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Today's Opinions

  • CCAS hosts member meeting Sept. 1

    Editor:

    We at Carroll County Animal Support are very excited about all of you who have recently stepped up to the plate and joined our “cause for the animals.”

    On Thursday, Sept. 1 at 6:30 p.m., we will be hosting our first full membership meeting at the Old Court House, second floor meeting room. For only a $5 membership donation you will receive both a membership card and a folder of information, including our brochure and program cards.

  • Poker run raises $5,200 for Christmas project

    Editor:

    We would like to say “thanks” to all those involved with the Community Christmas Project Poker Run. Without businesses donating, people selling and buying raffle tickets, riders and people donating their time, there is no way we could have raised $5,200.50 for our community.

  • Date set for English school reunion

    Editor:

    Saturday, Oct. 3, 2009, marked a memorable date for the small community of English, Ky. —the first English Grade School reunion.

    It was so well received and attended that the first Saturday in October was established as the date for subsequent annual school reunions.

    Last year saw the event in combination with a bazaar atmosphere where homemade items and crafts were available for sale.

  • ‘I won’t be the one’

    Underage drinking is not just a youth problem. It is very much an adult problem. 

    It is a problem that cannot simply be left up to young people to fix; we as adults must work to correct this problem. After all, the law states that you have to be 21 to purchase alcohol, so they have to be getting it from somewhere. Inconsistent laws in the state of Kentucky send mixed messages to both adults and youth.

  • Committees tackle roads, budget issues

    As the days grow shorter (and hopefully cooler) and the children return to school, it is a good time to review summer activities. In general, the most visible work of the state legislature is during our winter session but committees continue to meet to gain information and review potential legislation during the summer. I am the chairman of the Senate Transportation Committee and I serve on the Appropriations and Revenue Committee, the Economic Development, Tourism, and Labor Committee, and the Natural Resources and Energy Committee as well as several smaller budget subcommittees.

  • Program offered glimpse, taste of Ireland

    Editor:

    Just to let you know what you missed if you did not attend the “Meet The Artist” program on Aug. 8 at Carroll County Public Library. It was a delightful display of Ireland and Irish countryside. A special display was done by Sam Burgess of “Forty Shades of Green.”

    Homemade Irish scones and Irish apricot jam, fruit, bagels with cheese spread and lime punch was served.

  • Newspaper for ‘Kids’ ready for fourth year thanks to businesses

    Improving the educational opportunities of our youth is undoubtedly the most important investment we can make.

    There are no limits for young people who have the best education possible.

    To help with their education and to improve literacy, The News-Democrat and local business and industry have joined together to provide our students with their own newspaper.

    The first issue of Carroll County Kids for the new school year went to press this week and will be delivered to students by Sept. 1.

  • State shows progress in ‘going green’ effort

    When it comes to being “green,” Kentucky is taking a leading role in proving that, environmentally speaking, less is really more.

    Our recycling rate, for example, has doubled over the last decade, and in 2008, we passed the national average for the first time. Now, nearly a third of our recyclable materials – such things as aluminum, plastic, glass and paper – are being re-used rather than shipped off to the landfill. Altogether, it amounts to about two million tons annually that are being saved.