken tournament in Myrtle Beach they competed against 19 very good teams located t

  • Editor: The Carroll County Public Library made a splash this summer with our annual summer reading program.  This program would not be possible without the generous donations received from Ohio Valley United  Charities.  We would also like to thank the following businesses for donating coupons, gift certificates and other pri

  • Edtor: I would like to make a correction and apologize for my misspelling of Staff Sgt. Christopher Stout’s name in the Letter to the Editor. I incorrectly referred to him as Staff Sgt. Scott. I hope this in no way misinterpreted my expressing to people my sincere honor I had of being there for the memorial. Sandy Beall Ghent &nbs

  • Editor: I had the honor of being at Staff Sgt. Christopher Scott’s memorial service on Friday, July 30, at General Butler State Resort Park. The ceremony was a wonderful tribute to this man and the sacrifices he made for his family and country. The speakers were very sincere about the life of Sgt. Scott, both personal and military-wi

  • Editor: I would like to see a ban on having dogs chained. In Carrollton and Carroll County there is no law or ordinance that protects dogs from being chained up 24/7. Chaining is the cruelest punishment for social animals such as dogs that need exercise, affection and companionship. Many communities are beginning to pass laws banning dog cha

  • Editor: I would like to thank everyone who came to the bake sale for Sgt. Chris Stout, and also thank you Worthville Fire Department for letting us hold the sale at the firehouse. Marty Gividen Assistant Chief Worthville Volunteer Fire Deparment  

  • Editor: Herb Kinman steps up and saves the day once again.  The congregation of the Worthville Christian Church would like to thank him for all that he does for the community never asking for anything in return.            Pamela Jo Yeary Chairperson Worthville Christian Church  

  • Editor: Shelby Energy Cooperative has filed a request to increase rates as much as 15 percent on top of an additional 6 percent rate increase from East Kentucky Power, Shelby Energy’s power supplier. I believe Shelby Energy has created a veil of secrecy about our cooperative’s operation and management that causes the member-customer to pay more money for less service.

  • Editor: The Senior Carnival was a great success Friday, July 2. It wouldn’t have been possible without the support of local businesses and individuals. We would like to take the time to recognize those who made the carnival possible: Rand insurance, Hometown Pizza, Bray’s Orchard, Niles Bray’s Fruit Stand, All the Buzz Barber Shop, Tracey and Greg Heveline, Fra

  • Recently, I heard of a study that says people who multi-task don’t really get better at it over time – they actually lose their ability to concentrate. I don’t doubt the accuracy of this finding. My job requires me to multi-task all the time; I’m constantly switching from editing to writing to laying out pages, all the while trying to keep organized to make

  • Editor: I would like to take this opportunity to clear a few things up. Contrary to popular belief, a beauty pageant is much more than parading around in a bathing suit. Simply put, it’s about making friends, making memories, enhancing public speaking and people skills, increasing self-confidence and instilling a dream and a goal into

  • Editor: To a great fallen hero, Christopher Stout, I would like to say thanks for your sacrifice, dedication, honor and duty to our great country and the state of Kentucky. Because of great soldiers like you, we have this freedom of speech and religion to worship the only true God. We will miss you greatly and our prayers will be with your wonderful wife, children and family.

  • I  know some people will bristle at this, but I have to be honest – I’m not really a fan of beauty pageants. Though I’ve heard arguments to the contrary, I feel they exploit young women. To me, anytime you base winning a scholarship – or any prize – on how good a girl looks in a bathing suit, she is being objectified. I feel that even more strong

  • Editor: Carroll County Special Olympics has had a very successful 2009-2010 sports season. In the fall, we participated in bowling, both at regional and state level. In January, we went to Perfect North Slopes for Winter Games, competing in alpine skiing and snowshoeing. A basketball team with Carroll and Gallatin County athletes, coached

  • When I was a very young reporter living in Fairfield County, Conn., I was able to get together with a good friend I’d met a few years earlier when we were both students at Ohio University in Athens. Penny lived in New York City, and I had always envied her. She was very sophisticated and cosmopolitan, compared to me – a small-town girl from Northwest Ohio. NYC was

  • Editor:   I would like to say a big THANK YOU to the following for helping us take seven boys from our community to the Kentucky Sheriffs Boys and Girls Ranch last week: Earl Floyd Ford-Jason Stephenson and Kinman Chevrolet-Herb Kinman thank you for providing vans to transport the children to and from camp last week. Without support an

  • Editor:   The Carroll County High School Class of 2000 will hold its 10-year reunion on August 14, 2010, at the Carrollton Armory. We are currently seeking information and addresses for any classmates who are not on Facebook. Please e-mail CCHSPanthers2000@gmail.com, call 502.632.1926, or contact a member of the committee for more information about the reunion.&nbs

  • Editor: This is in regard to the piece put in the paper for the Trimble County Youth League. (See Page 6, June 23, 2010, issue.) In my opinion, this [league] is just for fun and a learning experience for years to come. It’s not that they lost. This is about having fun and learning the fundamentals of the sport. The parents yelling and

  • Editor:       The Carrollton Main Street Program would like to thank all those who helped to make Carroll County’s Ohio River Sweep 2010 a success. In spite of stormy weather and the condition of the river, approximately 100 volunteers participated in this year’s event. Special thanks to the following for th

  • Dear Editor, I would like to start my letter by telling you all a little story about how becoming Miss Carroll County has always been a dream of mine. In 1995 I was crowned Little Miss Carroll Co., and at 5 years old I told the emcee my adult dreams of becoming a doctor, teacher and a lawyer, at the time this goal seemed easy, because accord