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Today's Opinions

  • Experience shows city is a place that writer loves

    Editor:

    I love Carrollton, and for the last decade I’ve known many great people that work in, and for, this community.

    I know them because my work has brought me into this town so much of these years and I’ve spent literally thousands of hours experiencing this place called “Carrollton.”  I know these people and have seen what they do.

  • Thanks extended to reunion’s organizers

    Editor:

    I just want to say thanks to all the people who organized the English School Reunion. We all had a good time. I met people I hadn’t seen in 50 or 60 years. It was great to meet and talk about the old times.

    I am sorry for the ones who knew about the reunion but did not show up. They missed a great time.

    It was well worth the drive from South Carolina to attend. Again I say many thanks to all who helped organize this reunion.

    Nick Parker

    West Columbia, S.C.     

     

  • Lions hold successful 5K run/walk event

    Editor:

    The Carrollton Lions Club members would like to thank the following businesses and individuals who donated funds to help pay for the initial expenses that allowed the 5K Run\Walk to become a successful reality:  Dow Corning, North American Stainless, McNeal’s Hardware, First National Bank, Earl Floyd, Deanie Miller, Kevin Craig, Diane and Frank Gordon, Tammy McBurney, Mark Bates, Floyd Bowling and Nancy Jo Grobmyer.  

  • Carrollton proves it has ‘a giant heart’

    Editor:

    I am responding to the letter to the editor in the Oct. 14 issue of The News-Democrat from Sherry Ashcraft.  Ms. Ashcraft complained about Carroll County and how the rich get richer and the poor get poorer. I put forth a different view point of the citizens that live in this county.

  • Golf scramble supports sheriffs’ ranch youth

    Editor:

    The 14th annual Owen and Carroll County Charity Golf Scramble to benefit the Kentucky Sheriffs’ Boys and Girls Ranch, was held Monday, Aug. 31, with Owen County Sheriff Zemer Hammond and Carroll County Sheriff Ben Smith hosting the event.

  • Local support makes fall festival a success

    Editor:

    The Carroll County Tobacco Festival Committee would like to thank the entire community for helping make the 2009 festival a success.  A special thanks goes to the Carroll County Fiscal Court, the City of Carrollton and City Council, Carrollton Utilities, the Carroll County Sheriffs Office, the Carrollton Police Department and Arctic Cat/Paul’s Tire.

     A lot of work went into building the floats and other entries in the parade. This parade is enjoyed by a huge number of people as you see along the parade route.

  • Event helps build business for county

    Editor:

    On Sept. 17, the Carroll County Chamber of Commerce and Carroll County Community Development Corp. partnered in hosting its second annual Business Celebration Day.  

    The event was free to the public and showcased about 40 chamber members.   Food was served, inflatables were available for children, and a fashion show was hosted by both Carrollton Wal-Mart and VF Outlet. The theme this year was a Think Local, Buy Local Campaign, and all members received a Buy Local Window Cling to display in their businesses.  

  • TCHS band room needs repair

    Editor: The band room at Trimble County High School is a shambles. No matter how much the band director or the band members try to clean it, it still is in bad need of repair.  The tile and carpet have been down for too many years to even mention. The walls are in need of repainting. Band members even state that there are ants in the c