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  • Number of ‘Made in Kentucky’ products increasing; Aerospace is biggest exporter

    In recent days, the state’s Cabinet for Economic Development has been highlighting an industry that can be summed up in three words: Made in Kentucky.

    It’s a phrase that applies to more and more products every year.  According to the Cabinet, we now have more than 4,000 factories, and their 220,000 employees manufacture about $27 billion worth of goods, a third more than they did just five years ago.

  • Casey’s bus to provide naloxone, educational materials on heroin

    Casey’s Bus is coming to Carrollton from 4-7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 5. If you’re not in the substance abuse or prevention field, you may not be familiar with Casey’s Bus. The bus is a restored 1967 Volkswagen Kombi Bus that will definitely stand out in downtown Carrollton, in front of the Carroll County Courthouse. This bus has been traveling throughout the Northern Kentucky Region, and Champions for a Drug Free Carroll County wanted to make sure Carroll County was one of their visited areas. 

  • Cool weather brings the time to cook up a pot of chili

    Hello again my friends. I’m looking out the window as I type this month’s article, watching the cool rain stream down the windowpane.

    The calendar says it’s fall, and I must say it now officially feels like it. Cool, wind and leaves changing colors have brought the feeling of what’s to come. While cold and snow might still be on their way, the foods of fall are already here.

  • New DNA tests offer more detail on families

    So, after waiting on pins and needles for what seemed like months (it was actually about three weeks), my sister and I got our results back from our separate Ancestry DNA tests.

    It is true: We are full sisters!

  • What do readers want to see in the newspaper?

    It’s the 74th anniversary of National Newspaper Week, a time to observe the importance of newspapers in communities both large and small.

    It is kind of hard to believe, but this past weekend I celebrated two anniversaries – two years of marriage and five years at The News-Democrat.

    I didn’t start out knowing I would one day become a journalist, but now that I am, I really enjoy it.

  • General Assembly works to address the statewide domestic violence issue

    Each fall, the National Census of Domestic Violence Services takes a real-time, 24-hour look at the true impact domestic violence has on our country.

  • Delve into the arts; no one is too old to learn

    Did you have piano lessons as a child and wish you had stuck with it  Did you always want to be an artist, but the adults told you to find something more “practical?”

     You can’t teach old dogs new tricks, but people aren’t dogs. You can be a very successful older beginner.

  • Medical association says obesity is a disease

    Most people think of obese people as lazy and undisciplined. More than 90 percent of people who try to lose weight gain it back within a year.

    America is in the midst of an obesity epidemic with no end in sight. The medical establishment has, in some cases, thrown its hands up trying to deal with the problem.

  • N Ky. Salt Festival one of many fall events held in Kentucky

    Fall may technically have begun early last week, but for many Kentuckians, it really started about a month ago, when the season’s first wave of festivals arrived.

    Our nation has always used the harvest period as a time of celebration, and these gatherings, many of which draw tens of thousands of tourists, seem to grow more popular with each passing year.

  • Liven up dishes by adding simple ingredients

    Hello my friends. As I sit here typing this I can only think of the glorious weather outside. Well, that and the wonderful food that is about to come our way. Fall, of course, brings leaves of varying shades, children in costumes consuming far more candy than they should and most importantly, football. All that being the case, it also brings back the hearty foods of cool weather making it one of my favorite times of year to cook.