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Today's Opinions

  • Operation Prom Dress event raises $500

    Editor:  On Feb. 13, Operation Prom Dress hosted the Sweetheart’s Silent Auction at Butler Outlet Mall. The turnout was amazing, and we were able to raise more than $500. The Operation Prom Dress staff would like to take this opportunity to thank those who helped make this event a success. First, thank you to the news

  • Independents should have voice in primaries

       As we prepare for a year of electing our county officials, my feelings of being left out of the electoral process have started to surface, again. Carroll County’s elections for county officials will likely be decided this May when the primary is held, being that there are no Republicans running for office. But when I moved

  • Stewart announces run for county jailer

    Editor:

    My name is Michael L. Stewart, and I am running for Trimble County jailer.

    There have been people asking which “Mike” Stewart” I am, because there are three of us in the county. 

    I am a lifelong resident of Trimble County and the son of Robert W. Stewart. I have worked in farming and construction my whole life and I am a 1980 graduate of Trimble County High School. 

    My wife, Jayna (Stethen) Stewart, and I live in Milton, Ky. 

  • Former Banner editor to go bald for fund-raiser

    Editor:

    There’s no such thing as a bad hair day when you’ve gone bald for a great cause.

    Over the past 10 years, I have asked countless businesses and individuals in the community to dig deep as I have worked to raise funds for Hosparus and Relay for Life. 

  • Middle school signs must be moved

    Editor:

    Regarding the safety of our children in middle school, I ask: “How long or how much time would it take to move the signs for which directions to go in the school parking lot?” 

    There are still a few people who take the first driveway instead of the second to enter. Will it take a wreck or someone to get killed before the rules are enforced?

  • These are a few of my favorite Trimble County things

    Saturday, Feb. 6, marked my eighth anniversary with Landmark Community Newspapers Inc.

    It is, by several years, the longest I’ve ever worked for the same company. And, the seven years spent as editor of The News-Democrat are my personal record for length of time spent in the same job.

  • Poe announces run for Trimble County sheriff

    Editor:

    My name is Paul Poe, and I am running for the office of sheriff of Trimble County. I am a life-long resident of Trimble County and have always been interested in and concerned for its residents. 

    It is my desire to serve you, my fellow citizens of Trimble County, as your sheriff. If elected, I will establish the following policies:

  • Judge appreciates continued support

    Editor: In 1999, I was appointed to be District Court Judge for Carroll, Grant and Owen counties. This appointment was made by Gov. Patten to fill the vacancy when Judge Stephen Bates left to be our Circuit Court Judge. For the past 11 years, I have been honored to serve as District Judge. As you know, the district court handles a variety