Today's Opinions

  • Officers thanked for recovering motorcycle


    I would like to take this opportunity to thank Trimble County Sheriff Tim Coons and Kentucky State Police Trooper Trimble for the recovery and return of my motorcycle.

    Their quick response and diligence on this case was overwhelming.

    Thanks again.

    Greg Waddle

    Bedford, Ky.

  • Editor:

    On July 14 at 8 p.m., I received a phone call from a man, who I could hardly understand due to his accent. He asked for me by name and read to me information he had on my address and bank’s name.

    He told me he was sending me a new Medicare card and $50 in cash, and said he needed to deposit the money into my bank account.

    I asked where he was calling from, and he replied, “Washington, D.C.” I told him I already have a Medicare card, and he said, “Throw it away!”

  • Voter believes county needs new commonwealth’s attorney


    I am compelled to write to the citizens of Trimble County about a judicial official we elected to represent our community. We need a fresh person who understands what it means to be a “gatekeeper” of the law, and that he or she must practice the spirit of the law, not the letter of the law.

  • Nursing home visits appreciated


    Thanks to Jay Montgomery and his youth for visiting the nursing homes. That could be an example for all of us. There are many lonely people in our county.

       Lead on Jay.

    Ruth Kemper



  • Senior Event proved to be another great success


    The 2009 Carroll County Senior Event held Thursday evening was again a big success as senior citizens from Carroll and surrounding counties came to enjoy “Memories of the Family Farm.” We wish to thank the hard work of the planning committee, donations from the community and time given by all of the volunteers who helped build buildings, gather and set up the old farm equipment and other items, and set up the day of the event. Mike Humphrey and his team started building and preparing the grounds three days before the event -- a tremendous feat.  

  • Drivers should obey traffic rules, signs


    I have no idea why some people in Riverwood Estates have to drive so fast.

    There are small children and pets in the neighborhood and two speed limit signs on Riverwood Drive. One at the bottom on the right as you come up the hill and the other at the top just below Parkside Drive. Please drive responsibly.

    E. Peebles



  • Veterans, flags should have led way in parade


    I would like to thank all volunteers involved in planning and working our 2009 Tobacco Festival and Parade (job well done).

    It was very heart-breaking to see pageants and ATV’s lead the parade before the American Flag, veterans and active duty soldiers.

    Has it come to the point that beauty is more important than our freedom?

    Our Carroll County Band of Gold was placed toward the end of the parade. Do we not support our schools anymore? These kids missed a competition so that they could march in their hometown parade.

  • Writer recalls childhood hero

    It is difficult to believe that 40 years have elapsed since the United States first landed men on the moon, an anniversary that was observed by the national media last week.

    In 1969, I was preparing to enter my senior year in high school. Today, I qualify at many restaurants for the senior citizen discount.

    I was fascinated by the astronauts and the space race as a child growing up in Madison, Ind. I took special interest in the career of one astronaut in particular, after my dad told me the man was from another small Indiana town only 50 or so miles away.