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Opinion

  • A horrific accident occurred Friday afternoon at Trimble County High School, involving two vehicles, three teens, two adults and at least one case of beer. There was one person dead – a woman thrown from one vehicle onto the hood of the other.

  • Lots of folks will be playing the odds this week as all eyes are focused on the state for the 135th running of the Kentucky Derby.

    Everyone wants to pick a winner, but I've never thought the odds of doing that are very good. With 20 horses in the race, we know only one will walk  away with the roses.

    What if you had the chance to wager on something that had odds where eight to 10 of those 20 participating come away a winner?

    It sounds interesting, doesn't it? Even better, it can have a lasting, long-term impact on our community.

  • Editor:

  • Looking out on the faces of the many fellow graduates of Trimble County High School who attended Saturday’s alumni banquet at the Bedford Elementary School, I was filled with pride to be among the select fraternity to which I belong.

    The Infinite Realm, a gospel singing group that I had helped form 40 years ago in said high school, was asked to provide entertainment for this year’s gathering. Each of the six of us in the group are Trimble High graduates, although no two of us were in the same class.

  • Editor:

    I see the way you look at us and read your mind so well. Little brat or no control? It’s really hard to tell. I’ve seen the view from your eyes and thought the same things too. Please don’t judge too quickly, as next I could be you.

  • The Carroll County baseball team would like to take this time to thank everyone involved with the program for their hand in helping bring a regional championship to our community. Many times we look at only the players who played the game as the ones who won the game for us. Let us not forget the ones who work hard in practice daily to push and make the other players better in many ways that also wear the uniform. They are crucial to the team’s success as well, and we recognize that.

  • Patricia Simpson, 49, Bedford, died Monday, April 13, 2009, at her home.

    Mrs. Simpson was born May 19, 1959, in La Grange, Ky., to the late William and Mary Elizabeth Baxter Simpson.

    She was a homemaker.

    Survivors include a sister, Debbie Ashby of Milton, Ky.

    In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a sister, Rita Simpson.

    A graveside service was held Saturday, April 18, at Moffett Cemetery. Wood-Oakley Funeral Home in Milton was in charge of arrangements.

  • Editor:

    This is National Public Safety Telecommunications Week, which was established by Congress in 1991 to recognize the dedicated professionals who link the public to emergency services.

  • Editor:

    April has again been recognized as Donate Life Month nationally and here in Kentucky. I feel that this a a good time to thank the many Carroll Countians who have supported organ and tissue donation at our drivers license counter by donating $1 in support of our Kentucky Circuit Court Clerks Trust for Life and by placing their name on the new Kentucky Organ Donor Registry.

  • Editor:

    As a motorcycle rider, I have to be constantly on guard for road hazards that can cause me to lose control of my bike. Small things like loose gravel or animals darting across the road can be perilous for a biker.

    Another peril is being created by some property owners mowing the grass along the roadway. When the clippings are discharged into the road, it creates what we call “Green Ice” and can cause serious injury or death.

  • Editor:

    Happy springtime! Thanks so very much to all the people who bought my CD, “Kentucky Rose.” It makes me so happy to hear that it has blessed your heart. The gospel is very powerful; it can change a person’s life, and give them peace and joy.

    The CD is now in the Trimble County Public Library in Bedford and the Carroll County Public Library in Carrollton. It’s titled, “Kentucky Rose – Pure Kentucky – Pure Gospel” and can be checked out for your enjoyment. I also give permission to copy.

  • Editor:

    We are standing on the edge of insanity.

    We, the common people of this great nation, are all either in awakening sleep stage or brainwashed into believing that this nation represents all that resides within its borders. Hear the freedom alarm clock before you elapse into a brain-dead coma, never again to enjoy the rewards of what our founders envisioned for us all.

  • Editor:

    ArvinMeritor will have its annual golf scramble on June 28.

    If you would like to donate a prize or sponsor a hole, please contact Wilbert Lowe III.

    At this time. I work first shift from 6:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. You can call me at (502) 732-7259.

    Each sponsor or donation from a company or personnel will be advertised during the scramble and in the paper.

    I thank you and those who donated last year, and those who wish to participate this year.

    Wilbert Lowe III

  • Editor:

    Had enough yet? Whether you are happy or unhappy with what is going on in Washington, Kentucky, or Trimble County, you have an excellent opportunity to let your representatives know about it in person.

    Mark your calendars for Saturday, April 11, and plan to attend the annual Henry-Trimble-Carroll County Lincoln-Reagan Day Dinner from 5-9 p.m. at the Conference Center at General Butler State Resort Park, Carrollton.

  • If you haven’t seen the information outlining the possible new locations for the Milton-Madison bridge, you should. We had information in last week’s issue about on the topic, and we’re planning to go even more in-depth in issues to come..

    On the table are a flurry of possiblities that made my head spin the first time I started looking at them.

    I can’t say which one I prefer at the moment. Each one will cause many changes for the area, and many could mean changing the entire face of this section of Milton.

  • Editor:

    It’s springtime – the universal time known for rebirth and renewal. We are already seeing the “trumpeters of spring” – hillsides graced with blooming dogwoods and Bradford pears; sunny jonquils and hyacinths have made their cheerful appearance, while the winds have blown circular blankets of blooms around tulip trees.

    These wonders also introduce our second most hectic seasons of daily living. It’s in our busiest

    times we risk missing unexpected blessings.

  • City Commissioner Todd Pollock said he believes an ordinance should be adopted banning exotic pets after recent news stories about the animals. What do you think? Post your comments on this stub. 

  • Editor:

    April is National Volunteer Month, and I want to thank all the volunteers who have donated their time and talents to our agency.

    We have had more than 90 volun-teers in the past year at our Trimble County Center who have given so much to assist those in need.

    The agency has been fortunate to have assisted so many elderly and low-income people in our community. Our wonderful and committed volunteers make this possible. Thank you for contributing to our mission.

    Pamela Craig,

    county coordinator

  • Editor:

    I am writing on behalf of the Carroll County Tobacco Festival Committee. We have had Turkey Shoots for over six years. Some have been successful and some we went in the hole. But, we enjoy doing it and meeting new people. 

    Everyone really has a good time and it’s a lot of fun. We would like to take the time to thank everyone that has attended our turkey shoots and supported the Carroll County Tobacco Festival. 

  • Editor:        

    The Carroll County Health and Safety Fair on Saturday, March 28 at the Armory was deemed a success! We estimate up to 400 people took advantage of this opportunity to showcase their products and services; to network as a community; to get information to keep families healthy and safe; and to volunteer.