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Today's Opinions

  • Leaders want to beautify downtown

    Editor:

    As lifelong members of the Carroll County area, it is our hope that Carrollton will continue to thrive, and more tourists and businesses will be attracted to our area.

    We are members of the Young Leaders Institute, and as members we were required to do a community service project dealing with our county. The project that our group chose is “the beautification of downtown Carrollton.”

    Carrollton is an amazing town, but it has come to our attention that the downtown area is in need of some beautification.

  • Support for Demo Derby appreciated

    Editor:

    Thanks to all. The Spring Bash Demo Derby was a huge success, a show of this size takes a lot of work and preparation and is not accomplished by just a couple of people. I would like those who worked on this derby recognized.

    First of all, most of our help comes from our families and friends, not from people on the fair board, always seems unless its convention time they have something more important to do.

  • Local support helps tractor show grow

    Editor:

  • Cancer survivors invited to take part in Relay

    Editor:

    We invite you to join us at the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life in Carrollton. This special event is Friday, May 29 from 7 p.m. to 7 a.m. the following morning at the Carroll County Fairgrounds, located behind Walmart.  Survivor registration begins at 6 p.m. under the tent by the stage.  There is no charge for survivors to participate, and all survivors will receive a t-shirt and medallion.

  • Suspension came for missing tennis practice

    As a parent of one of the varsity tennis team players that was put on disciplinary action last week, I just want to put the record straight on why these girls were not allowed to play tennis last Monday night against Gallatin County since that was not explained in the article in The News-Democrat or The Madison Courier.

  • Precious areas in county should not be unprotected

    It appears that a liquid asphalt storage facility will soon be built on the banks of the Kentucky River, just outside Prestonville in Carroll County.

    A Louisville company purchased property there and has jumped through the regulatory hoops that will allow construction to begin on the storage tanks and its barge facility on the river.

    But there are many local residents upset with the plan to have barge-loads of liquid asphalt shipped here because of its impact on the rivers, our tourism industry and nearby residents.

  • Should Fiscal Court cut contributions to fire departments?

    If you have a lot of time to spare, ask a fire chief for a tour of their stations and equipment. I spent over an hour with the chiefs of the Bedford and Milton Volunteer Fire Departments who wanted to show me the equipment they have and how all of it could be crucial, given the right kind of emergency.

  • Commissioner explains his bid decision

    Editor:

    Last week there was a letter to the editor from a person voicing his concern about the way a recent bid was handled by the city commission in Bedford.

    First, I would like to thank the man for taking the time to exhibit his opinion because I am a city commissioner in Bedford. Personally, I believe the more people involved in our local government the better. After all, it is our community and each of us has a right, and even more a responsibility, to make this community the best it can be.