Today's Opinions

  • Inside the newsroom: Why the Parks & Rec story did not run last week

    Fairness and accuracy. These are two of my top priorities as a journalist and as your editor of The News-Democrat.

    On Friday, May 11, Carroll County Fiscal Court called a special meeting to announce a partnership with Nucor Steel to complete the parks and recreation baseball complex at Robert Westrick Memorial Park. Staff writer Tim Hendrick, who covers Fiscal Court, attended the meeting and filed a story and photo just before the close of business Tuesday, May 15.

  • Monday salutes those who gave all

    On Monday, our nation will follow a tradition dating back more than 150 years as we pay tribute to those who gave their lives protecting our nation.

    There are more than 1.2 million names on that list, about half of which were added during the four years of the Civil War.

  • Caring people is what sets us apart


    An experience I had cutting fire wood on Sunday illustrates the truth of Kaleb Nab’s letter to the editor in the May 17th edition of The News-Democrat. For those who haven’t read Nab’s letter, the 2012 graduate of Carroll County High School explained why he moved back to Carroll County after earning his engineering degree from the University of Louisville.

    Carroll County may lack some of the amenities of larger cities, he suggested, but it has what’s really important: caring people.

  • Class of 1959 hosts reunion June 9, at Butler Lodge


    The Carrollton High School Class of 1959 is holding its annual reunion at General Butler State Park Lodge on Saturday, June 9, at 4:30 p.m. with dinner at 6 p.m.  All classmates are encouraged to attend. Reservations are not necessary. We welcome all friends of the class as well.  Please bring any mementos that you wish to share.

    Gypsy Oak


  • Thanks to everyone for help, attending show
  • Nab shares why he returned to Carroll


    At the public forums for the upcoming elections, a question was posed with 

    the theme, “How would you convince someone to stay in or move to Carroll 

    County?” Some said because they were proud of the County, some said they 

    could find no reason and they will try to change that in their term.  Some 

    said that people aren’t staying here because there is nothing to do…

    I have faced this question because I moved back to this town after college.  

  • Democrats: Exercise your right to vote, as not all parties have the chance

    Democratic Party voters of Carroll County have an important duty this Tuesday as they go to the polls for the county’s primary election.

    Dozens of Democrats are vying for their party’s nomination to face their Republican challengers this fall for judge-executive, magistrate, sheriff, jailer and constable. The circuit court clerk race will likely be decided with the primary as there is no one registered to run as a Republican in that race and candidates must pass a test before being eligble to run.

  • Stylin’ in the 1890s–Sarah Eva Howe comments on fashion in Carrollton

    Spring was a long time coming this year, but we can finally go outside wearing lighter, more colorful clothes.

    Sarah Eva Howe, a child in Carrollton in the 1890s, collected drawings of the clothing styles favored by the women in the 1890s. Her interest in fashion came naturally. Her father and uncles owned Howe Brothers, the premier clothing store in town. They traveled to New York and other markets to select styles for the fashion-conscious citizens of Carrollton.