Today's Opinions

  • Special Olympics ‘bowls’ over the competition


    The Kentucky State Bowling Tournament Special Olympics was held Dec. 1-2 in Louisville.

  • Directors extend thanks for support of production


    We want to thank all the people in the community who made the production of “It’s a Wonderful Life” happen.  Thanks to the sponsors:  Earl Floyd Ford, The News-Democrat, McNeal’s, Carrollton Office Supply, the Carroll County Board of Education and Carroll County Middle School.  Special thanks to Family Worship Center, Relevant Church, Herb Kinman Chevrolet, Hometown Rent to Own, Betty’s Collectibles, Dow Corning and Walmart. 

  • Couple impressed by community play


    It’s a wonderful life ... in Carrollton. Saturday evening, my wife and I went to the Carroll County Middle School to see the play entitled “It’s A Wonderful Life.” Wow! We really enjoyed the play and would like to thank the entire cast and crew for a job well done. We were amazed at the local talent and were able to visit several friends we hadn’t seen in a while.

    The play was an excellent choice, with its emphasis on faith, family, friends and community. Just another reason we are proud to call Carrollton our home.

  • 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


    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


    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.