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Today's Opinions

  • Yard sale to raise funds for local family in need

    Editor:

    There is a family in Ghent, Ky. that needs our help. The storm did a great deal of damage to their home. Wayne Lewellyn, his wife and two children need our help.

    I’m having a yard sale Oct. 1-3, starting at 8 a.m. each day. If any one could donate something for this, the drop off is behind Ghent Baptist Church. This is also where I will have the yard sale.

  • National Bourbon Heritage Month raises spirited debate

    She downed the whiskey quickly, slammed the shot glass to the table and raised a rebel yell.

    Okay, not really, but that was what my friend teased she might do when we recently attended our first bourbon-scotch debate in honor of National Bourbon Heritage Month, which was created by the U.S. Senate in 2007.

  • Residents say thank you

    To the editor,

    We want to take this time to say thank you to Marilyn and Randy Webb for all the wonderful care and thoughtfulness shown to residents at Fairground Place Apartments during the aftermath of Hurricane Ike.

    Ms. Marilyn has cooked all of our meals outside on a grill and Mr. Randy has brought hot coffee to us.

    We have elderly residents living here that are on walkers and in wheelchairs and the Webb’s have gone far and beyond their calling to see that everyone here is safe and well taken care of.

  • FATS prepares officers for danger

    By SHARON GRAVES

    The News-Democrat

    A few weeks ago, I sat in the cold, darkened training room in Carrollton’s City Hall, watching city and county employees train on the Firearms Training Simulator program. The digital program – known as FATS – projects onto a large screen, life-like situations in which trainees must determine how to subdue a suspect.

    I didn’t think that I could measure up to their training in such situations – even with “virtual” suspects.

  • PTO prepares for final event

    Editor:

    Milton Elementary School will host its annual fish fry Oct. 18. We’d like to invite everyone to visit us on this special day.

    This year will be the final fish fry at the current Milton Elementary School before our greatly anticipated mid-year move to the new facility. We are excited and nostalgic about the ‘good ole days’! We want to make this year’s fall festival a true “walk down memory lane”.

  • Let's find ways to be part of the solution, not the problem

    OK. I had my say a couple weeks ago about Carrollton City Council and it’s inability to decide if code enforcement officer John Welch is not doing his job, or has too big a job for one person to handle.

    Any argument regarding the state of the city of Carrollton, in terms of nuisance properties, comes back to this question, it seems.

  • Thanks for a successful Bedford Bash

    Editor:

    I would like to address this letter to merchants, fellow business people and other individuals, as well.

    The 19th 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 band Young Country and on the 2nd Annual [Trimble County Raider] Car Show.  

    Congratulations to the Bedford Post Office for winning the window decorating contest.

  • KSP campaign focuses on underage drinking

    Editor:

    I am writing to express my concern for teen-agers who have headed back to school this fall and may be exposed to the dangers of underage use of alcohol.  

    As a Kentucky state trooper, I see first-hand the destruction that underage drinking brings on our youth. One of the hardest tasks for any law enforcement officer is to notify a parent whose teen-aged son or daughter has been killed  in an alcohol-related incident.

    In 2007, Kentucky law enforcement arrested 3,108 people ages 16-19 for driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs.