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Today's Opinions

  • Perry announces run for Trimble Co. sheriff

    After 21 years with the Kentucky State Police, three years with the Kentucky State Reformatory and four years in the U.S. Marine Corps, Trooper 1st Class Chip Perry of Bedford announced his retirement Jan. 25. He also announced his candidacy for Trimble County sheriff in the May Primary. Chip has held a variety of jobs with the KSP, including road trooper, detective and public af

  • Former M&T workers interested in holding reunion this year

    Editor: In 1960, The Metal & Thermit Co, as it was called at the time, conceived, designed, and built a highly specialized plant for the manufacture of specialty coatings. These coatings were used in General Electric dishwashers (in Louisville), in Chevrolet station wagons (in Cleveland) and a variety of other metal cabinetry. In 1962,

  • 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