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Today's Opinions

  • 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.”

  • City doing the right thing by enforcing curfew violations

    Last week, Bedford city officials warned everyone; this week they’re publishing an old curfew ordinance. Next week, they’ll begin enforcing that ordinance in earnest.

    In a perfect world, curfew ordinances wouldn’t be necessary. Under-age children would be at home with their parents or guardians doing something productive and not out vandalizing other’s property.

    But this isn’t a perfect world.

  • ‘Midnight Madness’ event meant to motivate

    Editor:

    The Trimble County Raider varsity football team will be hosting the annual “Midnight Madness” event at 6 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 8. The community is invited to meet and greet our 2009 varsity football team,  coaches and staff.

    This event begins at 6 p.m. following the second annual “Raider Pride Parade,” which begins at 5 p.m.

  • Voter to Trimble sheriff: ‘Where’s the beef?’

    Editor:

    I would like to publicly ask our sheriff:  Where’s the Beef?  

    He promised us night patrols as part of his re-election campaign last time, but we still aren’t having any meat with our voting salad. We did get a U.S. Marshal, though – that really put the fear in our local delinquents and criminals!

  • Class president: Seniors, prepare for last year

    Editor:

    This letter is addressed to members of the Class of 2010 and their parents.

    This is the first of our many updates throughout the year. I want to take this time and welcome you to the Senior Life.

    School will be starting back soon, and life will get back to the routine. Enjoy summer while its still here.

    As we are gathering back, here are a few things you, as a senior, should take into consideration.

  • Impact of bridge replacement plan must be considered

    I was disappointed to learn that the Kentucky and Indiana transportation officials would be moving forward with a plan to replace the Milton-Madison, Ind. bridge on its existing piers.

    The two states are pursuing a plan to seek grant funding for the project from federal stimulus money, meaning work could be under way next summer, if the grant is approved. Yes, this would be a much faster approach than building a new bridge — with the project set for completion by 2012.

  • Reading program thanks supporters

    Editor:

    The Carroll County Public Library would like to thank Ohio Valley United Charities Inc. for its continued support that allows us to have such wonderful programs.  

  • Fundraiser proves to be a success for group

    Editor:

    Belated thanks to all the volunteers who helped at the July 17-18 “Roadblock to save your history” for the benefit of the Port William Historical Society at Fifth Street and Highland Avenue in Carrollton. We raised $1,005 and were encouraged by the support and interest of the drivers in helping to preserve local history.