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Opinion

  • Editor:

    I would like to tell the community about a local organization called God’s Special Little Hearts. This group was formed in 2006 to help families with children battling a congenital heart defect or disease.

    The organization was founded by three heart moms who want to help others going through what their families went through as their children were diagnosed, hospitalized and underwent open-heart surgery. We have since recruited three other heart families to be a part of our organization.

  • Editor:

    I am a proud citizen of a small community. Sometimes we take for granted the benefits of living next to family and lifelong friends. There are also times we overlook great services in our small community.

    At 5 a.m. Jan. 26, my family was faced with a true emergency. My 2-year old son, Seth, woke from his sleep and was gasping for each breath. We had to make some very quick decisions and time was our enemy. Snow had just covered the roads, and I had to drive very carefully with my son struggling to breathe in the back seat.

  • Well, it’s official. We’re in a recession. Oh, of course I’ve heard this news for several months now, so it comes as no surprise.

    But I’d been fortunate. Up to now, it hadn’t really affected me much.

    My husband and I have a nice home with a reasonable monthly mortgage payment. From what we can tell, at least for now, both of our jobs seem fairly safe. Yes, we do have some credit-card and other debt, but we are working hard to reduce what we owe. Our goal is, ultimately, to eliminate all of it when we retire.

  • To the editor,

    To the fine people of Trimble County, I want to sincerely thank all of the wonderful people who have been such a great help to me during this emergency recovery stay in Trimble County.

    First of all, I want to thank Morgan’s Pharmacy-especially Bob Boyer, who has been more than kind and helpful during this time. Mr. and Mrs. Boyer are true angels.

    I would also like to thank the Trimble County EMS for all of their expertise and prompt, professional service. They have been life savers!

  • To the editor,

    On January 29, 2009 our house caught on fire from a kerosene heater. The Milton and Bedford Fire Departments were dispatched to our house.

    We want to thank everyone for the hard work trying to save our house.

    We especially would like to thank Bedford’s Chief Michael Barnes for trying to save our pets. We are very thankful he was able to save our dog. He made several trips into the house to save our cats, but even with all his hard work we lost them. However, we are grateful for his efforts.

  • “I was talking to someone the other day and I said you were skinny. They said, ‘You haven’t seen her lately, have you?’”

    OUCH!

    It’s a good thing that I’m not sensitive about my weight or that could be akin to poking a fat bear with a pointy stick!

  • To the editor,

    Since the inception of CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) in 1985 in Jefferson County, the goal has been to serve a record number of children in one year. With the expansion of the program in Henry, Oldham and Trimble counties in 2007 and the addition in 2008 of Shelby and Spencer counties, CASA has exceeded the goal of advocating for more than 500 children in 2008.

    This is a huge milestone, and we are very excited. Many thanks to the hard-working staff, volunteers and board members for making this program work.

  • Editor:

    I would like to thank Melanie Stewart and Company for the great entertainment they provided to our community with the production of “Grease.”

    I know it took many hours of planning and practice to put on such a musical production. It is wonderful to see our students showing just a small portion of what they are capable of doing.

    Most of these students are involved in many other activities, and the commitment they showed to this project should be applauded.

    They did an outstanding job.

  • Hopefully, the recent weather has not dampened everyone’s spirit for the year to come. With each new year comes changes in many things, including youth leagues. New ideas and possibilities to make the leagues stronger and more productive for the youngsters are always top priority. With this said, the Trimble County Youth Baseball League, like the softball league, is pleading for more members to join the board and help improve our league.

  • Editor:

    First I would like to thank everyone who cleaned their steps, porches and in front of their mail boxes during the recent snow and ice; it was a tremendous help.

    Further, I would like to thank the employees who came to work every day – some of whom did not have electricity for several days at home, and yet made every effort to get the mail delivered.

  • Mother Nature’s worst was met with Trimble County’s best last week.

    As quickly as the winter storm covered roads with snow and ice, local volunteers and emergency personnel came to the rescue.

    Within hours of the first snowflake making landfall, thousands of the county’s residents found their homes dark and cold as thick coats of ice and falling tree limbs pulled power lines from poles.

  • Editor:

    The Ladies Auxiliary would like to take this opportunity to thank every one for their help with our Toy’s For Tot’s Christmas Drive.

    A special thanks to our Carroll and surrounding county merchants for their generous donations for our raffles. Thank you Wednesday night Bingo Players for your support every week.

    To our Post Legionnaires and The Son’s of Legion, thank you for your donation. This made it possible to add a few to our list.

  • At Thursday’s meeting of the Carroll County School Board, there was discussion of bringing more fine arts and humanities subjects back into the schools.

    Superintendent Lisa James said she wants to see choir offered at Kathryn Winn Primary School, as well as the other schools in the district. She says there are a lot of students in the district with vocal talent who would benefit.

    I couldn’t agree more.

  • Editor:

    I am writing this letter as a tired, disgruntled, and extraordinarily frustrated citizen. As a 24-year-old man, I am proud to say that I have never been arrested or convicted of a crime. I have never spent one second in a jail cell. I have never had anything more than a speeding ticket.

  • Editor:

    As a charter member of the Hayes Crossing/Haldeman Volunteer Fire Department, I would like to make a suggestion that would involve all 120 County and City Fire Departments in the state of Kentucky.

    I feel like it’s time to establish a Kentucky Fire Department Museum. Contributions of Fire Department history could come from every Fire Department in Kentucky. Since we have several hundred Fire Departments in Kentucky.

    An old tobacco warehouse not being used would make a very suitable place to display trucks and equipment.

  • Editor:

    I’d like to take this opportunity to say thanks to everyone for your help in making our Relay For Life so successful.

    When the American Cancer Society asked me to be county chairman, I said I’d to it for two years. We’ve more than doubled that, and it’s time for me to get out of the way and let someone else take the lead.

  • First, I just want to say that I am extremely optimistic for our country’s future. Whether you voted for Barak Obama or not, I hope we will finally all start working together, despite party alignments, and get the United States back on track.

    The world is watching us; our friends, allies and even some of less-than-friendly countries have indicated they will support the new administration.

    I hope that we all do, too.

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  • Editor:

    I would like to express my appreciation to the people of Carroll County who participated in the Christmas food basket distribution this year.

    Whether they donated canned goods to the “Scouting For Food,” gave money or gift cards so we could buy perishable items, sorted and shelved donated items, or packed and distributed food baskets – it was a tremendous effort by this community to feed our hungry neighbors.

  • By LORRIE KINKADE

    Here we are more than a week into 2009 and things aren’t looking well on the resolution front.

    As the clock wound down on 2008, I quietly resolved to make two changes to my life in the new year - I would stop smoking and lose 30 pounds.

  • Editor: The staff of the Carrollton Adult Training Center would like to thank North American Stainless, Melanie Stewart and Leigh Ann Roberts for making Christmas brighter for our clients. We are very thankful for their generous contribution.

    Joe Burdsall, Dee Ellis

    and Sandy Elliott

    NorthKey Community Care Center, Carrollton