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Today's Opinions

  • 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.

  • Grissom column evoked childhood memories

    Editor:

    I just wanted to thank Dave Taylor for his story about our Gus Grissom and his role in the space program. Before coming to Carrollton on a part-time basis, I lived all my life in Mitchell and was a young boy during the 60’s. In 1956, when I was in the first grade, Gus visited our class while he was stationed at what is now Grissom A.F.B. His oldest son, Scott, was in our class. I can still remember that fighter pilot helmet with Grissom on the front.

  • The first day of school rekindles memories as a child and parent

    Separation anxiety abounded Thursday morning as many parents let go of their children for the first time and as the school year began anew.  The first time you take your child to kindergarten can be gut-wrenching and exciting all at the same time.

    Carrollton was in near gridlock as parents shuttled children to the five different schools in the county and buses dropped off, picked up and dropped off again students at their final destination.

    I can remember my first day of school in Mason, Ohio, and how excited I was to finally go to school.

  • Thanks extended for support of team

     

    Editor:

    The U12 Lady Panthers just concluded their softball season. The girls had a great time and a winning record.

    None of the success we enjoyed would have been possible without the support of our community.

    A small town sure is a great place to live and coach; therefore, I’d like to thank my assistant coaches, Scott Schirmer and Jimmy McEndre for all of their time, sweat and dedication.

  • Haven of Hope fund drive raises $7,100

    Editor:

    Haven of Hope Pregnancy Services, in Carrollton, has been experiencing a virtual rainstorm of pennies, nickels, dimes and quarters.

    The 2009 annual Baby Bottle Fund Raising event has had church families from Carroll, Trimble, Henry and Gallatin counties filling baby bottles with their pocket change. Together, they blessed Haven of Hope with over $7,100. This money will be used to meet center operating needs, and to purchase teaching materials for our clients.

  • Tobacco festival plans pageants, outhouse race Editor:

    On behalf of the Carroll County Tobacco Festival Committee, I would like to say it’s that time of year again. The festival is fast approaching and we would like to invite everyone to come and join the fun.

    We are having the festival pageants again this year. They will be held downtown in the courthouse square under the tent in the front yard.

    Miss teen and pre-teen will be held on Wednesday evening, Sept. 23, starting at 6 p.m.

    Sweet pea/babies will be held on Thursday evening, Sept. 24 starting at 6 p.m.