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Letters

  • Poppies celebrate American’s freedom

    Editor:

  • Making suicide prevention a legislative priority

    Dear Editor,

    Every 28 seconds someone makes a suicide attempt.

    I experienced the loss of my 17-year-old daughter in August 2015.

    That is why, on June 9, I will be traveling to Washington, D.C. to meet with my Members of Congress and demand they make suicide prevention a top legislative priority.

    I will be asking my Senators and Representative to support:

    1. Increased funding for suicide prevention research within The National Institute of Mental Health to a level commensurate with the suicide crisis in our country.

  • Carrollton class of '59 hosting reunion

    Editor,

    The Carrollton High School Class of 1959 is holding their 60th Class Reunion at 4:30 p.m. June 22 at the General Butler State Resort Park Lodge. A dinner will follow at 6 p.m. Reservations are not necessary. Friends of the class are welcome. Please bring any mementos that you wish to share.

    Sincerely,

    Gypsy Oak

  • Easter services earn praise from resident

    Editor:

    First we were moved to tears by the reenactment of the Crucifixion performed by the Hispanic Group of St. John’s Catholic Church on the wet cold pavement of Fifth Street in Carrollton. The freezing rain did not deter these dedicated Christians from showing their love and gratitude for the Christ they love.

  • Beta Club to work with Rotary on Pancakes

    Editor:

    On May 11, 2019 the Rotary Club of Carrollton will again feature its spring pancake breakfast from 7 to 10 a. m. in the cafeteria of Carroll County High School. Sponsors will be sought for tables. Individual tickets will also go on sale and take-out orders are encouraged. All of this will be publicized soon through flyers, sandwich boards, advertisements in the News Democrat, banners and signs.

  • Sarcasm on library not appreciated

    Editor:

    I believe in free speech. I encourage people to express their opinions. However, in response to Mr. Hayward’s letter regarding the Carroll County Public Library and its future plans, I take offense in the way he chose to express himself. Mr. Hayward, if you want your feedback heard and your voice listened to, I suggest that you do it by offering realistic, sensible remarks. Snide, cruel, insensible sarcasm is NOT the way to do it.

  • Library should consider these options

    I was shocked to read the $2.5 million library expansion proposal. I urge the board to consider my plan instead. It’s much more expensive, and even further out of touch with reality.

    My $4 million scheme includes an even more ugly and out of place building design.

    As Benjamin Franklin once said, “It’s less about books, more about programs,” so imagine a huge, empty glass cube that provides 100 percent program space. This $8 million building will save $100 per year on heating costs by burning all of those nasty old books in a furnace.

  • Our hospital offers a helping hand

    Editor:

    I interact with Carroll County Memorial Hospital staff on any number of fronts—family and church health crises, emergencies, and the catastrophe of human death—and I always leave the building grateful for the high level of professionalism I experience.

  • TOPS celebrates 25 years in the county

    Editor:

    I want to wish Friends Helping Friends, formerly Tops Ky. No. 529 a happy belated 25th birthday.

    This chapter was brought to Carrollton March 12, 1994. We are a weight loss support group. The group does not have a magic wand to wave to make you your old slim self. It does however support you in whatever weight loss plan you choose.

  • Public library should not be ‘babysitting’

    Editor:

    Locals compliment us on our kid’s good behavior everywhere we go. Being polite gentlemen in public is a minimum expectation we have of them, and their privileges are conditional on meeting it. I don’t believe that giving my kids free pizza and movies every day would inspire excellence in them. Why act right, if you are unconditionally rewarded?