New website offers a ‘gathering place’ for Carroll Countians

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By Jeff Moore

People have long enjoyed getting together to talk about the news that’s happening.

Some do it over coffee at Welch’s Riverside Restaurant, while others might stop for a chat in the grocery store or at a local ballgame.

There’s now a new gathering place in Carroll County— a virtual one that is focused on our community.

Getting there is easy, simply open your web browser and type in www.MyCarrollNews.com.

Our new newspaper website offers those who visit more than what they see on the printed pages each Wednesday. There are new interactive features that make MyCarrollNews a place to share your news, in addition to your views.

Tell everyone about your upcoming event by posting it on the community calendar. Share your thoughts on any article by simply registering with the site, which allows you to post your comments.

But the new features don’t stop there, take a few minutes to explore. Here are just a few of the new things this upgrade brings to our online community:

• Blogs. Hillary Arney, Brett Calhoun, Grace Angotti, Tim Hendrick and Jeff Fremin, along with News-Democrat staff writers Dave Taylor and Kristin Sherrard, will share thoughts, news and more in blog postings.

• E-edition. Scour the news paper online by clicking on the e-edition and seeing all the pages up close on your computer screen.

• Pet of the week. Send us a photo of your dog, cat, snake, guppy or pet goat to have your favorite furry friend featured here for a week.

• Photos and videos. Slideshows feature pictures from community events, but also give you the chance to buy any of these shots right from your computer. New videos bring  some of the happenings in and around Carroll County to life.

• Subscriber services. Renew your subscription, change your address, stop your paper for a vacation or give The News-Democrat as a gift with a few clicks of the mouse.

• Submit your news. Use our new online forms to send us a news tip, sports information, wedding, engagement and birth announcements, community events and letters to the editor. Simply click the “Submit News” button at the top of the page.

• Poll. Express your opinion by taking part in the MyCarrollNews poll question.

• Adopt a pet. Click on “more” in the Pet of the Week section to find a new friend in need of a home. Each week Carroll County Animal Support will feature a homeless cat or dog available for adoption.

This is just a sample of what you’ll find at our new gathering spot. Take some time to explore and dig into the MyCarrollNews and see what it has to offer.

As part of making the upgrades, regular visitors to our site will notice that less Trimble County news is featured here. Some news on our neighbors can be found in the section called regional news. For more, visit The Trimble Banner’s new home at MyTrimbleNews.com on this paper’s new website.

We hope you enjoy our new website. We’re proud to have these pages to feature the news, sports and information that our team gathers each week in Carroll County.

Remember, we’ve made our site interactive because we want to know what you think. We look forward to hearing what you have to say about the new MyCarrollNews.com.


Jeff Moore is publisher of The News-Democrat and The Trimble Banner. He resides in Carrollton, Ky.