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Today's Opinions

  • 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. 

  • Thanks sent to many for a successful fair

    Editor:

    As new members of the Carroll County Fair Board, Christin Michelle Stoops and I would like to take this opportunity to thank some individuals who helped make our 2011 county fair a huge success.

    First of all, to every participant and contestant who entered any one of our events, from the derbies to the pageants, we are thankful to all that participated.

  • Postal workers help fill food pantry’s shelves

    Editor:

    I want thank workers at area U.S. Post Offices for their participation in the recent food drive.

    All of the food collected was donated to the food pantry located at St. John’s Catholic Church. It will go to help local families.

    Also, thank you to all those who donated food to the drive.

    Mary Katherine Smith

    Carrollton

  • Mayor thanks all those involved in city cleanup

    Editor:

    I wish to thank the Rumpke Family and the employees of Rumpke Waste Management for co-sponsoring the first annual Carrollton Cleanup Day. I also want to thank Mike Humphrey, Jailer, and the inmates for their assistance as well as the Carrollton Public Works employees. 

    Even though not as many citizens took advantage of the opportunity to discard unwanted articles as I had hoped for, there was enough participation to merit another day next year.

  • Special Olympians bring home honors

    Editor:

  • 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.