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Opinion

  • 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  

  •   The 2010 Carroll County Senior Event held Thursday evening was again a big success as senior citizens from Carroll and surrounding counties came out to enjoy “Pioneers at the Point.” We wish to thank the hard work of the planning committee, time given to building the fort, wishing well and other effects for the event. We wis

  • Editor: It’s hard to believe it has been almost a year since the little town of English experienced a very unique event: the first-time ever English School reunion. The idea was born by a hand full of alumni and nurtured by a 17-20 member committee. The event came to fruition the first Saturday in October last year and was a huge success. Pastor Dave and Mrs. Willena Finley, present

  • I would have to say that it takes a lot to really scare me. I get creeped out by scary movies and scary novels, but it’s a type of “scary” that I love. I rarely am so scared by them that I lose sleep or have nightmares. There is, however, just one exception: It is because of Barnabas Collins that I

  • Editor: On Sept. 12, Bodhidharma Zen Monastery found out from our neighbors about the relocation of the Washburn/Moore family cemetery. After reading the news in The News-Democrat, we learned that Mr. Nam Do appears to be using the Bodhidharma Zen Monastery name for his request to relocate the cemetery off of his property for religious purposes. As the president of Bodhidharma Zen Monastery, I

  • I’ve always been a fan of barbecue. I could probably eat it every day. I gained a new appreciation for good barbecue at Saturday’s Backyard BBQ Contest, which was part of BBQ and Music at Point Park. Tourism Director Rhonda Crutcher called me last week to ask if I would be a judge for their first barbecue event. It was an offer I couldn’t turn down. She informed me there woul

  • Editor: Tonight, I had the pleasure of attending the football game at my alma mater. I have lived in Trimble County for nearly 19 years and despite the short drive, I rarely go to a Carroll County football game. My reason for going to the CCHS football game was to support my 6-year-old niece as she was going to cheer with the high school cheerleaders for a portion of the game.  Bef

  • Editor: Mr. Nam V. Do has intentions to relocate the Moore/Washburn Cemetery, located at 1171 Gilgal Rd, Turners Station. The families buried there include Moore, Washburn, Smith, Perry, Gillion, William Florence and Hill. He stated that the graveyard was abandoned. The cemetery has a rock wall surrounding it. For some years the cemetery was cleaned off and just recently cleaned up again. It

  • Editor: The Carroll County High School girls soccer team will have a breast cancer awareness night during our home soccer game vs. Whitefield Academy on Sept. 23, game time scheduled for 6 p.m. We are working with our local American Cancer Society representatives to help put it on. They will be selling t-shirts as well as baked goods the night of the event.  During half time we will be do

  • Editor: On behalf of the Carroll County Sheriff Office and the Kentucky Sheriffs’ Boys and Girls Ranch, I would like to thank everyone for the wonderful response and help with our annual fund raising golf scramble held at the Wheatley Golf Course, Monday, Aug. 30. With your help we were able to raise more than $7,000 to help continue t

  • Editor: On July 18 The News-Democrat had an article on the meeting of the Port William Historical Society. When reading the article I find that there has been a request for the removal of a cemetery that sits off of Gilgal Road in Carroll Co., Ky. After doing some searching into Geneva Smith Pettit’s family genealogy papers I found that the farm was owned by Robert Moore. Al

  • Editor; I am writing in response to a recent article on organ donation. I would like to say a special thank you to Laman Stark and his staff for the efforts they have put forth in promoting organ donation. I would also like to say thank you to my sister, Beth Toombs. She tested to try to donate a kidney to me; but was told she couldn’t. I cannot begin to express what that

  • Editor: Just recently there has been an attempt to have the old Moore Cemetery removed. Robert Moore was the one who gave consent for my grandmother Rachel Moore to marry James Gullion in about 1830-3 in then Gallatin County. The cemetery has a rock wall surrounding it. Some years back the cemetery was cleaned off and just recently cleaned up again. It would be a tragedy to hav

  • Editor: In the recent months Carroll County Memorial Hospital (CCMH) has gone through a big renovation. The Medical Surgical Unit received a much needed major facelift when projects such as new paint, flooring and ceilings were completed. Along with the renovation came the need to replace our “not so new” patient room furniture. With the help of a fundraiser

  • Editor: The 21st Annual Bedford Bash was a hit. We raised more than $500 for the needy kids’ Christmas party through the sale of T-shirts.  We gave away several prizes and had a great time. I have heard several positive comments on the Ronnie Green Band and on the 4th Annual Car Show. Congratulations to the Bedford Post Office

  • Editor: I am working on a second book of “People and Places” of Trimble County.  I plan to dedicate a section of this to the veterans of Trimble County. I would like everyone who has pictures that are not in this last book to send me one to four photos, along with information about where the veteran served. This is not lim