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Today's Opinions

  • Signs point to improving economy

    There have been several positive signs in recent months that the worst of the recession may finally be behind us, but perhaps the best indication yet for Kentucky came late last week. That’s when Gov. Steve Beshear announced that state government ended the just-completed fiscal year with nearly $157 million more than expected.

  • Family appreciates help after fire claims home

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  • Community shows support for animals

    Editor:

    Carroll County Animal Support is proud to be a part of this community and of the support that we receive from the community. 

    At our recent Yard Sale and Adoption Event held this past month, we were amazed at the amount of items donated for the yard sale from organizations and individuals. 

  • City makes progress with tobacco-free ordinance; county needs to act too

    Our community has seen some progressive moves this summer that are long-overdue that can and will benefit our health.

    First, Welch’s Riverside Restaurant decided to make the majority of its facility smoke-free. Owner Junior Welch set aside an area for smokers, but his decision has cleared the air in most of the restaurant that used to have a heavy smell of cigarette smoke.

  • Many students work hard during the summer

    For many students, the end of the school year does not mean an end to time spent with a teacher.

    In fact, hundreds work as hard during summer vacation as they do during the rest of the year. Two of the most popular programs Kentucky offers are Governor’s Scholars and the Governor’s School for the Arts, both of which give select high school students a chance to spend several weeks on a college campus with others as driven as they are.

  • Local teams sought for Special Olympics event

    Editor:

    Carroll County Special Olympics is now recruiting team members for the 2011 UPS Truck Pull Team, sponsored by Special Olympics Kentucky. The event will be held Sept. 24 at Fourth Street Live, time to be announced later. Carroll County will get any amount raised over $1,500.

    A team consists of 15 individuals; male, female or co-ed, with each member raising a minimum, $100. Carroll County Corporations of businesses, step-up and form a team, or sponsor an athlete to pull in your place.

  • Writer takes stand for Trimble coach

    Editor:

    On a personal note, I have known Jeff Vincent for six years, because of his strong and prosperous team that he coaches. He not only supports and encourages kids on his own team, he also does the same for others such as me.  

    Even though I was a team of one, I felt a part of Trimble’s team because of the friendly atmosphere Jeff created. I’m an alumnus of Owen County’s  

    Cross country and track teams. Jeff has supported my running from the very beginning until this precise day.

  • Sample issue offers look at what we do

    This issue of The News-Democrat is special in two ways. First, it contains everything families need to prepare for the new school year that begins Aug. 10.

    Today’s B-section features information on each of Carroll County’s schools, the 2011-12 bus routes and loads of stories to help you prepare for that first day.