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Today's Opinions

  • Food drive aids many

    Editor:

    The Carroll County Food Bank would like to thank Carrollton Main Street Program for the food drive they held the week of Easter.

    Mary Katherine Smith

    Carroll County Food Bank

  • Neighbors, police come to couple’s aid

    Editor:

    I want to extend my gratification to the residents of Carrollton especially Carl and Katie Walters, Cassie and Sam Proctor and Retha Simmones.

    On Monday night, May 2, my boyfriend and I were getting ready for bed. I went to my front door and looked out. Our streetlight was out, which was odd. I shut the door and locked it and said, “Well, it’s a good night for some mischief.”

  • Photo contest offers chance to win prizes, have shot in calendar

    I love to shoot photos in my free time. When I went to San Diego last year, I spent a lot of time capturing scenic pictures and touring through the city’s Gas Lamp district to get a few shots of the historic architecture.

    We often do that when we travel. And some of us do it here at home. Downtown Carrollton is one of the places I often focus on when the seasons change – when trees bloom or there’s a blanket of snow on the ground, or to capture the interesting architecture in the historic district.

  • Prom photos rekindle memories of special times in our own lives

    Seeing the beautiful pictures of the prom-goers in last week’s News-Democrat prompted some of us who participate in the walking program at the public library every weekday morning to reminisce about our own proms – back in the day.

    I went to high school in Marianna, Fla., a town of about 6,500 in the Panhandle. Our class had about 200 members and one of the reasons we looked forward to our junior year was that it was our year to put on the prom. Our committee planned for months and decorated for days once we had decided on a theme.

  • Prom photos rekindle memories of special times in our own lives

    Seeing the beautiful pictures of the prom-goers in last week’s News-Democrat prompted some of us who participate in the walking program at the public library every weekday morning to reminisce about our own proms – back in the day.

    I went to high school in Marianna, Fla., a town of about 6,500 in the Panhandle. Our class had about 200 members and one of the reasons we looked forward to our junior year was that it was our year to put on the prom. Our committee planned for months and decorated for days once we had decided on a theme.

  • Horses, military, flooding garner attention for state

    Over the past week or so, Kentucky has gained national attention in not one but three distinct ways.

    The Kentucky Derby is perhaps the most obvious, and Saturday’s race more than maintained its reputation as the best two minutes in sports. The day before, meanwhile, Fort Campbell was the fitting location for the nation to pay tribute to those heroic soldiers who brought justice to Osama bin Laden.

  • Consider donations as spring cleaning gets under way

    With spring comes spring cleaning.  The Carroll County Public Library provides a service that can assist you with this process. 

    We accept donations.  The staff would revolt if I did not clarify this just a little bit. We accept gently used books, magazines, DVDs and music CDs that have been stored indoors. We don’t mean to be picky, but we don’t like the critters that usually come with items that have been kept in storage units or sheds. 

  • Beware: Bed bugs can strike anywhere

    It’s been a while since I have written one of my occasional columns, but now that it appears my long domestic nightmare is over, I sit down to write this one as a public service announcement.

    I have been fighting the battle of the bed bugs. Yes, bed bugs. How or where did I get them?  The movies? Restaurants? Waiting rooms at the doctors’ offices or hospital?  Who knows, but I had them.