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Today's Opinions

  • JCTC welcomes students with eventful week

    Editor:

    JCTC-Carrollton Campus held its first Welcome Week for new and returning students for the fall semester. Events scheduled during the week included an ice-cream social, pizza sponsored by Papa John’s and a discount on meals at Down on Main Street.

  • Big Brothers Big Sisters program needs adult volunteers

    Editor:

    My Little Sister is 8 years old and I am 56. That’s not a big deal to either of us, because we belong to the Big Brothers Big Sisters program. Being a BBBS volunteer is a rewarding way that I can invest in my community and in the life of one child.

    There are currently about 30 Big Brothers Big Sisters in our Carroll County program; and more are greatly wanted and needed. Volunteers can be as young as 18; however, many of us are more experienced. There is no education level required, and volunteers can be from all walks of life.

  • CCAS, Boyd say ‘good-bye’ to Spinner

    I am writing with a heavy heart tonight.  Our Carroll County Animal Support group suffered a loss this past week: little Spinner, about whom the News-Democrat featured an article recently left us. 

    While this little dog had a rough beginning, beginning with being thrown out of the window of a moving car, he had tender love and care, first from Tammie Crawford and for the longest time from Leah Scott Hill and her daughters Savannah and Ashley. 

  • CCAS, Boyd say ‘good-bye’ to Spinner

    I am writing with a heavy heart tonight.  Our Carroll County Animal Support group suffered a loss this past week: little Spinner, about whom the News-Democrat featured an article recently left us. 

    While this little dog had a rough beginning, beginning with being thrown out of the window of a moving car, he had tender love and care, first from Tammie Crawford and for the longest time from Leah Scott Hill and her daughters Savannah and Ashley. 

  • CCCDC to celebrate milestone Aug. 25

    By RUTH BAXTER

    The Carroll County Community Development Corporation will celebrate its 30th anniversary at 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 25, at the Point Park pavilion in Carrollton

    Organized in September 1982, CCCDC united the efforts of local government, business and industry and community groups to make Carrollton/Carroll County a better place to live and work.

  • Kentucky’s global trade showing remarkable growth

    For most of the world, Kentucky is known for three things: fried chicken, horses and bourbon.

    Over the past dozen or so years, however, the commonwealth’s international reputation has grown significantly in other areas as well. In fact, our exports doubled between 2000 and 2010, staying well ahead of the national average for most of the decade.

  • Donate to help build autism research center

    Editor:

    Two weeks ago, Michala Riggle went public with Campaign 7. This is a young lady from Louisville who will build an Autism Research and Treatment Center in Louisville.

    Let me explain what Campaign 7 is all about: Michala needs 60,000 people to commit $7 a month for 12 months. This will generate the money needed for the land. It’s pretty easy; this can be done by credit card (electronically) or with one payment of $84. Or, you may mail a check once a month or the one payment. Michala’s website is BeatAutismFoundation.org.

  • Creek damage affects wildlife in Owen Co.

    Editor:

    Another paradise lost. There was once a beautiful stream where the beaver built their dams, where deer would drink and play, where ducks would swim the day away, all the while the bald eagle would watch from his nest.

    Now the beaver are dead, the dams are gone and the eagle has left.