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Today's Opinions

  • Knee pain common among those restarting their exercise routine

    With the new year upon us, December lends itself to planning and or getting a jump start on your New Year’s fitness resolutions! So this month, let’s look at some topics to help ensure a higher level of success and long-term lifestyle changes to make those resolutions, reality!

  • City deserves open meetings, discussion on EIP oridinance

    Conducting meetings in the open and allowing the public to view how their government works is at the heart of what makes our government work effectively.

    That hasn’t been the case as three members of Carrollton City Council volunteered at the mayor’s request to work on revising the Enterprise Incentive Program.

  • Ky. has contributed to Thanksgiving

    While the Fourth of July is understandably the most American holiday, Thanksgiving can at least lay claim to being the first.

    Its origin, as even our youngest students can tell us, began long before our independence, and we’re now just six years away from the 400th anniversary of when the Pilgrims and Native Americans held a three-day feast.

  • Scouting for Food proves successful

    Editor:

    The 2014 Scouting for Food food-drive wrapped up this weekend with another successful campaign, thanks to the support and commitment of the folks that call Carroll County home. The combination of school and house-to-house efforts yielded 19,042 items; while not a record it was another fantastic effort. 

  • Smoke, fry or bake: The options for turkey

    Hello once again my friends. Yes, it’s hard to believe another holiday season is upon us. I’m not sure if time is going by faster the older I get but then again I’m not sure that it isn’t. Lets embrace the season and ask ourselves the most important question of the Thanksgiving season: to brine the turkey or not.

  • Study shows violent behavior in schools on decline in Kentucky

    Last week, the Department of Education released its latest annual report on school safety, a study that gives the public a truly comprehensive look at the discipline issues our students, teachers, staff and administrators face.

    Overall, the news is good.  Nearly 90 percent of the 660,000 students who attend public schools were not involved in any infractions in 2013-14, and of the remainder, only a small percentage was engaged in violent behavior.

  • ‘Wall of Faces’ serves as companion to memorial wall

    Born in 1962, I grew up not knowing of a time when there wasn’t a war in Vietnam. I didn’t really know what it meant, and I wasn’t fully aware of everything that went on during the late 1960s and early 1970s when people began to protest the U.S. involvement there.

    I have vague memories of watching Walter Cronkite on the CBS Evening News and hearing the day’s body counts from the war. I have even more vague memories of the slayings of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Bobby Kennedy.

  • Readers say newspapers are top local news source

    We hope you enjoy this special edition of The News-Democrat today. We are delivering this November issue in place of the River City Trading Post that we normally mail to you each Monday.