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Columns

  • ‘Bigs’ have an impact on lives of ‘Littles’ in Carroll program

    The best advertising for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Carrollton is not, surprisingly, the children. They certainly enjoy their mentoring relationships and all the activities that go with the program, but they are not the most enthusiastic voice for the magic of these friendships. It is the adult mentor, the “Big” in our vernacular, who best conveys the excitement and meaning in these relationships.

  • Bills make their way through legislature

    Early last month, just a few days into the 2013 Regular Session, Gov. Steve Beshear and numerous state legislators from both parties gathered in support of a major building initiative for many of our public four-year universities.

  • Health, safety fair planned for March

    Champions for a Drug Free Carroll County is proud to be a community partner with the Carroll County Health and Safety Partnership. This partnership is made up of various community leaders that make it a priority in their personal and work life to ensure that Carroll County leads a healthy and safe lifestyle. This group meets monthly at the Carroll County Health Department and organizes different events throughout the year.

    A great event Champions is honored to help sponsor is the Health and Safety Fair 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday, March 16 at Cartmell Elementary School.

  • Senate OKs bills on many key issues

    The state Senate continued working hard this week passing bills addressing healthcare, the state’s debt, school safety, economic development and the justice system. Without further ado, let’s dive right in.

    Health care

  • Libraries offer important services to all

    Yellow is the color of the day. I know this is not a color that typically represents libraries, but it will in Frankfort today.

    Library Legislative Day is Feb. 20, and Patricia and I will be making the journey to the Capitol.  We are fortunate to have great legislators, Sen. Ernie Harris and Rep. Rick Rand, who will take time out of their busy schedules to meet with us today. 

    There are two hats I need to wear as director of the library.

  • Chamber directors serve business needs through their service

    In last month’s Carroll County Chamber of Commerce column, we learned about the rich history of this organization. Now, let us introduce you to the 2013 Board of Directors and their comments and feelings of what being a member of the Chamber of Commerce means to them:

  • Don’t wait until it’s too late to gather info on family

    By the time I was born way back in 1962, both of my dad’s parents had already passed away. My grandmother, Lovina Amanda (Hackett) Codling, died in 1938 in her mid-50s. My grandfather, Charles Cicero Codling, died in 1952 in his mid-70s.

    My mother’s mother, Ola Ethel (Reed) Wherry, died days after my first birthday. We were living in a suburb of Washington, D.C., at that time. I really have no idea if she was ever well enough to travel down to see me or if our family went up to see them after I was born.

  • Lawmakers get to work key issues

    Under the rules that govern odd-year legislative sessions, much of the General Assembly’s work doesn’t begin until February and it ends about a week before the start of March Madness. With four days set aside in January for organizational matters and one or two days in late March used to consider any vetoes, that leaves about 25 days to cover what is often a long agenda.

    With that in mind, the Kentucky House of Representatives wasted no time in moving its major priorities forward when my legislative colleagues and I returned to the Capitol on Tuesday, Feb. 5.

  • Friendship is the key for Big Brothers/Big Sisters

    In upcoming issues of The News-Democrat, Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Carroll County will profile the adults who serve as mentors to 34 children in this county.

    Our goal in these profiles is to make clear that almost anyone with a willing bone can join the rewarding work of mentoring.

    So what do we do with our kids?

  • Carroll County book offers gift of area’s history, heritage; goes on sale Feb. 11

    So, the day finally came.

    On Friday, Jan. 25, while working here in the office, we received a package that was addressed to Editor Jeff Moore. It was a clear package, and to our delight we could see that it was an advance copy of “Carroll County” from Arcadia Publishing. (Woot!)

    I was amused that the area newspaper editors got their copies before I got my own, which didn’t arrive to my house until Tuesday.