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Today's Opinions

  • ‘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

  • New genealogist seeks information on family

    I have lived in Trimble County for the past 26 years and just recently decided to start searching for some family history. I want information on my great-grandparents, Newt Perry and Pauline Watson Perry. If anyone has information to share, please call me at (502) 255-7273. Karen Lovens Bedford  

  • Graduates should be celebrated, not mourned

    Editor: We are nearing the time during which many young people will celebrate a lifetime of accomplishments as they graduate from high school and move toward their life’s goals.  Family and friends will gather together for a festive occasion to commemorate this awesome milestone. Traditionally, this is also a time when alcohol enters into the mix and brings tragic re

  • Teenage drinking has a big price tag

    Editor: We are nearing the time where many young people will celebrate a lifetime of accomplishments as they graduate from high school and move toward their life goals. Family and friends will gather together for a festive occasion to commemorate this awesome milestone. Traditionally, this is also a time when alcohol enters into the m

  • It’s time to do your part by voting in Tuesday’s primary

    Tuesday is an important day for Carroll County as voters go to the polls to make their selections in the primary election. For our county, this is more than just a primary because it will ultimately determine who will fill jobs such as sheriff, coroner, magistrate and constable for the next four years. All local candidates seeking office i

  • JCTC students get local support for Spring Fling

    Editor, Jefferson Community and Technical College’s Student Government Association held its annual Spring Fling on Tuesday, April 21. About 100 students, faculty and staff members enjoyed a cookout and free giveaways from local businesses. The event wouldn’t have been a success without the donations of the following organiz