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Today's Opinions

  • Jones a good man who will be dearly missed

    Editor:

    In the Oct. 15, 2008, edition of The News-Democrat, there was an article entitled “Drugs suspected in death of 26-year-old,” by Sharon Graves.  

    As a friend and former co-worker of Tommy Jones Jr., about whom this article was written, I was compelled to state my sincere disapproval of its content. This piece of journalism came out a few days after the shocking death and funeral of a very young man who will be dearly missed by many friends and family members.  

  • Derbies bring money, tourism to county

    Editor:

    As I sat on a bleacher Oct. 11 at the Carroll County Fairgrounds around the demolition derby ring, I gazed out at the humongous crowd attending the 2008 Fall Brawl.

    I’ve attended several of these events in the past, but on Saturday we had enthusiasts from Southern Kentucky, Northern Ohio, Indiana and other surrounding states and surrounding counties. The comments made by these visitors were very complimentary to our promoters, the Fair Board, the county and the participants of the derby.

  • Carrollton native appreciates farmers market when visiting

    Editor:

    I would like to thank all of the vendors who participate in the Carroll County Farmers’ Market each week.

    I am a Carrollton native, but do not currently live in the area. However, when I am visiting family, I thoroughly enjoy going to the market to buy fresh vegetables from local vendors. The produce is of lower cost and higher quality than that which is found in the grocery stores, and I really admire the hard work each vendor has put into his or her specialties.  

  • Enjoy life, despite obstacles, 'impossible odds'

    I have just been on the most exciting adventure of my life. I went to the Grand Canyon. The goal was to get someone who was unable to walk to the bottom of the canyon.

    My daughter fit that description, and that’s how I came to be included.

    I had been told about the TrailRider before the trip, designed for a handicapped person to be able to ride down a trail that was otherwise inaccessible.

  • Where is aid for people who lost food to storm?

    Editor:

    Why is it, when the electric was out long enough to ruin food in everyone’s refrigerator, that only welfare recipients get their food replaced?

    What about the families who live week to week that have children to feed? What about the senior citizens who buy their groceries once a month? The food is spoiled, and now they have no way to replace it until next month.

    I know of one welfare mother that gets $800 a month in food stamps, yes I said $800 a month, and is getting another $800 to replace the food she lost.

  • Volunteers made meals possible

    Editor:

    I want to thank Kenneth Kemble, Jacob Kemble, Tonya Edens, Mabel Parrish and Wesley Richmond for donating their time helping me at the Seventh Annual Repair Affair.

    Without their help it would have been impossible to feed the 130-plus volunteers who spent Saturday building and repairing homes for the elderly and disabled in Trimble County.

    It was another great year for us.

    Hilda Parrish

    Bedford, Ky.

  • Outage brings fond memories

    Editor:

    A big thank you to LG&E and their employees for the beautiful job they did last week. God bless all. My granddaughter, Angie Gosman, is one of the LG&E staff.

  • Volunteers, donors made CCMS Safe Night a success

    Editor:

    Carroll County Youth Services would like to say “thank you” to everyone who volunteered to make Safe Night possible and successful.

    There were 150 Carroll County Middle School students who participated in a variety of activities to promote a safe and drug-free evening.