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Today's Opinions

  • Supporter inspired by cheerleaders’ actions

    Editor: Tonight, I had the pleasure of attending the football game at my alma mater. I have lived in Trimble County for nearly 19 years and despite the short drive, I rarely go to a Carroll County football game. My reason for going to the CCHS football game was to support my 6-year-old niece as she was going to cheer with the high school cheerleaders for a portion of the game.  Bef

  • Graves at cemetery should not be moved

    Editor: Mr. Nam V. Do has intentions to relocate the Moore/Washburn Cemetery, located at 1171 Gilgal Rd, Turners Station. The families buried there include Moore, Washburn, Smith, Perry, Gillion, William Florence and Hill. He stated that the graveyard was abandoned. The cemetery has a rock wall surrounding it. For some years the cemetery was cleaned off and just recently cleaned up again. It

  • Girls soccer team to aid cancer society program

    Editor: The Carroll County High School girls soccer team will have a breast cancer awareness night during our home soccer game vs. Whitefield Academy on Sept. 23, game time scheduled for 6 p.m. We are working with our local American Cancer Society representatives to help put it on. They will be selling t-shirts as well as baked goods the night of the event.  During half time we will be do

  • Thanks extended for support of camp

    Editor: On behalf of the Carroll County Sheriff Office and the Kentucky Sheriffs’ Boys and Girls Ranch, I would like to thank everyone for the wonderful response and help with our annual fund raising golf scramble held at the Wheatley Golf Course, Monday, Aug. 30. With your help we were able to raise more than $7,000 to help continue t

  • Descendants oppose removal of cemetery

    Editor: On July 18 The News-Democrat had an article on the meeting of the Port William Historical Society. When reading the article I find that there has been a request for the removal of a cemetery that sits off of Gilgal Road in Carroll Co., Ky. After doing some searching into Geneva Smith Pettit’s family genealogy papers I found that the farm was owned by Robert Moore. Al

  • Organ donation can help save a life

    Editor; I am writing in response to a recent article on organ donation. I would like to say a special thank you to Laman Stark and his staff for the efforts they have put forth in promoting organ donation. I would also like to say thank you to my sister, Beth Toombs. She tested to try to donate a kidney to me; but was told she couldn’t. I cannot begin to express what that

  • Family member objects to removal of cemetery

    Editor: Just recently there has been an attempt to have the old Moore Cemetery removed. Robert Moore was the one who gave consent for my grandmother Rachel Moore to marry James Gullion in about 1830-3 in then Gallatin County. The cemetery has a rock wall surrounding it. Some years back the cemetery was cleaned off and just recently cleaned up again. It would be a tragedy to hav

  • Hospital appreciates donors in recent fundraising drive

    Editor: In the recent months Carroll County Memorial Hospital (CCMH) has gone through a big renovation. The Medical Surgical Unit received a much needed major facelift when projects such as new paint, flooring and ceilings were completed. Along with the renovation came the need to replace our “not so new” patient room furniture. With the help of a fundraiser