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Today's Opinions

  • The death of bin Laden will not bring back our natural sense of security

    It was a long time coming — almost 10 years — but a key objective in the U.S. War on Terror has been accomplished.

    Osama bin Laden is dead.

    In a precision strike, U.S. special forces moved in on a mansion in a compound in Pakistan. Some 40 minutes later. the leader of al-Qaida was dead.

    President Obama addressed the nation late Sunday night telling us that “justice has been done.”

    This has to be good news to anyone who lost a loved one in any of the attacks that came on Sept. 11, 2001.

  • Support helped make pageant a success

    Editor:

    I would like to take this opportunity to thank a number of individuals who helped make the Relay for Life Pageants 2011 a great success. With everyone’s help, “Team Robbins” raised a total of $2,667 to help raise awareness and fight for a cure for Relay for Life.

  • Group appreciates support for animals week

    Editor:

    On behalf of the Carroll County Animal Support group, I would like to thank those who participated in the third Annual Kentucky Week of the Animals.  We had a full week of activities.  We received acknowledgement from the state organization for being the group in the participating 15 states who held an activity each day of animal week.

  • To the rescue

    Anyone who has been around me very much knows I like to plan. And that’s exactly what we do each year as the group of us on the Carrollton Main Street Promotions Committee prepare for the Easter on the Square event.

    We have it all mapped out — from the arrival of the Easter Bunny through the prize drawings after the egg hunt at the end of the day.

    I learned Saturday that any plan can be quickly adapted based on circumstances.

  • Census guides changes in districts

    About a year after George Washington was elected President, Congress decided that one of the country’s first orders of business was finding out just how many lived here.

    It declared that Aug. 2, 1790, would be Census Day, and those in charge of counting were called upon to include not only the original 13 colonies but also several other districts that would later become states, including Kentucky. What the numbers showed is that, just 15 years after Daniel Boone blazed the Wilderness Road through Cumberland Gap, 74,000 people were already calling Kentucky home.

  • Bullying at school must be addressed

    Editor:

    I am writing about a concern for the bullying that occurs in our schools. My 11-year-old daughter was recently a victim of a serious offense that occurred on the bus. My little girl has been being bullied by the same little boy for the last three years.

  • Bullying at school must be addressed

    Editor:

    I am writing about a concern for the bullying that occurs in our schools. My 11-year-old daughter was recently a victim of a serious offense that occurred on the bus. My little girl has been being bullied by the same little boy for the last three years.

  • Ghent facility served as college, public school

    Bill Davis shared this history of Ghent College and Ghent School with The News-Democrat after the structure was destryoed by fire Sunday. Davis researched this for the “Encyclopedia of Northern Kentucky.”

    Ghent College in Carroll County, Ky., was founded in 1867, when local citizens led by James Frank formed a corporation creating a private nonsectarian college for white students at Ghent. A three-story brick college building was built on the western edge of town the following year, at a cost of $31,700.