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Today's Opinions

  • CCHS Class of 1988 seeks classmates for reunion

    Editor:

    It has been 20 years since the Carroll County High School Class of 1988 graduated, and we are having a reunion on Saturday, Oct. 25, at the Conference Center at General Butler State Resort Park.

    We are hoping to get in touch with all of our classmates. Anyone who has not received an invitation, or those who would like more information, can call Marla Bickers at (502) 732-6308, Gwen Abbott at (502) 525-0797, Wayne Adams at 732-0183 or Robin Huesman at 732-6405.

    We have to know who will be attending no later than Sept. 24.

  • More to be cleaned up in Ghent than junk cars

    Editor:

    After reading Mr. Dapron’s article in the last issue of The News-Democrat, I felt like I had to submit an article. Congratulations Mr. Dapron for speaking your mind! Myself, among many others, agree with you whole heartedly.

    We need more people in this county who are not afraid to speak up.

  • Turn in drunken drivers, even if they’re family

    Editor:

    Can someone please tell me what to do about the drinking and driving in Carroll County? It’s gotten way out of control.

    Do I turn in my spouse of 20 years? My 18-year-old daughter? My best friend? My boss at work? And if we do turn in the ones we love, then who is going to turn in the people who leave the bar? Or the people who leave the liquor store? Or the ones who leave the party?

  • It's time for Carrollton to better enforce ordinances

    To me, it’s obvious, based on statements made at Monday’s Carrollton City Council meeting, that there are many residents who don’t feel that our elected officials are doing enough to clean up this city of about 4,000.

    Several folks came before council and said they feel frustrated that their complaints seem to go unheard.

    I understand what they are saying; it seems that this same argument has been circulating through town for the entire six-and-a-half-plus years I’ve been editor here.

  • Good-old-boy politics thriving in Carroll County

    Editor:

    Good-old-boy politics is alive and well in the Carroll County Democrat Executive Committee.  On Aug. 8, there were eight people who applied to be the Democrat candidate for constable in District 3.

    Of the eight candidates, two expressed having some degree of law enforcement training; a third had served a year as a police officer in northern Kentucky and spent several years as a military police officer with training in investigative police work.     

  • Animals have feelings and shouldn’t be abused

    Editor:

    This story is about animal rights, and if you’re thinking why I wrote this story it’s because I hate seeing animals being abused like they are.

    Have you ever seen an animal get abused like on TV?  It’s just the same in the real world also. Animals can’t talk, so they can’t tell you what they want.

    And they can’t tell you if it hurts or if they don’t like something. So that’s why people abuse them like that.

  • Congrats to scholars

    To the editor,

    Every year the Governor’s Scholars Program is open to any school in Kentucky. For the past two years, Trimble County High School has had five students each year participate in the program. Each year the students applying have to fill out a lengthy application including extra-curricular activities, ACT score, and an essay. This year the program had budget cuts, making the program harder to get accepted in to.

  • To the editor,

    What ever happened to enjoying a small town parade and letting the kids have fun outside while you catch up with friends? In a time when everything seems so hectic, kids are glued to the computer and the price of gas is limiting our ability to have fun, it’s time to take a step back and enjoy ourselves and this great community.

    We have the perfect opportunity for that. The Trimble County High School Raider football team is hosting their annual Midnight Madness Saturday, August 23.