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Today's Opinions

  • Go register today

    I’ve had several people ask me questions about last week’s front page article on our move to a subscription-based website, effective Feb. 23.

    Don’t worry. If you’re a subscriber to The News-Democrat, you’ll have access to all news and other content at MyCarrollNews.com. Access to the website is free for all of our print subscribers.

    But you will have to take a few quick steps to get registered, then you’ll be ready to use the digital version of the newspaper.

  • What happened to progressive thinking?

    Editor:
    Again, I find myself disheartened in the lack of progression.
    A very dear and old friend of mine has recently begun to turn over a fresh new leaf of life and I couldn’t be more proud. Although there have been a few bumps in the road, she remains positive through encouragement that she will soon succeed in societal demands.

  • SNIP clinic to return to Carroll County

    Editor:
    I want to take this time to let the community know that Carroll Co Animal Support will be starting our low cost spay/neuter clinics back up this month.
    This year, we are changing the way we will register clients for the clinic. We will be at the county library on Wednesday, Feb. 9 from 10 a.m. until noon and Wednesday, Feb. 16 from 6-7:30 p.m. registering everyone. We will also require a deposit on that day. Last year, we had several people to sign up and then not show up.

  • Education, job important in ‘11 legislative session

    Last week, the General Assembly returned to the Capitol to kick off the main portion of the 2011 Regular Session.

    This follows the guidelines established in the state’s Constitution for odd-year meetings, which call for a brief recess after legislators meet for four days in early January to elect House and Senate leaders and establish committee membership for the next two years.

    When we returned last Tuesday, Gov. Steve Beshear set the stage for the work ahead when he offered the annual State of the Commonwealth address.

  • Be considerate with that cell phone

    I would like to use this space for a little rant this week.

    Let me begin by saying I love my cell phone. It’s great for when you are shopping with a friend and need to get back together after going your own ways. I have called the library for a phone number when I am on my way to an appointment and have left the address at home or I’m going to be late and need to call and let someone know. I have even taken a picture of a beautiful sunset with my phone when I encounter one and don’t have my camera.

  • Tax service supports local causes

    Editor:
    I am writing this letter to let the citizens of our surrounding area know that Jackson-Hewitt Tax Service supports two very good causes, the Home of the Innocents and Doing Our Part From the Heart.

  • Bus makes only one stop in Happy Hollow

    Editor:

  • I-71 in Carroll County deserves attention, repairs to fix potholes

    Have you driven on Interstate 71 in Carroll County lately? If so, you’ll know our section  of this major highway is in  need of repairs.

    This winter has not been kind to I-71. It’s rough and the number of potholes seems to increase every day. And it’s only going to get worse as the weather breaks in the next month and there is a lot of freezing and thawing to damage the pavement.

    At best, I would say riding through Carroll County is a bumpy experience. It’s hard on both our bodies and our vehicles.