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Today's Opinions

  • Chamber to present third annual Race Fest in downtown

    Carroll County Chamber of Commerce’s Race Fest is the next big event coming up on Wednesday, June 26, on Main Street in downtown Carrollton. Activities begin at 5 p.m.

    This exciting racing-inspired event is the official pre-race celebration held on the Wednesday just before the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series at the Kentucky Speedway.                 

  • City, county laws are in place on pets to protect residents

    At the start of summer, everyone wants to be outside enjoying the warm weather, nature and the beautiful surroundings that we have in our county. Sometimes that enjoyment is hampered by others’ actions.

    It seems as though my office and the office of the county judge-executive have been inundated with complaints about dogs. The complaints have included dogs running loose, people having too many dogs and allowing vicious dogs to run loose. As such, I decided to write this month’s column to clarify the various laws dealing with dogs that we should all live by.

  • CFD thanks community for help, donation to Crusade

    This year’s WHAS Crusade for Children was a success.

    We raised $4,732 during our weekend fundraising activities. This money will go to some very needy causes in and around our communities.

    This could not have been possible without a lot of participation from many different groups and individuals, including the Westside Fire Department, Carroll County Rescue Squad, Boy Scouts Troop 131, Cub Scout Pack 418, Girl Scout Troop 38, and many community volunteers.

  • C’ton Idol to pay tribute to wreck victims

    Editor:

    On behalf of the Carroll County Fair Association we would like to invite you to join us for a night of amazing talent and lots of fun. 

    Carrollton Idol is the first singing competition to hit the fair in 103 years. Last year was the first year the exciting, heart-stopping show debuted. It held the largest audience to ever hit the fairgrounds holding more than 2,500 people that night. Season two of Carrollton Idol is predicted to have a much bigger crowd this year. There will be performances by the top 12 finalists.

  • Arts foundation hosts ‘progressive dinner’ featuring music and arts

    The Carroll County Arts Foundation, Port William Historical Society, and the Carroll County Public Library are hosting an event we hope catches on and becomes an annual tradition. 

  • Howe, Winslow brought businesses to Carrollton

    Doing the research for the “Images of America” book was a lot of fun, but unfortunately the format didn’t allow me to put in much information about any one person or event.

    Case in point: Beverly Winslow Howe, whose image appears on Page 56. Howe was a member of a very prominent and influential family that was involved in many businesses in Carrollton. He was born in this city Nov. 18, 1885, to William F. and Louisiana (a.k.a. Louise) Winslow Howe.

  • Big Sister finds many rewards in spending time with her ‘Little’

    By JUDY CHOWNING

    Special to the News-Democrat

    Why did I want to be a Big Sister when I had four grandchildren under the age of four?

    I thought I could give an hour a week to make a child feel as special as I tried to make my own grandchildren feel.

    Tara was in kindergarten when we started meeting at school in 2010. I was babysitting three days a week for two of my grandchildren and had visits from my others regularly I visited with Tara on days that I had off from my Grammy duties.

  • State acts to address cancer stats

    Each year, 25,000 Kentuckians – nearly 70 a day – are given the one diagnosis nobody ever wants to hear from their doctor: Cancer.

    If there is a silver lining surrounding this sizeable cloud, it is that we are seeing true progress in making sure this word is said much less often. Nationally, deaths are down a fifth from their peak in 1991, and most types of cancers – but not all – are in decline.