Today's Opinions

  • Tragic events 50 years ago leave mark on state, nation

    On Friday, our country will mark the 50th anniversary of one of its most tragic events: the assassination of President John F. Kennedy.

    Like the attack on Pearl Harbor before it and 9/11 after it, Nov. 22, 1963, is one of a handful of dates in history where those old enough to remember it will never forget where they were and what they were doing.

    What many Kentuckians may not know about that day, however, is that a future resident of our state broke the news of President Kennedy’s death to the world. 

  • Winn PTA says fall festival was a success

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  • Scouts to collect food donations Saturday


    It’s Scouting for Food time again. Local Boy Scouts, Cub Scouts, Girl Scouts and a host of others representing various groups will hit the streets Saturday, Nov. 23, to pick-up your donations to the Carroll County Food Pantry. Please have your items in bags placed in a high-visibility location outside your home by 9 a.m.

  • Students face many challenges as they prepare for college

    There will be several challenges that my friends and I will have to conquer throughout our senior year as we prepare for graduation. It may be ideal to attend college after graduation or maybe even enter the military. Whatever it may be there will always be challenges that surface.

    I think the three biggest challenges for the class of 2014 are procrastination, perfectionism and fear. To overcome them may seem simple, but it’s not. The motivation will come from the doing.

  • State efforts look to reduce traffic accidents, fatalities

    One of the more persistent challenges facing our country is finding ways to reduce the number of people killed or injured in a traffic accident.

    In one sense, we have come a long way.  Four decades ago, for example, the number of highway fatalities regularly topped 50,000 a year, but the figures for 2011 were the lowest the United States has seen since 1949, a testament to tougher laws, safer roads, more focused enforcement and better technology in the cars and trucks we drive.

  • Research ‘scratched surface’ of locals in Revolutionary War

    As a history geek, I really had a great time delving into the lives of those men, long forgotten, who served in the Revolutionary War and had actually lived here in Carroll County – Gallatin County, of course, at the time.

    I have a Revolutionary War solder on my father’s Hackett line. Josiah Hackett, born 1754 in Middleboro, Plymouth, Mass., first signed an oath against being in the war as a Quaker but later was lured into service while living in Westmoreland County, N.H.

  • Law helps get loved one into treatment


    Have you heard of “Casey’s” Law? Casey’s Law was established to provide a means of intervening with someone who is a substance abuser and is unable to recognize his or her need for treatment due to his or her impairment.

    The law allows a parent, relative or friend to petition the court for treatment on behalf of their loved one, even if he/she is over the age of 18.

  • New procedures in place for child support division at County Attorney’s Office

    Every day we all get notices in the mail regarding our privacy rights, our bank’s privacy policies and what information is protected by these rights and policies. The County Attorney’s Office is no different.

    Due to privacy policies and federal and state guidelines, the County Attorney’s Office has had to implement some new procedures and change the way we do business in the child support division.