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Opinion

  • “The best gift my family enjoyed this Christmas was the time we were able to share with my grandmother. She is truly our gift and our blessing.”

    Nicki Beckham

    Ghent, Ky.

     

    “The greatest gift I received was seeing the excitement on my daughter’s face as she played with all of her new toys, also having the day off and spending time with the ones I love most was pretty great also!!”

    Jenna Rose Bartley

    Carrollton, Ky.

     

  • From The Sentinel-News

    We understand that expansion of the Medicaid plan as part of the Affordable Care Act is seen as a political football, a topic to be kicked back and forth across a field of ideology with not a whole lot of regard for the players involved.

    We also admit that we don’t have the sufficient grasp of either the process or economics to reinforce the decision last week by Gov. Steve Beshear to expand the rolls and open up the possibility that perhaps 300,000 more Kentuckians can have access to health insurance.

  • Guillermo Aguazul

    “To have a 4.0 grade point average my entire
    freshman year.”

     

    Cody Boles

    “To graduate college and go to physical therapy school.”

     

    Shelby Crawford

    “To get into Morehead State and get my degree in childcare.”

     

    Lynn Eaglin

    “To not sweat the small stuff.”

     

    Anastasia England

    “To graduate and start cosmetology school in August.”

  • Editor:

  • Editor:

    The staff and clients of the Carrollton Adult Day Training at NorthKey would like to thank Rita Power and her staff at River Valley Financial Bank for their generosity toward the ADT at Christmas. On Thursday, Dec. 20, the clients were treated to a pizza party and if that were not enough, the bank also provided a gift bag to each of the clients containing clothes, socks and candy.

    The ADT clients were very surprised and so appreciative that they were given such an unexpected gift. This is truly community service at its finest.

  • In election years, politicians often talk about children as our future.

    If that’s true — and who could argue? — two stories last week provided a Dickensian picture of Kentucky a decade hence:

    Only one in four children is ready for kindergarten, the Kentucky Board of Education reported.

  • Fans of “The Andy Griffith Show” often point to the episode “Citizens Arrest” as a favorite. Residents may not be making a citizen’s arrest with a new Kentucky State Police initiative, but they can help curb crime.

    A new text-tip line will allow the public to send confidential tips via cellphones.

    Here’s how it works: A cellphone user with the ability to text can dial 67283, then type KSPTIP in the message field, then leave a space before entering information about a crime or a suspect.

  •  It is more than disappointing to see that Carrollton City Council is already considering going back on a commitment made to local residents when the concept of developing an RV campground on the banks of the Kentucky River was considered and adopted last year.

    At a special meeting last week, city council discussed a resolution that would offer discounts to those who stay for 15 days. That’s a great idea. It might inspire folks to visit our city and take in our region’s natural beauty for more than a few days at a time.

  • I have been thinking about marriage every day for almost six weeks. Not the prospect of getting married—I have already taken the plunge and even have a ring that I wear each day to prove it. Rather, marriage has been on my mind partly because weddings and anniversaries are prevalent this time of year and partly because marriage has been the topic of my sermons in recent weeks.  

  •  Editor:

    I would like to thank all that participated in the poker run. 

    Thank you to all the businesses and individuals who donated items to be auctioned, including McNeal’s, Cooper’s, American at Large, Quick Lane, Yamaha, Down on Main Street, Kentucky Motors, Cornerstone, Ain’t Skeered Tattoo, Toole and Rose, Hulley’s Construction, KBA District No. 11, Shana Luckenbill, Jeannie Rider (Avon), Donnie Cannon, Eagle Creek Cycles and all the individuals who donated money.

  •  Editor:

    Carroll County Animal Support is a support group of volunteers who want to see animals have a good life free of neglect and cruelty.

    We are in need of community support. If you can help in any way please contact us by phone (502) 732-6040 or through our Facebook page. Better yet, attend our meetings on the third Thursday of each month at the downtown courthouse at 6:30 p.m.

  •  Editor:

    Having been a part of the WHAS Crusade for Children now for almost a decade, I am honored to announce to the community that it is again time for the 59th annual WHAS Crusade for Children weekend. What a wonderful charity that helps so many deserving children and their families in Kentuckiana, including Carroll County.

  • What would you like to see the city/county government do in 2012?

    “Bring more jobs into the community because there are a lot of people out of work.” - Sandy Smith, Carrollton

    “Get a better school district because they teach you to spell like you talk, and they don’t teach you how to count back change.” - Tessa Kramer, Carrollton

  • Talking with Mayor Gene McMurry on Monday, I couldn’t help but feel the enthusiasm he has for revitalizing downtown Carrollton. It is, indeed, infectious.

    In 2002, I joined The News-Democrat as editor. One of the reasons I accepted the job was because, when I came for the interview, I immediately fell in love with this small city on the Ohio River. (At that point, I’m not sure I knew there was still another river bordering the city.) To work in a place where one only had to look out the window to see this mighty waterway was a huge attraction for me.

  • Editor:

    I am writing about a concern for the bullying that occurs in our schools. My 11-year-old daughter was recently a victim of a serious offense that occurred on the bus. My little girl has been being bullied by the same little boy for the last three years.

  • Bill Davis shared this history of Ghent College and Ghent School with The News-Democrat after the structure was destryoed by fire Sunday. Davis researched this for the “Encyclopedia of Northern Kentucky.”

    Ghent College in Carroll County, Ky., was founded in 1867, when local citizens led by James Frank formed a corporation creating a private nonsectarian college for white students at Ghent. A three-story brick college building was built on the western edge of town the following year, at a cost of $31,700.

  • Editor:

    Carrollton Federal Bank sponsored Hoop Shooters basketball camp and Little Rookies basketball tournament during spring break.

    The event was held at the Kathryn Winn Primary School. There were 25 children who attended the camp and four teams that participated in the tourney.

  • Editor:

    We are writing in reference to the headline article in the April 6 News-Democrat about the hydro electric project at Lock No. 1 on the Kentucky River. As Gary Burbank would say, “Wake up, America!” This is green power. This is very much a project we should be supporting. It would be great to capture every bit of mechanical energy possible from all our dams. We would get power and not consume any of our earth’s natural resources, with no pollution, and affect the community very little.