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Today's Opinions

  • Blues legend who was in Carrollton dead at 80

    Editor:

    Koko Taylor, Queen of the Blues, died this week. She was 80 years old and performing right up to the end.

    In 1997, she was the headliner at our own “Blues to the Point” festival here in Carrollton. Late Saturday night, following her blazing performance, she told me that she would really like a ride to Louisville’s airport the next day as she did not like to ride the bus with the band.

  • Community made 2009 Project Prom successful

    Editor:

    On behalf of the staff, students and parents of Trimble County High School, I would like to thank our wonderful community for its generous support of the 2009 Project Prom Lock In.

    This was the 11th year for Project Prom, an event created by concerned parents and citizens in our community to provide a safe and substance-free alternative for students on prom night.

  • Relay Bike Run raised $890; will be annual

    Editor:

    On behalf of myself and Crossroad Church, thanks to everyone who helped make our event, The Relay for Life Bike Run, a great success.

    Last year, we had 11 bikes and 14 riders; this year we had 36 bikes and 68 riders. After the ride, we held a cookout and served well over 160 people.

    Our grand total from this event was $890, which will go to the Trimble County Relay for Life.

    We had a lot of participation from within our community, and from Henry, Oldham and Shelby counties, and Madison, Ind.

  • Fee creates dilemma for a sick person

    Editor:

    Where do we go when it is after doctor’s hours, the office is closed and you are sick and need attention, but can’t go to the emergency room because the doctor says it is not an emergency?

    The sick person does not know if it is an emergency or not.

    I understand the new hospital ruling is to weed out those that go to the emergency room frequently but most go only when necessary. Most of us don’t carry $100, in cash, to hand out at a moment’s notice.

  • JCTC seeks names of its Carrollton alumni

    Editor:

    Jefferson Community and Technical College Carrollton is currently seeking alumni.  

    If you are an alumni member from JCTC-Carrollton Campus, please notify me at (502) 732-4846 ext. 35216 or by email to heather.yocum@kctcs.edu.

    Heather Yocum

    Student Affairs Specialist

    JCTC-Carrollton Campus

     

  • Thanks extended for veterans flag project

    Editor:

    I want to thank everyone who has helped me flag veterans graves on the Sunday before Memorial Day.  Each year American Legion Post 41 sponsors this program and has for a long time. This is done with many dedicated volunteers who show up each year without being asked. They just know it happens.

    I have taken care of this for Legion Post 41 for about 15 years and have enjoyed each year.

  • Make a call if unhappy with case treatment

    Editor:

    If you have a child support case in Carroll County and feel like you are being treated unfairly by the case workers — whether you are the one getting or sending support — you can report your issue to either Jim Monk or his assistant Nick Marsh at (502) 732-7009. Just make an appointment.

    Mr. Marsh is new and is changing some things and assures me he will listen to your complaint and look into it. The case workers and other people in that office work for Mr. Monk.

  • Leaders want to beautify downtown

    Editor:

    As lifelong members of the Carroll County area, it is our hope that Carrollton will continue to thrive, and more tourists and businesses will be attracted to our area.

    We are members of the Young Leaders Institute, and as members we were required to do a community service project dealing with our county. The project that our group chose is “the beautification of downtown Carrollton.”

    Carrollton is an amazing town, but it has come to our attention that the downtown area is in need of some beautification.