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Columns

  • Groups must unite in battle against drugs to conquer problem

    Having seen first hand the damage that drug and alcohol abuse can do to loved ones, I think it’s terrific that so many people are wanting to get involved to help rid Carroll County and its community of illegal drugs.

    It is true: Our communities – and the country – seem to have come full circle from eight or 10 years ago, when everyone started learning about the growing misuse of prescription drugs. Back then, it was cheaper to buy ill-gotten but legal narcotics from a dealer or a friend than it was to buy cocaine or heroin.

  • Being in shape doesn’t mean losing weight

    We all know controlling what we eat is easily the hardest part of getting in shape. It’s a lot more fun just focusing on the gym and the training that feels good. It is the adrenaline pump. So let’s check out these 20 dietary/nutritional tips that may help take out the guess work out of the hardest part of gaining lean mass.

    For most people, eating is a slippery slope. Getting just the right amount of calories to maintain scale weight can be a challenge, and the dangers of over eating are everywhere.

  • Newspaper to move back to Thursday publication day

    Richard Nixon was president, cigarette ads were banned from television, Greenpeace was founded and the voting age was lowered to 18 as the nation remained mired in an unpopular war in Vietnam.

    The year was 1971.

    That also was the year when The News-Democrat moved from publishing on Thursdays to Wednesdays.

  • Hot brown recipe offers up a simple, complete meal

    Hello once again my friends. As I sit here typing this article, I am surprised at how fast the summer has gone. It seems like only yesterday I was writing about how warmer weather was on its way and, the summer grilling season would soon be upon us.

    Warmer weather is here and has been for a while. As a matter of fact, it’s almost time for me to start talking about how soon it will be for cooler weather to arrive. As for now however, I’m going to stop weather prognosticating and talk about food.

  • Hornback becomes state senator for Carroll under redistricting plan

    Hello. I’m Paul Hornback, and I am honored to be your new state Senator, representing Carroll, Henry, Shelby and Trimble Counties, as well as part of Jefferson.

    You may be wondering how this has happened, especially since my friend, Sen. Ernie Harris, has served you well, so let me explain.

  • Champions group works to address epidemic of drugs

    As Champions for a Drug Free Carroll County coordinator and after being involved with the coalition since 2006, it amazes me the number of people that still do not know about this wonderful organization or exactly what it is we do.

    “I don’t think people know what Champions is,” Carroll County Middle School Principal Dana Oak said. Sadly, I think she’s right.

  • Watching King speak at march is a memory that’s still fresh

    I am going back in history this week. (I am old enough to do that.) I was home from my sophomore year in college in 1963 and on Aug. 28, sat mesmerized as I watched the March on Washington on CBS. For what seems like the entire day, I watched speaker after speaker, as well as some of my favorite performers — Joan Baez, Bob Dylan, Peter, Paul and Mary, and others.

  • Regional business expo offers area businesses marketing opportunity

    The 2013 Regional Business Expo will be held from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 25, at the Conference Center at General Butler State Resort Park. Cocktail hour will begin at 5:30 p.m.

    The Regional Business Expo is an excellent opportunity to market your business to thousands of potential customers in the four-county region of Carroll in Kentucky, and Scott, Jefferson, and Switzerland in Indiana.

  • Tell Congress to rein in NSA

    From the Lexington Herald-Leader

    The disclosures began exactly two months ago. Whistle blower Edward Snowden revealed the National Security Agency’s excesses: warrantless collection of American phone calls, collusion with major Internet companies for online data and extensive cyberwarfare and hacking operations. But while Snowden recently received temporary asylum in Russia, ordinary Americans have little respite.

  • Sequestration will take toll on funding for Kentucky programs

    We may be a little more than halfway through 2013, but in Washington and state governments across the country, the focus is increasingly on federal actions taken in 2011.

    The issue can be summed up in one word: sequestration.