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Columns

  • Paula Deen’s remarks evoke over-reaction by national sponsors

    I find it ironic that the television media and tabloids have grabbed the torches and pitchforks to drive Paula Deen out of her cable television empire for admitting to, way in the past, making racist remarks, telling unfortunate jokes or having had a fascination with an overly romanticized idea of life on a southern plantation: Wealthy whites being served by blacks – whether as pre-Civil War slaves or post-Emancipation free men and women.

  • Bath salts, synthetic marijuana dangerous substances to avoid

    As Champions for a Drug Free Carroll County coordinator there is an abundance of reporting that must be done in order to continue to receive grants, that makes our coalition possible.

  • Davy takes sabbatical, thanks community for prayers, support

    I have received several enquiries regarding my sabbatical leave. I hope this note will answer most of the questions.

    I have been serving in the diocese of Covington for the last seven-and-a-half years. It has been 15 years since I left my native country, India. I served nine years in Kenya prior to my arrival in the United States.

    I asked permission from the Most Reverend Bishop Foys and my Provincial Superior to allow me to take a one-year sabbatical leave. With their permission, I am taking sabbatical leave from July to June 2014.

  • Library serves hundreds in county every day

    This library has been a fixture in our community for close to 75 years. We pride ourselves on being a valuable asset that only serves to enhance the quality of life to the citizens of Carroll County. As a matter of fact, that is the crux of our mission statement. But how do we do that? 

  • Lawmakers work on bills for next year

    The interim period is upon us. This is the time between the regular legislation sessions when committees meet jointly with both Senate and House members, we discuss issues that will likely come up in January, and begin to vet legislation drafts.

    We also have the opportunity to schedule meetings throughout the state as we try to bring Frankfort to more citizens. Besides serving as chairman of the Transportation Committee, I am also a member of five other committees that require my attention on matters ranging from the budget to veterans issues.

  • Chamber to present third annual Race Fest in downtown

    Carroll County Chamber of Commerce’s Race Fest is the next big event coming up on Wednesday, June 26, on Main Street in downtown Carrollton. Activities begin at 5 p.m.

    This exciting racing-inspired event is the official pre-race celebration held on the Wednesday just before the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series at the Kentucky Speedway.                 

  • City, county laws are in place on pets to protect residents

    At the start of summer, everyone wants to be outside enjoying the warm weather, nature and the beautiful surroundings that we have in our county. Sometimes that enjoyment is hampered by others’ actions.

    It seems as though my office and the office of the county judge-executive have been inundated with complaints about dogs. The complaints have included dogs running loose, people having too many dogs and allowing vicious dogs to run loose. As such, I decided to write this month’s column to clarify the various laws dealing with dogs that we should all live by.

  • Arts foundation hosts ‘progressive dinner’ featuring music and arts

    The Carroll County Arts Foundation, Port William Historical Society, and the Carroll County Public Library are hosting an event we hope catches on and becomes an annual tradition. 

  • Howe, Winslow brought businesses to Carrollton

    Doing the research for the “Images of America” book was a lot of fun, but unfortunately the format didn’t allow me to put in much information about any one person or event.

    Case in point: Beverly Winslow Howe, whose image appears on Page 56. Howe was a member of a very prominent and influential family that was involved in many businesses in Carrollton. He was born in this city Nov. 18, 1885, to William F. and Louisiana (a.k.a. Louise) Winslow Howe.

  • Big Sister finds many rewards in spending time with her ‘Little’

    By JUDY CHOWNING

    Special to the News-Democrat

    Why did I want to be a Big Sister when I had four grandchildren under the age of four?

    I thought I could give an hour a week to make a child feel as special as I tried to make my own grandchildren feel.

    Tara was in kindergarten when we started meeting at school in 2010. I was babysitting three days a week for two of my grandchildren and had visits from my others regularly I visited with Tara on days that I had off from my Grammy duties.