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Today's Opinions

  • Project highlights need for planning, zoning in Carroll Co.

    The liquid asphalt storage facility on the drawing board for development just south of Prestonville could very well be the “poster child” for why we need planning and zoning in Carroll County.

    Yes, we said that nasty word: Zoning. We know – there are those property owners who don’t want anyone saying what they can or can’t do with their property, what they can build on it, or where and how to build it.

  • Where to find candidate facts in election where truth seems optional

    OK. You don’t need me to tell you that the Nov. 4 elections are vastly important this time around.

    Our country is in a scary place right now, with banks folding left and right, and Congress in the midst of hammering out a plan to stabilize Wall Street as it bleeds out in front of our eyes.

    So, I’m going to take this time to provide some good information for those of you (and I hope that’s all of you) preparing to vote.

  • Fall Brawl organizers thank fans, volunteers

    Editor:

    The Fall Brawl Demolition Derby at the Carroll County Fairgrounds has again come and gone.

    We would like to say thank you to the greatly dedicated fans, Westside Fire Department, Bobby Couch and Wayne Knight for Bobcats, Clay Baker and his guys for help with cars, parts. All the people officiating and judging and anyone else we missed.

    Larry, Barbara, Jason, Renee and Ronnie Coghill

    Carroll County

  • Tobacco Fest committee thanks community

    Editor:

    The Carroll County Tobacco Festival committee wants to say thank-you for a great year.

    We extend our sincere gratitude and appreciation to Artic Cat andPaul’s Tire, as well as the businesses, private donors and others in the Carroll County community

    for their continued support. Without each and every one of you, this event would not be possible.

    Daisy Hughes and the Carroll County

    Tobacco Festival committee

    Carroll County

  • Voters: Boot McConnell, put Lunsford in Senate

    Editor:

    It is not for me to presume to tell anyone how they should vote. But I have made up my mind, and will take this opportunity to express my personal thoughts.

    In the U.S. Senate race, I note that Bruce Lunsford has three times visited Carrollton and met a lot of people here. In the 24 years that Mitch McConnell has been in the Senate, I never recall him visiting our county.

  • City’s code enforcement must be more accurate

    Editor:

    We have a concern about the City of Carrollton’s code enforcement ordinance. A few days ago Mr. Zook, from the city office came to our house saying that we had some tires in the back of our garage that needed to be picked up.

  • Story ignored positives of young man's life

    Editor:

    Why? This article is my response to this week’s story about Tommy “Shooney” Jones Jr. that was printed in The News-Democrat. [Oct. 15, 2008, Page 1.]

    It breaks my heart how so many times in a small town people love to print all of the dirty laundry and negative things about people before they have all the facts.

  • All-day event to raise funds for accessible park

    Editor:

    With millions of dollars being spent on negativity, come spend your money where it really makes a difference.

    This Saturday, Oct. 25, is National Make a Difference Day. Millions of people all over the United States will be making a real difference in the lives of others.

    The Friends For Michael Inc., a spinal cord injury organization, will be at the site of the new Henry County Recreation and Services park on U.S. Hwy 421, just north of New Castle, Ky., 1125 Campbellsburg Road, rain or shine.