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Today's Opinions

  • Local taxes increase despite recession

    Editor:

    Here’s the whole country in a state of economic depression. The worst in decades.

    Businesses shutting down, people losing jobs, their homes and vehicles. The President ordered Congress to pass bills to pass out stimulus monies to save banks and the auto industry, which in turn we hope will save homes and jobs.

    There’s talk in the news media that those receiving social security benefits will not see a cost of living increase for the next two years.

  • Fairness of violations questioned in Ghent

    Editor:

    As a citizen of the United States, I was under the impression that everyone was equal with the same rights and expectations to be treated the same as others. However, as a resident of Ghent, I have found that is not the truth.

    I moved into the city about three years ago and the complaints started shortly thereafter. There are members of city council who are constantly looking for something to complain about here.

  • Thanks extended for golf scramble

     Editor:

    I would like to thank all the individuals and companies that helped to make the 14th annual Charity Golf Scramble for the Kentucky Sheriffs’ Boys and Girls Ranch a huge success. Our combined effort with the Owen County Sheriffs’ office helped to raise more than $11,000. This ranch facility allows children, who otherwise may never have this experience, attend summer camp each year and participate in various activities as well as educational classes. Again thank you for your support and help.

  • 20th ‘Bash’ was a smash

    Editor:

    The 20th Annual Bedford Bash was a hit. Also, we raised more than $500 for the needy kids’ Christmas Party from the sale of the T-shirts.

    I, personally, would like to thank the sponsors, merchants, vendors and volunteers for your support of the Bash, and would like to hear any suggestions of ways to improve the event.

    Without your commitment and the help of the bank’s staff, the Bash would not be the event it is. Thank you.

    Jon A. Dunlap, president

    Bedford Loan and Deposit Bank

  • Here's my 2 cents on the Milton-Madison Bridge project

    I’m not really what you’d call a gambler, but I do enjoy going to Belterra on occasion to play video poker. I never take much to spend – or, I should say, lose; I’m fully aware of my limitations. It’s a good thing, too. A month ago, I would have bet everything I own that the last option Milton-Madison Bridge Project officials ever would choose was to

  • Med Ride volunteers appreciate award

    Editor:

    As one of the volunteers for Med Ride, I am writing on behalf of all of us to thank the members of the Carroll County Chamber of Commerce for selecting our group to receive the Community Impact Award at the annual banquet.

    What a wonderful surprise. We are very pleased.

    Hopefully others that may not have known about the opportunity to be a Med Ride volunteer will now decide to join our group as we are in need of many more people.

    Just call the Senior Center building at 732-7026 and ask for Joyce Long, the coordinator.

  • Libraries serve as the heart of communities

    Though almost nine months retired as director of the public library, I continue to be a citizen advocate for libraries throughout the state.  I recently received a copy of an article that appeared in “Planning Commission Journal”, Summer 2009. The cover story for this issue was entitled “Libraries, At the Heart of Our Communities” and the editor of this publication goes on for seven pages to extol  the importance of libraries to vibrant, healthy communities.

  • States not taking local impact of bridge project lightly

    Editor:

    In his column on Aug. 19, Jeff Moore, publisher of the Trimble Banner and the Carrollton News-Democrat, expressed disappointment in the idea of replacing the existing US 421 bridge between Milton, Ky., and Madison, Ind., by building a new bridge in the same location, using the existing piers. We refer to this as “superstructure replacement.”