• Writer issues call to action for a change


    In the course of Human events it has been found that a once free people have become enslaved. Corporate institutions have become, with no equal, tyrants of a nation and its laws. Those rights, endowed by our creator, Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness, have fallen victim to the sin of greed.

  • Worthville school reunion planned


    Please save the date! We are planning another Worthville School Reunion.

    The reunion is set for 2 p.m., Nov. 2, 2019, at Worthville Baptist Church Life Center.

    Please bring any memorabilia or pictures you want to share

    It will be fun, as always

    For more information call 502-480-6349.

    Committee members

    Dru Stewart Maiden

    Pat Lucas

    Mike and Cheri Martin

    Janie Thomas

    Billie Humble

  • Carrollton class of '59 hosting reunion


    The Carrollton High School Class of 1959 is holding their 60th Class Reunion at 4:30 p.m. June 22 at the General Butler State Resort Park Lodge. A dinner will follow at 6 p.m. Reservations are not necessary. Friends of the class are welcome. Please bring any mementos that you wish to share.


    Gypsy Oak

  • Making suicide prevention a legislative priority

    Dear Editor,

    Every 28 seconds someone makes a suicide attempt.

    I experienced the loss of my 17-year-old daughter in August 2015.

    That is why, on June 9, I will be traveling to Washington, D.C. to meet with my Members of Congress and demand they make suicide prevention a top legislative priority.

    I will be asking my Senators and Representative to support:

    1. Increased funding for suicide prevention research within The National Institute of Mental Health to a level commensurate with the suicide crisis in our country.

  • Poppies celebrate American’s freedom


  • Easter services earn praise from resident


    First we were moved to tears by the reenactment of the Crucifixion performed by the Hispanic Group of St. John’s Catholic Church on the wet cold pavement of Fifth Street in Carrollton. The freezing rain did not deter these dedicated Christians from showing their love and gratitude for the Christ they love.

  • Beta Club to work with Rotary on Pancakes


    On May 11, 2019 the Rotary Club of Carrollton will again feature its spring pancake breakfast from 7 to 10 a. m. in the cafeteria of Carroll County High School. Sponsors will be sought for tables. Individual tickets will also go on sale and take-out orders are encouraged. All of this will be publicized soon through flyers, sandwich boards, advertisements in the News Democrat, banners and signs.

  • Sarcasm on library not appreciated


    I believe in free speech. I encourage people to express their opinions. However, in response to Mr. Hayward’s letter regarding the Carroll County Public Library and its future plans, I take offense in the way he chose to express himself. Mr. Hayward, if you want your feedback heard and your voice listened to, I suggest that you do it by offering realistic, sensible remarks. Snide, cruel, insensible sarcasm is NOT the way to do it.

  • Library should consider these options

    I was shocked to read the $2.5 million library expansion proposal. I urge the board to consider my plan instead. It’s much more expensive, and even further out of touch with reality.

    My $4 million scheme includes an even more ugly and out of place building design.

    As Benjamin Franklin once said, “It’s less about books, more about programs,” so imagine a huge, empty glass cube that provides 100 percent program space. This $8 million building will save $100 per year on heating costs by burning all of those nasty old books in a furnace.

  • Our hospital offers a helping hand


    I interact with Carroll County Memorial Hospital staff on any number of fronts—family and church health crises, emergencies, and the catastrophe of human death—and I always leave the building grateful for the high level of professionalism I experience.