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Today's Opinions

  • 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.

  • Donate to help build autism research center

    Editor:

    Two weeks ago, Michala Riggle went public with Campaign 7. This is a young lady from Louisville who will build an Autism Research and Treatment Center in Louisville.

    Let me explain what Campaign 7 is all about: Michala needs 60,000 people to commit $7 a month for 12 months. This will generate the money needed for the land. It’s pretty easy; this can be done by credit card (electronically) or with one payment of $84. Or, you may mail a check once a month or the one payment. Michala’s website is BeatAutismFoundation.org.

  • Creek damage affects wildlife in Owen Co.

    Editor:

    Another paradise lost. There was once a beautiful stream where the beaver built their dams, where deer would drink and play, where ducks would swim the day away, all the while the bald eagle would watch from his nest.

    Now the beaver are dead, the dams are gone and the eagle has left.

  • Franklin: Thanks to all for Miss Kentucky aid

    Editor:

    I would like to take this opportunity to thank a number of individuals who made my journey to Miss Kentucky 2012 a huge success.

    First and foremost, I would like to thank my parents, my brother and the rest of my family, and my boyfriend, for always supporting me 100 percent and being there for me, no matter what the circumstance.

  • 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.  

  • ‘Spinner’ story shows compassion of group

    Editor:

    Thank you for your coverage of the “Spinner” story. It was heartwarming and so good to know there are still some genuine compassionate humans out there.

    This group is outstanding as they have little or no support from the county and what they do is out of pocket. It would be so helpful if the paper would be generous enough to help the group out with the ads showing the adoptable animals.

    Thank you all for what you do to help.

    Mollie C. Lanham

    Sebastian, Fla.