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Today's Opinions

  • Cemetery donation plans have fallen through

    Editor: I had hoped that my next letter to the News-Democrat on the Moore cemetery would be to thank Nam Do for his generous contribution of two acres of land to be added to the cemetery. But that doesn’t seem to be the case, as I have been informed that he will not be donating the two acres. Although there have been two meetings scheduled between Nam Do, my husband, Floyd and myself, the

  • Winn PTO plans to restart fall festival for students

    Editor: The parents of Kathryn Winn Elementary students are trying to reestablish the annual fall festival. We will be hosting the event on Nov. 5 from 4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. and a live auction from 7-8 p.m. We plan to serve food, have a live auction, host games as well as providing community resources for the families. We would greatly appreciate your support and participation in this very i

  • KSP Post 5 offering new Citizen’s Police Academy

    Editor:

    Society has always been interested in police work and finds the issue of crime a fascinating topic. Television programming has included shows about crime and police work from every angle and context throughout its history. 

    The Kentucky State Police has developed a new 12-week program that taps into that same fascination and curiosity people have with crime and police work.

  • Reader believes editor's column lacking facts

    Editor: Response to your article on Sept. 15, 2010, on Milton City Hall and Shannon Hoskins. [“‘Sunshine Laws’ are in place to ensure open government,” Page 4.] You had best report on baby showers and festivals, because you are more qualified for those events than as an investigative reporter. Your article about Shannon Hoskins and the City of Milton was a lie; no fact

  • Wal-Mart rumor false

    We live in a time where rumors can spread like never before. With Facebook, Twitter and the many online bulletin board sites available to people, there is an audience watching and waiting for the latest “information” that is posted. The problem, in many cases, is that the information they pick up from these sites is inaccurate, misleading or false. Items that are posted on these Int

  • Sheriff acquitted of 1877 murder

    The story reads like the synopsis for a 1950s television pilot about the old west. But it really happened—not in Hollywood but here in Carroll County in 1877. Sometime late in the evening hours of Monday, July 16, and the early morning hours of Tuesday, July 17, 1877, Carrie Anderson was shot to death at her family’s home in Worthville. Those arrested and charged in connection with

  • Reader questions Trick-or-Treat on Sunday

    Editor: For those who don’t know yet and to those who care, our local government (confirmed by the mayor’s office) has set the annual Trick-or-Treat night to be actual Halloween, Oct. 31. While I don’t have a problem with children having fun dressing up and getting candy, I do object to it being on a Sunday. The hours are usually from 6-8 p.m. spanning the time that most if no

  • Concern raised over school tax rate hike

    Editor: It is a well known fact that we are going through tough economic times. Most of us have experienced higher rates on our utilities. Also the cost of the basic necessities of life have gone up. Many people are struggling to make ends meet. A couple of weeks ago the paper reported that the county and the Ghent fire district were going to leave taxes at their present rate. I don’t r