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Opinion

  • Editor:

    What an uplifting story in The News-Democrat....Shop with a Cop, to aid 124 children this Christmas!

    We can only imagine how the almost 700 children and their families have been impacted by this wonderful program over the last 10 years.

    Congratulations and God Bless each and every person that’s involved with Shop With a Cop! Just another reason we are proud to call Carrollton our home!

    Sincerely,

    Jason and Matilda Paeper

  • When we think about Christmas and its many traditions, we may find ourselves wondering just how long they have been with us.

    Christmas carols, for example, date back to the 1400s, and the decorated Christmas tree came just a short while later; in fact, historians believe it celebrates its 500th anniversary this year, after beginning in Northern Europe and eventually spreading to our country during the Revolutionary War.

  • The Senate Majority gathered on Dec. 9-10 to discuss the upcoming session and lay out legislative priorities.  The session will only be a 30-day one; we have only a brief time so we have to make the most of it and respond to the issues we heard from voters in the fall.

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  • Editor:   This is a letter of appreciation to the services provided to my wife and me this past Saturday morning (Oct. 9) following our boat accident near Hanover Beach. The intra-agency cooperation between Kentucky and Indiana emergency services and nonemergency services (Clifty Creek Power Plant tow secured through the efforts of your crew) was impressive. The professionalism and compas

  • I would like to extend my gratitude to the Kentucky Press Association, the Institute for Rural Journalism and Community Issues, and the Scripps Howard First Amendment Center at the University of Kentucky. Spurred by a suggestion I made to KPA Executive Director David Thompson last month, these three Kentucky journalism heavy-hitters have scheduled a Sunshine Seminar for 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thur

  • Editor: We are the citizens of Stauffer Farms in southern Trimble County. We have been pleading with the county for the last year to pave Stauffer Drive, which is a gravel road. The dust is choking us and is straining our air-conditioning units. Magistrate Kirby Melvin disregards our calls and ignores our complaints. We have been attending Fiscal Court meetings every month, pleading our

  • 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.