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Today's Opinions

  • 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.

  • Transportation systems make Kentucky the ‘heart’ of the U.S.

    One of the Commonwealth’s most famous authors, Jesse Stuart, once wrote that “if these United States can be called a body, Kentucky can be called its heart.”

    He was referring to more than just our location, of course, but his words have proven prophetic in a geographic sense as well. It turns out that our literal place in the world is a great place to be when it comes to helping the world get what it needs.

  • Minor league all-star team goes to state

    Editor:

    Carroll County Minor League All-Stars would like to thank its sponsors for making our trip to the state tournament possible.

    These include: Gallatin Steel, North American Stainless, Wattsy’s House of Iron, Carroll County Detention Center Employees, Attorney Ed Bourne, Kinman Chevrolet, McDonalds, Mark Smith State Farm, Webster’s Drug Store, Muffler Pro, JLR Rentals, Sheriff Jamie Kinman, Mandy Tuttle and  Fillin the Blank. Again thanks to the parents, the coaching staff and especially these sponsors for making this season successful.

  • Put agendas aside, tackle the debt crisis

    How can we not be worried about our nation’s debt crisis?

    As I write this, all the politicians in Washington, D.C. are scurrying around trying to take some kind of action to prevent our nation from defaulting on our loans on Aug. 3. Without congressional action to raise the U.S. debt ceiling, we won’t be able to borrow more money. This appears to mean folks would not receive their Social Security checks or veterans’ benefits.

    This is a problem because our federal government now borrows 40 cents of every dollar it spends.

  • A volunteer experiences race mania

    I spent a good part of Saturday at the Kentucky Speedway as a volunteer for the Carroll County Animal Support Group. Our volunteers manned the tram stops Friday evening and from 8 a.m. till 9 p.m. Saturday. 

    It was an easy job, but oh so hot. I must say, I have never seen people work so hard to have fun.