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Opinion

  • Editor:

    I would like to thank Melanie Stewart and Company for the great entertainment they provided to our community with the production of “Grease.”

    I know it took many hours of planning and practice to put on such a musical production. It is wonderful to see our students showing just a small portion of what they are capable of doing.

    Most of these students are involved in many other activities, and the commitment they showed to this project should be applauded.

    They did an outstanding job.

  • Hopefully, the recent weather has not dampened everyone’s spirit for the year to come. With each new year comes changes in many things, including youth leagues. New ideas and possibilities to make the leagues stronger and more productive for the youngsters are always top priority. With this said, the Trimble County Youth Baseball League, like the softball league, is pleading for more members to join the board and help improve our league.

  • Editor:

    First I would like to thank everyone who cleaned their steps, porches and in front of their mail boxes during the recent snow and ice; it was a tremendous help.

    Further, I would like to thank the employees who came to work every day – some of whom did not have electricity for several days at home, and yet made every effort to get the mail delivered.

  • Mother Nature’s worst was met with Trimble County’s best last week.

    As quickly as the winter storm covered roads with snow and ice, local volunteers and emergency personnel came to the rescue.

    Within hours of the first snowflake making landfall, thousands of the county’s residents found their homes dark and cold as thick coats of ice and falling tree limbs pulled power lines from poles.

  • Editor:

    The Ladies Auxiliary would like to take this opportunity to thank every one for their help with our Toy’s For Tot’s Christmas Drive.

    A special thanks to our Carroll and surrounding county merchants for their generous donations for our raffles. Thank you Wednesday night Bingo Players for your support every week.

    To our Post Legionnaires and The Son’s of Legion, thank you for your donation. This made it possible to add a few to our list.

  • At Thursday’s meeting of the Carroll County School Board, there was discussion of bringing more fine arts and humanities subjects back into the schools.

    Superintendent Lisa James said she wants to see choir offered at Kathryn Winn Primary School, as well as the other schools in the district. She says there are a lot of students in the district with vocal talent who would benefit.

    I couldn’t agree more.

  • Editor:

    I am writing this letter as a tired, disgruntled, and extraordinarily frustrated citizen. As a 24-year-old man, I am proud to say that I have never been arrested or convicted of a crime. I have never spent one second in a jail cell. I have never had anything more than a speeding ticket.

  • Editor:

    As a charter member of the Hayes Crossing/Haldeman Volunteer Fire Department, I would like to make a suggestion that would involve all 120 County and City Fire Departments in the state of Kentucky.

    I feel like it’s time to establish a Kentucky Fire Department Museum. Contributions of Fire Department history could come from every Fire Department in Kentucky. Since we have several hundred Fire Departments in Kentucky.

    An old tobacco warehouse not being used would make a very suitable place to display trucks and equipment.

  • Editor:

    I’d like to take this opportunity to say thanks to everyone for your help in making our Relay For Life so successful.

    When the American Cancer Society asked me to be county chairman, I said I’d to it for two years. We’ve more than doubled that, and it’s time for me to get out of the way and let someone else take the lead.

  • First, I just want to say that I am extremely optimistic for our country’s future. Whether you voted for Barak Obama or not, I hope we will finally all start working together, despite party alignments, and get the United States back on track.

    The world is watching us; our friends, allies and even some of less-than-friendly countries have indicated they will support the new administration.

    I hope that we all do, too.

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  • Editor:

    I would like to express my appreciation to the people of Carroll County who participated in the Christmas food basket distribution this year.

    Whether they donated canned goods to the “Scouting For Food,” gave money or gift cards so we could buy perishable items, sorted and shelved donated items, or packed and distributed food baskets – it was a tremendous effort by this community to feed our hungry neighbors.

  • By LORRIE KINKADE

    Here we are more than a week into 2009 and things aren’t looking well on the resolution front.

    As the clock wound down on 2008, I quietly resolved to make two changes to my life in the new year - I would stop smoking and lose 30 pounds.

  • Editor: The staff of the Carrollton Adult Training Center would like to thank North American Stainless, Melanie Stewart and Leigh Ann Roberts for making Christmas brighter for our clients. We are very thankful for their generous contribution.

    Joe Burdsall, Dee Ellis

    and Sandy Elliott

    NorthKey Community Care Center, Carrollton

  • Folding senior center thanks supporters Editor:

    We of the Senior Citizens of Carroll County Inc. wish to thank everyone in Carroll County who has made the past eight years such a great time at our center. Without your support, it would not have been possible.

    Although we closed the center on Jan. 1, it has been a pleasure to serve the senior citizens of Carroll County these eight years.

  • By RUTH BAXTER

    Special to The News-Democat

    You only have to turn on the television or pick up a newspaper to learn that another retail business has closed its doors. Circuit City, The Sharper Image, Mrs. Fields and Linens ’N Things are just a few of more than 73 well-known retailers that filed for bankruptcy in 2008. Analysts predict another 170,000 retail stores will close their doors in 2009.

    Can retail businesses “weather the storm” of this economy until relief is available and the consumer no longer fears spending money?

  • Every year, I’m amazed at how fast time passes once you become an adult. I remember being a young teen-ager, wishing I was 16 so I could drive, or telling Dad that I couldn’t wait until I’d graduate from high school.

    “Don’t wish your life away,” Dad would say, and I’d just roll my eyes, as any good teen-ager will do.

  • There is a quote by Erasmus that reads “When I get a little money, I buy books; and if any is left, I buy food and clothes.”

  • Editor:

    On behalf of the Lady Panther Basketball team and Carroll County High School, I would like to say “thanks” to North American Stainless for sponsoring the Girls’ Basketball Classic played at Carroll County High School Dec. 20, 22 and 23.

    The tournament was very successful again this year. Without the financial support from NAS, a holiday tournament such as this could not be held.

    I received compliments from other coaches, school officials and fans for the hospitality shown by our Carroll County people.

  • Editor:

    On Dec. 18, the Carrollton Police Department and the Carroll County Detention Center conducted our eighth annual “Shop With A Cop” event. This year marked a milestone with our program in that as an eight year total we have surpassed over $100,000 expended to help more than 500 children in need.

    We would like to thank the following for their contributions to our 2008 “Shop With A Cop” event.

  • Over the next two days, families everywhere will gather around the dinner table to share in a special holiday feast. For those who may be dreading the obligatory tradition, I empathize; I also find the holidays torturous.

    But if your trepidation to spend the occasion with your own family is due to the threat of boredom, come on over to our place.

    This year, among the guests expected to join in the festivities at my aunt’s house are The Super Hero, The Neutered Dog and The Naked Parent.