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Today's Opinions

  • Customer service key to welcoming race fans

    As our region prepares for an unprecedented number of visitors next week for the inaugural Sprint Cup race at Kentucky Speedway, I hope we offer a warm welcome that makes these folks want to come back to Carroll County.

    Nearly a year ago, Carroll County Chamber of Commerce and Carrollton Main Street Program teamed up to offer Shining STAR training to help us prepare for the week ahead. This customer service program focusing on service, training, achievement and recognition was developed by TOUR Southern and Eastern Kentucky.

  • IN GOD'S HOUSE

    I spent several hours last week preparing my Bible study lessons on the Book of Genesis. It is amazing to compare the story of creation to life as it is today.

    The study on creation helped me, more and more, to see life of God in every one and in every thing. I see the vibration of God’s life everywhere.

    These days, all of us enjoy the sunrise and sunset.

  • First Community Family Event set for Worthville June 23

    It is officially summertime, which means it seems that we are all running in different directions and time seems to be flying at a rate that is unreal in comparison to winter. 

    The sun comes out earlier and stays out later, however that rarely equates to the ability to get more done.  In summertime, we often get so busy that we can forget there are activities going on in our community that we can get involved in. 

  • Broadband access increases in state

    For a growing number of Kentuckians, broadband Internet is given no more thought than any other utility. Like television and electricity, it’s just expected to be there.

    In fact, it can now be found in about 40 percent of the common-wealth’s homes. While that is certainly positive, it’s becoming increasingly clear that we need to see that number grow. According to a Federal Communications Commission report this month, most states have moved ahead of us when it comes to providing access to this fast-speed connection.

  • Bunny’s death leaves woman heartbroken

    Editor:

    At the fair this year, you had a chance to pay to play to win a rabbit — a real, live bunny. I played June 11; it took me $5 from my boyfriend, a bucket of balls and luck to win, and I did. I ran over to the side of the fence where they were being kept.

  • Projects hold the key for C’ton downtown’s future

    Talking with Mayor Gene McMurry on Monday, I couldn’t help but feel the enthusiasm he has for revitalizing downtown Carrollton. It is, indeed, infectious.

    In 2002, I joined The News-Democrat as editor. One of the reasons I accepted the job was because, when I came for the interview, I immediately fell in love with this small city on the Ohio River. (At that point, I’m not sure I knew there was still another river bordering the city.) To work in a place where one only had to look out the window to see this mighty waterway was a huge attraction for me.

  • Projects hold the key for C’ton downtown’s future

    Talking with Mayor Gene McMurry on Monday, I couldn’t help but feel the enthusiasm he has for revitalizing downtown Carrollton. It is, indeed, infectious.

    In 2002, I joined The News-Democrat as editor. One of the reasons I accepted the job was because, when I came for the interview, I immediately fell in love with this small city on the Ohio River. (At that point, I’m not sure I knew there was still another river bordering the city.) To work in a place where one only had to look out the window to see this mighty waterway was a huge attraction for me.

  • Regatta brings champs to area

    Kentucky and Indiana have a racing heritage deeper than any two states in our country.