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Today's Opinions

  • Girls Scouts collect jeans for earthquake victims in Haiti

    Editor: Carrollton Girl Scout Troop No. 306 is collecting gently used jeans in all sizes for Haiti victims. This is in collaboration with the Aeropostal Company, which is matching every 100,000 pairs of jeans with 100,000 new jeans to be sent to Haiti. This is a great opportunity to reach out and help those who have lost a lot. I am sure t

  • Franklin extends thanks for support in state fair pageant

    Editor: Recently, I competed in the Miss Kentucky County Fair state level pageant. I represented Miss Carroll County among 88 other beautiful women. I would like to take this opportunity to thank a few helpful individuals and organizations who helped make this experience an event I will never forget. First and foremost, I would like to thank pageant director and coordinator Ji

  • Family Night to feature graduates from the 50s

    Editor: To all who went to high school in Carroll County in the 1950s at Ghent, Locus, Carroll or English, we would like to honor you at our family night at Kathryn Winn on Feb. 11, 5:30-7 p.m. We are having a Family Night event and the theme is the 50s. Please dress in the style of the 50s. If you have any questions, please feel free to

  • Baseball team offered ‘moments to remember’

    Editor: Recently, the News Democrat published an article titled “2009 Provided Moments to Remember.” This article was a highlight of the past year. Many memorable events were included and I realize that it is impossible to include everything and what might be memorable to some is not memorable to others. Both basketball teams, so

  • Students must look beyond high school

    I recently attended a conference devoted to college preparation. I left with an “eyes wide open” understanding of how much different the world is for our students than it was for previous generations. When I decided to relay this information to our student body, one huge obstacle stood before me. I wondered, “How am I to ch

  • We must help starving children in Kentucky

    Editor: This letter is in response to Jane Proctor’s article in the last month about the 200,000 children in Kentucky who don’t know where their next meal is coming from. In the article, published just before Christmas, she asked for help for these children. I’m so glad she did this, because I had no idea we had hungry ch

  • Middle School health fair was great success

    Trimble County Middle School would like to thank everyone who helped make our school’s Health Fair a success on Friday, Jan. 22. Booths were sponsored by: Walmart Vision Center, Seven Counties Services, North Central Health Department, Trimble County Extension Office, KCHIP, Trimble County High School’s Pride Organization, Tri-County Community Action Agency, Trimble Co

  • Reader writes to praise local hospital staff

    Editor:

    I wanted to take the time to acknowledge and say thank you to an OUTSTANDING group of men and women at the Carroll County Memorial Hospital.