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Opinion

  • Editor: Carroll County Park dawned bright and beautiful to welcomed folks with good walking shoes the last Saturday of September. Sixty walkers came out to “walk the talk” in support of the Big Brothers Big Sisters Walk for Kids’ Sake. Countless others throughout the area—individuals and churches, small business and corporate management—backed the walkers with gene

  • Editor: I had hoped that my next letter to the News-Democrat on the Moore cemetery would be to thank Nam Do for his generous contribution of two acres of land to be added to the cemetery. But that doesn’t seem to be the case, as I have been informed that he will not be donating the two acres. Although there have been two meetings scheduled between Nam Do, my husband, Floyd and myself, the

  • Editor: The parents of Kathryn Winn Elementary students are trying to reestablish the annual fall festival. We will be hosting the event on Nov. 5 from 4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. and a live auction from 7-8 p.m. We plan to serve food, have a live auction, host games as well as providing community resources for the families. We would greatly appreciate your support and participation in this very i

  • Editor:

    Society has always been interested in police work and finds the issue of crime a fascinating topic. Television programming has included shows about crime and police work from every angle and context throughout its history. 

    The Kentucky State Police has developed a new 12-week program that taps into that same fascination and curiosity people have with crime and police work.

  • Editor: Response to your article on Sept. 15, 2010, on Milton City Hall and Shannon Hoskins. [“‘Sunshine Laws’ are in place to ensure open government,” Page 4.] You had best report on baby showers and festivals, because you are more qualified for those events than as an investigative reporter. Your article about Shannon Hoskins and the City of Milton was a lie; no fact

  • We live in a time where rumors can spread like never before. With Facebook, Twitter and the many online bulletin board sites available to people, there is an audience watching and waiting for the latest “information” that is posted. The problem, in many cases, is that the information they pick up from these sites is inaccurate, misleading or false. Items that are posted on these Int

  • 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

  • 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