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Letters

  • Poker Run raised more than $7,000

    Editor:

    We would like to say “thank you” to everyone who participated in the Christmas in August Poker Run on Sunday, Aug. 18.

    We had more than 200 bikes and more than 300 riders. We raised $7,014. We hope it was an awesome day for all who rode and all who worked the run. All of you is what makes the run a success.

    Thanks to the ladies who didn’t ride and stayed at Sunset taking care of business. They are Cherry Reynolds, Garlena Baumgardner Wilkerson, Kathy Meadows, Bard Couch and Connie.

  • Mail carrier earns praise for concern

    Editor:

    On Saturday morning. I was busy and had not taken in my newspapers.

    The mail carrier, Jeanne Rider, noticed this and also that I had not taken in my mail for a couple of days. She took the time to check on my welfare.

     I just wanted everyone to know how safe that made me feel.

    Pat Perkins

    Carrollton, Ky.

  • Priest begins his duties in Nairobi

    Editor:

    Greetings from Kenya!

    I spent three weeks in the United Kingdom. I visited my friends, family members and the members of my Carmeite Community in England, Wales and Scotland. I left for Kenya on July 23, the day after the royal baby was born.

    I arrived in Nairobi on July 24. I went to the school that I started close to the airport. Carmelite fathers and the community welcomed me warmly. Roasted rabbit was served at the welcome dinner. I saw a lot of developments in the campus and around.

  • CCAS can no longer help with cats

    Editor:

    This year, it seems Carroll County has been overrun by homeless and feral cats and kittens. In fact, many counties in the area have seen an explosion of cat populations.

    Part of the problem is that people aren’t making sure their pets are spayed and neutered. A female will have a litter, but no one wants the kittens so they are dumped someplace out in the county. Those that survive go on to have more litters, and the problem continues to escalate.

  • Team Robbins extends thank you message

    Editor:

    I would like to say congratulations to the Carroll County Relay for Life for another successful year.

  • Jam Sessions feature talent at restaurant

    Editor:

    Nothing will help a community stand out more than its homegrown music. Carroll County has a great crop of talent from country to gospel and bluegrass to rock ‘n roll. I invested a little time this summer to do what I could to support local music by coordinating and promoting a summer series for Welch’s Riverside Restaurant that I named “Welch’s Jam Sessions.”

  • Fairview Place director says thanks for support

    Dear Editor:

    As the executive director of Fairview Place in Carrollton, I would like to express my gratitude and appreciation to the staff, volunteers and residents of Fairview Place. 

    As a result of their teamwork, Fairview Place received the 2013 Excellence in Civic Involvement Award from the Kentucky Assisted Living Facilities Association.

    This award is presented to an assisted living facility that provides services and programs for the betterment of seniors who reside in the facility or seniors in the area. 

  • Warning sirens show community is prepared

    Editor:

    The recent succession of tornadoes that have torn a wide swath through many parts of Oklahoma underscores the need for community readiness and vigilance. Though tornadoes are not as common in Kentucky as they are in the plains states, they are not unheard of and indeed last year’s severe weather, though not very destructive, brings the issue close to home.

  • Relay for Life thanks everyone for support

    Editor:

  • Thank you for tornado donations

    Editor:

    I’d like to take a minute to thank everyone who was involved with our tornado relief trip to Oklahoma a couple weeks ago.  So many people stepped up with items to donate, words of encouragement, monetary donations, help sorting and boxing, and most of all prayers and concern, that we were really overwhelmed emotionally.