Today's Opinions

  • Poker Run raises more than $8,900


    We would like to say “Thanks” to everyone for the support of the 9th Annual Christmas In August Poker Run 2018. We had 276 waivers signed with approximately 200 bikes that participated in the event.

    Thanks to everyone for the donations we received, selling and buying raffle tickets, 50/50, riding in the event, the food provided, police officers blocking intersections, etc.… We raised $8,949.50! God blessed us with an absolute beautiful day. Again THANKS for everyone’s support.

    Tracey Reynolds and Kenny Jones

  • Workers form the foundation of our economy

    There are several holidays each year that are distinctly American – from Memorial Day and the Fourth of July to Thanksgiving – but only one celebrates the hard work that made us who we are: Labor Day.

    It is often seen as the unofficial end to the summer, but it’s important to look beyond that as we celebrate the upcoming three-day weekend.

  • Rand highlights benefits of Kentucky Community and Technical College

    It has been a little more than two decades since the General Assembly passed far-reaching reforms of our public postsecondary schools, and without a doubt one of the most successful elements of that work was the creation of the Kentucky Community and Technical College System.

  • Mitchell reflects on what she likes about Carroll Co.


    Good and graciousness of Carroll County, especially Carrollton, as I am only a visitor here.

    I actually moved back to this area after 35 years because I had such fond memories of spending summers in Carrollton as a youngster, every summer for six weeks till the age of 18 years old when I was a lifeguard at the beach of General Butler State Resort Park. Shame the beach was taken away. I still attend this state park often as I have a brick for my deceased husband at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial site. A great work of effort for your city and county.

  • Thanks to Deputy Blanton for his assistance

    Editor’s note: This letter was sent to Sheriff Philip Marshall and brought to The News-Democrat for publication with the family’s permission.


  • Summer isn’t a time to stop learning

    As students return to school, it is worth noting that some of Kentucky’s most successful academic programs have already wrapped up their work.

    Several of these got their start in the 1980s, and they have since given thousands of our brightest middle and high school students a chance to come together in a college setting during the summer and learn in ways that extend beyond the traditional classroom while giving the students an early taste of life after high school.

  • Kentucky State Fair: A chance to come together
  • Tell us something good, Carroll County

    The news media often gets blamed for only reporting about bad news. While I can understand that sentiment when television news stations have a tendency to lead their telecasts with crime, natural disasters and the like–several of which did not occur anywhere close to the viewing area–I don’t believe it is the only thing covered.