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Today's Opinions

  • Nine sure-fire steps to get the most from training, exercise

    Training and getting in shape isn’t exactly rocket science. You lift, do cardio, try to eat right and get plenty of sleep (well, at least enough). It is not that complex, but it is not that simple either.

    Many people can follow the same training routines and eat the same foods, yet their results may vary significantly. After our discussion last month about getting organized and focused, let’s look at some tips and tricks we can employ to maximize our results.

  • Theatrical fundraiser commendable endeavor

    Editor:

    Just a note to say I had been toying with the thought of going to see the upcoming local performance of “It’s A Wonderful Life,” but something in last week’s News-Democrat article made the decision for me.

    I now  have plans to be there, even if there is a standing-room only crowd and I have to stand the entire time.

  • ‘Pippa’s Big Adventure’ – or, ‘How Fortune Smiled upon Us Both’

    I was reminded last week of just how inattentive I can be at times. Or, perhaps, I may just be such an airhead at times that it’s a wonder I get along as well as I do. 

    I am the first to tell the stories on myself … before someone else, I guess. I call this story “Pippa’s Big Adventure.”

    My friend Cindy had traveled from Marietta, Ohio, to Northern Kentucky for a medical procedure and I was to drive her back to Marietta. My 9-pound terrier-mix, Pippa, a rescue from Carroll County Animal Support, would be along for the ride.

  • All adults have a role in child’s upbringing

    The African proverb, “It takes a village to raise a child,” has never had so much meaning as it does in today’s society.

    The responsibility of raising a child is often shared with the larger, extended family – grandparents, aunts, uncles, older siblings. Neighbors and friends also can participate in a child’s upbringing.

    In fact, bringing caring adults into a child’s life is the secret to helping them grow into healthy, happy and responsible adults. And it isn’t really a secret at all.

  • Golf scramble raises funds for sheriff’s ranch

    Editor:

    The 17th annual Charity Golf Scramble to benefit the Kentucky Sheriffs’ Boys and Girls Ranch held on Sept. 10 with Carroll County Sheriff Jamie Kinman, Owen County Sheriff Zemer Hammond and Gallatin County Sheriff Josh Neale hosting the event, was a huge success.

    We send our sincere thanks to Sheriffs Kinman, Hammond and Neale as well as to the Carroll, Owen and Gallatin County sheriffs’ offices and to all those donating gifts, sponsoring holes and helping out.

  • Scouting for Food’s collections set record

    Editor:

    Thanks to the citizens of Carrollton and Carroll County for your contributions to the 2012 Scouting For Food campaign. 

    Once the dust settled on Saturday afternoon, the tally was 19,507 items collected; this is a substantial increase over last year’s 16,011 items and a new record.

    A special thanks to the employees at the Kentucky Utilities-Ghent power station for their donation of nearly 3,000 items and we very much appreciate your contribution. 

  • Contributions help families of accident

    Editor:

    On behalf of the Carroll County Ministerial Association, Family Ties representatives and Head Start representatives, I am pleased to update the community on the progress of our disbursal of donations to the families of the bus wreck.

  • Tuttle family offers thanks to community

    Editor:

    The outpouring love, kindness, and generosity of the Carroll County Community and surrounding counties has been phenomenal.   

    We consider ourselves to be very fortunate to live and work here. Our family has received visits, meals, calls, cards, emails, and messages too numerous to count.

    Even though we have lost Caroline, her memory lives on through the love we all had for her. Your prayers have given us strength as we search for peace while we travel down this road of grief.

    Thank you again,