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Opinion

  • Editor: The Trimble County Emergency Search Unit has had a good year. We have had several members certified in “man tracking,” basic search and rescue, and wilderness/advanced first aid. We would like to say thank-you to everyone who helped by buying ice cream at our fund-raising booths at the Trimble County Fair, the Bedford Bash and the Trimble County Apple Festival. We do appre

  • Editor: Halloween in Trimble County is 6-8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 30. Here are some simple ways to make trick-or-treating a safe experience for children. Many Halloween accidents, from skinned knees to pedestrian traffic fatalities, can be traced to a child’s inability to see steps, curbs and vehicles because of ill-fitting masks. Be sure your child’s mask so that he or she can see obs

  • Editor: I read the letter last week in the paper of the case of A.A. Martin and Donnie Ketterer. I don’t know all about the case but, what I know it’s a tragedy for all. Members of my family have had the misfortune of dealing with the justice system in Carroll County and I’m sorry to say it’s anything but justice for all. Barbara Shepherd Carrollton  

  • Editor: It may be of some concern to the people of this county, when there is an injustice being done. I am an outsider to this town, but just the same I can feel what is right and what is wrong. I am referring to the case of A.A. Martin and Donnie Ketterer. This is all in the same on each side a tragedy. An untimely death of such a young man. However, how do you explain the fact that there

  • Editor’s note: The News-Democrat was unable to contact Mr. Coghill for an interview to run with other mayoral candidates. He offers his views in the edited version of material he presented to the newspaper.   By WALTER “SMILEY” COGHILL Special to The News-Democrat There needs to be something done about the city always raising sewer, water and all of the taps and add-on

  • With all the anger at the grassroots level for perceived overspending by government, and news stories about bankrupted cities and states, I’m intrigued by comments I’ve overheard from people who are complaining that Trimble County School District is “sitting on millions of dollars” in its budget. It is true. The district does have a considerable amount of money in its re

  • Editor: I would like to address the parents of girls 8-18 years old who live in the county and are interested in fast-pitch softball. I know winter is coming, but to have a good turnout this spring, we have to start planning now. Trimble County Youth Softball League is accepting nominations for anyone interested in serving on the board. Plan to attend our next meeting at 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct.

  • Editor: The merchants of the Butler Mall — El Nopal, Cellular Connection, American Rental and Carrollton Federal Bank — held a block party Sept. 24. The event was held in order to sincerely exhibit appreciation to customers and the community for their continued support. More than 250 people attended the event. The participants received free food and gift bags containing various prac

  • Editor: The Confederate Flag, what does it stand for and what does it mean? Nowhere can anyone show me where this part of our American history is a race issue. But yet we have two teachers who say this flag offends them, so the kids can’t show or wear them. Our family did a long extensive ancestral background check and we found members from both sides of our families who fought on both

  • Editor: Carroll County Park dawned bright and beautiful to welcomed folks with good walking shoes the last Saturday of September. Sixty walkers came out to “walk the talk” in support of the Big Brothers Big Sisters Walk for Kids’ Sake. Countless others throughout the area—individuals and churches, small business and corporate management—backed the walkers with gene

  • Editor: I had hoped that my next letter to the News-Democrat on the Moore cemetery would be to thank Nam Do for his generous contribution of two acres of land to be added to the cemetery. But that doesn’t seem to be the case, as I have been informed that he will not be donating the two acres. Although there have been two meetings scheduled between Nam Do, my husband, Floyd and myself, the

  • Editor: The parents of Kathryn Winn Elementary students are trying to reestablish the annual fall festival. We will be hosting the event on Nov. 5 from 4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. and a live auction from 7-8 p.m. We plan to serve food, have a live auction, host games as well as providing community resources for the families. We would greatly appreciate your support and participation in this very i

  • Editor:

    Society has always been interested in police work and finds the issue of crime a fascinating topic. Television programming has included shows about crime and police work from every angle and context throughout its history. 

    The Kentucky State Police has developed a new 12-week program that taps into that same fascination and curiosity people have with crime and police work.

  • Editor: Response to your article on Sept. 15, 2010, on Milton City Hall and Shannon Hoskins. [“‘Sunshine Laws’ are in place to ensure open government,” Page 4.] You had best report on baby showers and festivals, because you are more qualified for those events than as an investigative reporter. Your article about Shannon Hoskins and the City of Milton was a lie; no fact

  • We live in a time where rumors can spread like never before. With Facebook, Twitter and the many online bulletin board sites available to people, there is an audience watching and waiting for the latest “information” that is posted. The problem, in many cases, is that the information they pick up from these sites is inaccurate, misleading or false. Items that are posted on these Int

  • The story reads like the synopsis for a 1950s television pilot about the old west. But it really happened—not in Hollywood but here in Carroll County in 1877. Sometime late in the evening hours of Monday, July 16, and the early morning hours of Tuesday, July 17, 1877, Carrie Anderson was shot to death at her family’s home in Worthville. Those arrested and charged in connection with

  • Editor: For those who don’t know yet and to those who care, our local government (confirmed by the mayor’s office) has set the annual Trick-or-Treat night to be actual Halloween, Oct. 31. While I don’t have a problem with children having fun dressing up and getting candy, I do object to it being on a Sunday. The hours are usually from 6-8 p.m. spanning the time that most if no

  • Editor: It is a well known fact that we are going through tough economic times. Most of us have experienced higher rates on our utilities. Also the cost of the basic necessities of life have gone up. Many people are struggling to make ends meet. A couple of weeks ago the paper reported that the county and the Ghent fire district were going to leave taxes at their present rate. I don’t r

  • Editor: This letter is in response to Jennifer Liter’s letter about the CCHS cheerleaders. First of all, thank you for such a wonderful letter. The CCHS Cheerleaders are an amazing group of young women. They are all full of love and caring and are always looking out for or helping others. I love them all like daughters! As for the young lady in the wheel chair, her name is Skylar and she

  • Editor: There are some very disrespectful people in Carrollton. They walk their dogs and let them defecate in other people’s yards, and don’t pick it up. I have a dog, I let out in my own yard to do its job and I pick it up. Be nice and pick it up please. Jenaette Montgomery Carrollton