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Today's Opinions

  • ASCS job evokes fond memories

    I remember a character in a book I must have read years ago who always read the obituaries to see if he was still alive. 

  • Beware of once friendly chat site on the web

    Editor:


    I am writing in regards to a website that I see teens using often to video chat. I want parents to be aware of the danger. It is called Omegle.


    This chat website at one time was OK for teens to use. Now every other chat is pure porn. This is something you do not want your kids on.


    I watched in horror from chat to chat that they were performing lewd behavior.


    Ask your teens about the site, see what they have to say about it and make sure they are aware of the dangers.

  • Labels and extreme politics harm nation

    Editor:


     A Farewell to Arms? Please....


    I have long felt that a two party democracy has been crippling progress for America’s future for several decades now. Some call it necessary as a system of checks and balances, but I disagree.


    It has gone from Democrats and Republicans to the catch labels “right-wing Conservatives” and “liberal nut jobs” and now finally to “Tea Partiers” and “communists.”

  • Local group aids neglected animals

    Editor:


    I am writing to pay tribute to the Carroll County Animal Support Group here in our town (not to be confused with the county run shelter).


    I have been an animal lover my whole life. But for many years I just hid my head in the sand so I didn’t have to feel the pain when I saw animal neglect and/or abuse. Being a home visiting school nurse and a home health nurse for many years in the past, I have seen atrocities to animals (and to children for that matter) that would keep me awake at night.

  • General Assembly faces bills on Medicaid, meth immigration

    Last week, I had the opportunity to speak at the Louisville Forum to discuss the 2011 Regular Session and what the General Assembly will likely address.


    I told the crowd that, in the Kentucky House of Representatives, I expect several issues to take up much of our time when legislators return to the Capitol on Feb. 1. That includes helping Medicaid overcome a reduced amount of federal funding; raising the high school dropout age from 16 to 18; and doing whatever we can to lower the number of meth labs in the state, which topped 1,000 last year for the first time.

  • McMurry earns praise from former neighbor

    Editor:
    I read with great interest your reporting of Carrollton’s’ new mayor, Gene McMurry. My family and I were fortunate enough to have lived in Carrollton for about 15 years. We moved about four years ago and have fond memories of Gene and Sue McMurry. We were also fortunate enough to have lived just two houses down from Gene and Sue and couldn’t have asked for better neighbors or friends.

  • Couple appreciates award for decorating home

    Editor:
    We would like to thank The News-Democrat for awarding us the 2010 Carroll County Christmas Décor Contest Winners. We appreciate the pictures and article regarding our holiday display and Santa’s arrival. Many people stopped by due to reading/seeing this in the paper. We hope that you will continue to have this as an annual event to highlight the community’s decorations that help people to get into the Christmas spirit.
    Joe and Sandy Beall
    Ghent
     

  • CCAS plans annual chili supper Feb. 26

    Editor:
    It’s that time of year again. Carroll County Animal Support members are working to plan and prepare for our third annual Chili Supper fundraiser.
    As in the past, we will have a silent auction, a 50/50 drawing and a bake sale. And, of course, we will have an assortment of yummy, homemade chili, sandwiches and desserts.