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Opinion

  • Saturday, Feb. 6, marked my eighth anniversary with Landmark Community Newspapers Inc.

    It is, by several years, the longest I’ve ever worked for the same company. And, the seven years spent as editor of The News-Democrat are my personal record for length of time spent in the same job.

  • Editor:

    My name is Paul Poe, and I am running for the office of sheriff of Trimble County. I am a life-long resident of Trimble County and have always been interested in and concerned for its residents. 

    It is my desire to serve you, my fellow citizens of Trimble County, as your sheriff. If elected, I will establish the following policies:

  • Editor: In 1999, I was appointed to be District Court Judge for Carroll, Grant and Owen counties. This appointment was made by Gov. Patten to fill the vacancy when Judge Stephen Bates left to be our Circuit Court Judge. For the past 11 years, I have been honored to serve as District Judge. As you know, the district court handles a variety

  • This letter is in response to the letter in the Jan. 27 issue of The Trimble Banner. I have been working at the Morgan Community Center since March 1997. I work with children and adults every day. The City of Bedford allows me, along with volunteers, to distribute bread and baked goods Wednesday afternoons to the citizens of Trimble County. Recently, the Bedford City Commission

  • 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

  • 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,

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Trimble County Middle School would like to thank everyone who helped make our school’s Health Fair a success on Friday, Jan. 22. Booths were sponsored by: Walmart Vision Center, Seven Counties Services, North Central Health Department, Trimble County Extension Office, KCHIP, Trimble County High School’s Pride Organization, Tri-County Community Action Agency, Trimble Co

  • Editor:

    I wanted to take the time to acknowledge and say thank you to an OUTSTANDING group of men and women at the Carroll County Memorial Hospital.

  • Editor:

    I’ve lived in the city limits of Ghent for a little over three years, and I’ve made quite a few complaints against the city in that period of time. However, this editorial is of a different nature.

  • Editor: I am announcing my candidacy for re-election to the office of District 1 magistrate. I have filed all the necessary papers with the Trimble County clerk’s office. It has been an honor and privilege to serve you the past three years. If you have any county problems or issues in District 1, feel free to contact me 24 hours a day

  • I am passionate about preventing cervical cancer. I firmly believe no woman should die from this disease, particularly in the United States. If I have to, if it helps save even one life, I’ll tell the following story over and over again. Parts of what I’m about to say are mildly graphic; but, if we don’t talk about the

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  • Editor: With the help of our community, our toy drive was a huge success. We were able to take two carloads of toys, gift cards and Christmas cards to Kosair Children’s Hospital and Ronald McDonald House nin Louisville. When we were unable to shake the need to buy presents for our son, Brinley, who lost his battle to Hurler Syndrome in April 2009, we decided what better th