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Opinion

  • Potential. Ask just about anyone what they think about downtown Carrollton and you will eventually hear talk about the potential they see in reviving the once bustling business district.

    Situated right on the confluence of the Ohio and Kentucky rivers, downtown Carrollton is at first glance a quaint and attractive area with the historic look of a river town from the past. Many buildings have undergone restoration work to restore the Victorian facades that make it so special.

    But a closer look reveals the challenges that face efforts to bring new life to downtown.

  • Editor:

     On behalf of the Carroll County Relay For Life Committee (and especially for the many people and families that are battling cancer) I would like to thank everyone who made the “Fall Fun Festival” at the Armory on Oct. 31 a huge success.  All of the volunteers worked really hard before, during and after the event ... creating a fun, family friendly evening for the entire community.

  • So, now Halloween is over and the clocks have been moved back an hour. Let the holiday season begin! It’s hard to believe that I’ve been editor – officially – at the Banner since mid-summer. (Unofficially, I’ve been here since the beginning of April). So, already it’s been for the better part of a year. There are a few things that have been pe

  • Editor: We would like to invite you to our annual Fall Festival at Bedford Elementary School from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 7. We will be serving fish dinners at 11 a.m. Each includes a fish sandwich, chips, cole slaw, baked beans, a drink and a dessert. We also will have games starting at 3 p.m. and a raffle, and will end the evening w

  • Veterans Day is Wednesday, Nov. 11, and The Trimble Banner and The News-Democrat are publishing another “sample” issue, similar to the 62-page monster published July 29. Because of the timing, we decided to use the issue to pay tribute to the military veterans from both counties. To bolster the stories we are planning for this is

  • Editor: When does justice prevail? First, accusations are made. Knowing you have nothing to hide, you voluntary cooperate with the detective. The detective uses all kinds of scare tactics, lies, etc., to the point he or she has you scared to death. Then he places you under arrest. They take you to jail and fingerprint you, take your mug shot a

  • Editor:

    At this time I would like to thank everyone who made this fund raising event possible and a huge success. Without all the bikes and their riders and all the individuals and businesses who donated door prizes and their time, this couldn’t have happened. We are delighted with the attendance of all who showed up.

    There are so many people and businesses to thank we are not going to do that right now for fear we will leave someone out. We plan to distribute certificates, like last year, to anyone who donated or helped.

  • Crews of volunteers set out Saturday morning to make repairs to homes of local folks who find themselves “in tough spots” as part of the fourth annual Project Comfort.

    Some jobs were as simple as putting plastic over windows to weatherize homes and fend off cold air, while others were more complex, requiring talents such as plumbing, electrical and construction.

  • Editor: Trimble County Emergency Search Unit held its fall training at Avalon nature reserve on Saturday, Oct 17, with 17 members attending. During the event, members practiced the Wilderness First Aid and had a mock nighttime search. Instant command was set up, with two teams going out and looking for two lost subjects. One subject could

  • Editor: The Milton Elementary School PTO would like to thank all the businesses and individuals who donated to our annual fish fry. Your kind generosity has once again made this year’s event a huge success. We also would like to thank all the dedicated, hard-working volunteers who came out and spent part of their day on Oct. 17 helpi

  • Editor:

    Please let everyone know that on Thursday night, Oct. 29, St. John’s youth group will be going door to door from 6-8 p.m. for the second annual Trick-or-Treat for canned goods.

    All donations of non-perishable food items are appreciated and will go to replenish the community food pantry.

  • Dear Editor:

    I would like to take this opportunity to thank the beautiful young ladies that represented Carroll County last weekend in the state pageants that were held at The Crown Plaza hotel in Louisville.

    Representing our Pre-Teen Division for the State Competition was Kacie Dermon. Kacie placed in the top 17 category out of an astounding 72 girls. Kacie is the 11-year-old daughter of Todd and Tina Dermon, residing in Carrollton.

  • Editor:

    I love Carrollton, and for the last decade I’ve known many great people that work in, and for, this community.

    I know them because my work has brought me into this town so much of these years and I’ve spent literally thousands of hours experiencing this place called “Carrollton.”  I know these people and have seen what they do.

  • Editor:

    I just want to say thanks to all the people who organized the English School Reunion. We all had a good time. I met people I hadn’t seen in 50 or 60 years. It was great to meet and talk about the old times.

    I am sorry for the ones who knew about the reunion but did not show up. They missed a great time.

    It was well worth the drive from South Carolina to attend. Again I say many thanks to all who helped organize this reunion.

    Nick Parker

    West Columbia, S.C.     

     

  • Editor:

    The Carrollton Lions Club members would like to thank the following businesses and individuals who donated funds to help pay for the initial expenses that allowed the 5K Run\Walk to become a successful reality:  Dow Corning, North American Stainless, McNeal’s Hardware, First National Bank, Earl Floyd, Deanie Miller, Kevin Craig, Diane and Frank Gordon, Tammy McBurney, Mark Bates, Floyd Bowling and Nancy Jo Grobmyer.  

  • Editor:

    I am responding to the letter to the editor in the Oct. 14 issue of The News-Democrat from Sherry Ashcraft.  Ms. Ashcraft complained about Carroll County and how the rich get richer and the poor get poorer. I put forth a different view point of the citizens that live in this county.

  • Editor:

    The 14th annual Owen and Carroll County Charity Golf Scramble to benefit the Kentucky Sheriffs’ Boys and Girls Ranch, was held Monday, Aug. 31, with Owen County Sheriff Zemer Hammond and Carroll County Sheriff Ben Smith hosting the event.

  • Editor:

    The Carroll County Tobacco Festival Committee would like to thank the entire community for helping make the 2009 festival a success.  A special thanks goes to the Carroll County Fiscal Court, the City of Carrollton and City Council, Carrollton Utilities, the Carroll County Sheriffs Office, the Carrollton Police Department and Arctic Cat/Paul’s Tire.

     A lot of work went into building the floats and other entries in the parade. This parade is enjoyed by a huge number of people as you see along the parade route.

  • Editor:

    On Sept. 17, the Carroll County Chamber of Commerce and Carroll County Community Development Corp. partnered in hosting its second annual Business Celebration Day.  

    The event was free to the public and showcased about 40 chamber members.   Food was served, inflatables were available for children, and a fashion show was hosted by both Carrollton Wal-Mart and VF Outlet. The theme this year was a Think Local, Buy Local Campaign, and all members received a Buy Local Window Cling to display in their businesses.  

  • Editor: The band room at Trimble County High School is a shambles. No matter how much the band director or the band members try to clean it, it still is in bad need of repair.  The tile and carpet have been down for too many years to even mention. The walls are in need of repainting. Band members even state that there are ants in the c