Special edition offers residents a chance to get to know newspaper

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By Jeff Moore

Many folks may be scratching their heads when they get their mail today, asking themselves, “Why do I have a News-Democrat on a Monday?”

We are providing every household in the county with a sample of our weekly newspaper, with the help of the many advertisers in this special edition. This newspaper not only has the latest news from Carroll County and the region, but it is filled with all of the back to school information you need to prepare for the new school year starting Aug. 7.

We have provided these sample copies before, but this is the first time we’ve published it as a special issue on a Monday in place of our shopper publication, The River City Trading Post. Your Trading Post will be back next Monday as it usually is.

This special issue is provided to give everyone the chance to get acquainted with the coverage our team provides. Each week we bring you the latest news, sports and loads of photos of local residents, plus wedding announcements, anniversaries, births and obituaries, court records, church news, student achievements on the education page and happenings at the county Extension office. And then there are letters to the editor, weekly columns on topics such as getting fit, local business, recipes, geneology and more.

We can also help to link you up with a local business when you need a new car, a new sofa, repairs to your refrigerator or a lawyer to draw up a will. Our classifieds provide listings each week of jobs, apartments and yard sales in the community.

We can also help you reduce your weekly grocery bill with the Smart Source coupon books that run in the majority of the issues through the year. They can help with hundreds of dollars of savings to trim that household budget.

The News-Democrat is proud of the quality coverage we provide. Our news and advertising staffs were recognized this year by the Kentucky Press Association with more than two dozen awards for editorial and advertising excellence.

We hope you will take a few minutes to enjoy this complimentary special issue. We also would like to have you as one of our regular subscribers, if you do not receive the newspaper now.

We will deliver your paper to you through the mail each Wednesday, plus offer you savings off the regular newsstand price. Look for a special offer in today’s paper that offers a free cookbook with your new subscription.

We also love to hear from our readers. We work to stay in touch with you not only in print, but online. You can visit our website at mycarrollnews.com or follow us on Facebook. Let us know what you think about this special edition. If there are things you believe we need to cover, please drop us a message, give us a call or email me at jmoore@mycarrollnews.com.

Thank you for spending a few minutes with this special edition. We hope you can put the information in it to use as the new school year begins.


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