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Today's Opinions

  • 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

  • Melvin hopes to continue serving District 2

    Editor:

    As you read this article, the May Primary Election is fast approaching.

    I want to express my sincere thanks for the opportunity you gave me to serve as our magis- trate the past seven years.

    Knowing you trusted me to serve and be responsible for cre- ating ordinances to govern the county – as well as administrating the county’s budget and manag- ing services and departments that profoundly affect our lives –has been a great privilege.

  • Republican endorses Liter for District 1

    Editor:

    I am a Republican for Chris Liter.

    Four years ago, Chris Liter ran for a public office and at that time I felt he was the most qualified for the office of magistrate. My views and opinions have not changed.

    Chris worked for me at Robus Leather Company as a lab technician. He was never late; preformed his duties in a timely, professional manner; and never failed to complete a task assigned to him. Therefore as a magistrate, you can expect of him the same loyalty and dedication to that office, if he is elected.

  • Carcass removal eeco-pay questioned

    Editor:

    Why are Trimble County farmers charged a $15 co-pay for dead animal removal? As a member of the Trimble County Cattlemen’s Association, in April 2009 I made a motion that was carried to fund the county $4,500 to fund the deceased animal disposal assistance program, requesting that farmers not have to pay a fee for disposal.

    As a farmer, I know that losing livestock creates a hardship, itself; then to have to add the expense of disposal may cause someone to look at other means of disposal. We all want proper disposal of deceased animals.

  • Coons can’t protect county, residents

    Editor:

    The upcoming election is very important to the citizens of Bedford. I moved to Bedford almost 15 years ago. I wanted a safe place to raise my son. I found a sweet, gentle town with wonderful neighbors and dedicated leadership.

    That Bedford has changed, in many ways, because of the ineffective law enforcement in our county. Recently, home invasions and burglaries are rampant. There is hardly a business within the city limits that has not been vandalized or burglarized.

  • Stark pledges District 4 fairness, consistency

    Editor:

    Primary time once again prompts me, Stephen Stark, to ask you in our district to vote for me. My pledge to you has not changed since you voted for me last time: It is to represent us in the district and the county con- tinuing in a fair, consistent, and respectful manner.

  • Prom is a privilege for students, not a right

    Editor:

    Although prom season has come and gone, this is in regard to the April 21 letter about prom and the student not being able to go.

  • Autism event raises $1,100 for charity

    Editor: I want to thank everyone that helped, attended or donated to my third annual fundraiser for autism awareness. This year has been successful, as of the end of April I have raised $1,100. This money goes directly to Michala Riggle’s Charity “Beading To Beat Autism.” I am appreciative to the brownie bakers and the