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Today's Opinions

  • Volunteers ‘illuminate’ ballfields, community

    Editor: Trimble County Youth League Baseball would like to say thank you to Jason Ginn, Jeffrey Scott and Shelby Energy for helping us make our fields brighter at the Trimble County Park. On June 3, Jason and Jeffrey used a bucket truck to replace faulty bulbs and to adjust lamp assemblies to provide the best possible lighting for our games. This would not have been possible wi

  • Facility appreciates firefighter response

    Editor: The Carroll County Chamber of Commerce thanks all sponsors, volunteers, and players who made our annual golf scramble a success. Also congratulations to the winning team of Elige Woodall, Ed Goode, Doug McLane and Jim Sesher.    Our sponsor’s this year were: Naming — First National Bank; and platinum

  • Supporters make opening day a success

    Editor: As the red buds have faded and the scent of lilacs have waned, the oaks, locust and walnuts have sprouted their leaves again, it can only mean one thing at the John T. Ray Complex in Robert Westrick Memorial Park. That one thing is the sound from the umpire… “play ball” and America’s pastime, like the bird

  • Facility appreciates firefighter response

    Editor: The management, staff, and clients of New Horizons Assisted Living would like to thank Ghent Fire Department Assistant  Chief Robert Hofmman and his dedicated volunteers for the quick and professional response to a fire alarm here at our facility.  We are thankful that we did not have a fire, however, a malfunction in one o

  • Mass-mailing before election brought ugliness to county

    Several weeks ago, we received a “poem” – for lack of a better word – that just recently was included in a mass-mailing aimed at Trimble County voters.

    Whether the individual or group who sent it to our office meant for it to be published, I don’t know. But, we didn’t – for two reasons.

  • ‘Poem’ about candidates showed desperation, fear

    Editor: This is in regard to the lovely poem surfacing in our community mailboxes about two of our magistrates and judge. Why do we personally have to attack people? Why couldn’t the person or persons responsible for it sign their name at the bottom of it? Or use the correct names of the three people? Do you know these people personally? Do you care if they have famili

  • Antique tractor show sees growth

    Editor:   The Pioneer Power Club held it’s 8th annual Antique Tractor and Engine Show on May 7-9. It was a show for all tractor enthusiasts and has grown steadily in the last eight years. This year we grew to a total of 201 tractors and antique gas engines, There was a petting zoo, crafts, live demonstrations, kiddie pedal tr

  • Times have changed; law experience needed

    Editor: If you read the newspaper two weeks ago, you would see Tim Coons has made sure our small county is well-covered, with a sheriff’s department that is rich in experience and professionalism, given the budget he has to work with. I applaud those deputies willing to do this work for no pay. Thank you, Tim, for your adminstration&r