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Today's Opinions

  • Good starts make ancestory searches better

    Yesterday, I had the opportunity to give a genealogy presentation to members of a Airstream RV enthusiasts group attending the 2013 “Unbridled Spirit” Rally for Region 5 members of the Wally Byam Caravan Club International. The rally goes through Saturday at General Butler State Resort Park.

    I had a great time, but working on the presentation was one huge undertaking. It’s stunning the volume of public records available online from local, state and federal government agencies and from private historical societies and universities.

  • Group extends thanks for Safe Night support

    Editor:

  • Groups must unite in battle against drugs to conquer problem

    Having seen first hand the damage that drug and alcohol abuse can do to loved ones, I think it’s terrific that so many people are wanting to get involved to help rid Carroll County and its community of illegal drugs.

    It is true: Our communities – and the country – seem to have come full circle from eight or 10 years ago, when everyone started learning about the growing misuse of prescription drugs. Back then, it was cheaper to buy ill-gotten but legal narcotics from a dealer or a friend than it was to buy cocaine or heroin.

  • Champions extends hand to new groups

    Editor:

    I wanted to take this opportunity to alleviate any confusion that the community might have at this point regarding some “drug free” groups within Carroll County. I can’t speak for every organization/entity, but I can speak on behalf of Champions for a Drug Free Carroll County and how we currently or will connect with these groups in the future. 

  • Being in shape doesn’t mean losing weight

    We all know controlling what we eat is easily the hardest part of getting in shape. It’s a lot more fun just focusing on the gym and the training that feels good. It is the adrenaline pump. So let’s check out these 20 dietary/nutritional tips that may help take out the guess work out of the hardest part of gaining lean mass.

    For most people, eating is a slippery slope. Getting just the right amount of calories to maintain scale weight can be a challenge, and the dangers of over eating are everywhere.

  • Rain kept Sheppard, Lang from performing

    Editor:

    I want to take this opportunity to thank everyone who helped in organizing and carrying out the Labor Day concert and fireworks.  Mother Nature did not cooperate on the Fourth of July or on Saturday of Labor Day weekend, so we were not able to enjoy T. G. Shepherd and Kelly Lang in concert nor were we entertained by Dennis Wheeler. But the effort was still there, and I am sure the event would have been a success.

  • NKCAC in need of freezer for programs

    Editor:

    The Northern Kentucky Community Action Committee is in need of a freezer for its community building.

    A donation will qualify for a tax deduction.

    Crystal Murphy

  • Newspaper to move back to Thursday publication day

    Richard Nixon was president, cigarette ads were banned from television, Greenpeace was founded and the voting age was lowered to 18 as the nation remained mired in an unpopular war in Vietnam.

    The year was 1971.

    That also was the year when The News-Democrat moved from publishing on Thursdays to Wednesdays.