Today's Opinions

  • CFD collects $12,200 for Crusade For Children


    Through our fundraising efforts this year, we raised $12,200 for the WHAS Crusade For Children. This is another record year, for the third year in a row. We want to thank those who help us accomplish this feat: Westside Fire Department, Worthville Fire Department and the family members of the firefighters who helped us with the door-to-door and roadblocks. Also a big “thank you” goes out to Subway, Hometown Pizza, Snappy Tomato Pizza and Papa John’s Pizza who donated food to feed those doing all the door-to-door walking.

  • Bond running for Owen Electric board


    Owen Electric is holding an election for its board of directors. Members can vote at any Owen Electric office during office hours between now and close of business on June 15, or at the annual meeting in Grant County on June 17. My aunt, Ann Bond, is running for re-election to the board. She has served three terms and would like to continue on the board. She would appreciate your vote at any Owen Electric office or at the annual meeting. Any member, or their spouse, of Owen Electric can vote. Thank you.

    Cassandra McBurney


  • Stop by Kroger for subscription special, talk with news staff

    Are you interested in subscribing to The News-Democrat? Or have you already been a subscriber in the past and you’ve let your subscription lapse? We’re here to help!

    Stop by Kroger in Carrollton today between 9 a.m.-1 p.m. and see Publisher Jeff Moore and myself. We will have a special subscription offer for any new subscriber who stops by our table and signs up, as well as for any current subscriber who switches to EZ Pay.

  • You can’t cardio away bad food choices

    Yep, that’s right. Although so many of you try to do just that–make a poor decision then figure you can just cardio it away like it never happened. Nice try, and I applaud your effort, but it is not that simple.

    Simply do what you’re supposed to do and this will never be an issue.

    Remember, if you are eating for a certain “look,” the cardio isn’t going to control that damage. If you’re just trying to be balanced and healthy, you’re losing your balance.

  • Everyone has a role in Zika fight

    Kentucky New Era

    Mosquitoes have always been an annoying part of Kentucky’s hot and muggy summers, but this year there’s much more at stake. There are serious health risks because of the likely spread of the Zika virus.

    Most health officials agree that’s it’s not a matter of whether the United States will experience a Zika outbreak. It’s a matter of when.

  • Class of 1959 reuniting June 11


    The Carrollton High School Class of 1959 is holding its annual reunion at General Butler State Park Lodge on Saturday, June 11 at 4:30 p.m., with dinner at 6 p.m. All classmates are encouraged to attend. Reservations are not necessary. We welcome all friends of the class as well. Bring any mementos that you wish to share.


    Gypsy Oak


  • Champions receives mini grant

    Sticker Shock is coming to Carrollton once again. If you read that sentence and seemed confused, that is okay, most readers have probably never heard of the term. “Sticker Shock” is a campaign geared toward the prevention of underage drinking.

    According to MADD.org (Mothers Against Drunk Driving) each year underage drinking contributes to approximately 4,700 deaths in Kentucky alone. We aim to decrease that statistic in Carroll County with prevention and education measures like Sticker Shock.

  • ‘History is what you make it’

    In August 2003, Jim Beam’s Warehouse B, located on Withrow Court, just off of Ky. 245, caught fire. The flames rose more than 100 feet into the air. Nearly 20,000 barrels were destroyed, with the burning mixture spilling into Withrow Creek and eventually the Beech Fork, killing thousands of fish.

    That low point in the whiskey giant’s history was perhaps exacerbated by the fact that the bourbon market 13 years ago looks nothing like it does today.