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Columns

  • IN GOD'S HOUSE

    I spent several hours last week preparing my Bible study lessons on the Book of Genesis. It is amazing to compare the story of creation to life as it is today.

    The study on creation helped me, more and more, to see life of God in every one and in every thing. I see the vibration of God’s life everywhere.

    These days, all of us enjoy the sunrise and sunset.

  • First Community Family Event set for Worthville June 23

    It is officially summertime, which means it seems that we are all running in different directions and time seems to be flying at a rate that is unreal in comparison to winter. 

    The sun comes out earlier and stays out later, however that rarely equates to the ability to get more done.  In summertime, we often get so busy that we can forget there are activities going on in our community that we can get involved in. 

  • Broadband access increases in state

    For a growing number of Kentuckians, broadband Internet is given no more thought than any other utility. Like television and electricity, it’s just expected to be there.

    In fact, it can now be found in about 40 percent of the common-wealth’s homes. While that is certainly positive, it’s becoming increasingly clear that we need to see that number grow. According to a Federal Communications Commission report this month, most states have moved ahead of us when it comes to providing access to this fast-speed connection.

  • Projects hold the key for C’ton downtown’s future

    Talking with Mayor Gene McMurry on Monday, I couldn’t help but feel the enthusiasm he has for revitalizing downtown Carrollton. It is, indeed, infectious.

    In 2002, I joined The News-Democrat as editor. One of the reasons I accepted the job was because, when I came for the interview, I immediately fell in love with this small city on the Ohio River. (At that point, I’m not sure I knew there was still another river bordering the city.) To work in a place where one only had to look out the window to see this mighty waterway was a huge attraction for me.

  • Regatta brings champs to area

    Kentucky and Indiana have a racing heritage deeper than any two states in our country. 

  • Cancer rates improve, worsen as state acts to help address issue

    Earlier this year, The Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky asked more than 1,600 Kentuckians a simple question: What do you think is the most pressing healthcare issue for our citizens? The answer given most often was a word no one wants to hear: Cancer.

    There’s good reason why it’s the top health concern, because in the Common-wealth it’s the leading cause of death among women and a close second behind heart disease in men. Unfortunately, it’s also more prevalent here than in other states.

  • Class reunion showed how many had succeeded after graduation

    The class reunion in Florida is past, and by all reckonings was a great success. A two-day affair, we began on Friday evening with a steak dinner at the country home of one of my old friends. Some of our more successful grads hosted this dinner, complete with a great band, open bar and lots of checking of name tags.

  • New jobs, revenue rise show economy growing

    It’s still early, but there are growing signs that the country’s economy is getting back on its feet and that Kentucky is poised to help lead the way.

  • Memorial Day honors veterans, those fighting for Americans’ freedom

    For many Americans, Memorial Day (Monday, May 30) signals the beginning of summer.  But, more importantly, Memorial Day is a day for us to remember and give thanks to all those who have given their lives in service to our nation and to preserve the freedoms we enjoy.

    As a West Point graduate and former Army Ranger, I am especially mindful this Memorial Day of our troops serving in Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya, around the world and here at home.

  • Drug prevention starts at home

    By MATT LIPE

    Champions for a Drug Free Carroll County

    Summer is nearly here. School will be out and teenagers will have a lot of leisure time. The National Survey on Drug Use and Health found that more teenagers try marijuana for the first time during the summer than at any other time of year.