http://www.mycarrollnews.com/todaysopinions/rss.xml en Kentucky played a major role in Declaration of Independence http://www.mycarrollnews.com/content/kentucky-played-major-role-declaration-independence <img src="http://www.mycarrollnews.com/sites/www.mycarrollnews.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/oprandrick_new2010_79.jpg" alt="Rick Rand" title="Rick Rand" align="left" hspace="6" /><p> <span style="line-height: 20.3999996185303px;">As we ready to celebrate the Fourth of July on Saturday, it&rsquo;s worth remembering the words President Kennedy spoke at Philadelphia&rsquo;s Independence Hall a little more than five decades ago.</span></p> Service dogs can help families sniff out child seizures http://www.mycarrollnews.com/content/service-dogs-can-help-families-sniff-out-child-seizures <img src="http://www.mycarrollnews.com/sites/www.mycarrollnews.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/arney_beau2015_1.jpg" alt="Beau Arney" title="Beau Arney" align="left" hspace="6" /><p> <span style="line-height: 20.3999996185303px;">Many children at a very young age begin to have seizures &ndash; up to 20 per day.</span></p> <p> For years, young children that have seizures have parents, grandparents and siblings stay their rooms nightly waiting and watching for attacks. There has been a new trend and way to help families with this health and wellness issue. Families are starting to get service dogs to assist.</p> Don’t overdo it: Seafood takes less time to cook http://www.mycarrollnews.com/content/don%E2%80%99t-overdo-it-seafood-takes-less-time-cook <img src="http://www.mycarrollnews.com/sites/www.mycarrollnews.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/keeton_shawn_18.jpg" alt="Shawn Keeton" title="Shawn Keeton" align="left" hspace="6" /><p> <span style="line-height: 20.3999996185303px;">Hello, once again, my friends. As I am writing this article, I am sitting back, looking at a pool and dreaming of good food. OK, I&rsquo;m always dreaming of good food, no matter where I am. That I happen to be in Florida doesn&rsquo;t change that. What it does change, typically, is what I am eating.</span></p> <p> What I mean by that is, when in Rome do, as the Romans do. If I&rsquo;m on the beach I eat seafood. If I&rsquo;m in Montana, I&rsquo;m eating a steak. It&rsquo;s just who I am.</p> Champions hosts a heroin town hall at Sanders Thursday http://www.mycarrollnews.com/content/champions-hosts-heroin-town-hall-sanders-thursday <img src="http://www.mycarrollnews.com/sites/www.mycarrollnews.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/franklin_hayley_19.jpg" alt="Hayley Franklin" title="Hayley Franklin" align="left" hspace="6" /><p> <span style="line-height: 20.3999996185303px;">Summer is here! To many, that means family gatherings, cookouts, pool time and other fun events. Although school is no longer in session, Champions for a Drug Free Carroll County will continue to work hard through June and July to ensure your summer fun is safe, informed and drug free.</span></p> State investing millions to increase Internet speeds in the rural areas http://www.mycarrollnews.com/content/state-investing-millions-increase-internet-speeds-rural-areas <img src="http://www.mycarrollnews.com/sites/www.mycarrollnews.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/oprandrick_new2010_78.jpg" alt="Rick Rand" title="Rick Rand" align="left" hspace="6" /><p> <span style="line-height: 20.3999996185303px;">Three months ago, when the Washington Post ran a story comparing peak broadband internet speeds among the states, the news for Kentucky was not good: We came in last, behind Arkansas.&nbsp;Our rate is half of what can be found in Virginia, which placed second.</span></p> River Sweep supporters earn word of thanks http://www.mycarrollnews.com/content/river-sweep-supporters-earn-word-thanks <p> <span style="line-height: 20.3999996185303px;">Editor:</span></p> <p> The Carrollton Main Street Program and its River Sweep Committee held another successful cleanup Saturday along the banks of the Ohio and Kentucky rivers.</p> <p> We want to thank our major sponsors for making this event possible. North American Stainless and Dow Corning provide the funding to help us clean up our community each year, present awards for volunteers and poster winners and have a picnic lunch.</p> Idol thanks its supporters http://www.mycarrollnews.com/content/idol-thanks-its-supporters <p> <span style="line-height: 20.3999996185303px;">Editor:</span></p> Gohs moves to serve in Maryland http://www.mycarrollnews.com/content/gohs-moves-serve-maryland <p> <span style="line-height: 20.3999996185303px;">Editor:</span></p> <p> Thank you, dearest friends!</p> <p> Since returning to the Provincial House of my Sisters of Divine Providence on June 1, I have been getting some rest and relaxation before moving to new ministry in the state of Maryland. My heart is still focused on your familiar faces as I pen a farewell to all of you in Carroll County who have been such a gift for 14 years.</p>