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Today's Opinions

  • ‘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.

  • 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.