http://www.mycarrollnews.com/todaysopinions/rss.xml en Arney thankful for support in transition to new tax rate law http://www.mycarrollnews.com/content/arney-thankful-support-transition-new-tax-rate-law <img src="http://www.mycarrollnews.com/sites/www.mycarrollnews.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/arney_hillary_2013_9.jpg" alt="" title="" align="left" hspace="6" /><p> This year has been full of changes for places like the library.&nbsp; Any group that can collect taxes or is funded by tax dollars must register with the state auditor&rsquo;s office and come before fiscal court to discuss their tax rates. This was a new process for us this year, and, with the help of the Kentucky Department of Libraries and Archives and our own Fiscal Court, it has been a seamless transition.</p> Mayor: City attempted to clean up mess http://www.mycarrollnews.com/content/mayor-city-attempted-clean-mess <p> Editor:</p> <p> This letter is in response to Dennis Webster&rsquo;s letter published Sept. 11, 2014, concerning dirt and gravel left in his drive after Harley Drive was resurfaced.</p> Voting is one of the most important rights in both the federal and state constitutions http://www.mycarrollnews.com/content/voting-one-most-important-rights-both-federal-and-state-constitutions <img src="http://www.mycarrollnews.com/sites/www.mycarrollnews.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/oprandrick_new2010_42.jpg" alt="" title="" align="left" hspace="6" /><p> Starting this week, hundreds of state legislators from across the country will begin visiting classrooms to kick off the 16th annual &ldquo;America&rsquo;s Legislators Back to School Program.&rdquo;</p> <p> Sponsored by the National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL), this event initially lasted just one day, but now extends through much of the school year.&nbsp; While most students tour the state Capitol at least once, often during a field trip in elementary school, this program flips that by bringing state government to them.</p> Golf carts illegal in Carroll cities, county http://www.mycarrollnews.com/content/golf-carts-illegal-carroll-cities-county <img src="http://www.mycarrollnews.com/sites/www.mycarrollnews.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/marsh_nick-may2014-rgb_0.jpg" alt="" title="" align="left" hspace="6" /><p> &nbsp;<span style="line-height: 20.3999996185303px;">An interesting question was asked of me the other day as County Attorney and I know the same question has been asked before: Can you drive a golf cart on the road in Carroll County? So I decided to research the issue a bit and hopefully answer the question once and for all.</span></p> <p align="LEFT"> In short, my answer is &ldquo;no.&rdquo; You cannot drive a golf cart on the streets or roadways in Carroll County.</p> Rand reflects on Kentucky’s ties to the September 11th tragedy http://www.mycarrollnews.com/content/rand-reflects-kentucky%E2%80%99s-ties-september-11th-tragedy <img src="http://www.mycarrollnews.com/sites/www.mycarrollnews.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/oprandrick_new2010_41.jpg" alt="" title="" align="left" hspace="6" /><p> &nbsp;<span style="line-height: 20.3999996185303px;">On Thursday this week, our nation will pause to remember those whose lives were lost on Sept. 11, 2001.</span></p> <p align="LEFT"> If you are old enough to recall exactly where you were and what you were doing when you first heard the news, it can seem difficult to believe that 13 years have passed.</p> Resident wants mess in drive cleaned up http://www.mycarrollnews.com/content/resident-wants-mess-drive-cleaned <p> &nbsp;<span style="line-height: 20.3999996185303px;">Editor:</span></p> <p align="JUSTIFY"> It&rsquo;s been three weeks since they paved Harley Drive, leaving the mess of dirt and gravel in my drive for me to clean up.</p> CCHS students to receive training for new laptops http://www.mycarrollnews.com/content/cchs-students-receive-training-new-laptops <img src="http://www.mycarrollnews.com/sites/www.mycarrollnews.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/ed_robertscarl_36.jpg" alt="" title="" align="left" hspace="6" /><p> All Carroll County High School students this year are getting a driver&rsquo;s license &ndash; a digital driver&rsquo;s license.&nbsp; The Carroll County School District is working with the University of Kentucky&rsquo;s Digital Driver&rsquo;s License (DDL) program to ensure that the students have the training that they need.&nbsp; With students receiving new Lenovo laptops as part of the high school&rsquo;s recent one-to-one rollout, DDLs help students safely and effectively use the laptops for learning.</p> Mattresses must be bagged for trash http://www.mycarrollnews.com/content/mattresses-must-be-bagged-trash <p> Editor:</p> <p> I have noticed several used mattresses along the curb recently for pick up by the trash collectors. Rumpke will pick up mattresses and furniture if they are properly prepared.&nbsp;</p> <p> Due to the bed bug infestation, these items will not be taken by Rumpke unless they are sealed in a plastic bag. The bags are available from the city by contacting the mayor&rsquo;s office at (502) 732-7051 or Public Works at 304 Sycamore Street, (502) 732-7050, or the Code Enforcement Officer at (502) 732-7043.&nbsp;</p>