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Today's Opinions

  • Students work in Butler Park praised

    Editor:

    After listening to last Tuesday’s presidential debate about the lack of jobs and training, it was delightful to read such a positive article in the Oct. 17 News-Democrat — Students volunteer to make improvements at the park.

    Hats off to Fran Dundon for coming up with the project and to all the instructors and students who gave of their time and talents to make improvements to our beautiful parks.

    What a great way to prepare students for future jobs and help our financially strapped parks system in the process.

  • Over-medicated, not ready for school

    In election years, politicians often talk about children as our future.

    If that’s true — and who could argue? — two stories last week provided a Dickensian picture of Kentucky a decade hence:

    Only one in four children is ready for kindergarten, the Kentucky Board of Education reported.

  • Over-medicated, not ready for school

    In election years, politicians often talk about children as our future.

    If that’s true — and who could argue? — two stories last week provided a Dickensian picture of Kentucky a decade hence:

    Only one in four children is ready for kindergarten, the Kentucky Board of Education reported.

  • It is everyone’s
 responsibility to keep the community safe

    Fans of “The Andy Griffith Show” often point to the episode “Citizens Arrest” as a favorite. Residents may not be making a citizen’s arrest with a new Kentucky State Police initiative, but they can help curb crime.

    A new text-tip line will allow the public to send confidential tips via cellphones.

    Here’s how it works: A cellphone user with the ability to text can dial 67283, then type KSPTIP in the message field, then leave a space before entering information about a crime or a suspect.

  • It is everyone’s
 responsibility to keep the community safe

    Fans of “The Andy Griffith Show” often point to the episode “Citizens Arrest” as a favorite. Residents may not be making a citizen’s arrest with a new Kentucky State Police initiative, but they can help curb crime.

    A new text-tip line will allow the public to send confidential tips via cellphones.

    Here’s how it works: A cellphone user with the ability to text can dial 67283, then type KSPTIP in the message field, then leave a space before entering information about a crime or a suspect.

  • Water bath ensures moist, flavorful cheesecake

    With the holidays approaching, everyone is looking for a nice dessert that will impress the relatives.  Well look no further. 

    This cheesecake is a spin on the classic pumpkin pie, while still having the same flavors as the original.

  • Payton, Clark named students of the month at JCTC

    Two students were honored recently in a new program called the JCTC Carrollton Campus Student of the Month Award.

    DeVonna Payton  and Marty Clark were honored for the months of August and Septem-ber, respectively, for outstanding academic achievement and campus involvement.

    Clark enrolled at JCTC in the fall 2011 and is pursuing an associate’s degree. He plans to transfer to Lindsey Wilson College to complete a bachelor’s degree in human services and counseling.

  • Police chief, sheriff thank sponsors, supporters of recent fund-raisers

    Editor:

    The Carroll County Sheriff’s Office recently had the pleasure of participating in fund-raisers for the Kentucky Sheriffs’ Ranch and the local Shop With A Cop Trail Ride.

    A golf scramble was held Sept. 10 to generate funds for the Kentucky Sheriffs’ Ranch, which offers underprivileged children an opportunity to spend a week at summer camp and participate in a number of fun activities.