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Opinion

  • Editor:

    On Saturday, Sept. 12, the Carrollton Police Department-in conjunction with the Carroll County Regional Detention Center-held our fourth annual Shop-With-A-Cop Trail Ride. It proved to be a very successful venture for our yearly Shop-With-A-Cop event. We had a total of 76 riders and $1,412. was raised to help fund this program.

    We are now in our ninth year of Shop-With-A-Cop and have helped almost 600 children and spent more than $100,000 to provide Christmas to children in our county who otherwise might not receive anything during the holiday season.

  • Editor:

  • Editor:

    The housing authority of Carrollton recently hosted its’ 10th annual Neighborhood Watch Picnic. It was an evening of good food, fun and fellowship among neighbors. Attendance increased this year indicating the popularity of this annual event.

    We owe a great debt of gratitude to the Carroll County Fair Board for providing a tent, chairs, drink tubs and ice and to Mike Humphrey and crew for tent erection and takedown.

  • Editor:

    Here’s the whole country in a state of economic depression. The worst in decades.

    Businesses shutting down, people losing jobs, their homes and vehicles. The President ordered Congress to pass bills to pass out stimulus monies to save banks and the auto industry, which in turn we hope will save homes and jobs.

    There’s talk in the news media that those receiving social security benefits will not see a cost of living increase for the next two years.

  • Editor:

    As a citizen of the United States, I was under the impression that everyone was equal with the same rights and expectations to be treated the same as others. However, as a resident of Ghent, I have found that is not the truth.

    I moved into the city about three years ago and the complaints started shortly thereafter. There are members of city council who are constantly looking for something to complain about here.

  •  Editor:

    I would like to thank all the individuals and companies that helped to make the 14th annual Charity Golf Scramble for the Kentucky Sheriffs’ Boys and Girls Ranch a huge success. Our combined effort with the Owen County Sheriffs’ office helped to raise more than $11,000. This ranch facility allows children, who otherwise may never have this experience, attend summer camp each year and participate in various activities as well as educational classes. Again thank you for your support and help.

  • Editor:

    The 20th Annual Bedford Bash was a hit. Also, we raised more than $500 for the needy kids’ Christmas Party from the sale of the T-shirts.

    I, personally, would like to thank the sponsors, merchants, vendors and volunteers for your support of the Bash, and would like to hear any suggestions of ways to improve the event.

    Without your commitment and the help of the bank’s staff, the Bash would not be the event it is. Thank you.

    Jon A. Dunlap, president

    Bedford Loan and Deposit Bank

  • I’m not really what you’d call a gambler, but I do enjoy going to Belterra on occasion to play video poker. I never take much to spend – or, I should say, lose; I’m fully aware of my limitations. It’s a good thing, too. A month ago, I would have bet everything I own that the last option Milton-Madison Bridge Project officials ever would choose was to

  • Editor:

    As one of the volunteers for Med Ride, I am writing on behalf of all of us to thank the members of the Carroll County Chamber of Commerce for selecting our group to receive the Community Impact Award at the annual banquet.

    What a wonderful surprise. We are very pleased.

    Hopefully others that may not have known about the opportunity to be a Med Ride volunteer will now decide to join our group as we are in need of many more people.

    Just call the Senior Center building at 732-7026 and ask for Joyce Long, the coordinator.

  • Though almost nine months retired as director of the public library, I continue to be a citizen advocate for libraries throughout the state.  I recently received a copy of an article that appeared in “Planning Commission Journal”, Summer 2009. The cover story for this issue was entitled “Libraries, At the Heart of Our Communities” and the editor of this publication goes on for seven pages to extol  the importance of libraries to vibrant, healthy communities.

  • Editor:

    In his column on Aug. 19, Jeff Moore, publisher of the Trimble Banner and the Carrollton News-Democrat, expressed disappointment in the idea of replacing the existing US 421 bridge between Milton, Ky., and Madison, Ind., by building a new bridge in the same location, using the existing piers. We refer to this as “superstructure replacement.”

  • Last week, Bedford city officials warned everyone; this week they’re publishing an old curfew ordinance. Next week, they’ll begin enforcing that ordinance in earnest.

    In a perfect world, curfew ordinances wouldn’t be necessary. Under-age children would be at home with their parents or guardians doing something productive and not out vandalizing other’s property.

    But this isn’t a perfect world.

  • 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.

  • 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!

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.  

  • 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.

  • 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.