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Columns

  • New faces to write columns in the N-D

    Carrollton may be a small town, but it is full of talented, knowledgeable individuals, and there is always something happening somewhere.

    As your community newspaper, The News-Democrat strives to report on the many goings-on in Carroll County, local news that you cannot find in the daily metros.

    To continue this commitment, the newspaper will begin featuring five new local columnists beginning in next week’s Sept. 5 edition.

  • CCAS, Boyd say ‘good-bye’ to Spinner

    I am writing with a heavy heart tonight.  Our Carroll County Animal Support group suffered a loss this past week: little Spinner, about whom the News-Democrat featured an article recently left us. 

    While this little dog had a rough beginning, beginning with being thrown out of the window of a moving car, he had tender love and care, first from Tammie Crawford and for the longest time from Leah Scott Hill and her daughters Savannah and Ashley. 

  • CCCDC to celebrate milestone Aug. 25

    By RUTH BAXTER

    The Carroll County Community Development Corporation will celebrate its 30th anniversary at 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 25, at the Point Park pavilion in Carrollton

    Organized in September 1982, CCCDC united the efforts of local government, business and industry and community groups to make Carrollton/Carroll County a better place to live and work.

  • Kentucky’s global trade showing remarkable growth

    For most of the world, Kentucky is known for three things: fried chicken, horses and bourbon.

    Over the past dozen or so years, however, the commonwealth’s international reputation has grown significantly in other areas as well. In fact, our exports doubled between 2000 and 2010, staying well ahead of the national average for most of the decade.

  • Wood is an abundant resource in Kentucky

    It may be cliché, but for much of Kentucky’s history, it was fair to say most citizens literally couldn’t see the forest for the trees.    

    The state’s first forester, for example, wrote a century ago that most people “wondered why anyone should be concerned about the forests.” It was considered such a never-ending resource back then that even massive wildfires – which burned a half-million acres alone in 1880 – could not sway public opinion.  

  • 100-degree temps cause blossom end rot in veggies

    Congratulations go out to Bill Bockelman, who won the Carroll County 4-H Shooting Sports raffle for a Henry Golden Boy Lever Action .22 LR.

    Thank you to all who entered the raffle, which helps to support this 4-H program. 

    Also, thank you to Glauber’s Sports for their cooperation.

    Blossom End Rot

    Normally, a hot, dry year would favor vegetable production as long as growers have adequate irrigation.

  • Congress must continue to invest in conservation

    By DAVID ROWLETT

     

    This summer, Kentucky has been hit hard by a severe drought, which will have a serious impact on crop production across the state.

    Carroll County is now included in the Level 1 drought declaration as of last week.

    It is estimated that corn is nearing a 50-60 percent loss in our area, while soybeans and pastureland are estimated at a 30-40 percent loss.

  • Indicators show that postsecondary reform is working

    It has been a little more than 15 years since the General Assembly revamped Kentucky’s postsecondary education system and set a series of far-reaching goals to reach by the year 2020.   

    If that seemed a long time down the road in 1997, it doesn’t seem too far now.

    The good news: In many ways, we are well within reach of what we had hoped to achieve. We got the latest update last month when the Council on Postsecondary Education presented a comprehensive snapshot of our progress in recent years.

  • ‘Back to school’ shopping far different from the past

    I was in Staples the other day with a friend and was awed by the size and variety of displays for “Back to School” supplies. I think the one that totally blew me away was the one labeled “Locker Accessories.” Accessories for the locker?

  • Library thanks United Charities