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Today's Opinions

  • Rotary raises $7,000 for scholarships at event

    Editor:

    On behalf of every member of the Carrollton Rotary Club, allow me to express my sincere thanks to the following businesses and individuals for their support of and participation in our annual Scholarship Golf Scramble at General Butler State Resort Park Sept. 14. 

    Early estimates indicate that more than $7,000 dollars was raised that will be awarded at the end of the school year to deserving college-bound seniors.

  • Teamwork made Senior Event another success

    Editor:

    The 2011 Senior Event, “Vegas at the Point,” held Thursday evening at Point Park was again enjoyed by many senior citizens from Carroll and surrounding counties. We wish to thank the hard work of the planning committee – from attending numerous planning meetings to organizing everything, and to building, decorating and setting up for the event in the days before and the day of the event. This year’s planning team included Rhonda Welch, Penny Maiden, Mike Humphrey, Michelle Goff, Vicky Cayton, Susie Raybourn, Stacie Hendricks and me.

  • National Guard unit thanks community

    Editor:

    We greatly appreciate the cordial support the great people of Carroll County and its organizations provided to the Kentucky Army National Guard. Your gracious donations allowed our Carrollton-based Kentucky National Guard Unit to raise funds that directly benefit our soldiers and their families. Your dedicated support of Kentucky’s brave soldiers represents your organization well. I assure you that your affection means a great deal to every soldier and your actions do not go unnoticed.

    Michael B. Roberts

  • Kentuckians have long history of distinguished service in the military

    For most of Kentucky’s history, we have found a way to go above and beyond the call of duty when it comes to protecting our country.

    During the War of 1812, for example, Kentucky suffered more casualties than all other states combined. In the decade since Sept. 11, 2001, meanwhile, no military base has seen more deployments than Fort Campbell.

    Last week, the nation turned its attention to the Kentuckian who became the latest recipient of the Congressional Medal of Honor, the highest award that anyone in the military can receive.

  • 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.”