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Today's Opinions

  • CFD firefighters to teach in the classroom

    Starting today the Carrollton Fire Department, in conjunction with Carroll County Schools and Kathryn Winn Primary School, will be expanding our fire prevention education in the classroom.

  • Library sets record for circulation in the last year

    Everyone has heard of Christmas in July, but how about New Year’s in August?

    It is a very true phenomenon in the library world. This is the time of year when we analyze how things went last year (and to make matters more confusing, last year means July 2011 through June 2012). As librarians, we still have to be a little quirky.

    For our library, last year was a record setting year. We circulated more items than ever in one year. We also had more people attend our programs than in past years.

  • Belle in Britain: Welcome to Harlaxton!

    I have stepped into a fairytale land! I have never even seen a place like this—much less lived in one! I was astounded by the sheer beauty of the country side and of course, Harlaxton Manor itself. My plane trip was smooth, and we traveled in “coaches” from the airport up a “motorway”—originally a transport road between Roman colonies.

  • One last push as book deadline looms

    Well, my first draft is in, but I’m still holding spots for more photos – particularly of area churches and scenes of yesteryear from Worthville, Sanders, Prestonville, English and Locust.

    Also, if anyone has old photos of the Butler-Turpin House, maybe before it was renovated, and the Masterson House, perhaps when it was deeded to the Port William Historical Society. I am literally within days of my final deadline, so call me soon.

  • Benefit for injured EMTs Shields, Waltz

    Editor:

    We are having a benefit for Gallatin County EMTs Justin Shields and David Waltz of Carroll County from 5-10 p.m. Friday, Sept. 7, at Hog Wild and Pig Crazy BBQ, Exit 55 off of Interstate 71. The restaurant is located between Big Rig One Stop Shop and Love’s.

  • New faces to write columns in the N-D

    Carrollton may be a small town, but it is full of talented, knowledgeable individuals, and there is always something happening somewhere.

    As your community newspaper, The News-Democrat strives to report on the many goings-on in Carroll County, local news that you cannot find in the daily metros.

    To continue this commitment, the newspaper will begin featuring five new local columnists beginning in next week’s Sept. 5 edition.

  • 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.