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Today's Opinions

  • Rid yourself of the ‘food rut’ by trying new things

    Hello once again my friends. It seems like it was just yesterday we were talking about hummus and how growing our food variety can add so many new flavors and tastes into our lives.

  • ND team addresses paper delivery issues

    For many of our subscribers, our recent delivery of The News-Democrat fell short of the good service they expect.

    A variety of different issues that cropped up over the past couple of months led to late deliveries for folks who are used to finding their newspaper in their mailbox on Wednesdays.

    Our team at The News-Democrat, with support from other offices within our company and the plant that prints the newspaper, have worked diligently to resolve these issues.

  • Friday event to raise awareness of child abuse in Carroll County

    April is Child Abuse Awareness Month, and at Champions for a Drug Free Carroll County we see the unfortunate connection between substance abuse and child abuse. According to The National Council of Child Abuse and Family Violence, “Substance abuse exists in 40 to 80 percent of families in which the children are victims of abuse.”

    To bring awareness and spread knowledge on this issue, Champions for a Drug Free Carroll County sponsors the annual Carrollton Child Abuse Prevention Event every April.

  • Gift shows library’s importance

    The intricacies of funding a public service like the library can be very confusing, sometimes political, and most often not very personal. 

    A few months ago, I was reminded of the importance of the personal connections that are made each and every day we open our doors. 

    Long time Carrollton resident William Lindsay bequeathed the library a generous sum of money. I understand the word generous may have several different connotations and might indicate some dollar amount. 

  • Report shows that education ‘pays’

    Over the last generation, Kentucky has seen a lot of success when it comes to boosting the education level of our workforce.

    Since 1994, according to the Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education, the number of those employed who have a bachelor’s degree has jumped 80 percent, while those with a high school diploma or less has dropped by more than a one-tenth.

    That’s a trend that needs to continue because CPE estimates that, by the year 2020, more than half of Kentucky’s jobs will require at least some college experience.

  • Cheerleaders thank community for support

    Editor:

    On March 15-17 the Carroll County Middle School cheerleaders had the opportunity to compete on a national level in Myrtle Beach, S.C. This would not have been possible without the great support our squad acquired from our district, local businesses and the work of our cheer parents and cheerleaders.

  • Chamber programs offer education, entertainment for members, community

    April is a busy month for the Carroll County Chamber of Commerce, with many opportunities for businesses in the community to learn, grow and network. Check out some of the happenings around the county.

    Lunch and Learn

    Come join us for the Chamber’s “Lunch and Learn” event Thursday, April 18 at the Carroll County Public Library, 136 Court Street, Carrollton. This event will be held from noon to 1 p.m. and will allow businesses to network, eat and enrich.

  • Record searches sometimes find conflicting data

    Charles William Osborne was born in Carroll County July 4, 1934, to Brack and Malinda Riley Osborne. Many of you may know him as Charlie, the proprietor of a used-car lot and auto repair shop in English, where he and his wife Frances still live.

    Nearly all of Charlie’s family is gone. His parents died when he was young, and his three older sisters, too, have passed. He recently asked me to help with research into his family tree – so he can know about his past and can pass that knowledge on to his twin sons, Charles Timothy and Mark Anthony.