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Today's Opinions

  • Organ donation can help save a life

    Editor; I am writing in response to a recent article on organ donation. I would like to say a special thank you to Laman Stark and his staff for the efforts they have put forth in promoting organ donation. I would also like to say thank you to my sister, Beth Toombs. She tested to try to donate a kidney to me; but was told she couldn’t. I cannot begin to express what that

  • Family member objects to removal of cemetery

    Editor: Just recently there has been an attempt to have the old Moore Cemetery removed. Robert Moore was the one who gave consent for my grandmother Rachel Moore to marry James Gullion in about 1830-3 in then Gallatin County. The cemetery has a rock wall surrounding it. Some years back the cemetery was cleaned off and just recently cleaned up again. It would be a tragedy to hav

  • Hospital appreciates donors in recent fundraising drive

    Editor: In the recent months Carroll County Memorial Hospital (CCMH) has gone through a big renovation. The Medical Surgical Unit received a much needed major facelift when projects such as new paint, flooring and ceilings were completed. Along with the renovation came the need to replace our “not so new” patient room furniture. With the help of a fundraiser

  • Bash raises $500 for kids’ Christmas party

    Editor: The 21st Annual Bedford Bash was a hit. We raised more than $500 for the needy kids’ Christmas party through the sale of T-shirts.  We gave away several prizes and had a great time. I have heard several positive comments on the Ronnie Green Band and on the 4th Annual Car Show. Congratulations to the Bedford Post Office

  • Military veterans sought for new county book

    Editor: I am working on a second book of “People and Places” of Trimble County.  I plan to dedicate a section of this to the veterans of Trimble County. I would like everyone who has pictures that are not in this last book to send me one to four photos, along with information about where the veteran served. This is not lim

  • Education shouldn’t be based on income

    Editor: Ever hear how education is the key to one’s future. Now that being so, what smart government person came up with the idea, that if a person makes too much money, his child can not start school in Head Start. That has got to be one of the dumbest things I have ever heard. Now if I crossed the border with kids and ended up here

  • Religious rights are Constitutional, not a popularity contest

    A couple things happened while I was on vacation last week really make me angry. They are national news items that have been gnawing at me for days. First is the claim that President Obama, in a speech last week, endorsed a mosque to be built at Ground Zero, the name for the lots where the World Trade Center buildings collapsed after terrori

  • Stout family thanks local community

    Editor: Thanks for honoring a fallen hero. We would like to send a very special thanks to everyone who took part in the memorial service for Staff Sgt. Christopher Todd Stout. You showed how loving and caring a community can be, for a young man that few of you knew. We can all take pride in living in a community that truly cares. Special