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Today's Opinions

  • Girl Scouts say ‘thanks’ for support of program

    Editor:

    The Girl Scouts of Carrollton would like to say thank you to all the businesses and community people who donate to us and support us throughout the year. But one in particular we would like to tell how much we appreciate is CC Downey with Fun Zone Inflatables and D.J. business. 

    Ms. Downey donates without any questions whenever we need anything. She is very efficient as well as loads of fun. 

  • Soccer infraction mention draws fire

    Editor:

    I’m writing to express my dismay at The News-Democrat’s singling out Carroll County High School varsity soccer player Erick Lewis, in the most recent issue of the paper.

    It was unnecessary to devote two entire paragraphs to Erick’s infractions. Unless the paper is committed to singling out every player, in every sport, for every infraction, then it was wrong to do this to Erick.

  • State protects nature preserves

    “Buy land,” Mark Twain once said.  “They’re not making any more of it.”

    That investment advice has been taken to heart by the Kentucky State Nature Preserves Commission, which formally celebrated 35 years of service last week.

    Since it began, the commission has permanently set aside more than 25,000 irreplaceable acres for future generations.  Their 60 nature preserves range from the Blanton Forest near Virginia to Three Ponds along the Mississippi River.

  • 9.11 Remembered

    As I write on Sunday evening, Sept. 11, I have spent several hours watching programs devoted to remembering our national tragedy of 10 years ago. I thought I would not forget the events of that day, but I had forgotten so much. Sept. 11, 2001 has now become a part of our country’s history, one we can add to, “I know just where I was on the day I heard President Kennedy had been shot.”

  • Mayor thanks state for cleaning Hwy. 227

    Editor:

    If you have driven on Hwy. 227 from Highland Avenue to Gap Hill recently, you will notice that the local state highway crew cleaned the median and removed all of the loose concrete.  This is something that had been needed for some time, and I thank them for their prompt attention to this matter. 

  • State officials remember 9.11

    Paul E. Patton
    Governor of Kentucky (1995-2003)

    In the moments before the first plane hit the World Trade Center on Sept. 11, 2001, officials from 18 states had gathered for the annual Southern Governors’ Association conference in Lexington. As governor of Kentucky and chairman of the association, I was hosting the event.

  • 9.11 Remembered

    There are only a handful of days in which an entire nation collectively remembers what it was doing. Some have been high points in our history, like V-E and V-J Day at the end of World War II and Neil Armstrong’s first steps on the moon. Some have been moments we wish had never occurred, like Pearl Harbor, President Kennedy’s assassination, and the tragedies of Sept. 11, 2001.

    For those old enough to remember that last date, it seems hard to believe that 10 years have slipped by since that cool and clear morning.

  • Library, animal support group offer programs to benefit our community

    After four days of nonstop Irene coverage, I am so glad that the storm was not as dangerous as it might have been. I have friends on the East Coast who boarded up and evacuated and while I have not yet heard from them, I hope they got no worse than lots of rain.