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Today's Opinions

  • Reunion organizers seek 1973 classmates

    Editor:

    The CCHS class of 1973 is planning its 35-year reunion in October. We want to have a full house, but there are a few “missing” classmates.  

    They are: James Andrew, Juanita Barganier, Debra Boaz, Charles Clifton, Ricky Good, James Proctor, Charles Taylor and Bill Walters.

    If you know the addresses where these people are living, or how to contact them by phone or by e-mail, please contact me at mbakercchs@aol.com or (502) 499-6110.

    Melanie Baker

    Louisville, Ky.

  • Banker responds to concern

    To the editor,

    We have received numerous questions regarding bank safety and insurance coverage on deposits. These consumer concerns are warranted, given the highly publicized meltdown of the subprime mortgage market, housing market crisis, IndyMac Bank issues, state of the overall banking industry, etc. I want to take this opportunity to address some of the more frequently asked questions.

  • Shooting Club appreciated support for fund-raiser

    Editor:

    We would like to thank the community for supporting the Carroll County 4-H Shooting Sports Club by donating items for the yard sale. We had a great selection and many shoppers. A special thanks to the following volunteers who helped me set up, pack up and work the sale: Greg England, Danielle and Kassandra Hickey, and Betty and Chris Beard. All of your hard work was greatly appreciated!

  • Parents, students invited to TCMS 'Back to School Night'

    Editor:

    Trimble County Middle School invites students and their parents to “Back to School Night” Tuesday, Aug. 5. Students will have an opportunity to meet their teachers for the new school year and receive their schedules, course expectations, locker assignments, supply lists and enrollment forms.

    There will be orientation for incoming sixth-graders and new student at 6:30 p.m. in the gym. Orientation for returning seventh- and eighth-graders begins at 7 p.m.

  • 4-H shooting club thanks yard-sale volunteers

    Editor:

    We would like to thank the community for supporting the Carroll County 4-H Shooting Sports Club by donating items for the yard sale. We had a great selection and many shoppers.

    A special thanks to the following volunteers who helped me set up, pack up and work the sale: Greg England, Danielle and Kassandra Hickey, and Betty and Chris Beard. All of your hard work was greatly appreciated.

  • Even the poorest children know education is the key

    By PHYLLIS McLAUGHLIN

    The News-Democrat

    While the Carroll County Reads program is all wrapped up, I am still thinking about some of the issues the book, “Three Cups of Tea,” raised in my mind.

    I picture these poorest of children living in mud-walled houses that are heated in the winter with dried yak dung.

    Yes, yak dung.

    The families have very little. For some, a good quilt is an heirloom to be handled with great care and brought out only for the most important company.

  • ‘Welcome Bag’ donors made good memories

    Editor:

    On behalf of the Carrollton/Carroll County Tourism Office, I would like to thank those who contributed to the “Welcome Bag” items distributed to members and competitors at the National Bass Anglers Association fishing tournament May 13-17 at Point Park in Carrollton.

  • First Baby Bottle fund-raiser success for women’s program

    Editor:

    The first Baby Bottle fund-raiser showed overwhelming support toward Haven of Hope Pregnancy Services.

    Area church congregations took home more than 400 baby bottles on Mothers Day and returned them on Fathers Day filled with checks, cash and coins totaling just over $5,000.

    The money will be used to purchase educational materials and will assist in opening the pregnancy center later this fall.