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Today's Opinions

  • 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

  • Writer concerned about comments on dispatch

    Editor: This letter is in response to comments made by Jimmy Pollard in regards to the position of Coroner in Carroll County. Mr. Pollard’s comments really didn’t surprise me knowing how disconnected and uninvolved he is in his own County. In reading his letter, I believe that Mr. Pollard implies that the outcome of the Coroners

  • Support for students’ prom dream appreciated

    Editor: The 2010 Carroll County High School Prom was a safe and successful event for our young people. I would like to thank Mr. Leeper, Mr. Stephens, Ms. Hilton, Ms. Martin, Mr. and Ms. Root, Ms. Alice, Richelle Wheeler, Herb Kinman, Kevin and Jeanne Brindley, Cornerstone Floral and everyone else for all the time and effort in making t