Today's Opinions

  • National Guard unit thanks community


    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


    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


    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.”

  • Mayor thanks state for cleaning Hwy. 227


    If you have driven on Hwy. 227 from Highland Avenue to Gap Hill recently, you will notice that the local state highway crew cleaned the median and removed all of the loose concrete.  This is something that had been needed for some time, and I thank them for their prompt attention to this matter. 

  • State officials remember 9.11

    Paul E. Patton
    Governor of Kentucky (1995-2003)

    In the moments before the first plane hit the World Trade Center on Sept. 11, 2001, officials from 18 states had gathered for the annual Southern Governors’ Association conference in Lexington. As governor of Kentucky and chairman of the association, I was hosting the event.