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Opinion

  • Editor:

    On behalf of the Carroll County Tobacco Festival, I am writing this letter to the editor.

    About 14 people pull together and put on the festival every year. We put this on as a tradition to the community and the farmers now and of the past. We are trying to keep the heritage going on for our younger generation.

  • Editor:

    “Thank you” doesn’t quite express how grateful I felt for all of the love and support shown by my family and friends. The monies raised enabled me to remain in my home and pay several illness related expenses.

    Beyond the monetary support the expressions of love and encouragement from my community helps me have courage and faith during the hard days of recovery that lie ahead.

    Phyllis Lewis

    Carroll County

  • To the editor:

    The Trimble County Youth Football League has wrapped up another fun season. We would like to take this opportunity to thank our sponsors for the many contributions we received throughout the season.

    To the parents of our players/cheerleaders, for the dedication of your time, bringing the kids to practice and games, volunteering in the concession stand, running the chain gang and the other help you all offered throughout the season, thank you.

  • To the editor:

    First of all I would like to congratulate Mrs. [Kimberly] Temple for her being re-elected to the Trimble County School Board. Mrs. Temple and her family are what I call good people and I know she will continue to do what we the people expect of her. I would also like to thank the ones that voted for me, an outsider at that. Thank You.

  • The election has passed and all eyes are now looking ahead to the start of the holiday season as Thanksgiving quickly approaches.

    There are many reasons to be thankful, besides the fact that we won’t be bombarded with all the negative campaign advertisements.

    Downtown Carrollton also has a lot to be thankful for this year. Our free wireless Internet service continues to expand and strengthen its coverage.

    More than 1,450 people have made use of the free WiFi system, downloading more than 770 gigabytes of information to their computers.

  • To the editor:

    Due to the loss of a merchant’s sponsorship, the Milton Fire & Rescue Department is currently seeking donations for their Adopt-a-Family program.

    The program provides Trimble County senior citizens and families in need with food, clothing and toys during the Christmas season.

    Please help us insure families in Trimble County have a happy holiday season. Any amount of money donated is greatly appreciated and tax-deductible.

  • Editor:

    The Carroll County Bus Garage would like to thank all the businesses that donated to National Bus Safety Week.

    We would also like to thank everyone out there for helping us to get our students to and from school safely. Without everyone’s help this would not be possible.

    Nadena MaHoney, transportation director

    Carroll County School District

  • Most of my life, I never considered mine to be a military family. We had picnics on Memorial Day, but it was more or less just a family day. Veterans Day came and went, with not a thought toward any family members who served.

    It really wasn’t a topic that we discussed.

    I did know we had veterans in my family. My mother’s sister, my Aunt Max, was a member of the Army Nurses Corps in World War II. While serving at the 115th Station Hospital in England, she met my Uncle Gerry Bosscher, an orthodontist from Grand Rapids, Mich., who was an Army doctor.

  • To the editor,

    On behalf of the Trimble County Raider boys basketball team, we would like to extend our deepest gratitude to the Bedford Volunteer Fire Department for allowing us to use their facility to host our first annual “Haunted House” fundraiser, held Friday, Oct. 31 and Saturday, Nov. 1.

  • To the editor,

    Election day was a big day for all of us, and I want to thank all of our voters for the big turn out. I know sometimes it is hard for people to get out and I want to say I am proud of Trimble County for all the effort that was made to cast their vote. I was one of the Bedford city commissioner candidates listed on the ballot, and as you know I lost the race, yet I still feel that I need to thank not only the ones who voted for me, but also thank the voters who did not vote for me.

  • To the editor,

    The Milton Elementary School PTO would like to thank everyone who took part in making our “Homecoming” Fish Fry on Oct. 18 a success. We truly appreciate all those who volunteered their time and financial support. A big thank you to all the individuals and businesses in Trimble County and the surrounding communities who donated money and items for the annual auction.

  • Editor:

    I’m sure it’s no surprise to any of you that these are troubled times – global financial upheaval, a stagnant national economy, job losses and general unrest.  

    With this combination of issues, it’s easy to understand the predicament some organizations such as our local food bank/pantry can face. Demand for food from the pantry has risen, just as everyone in the community is finding it more expensive to keep their own pantry shelves stocked.

  • The liquid asphalt storage facility on the drawing board for development just south of Prestonville could very well be the “poster child” for why we need planning and zoning in Carroll County.

    Yes, we said that nasty word: Zoning. We know – there are those property owners who don’t want anyone saying what they can or can’t do with their property, what they can build on it, or where and how to build it.

  • OK. You don’t need me to tell you that the Nov. 4 elections are vastly important this time around.

    Our country is in a scary place right now, with banks folding left and right, and Congress in the midst of hammering out a plan to stabilize Wall Street as it bleeds out in front of our eyes.

    So, I’m going to take this time to provide some good information for those of you (and I hope that’s all of you) preparing to vote.

  • Editor:

    The Fall Brawl Demolition Derby at the Carroll County Fairgrounds has again come and gone.

    We would like to say thank you to the greatly dedicated fans, Westside Fire Department, Bobby Couch and Wayne Knight for Bobcats, Clay Baker and his guys for help with cars, parts. All the people officiating and judging and anyone else we missed.

    Larry, Barbara, Jason, Renee and Ronnie Coghill

    Carroll County

  • Editor:

    The Carroll County Tobacco Festival committee wants to say thank-you for a great year.

    We extend our sincere gratitude and appreciation to Artic Cat andPaul’s Tire, as well as the businesses, private donors and others in the Carroll County community

    for their continued support. Without each and every one of you, this event would not be possible.

    Daisy Hughes and the Carroll County

    Tobacco Festival committee

    Carroll County

  • Editor:

    It is not for me to presume to tell anyone how they should vote. But I have made up my mind, and will take this opportunity to express my personal thoughts.

    In the U.S. Senate race, I note that Bruce Lunsford has three times visited Carrollton and met a lot of people here. In the 24 years that Mitch McConnell has been in the Senate, I never recall him visiting our county.

  • Editor:

    We have a concern about the City of Carrollton’s code enforcement ordinance. A few days ago Mr. Zook, from the city office came to our house saying that we had some tires in the back of our garage that needed to be picked up.

  • Editor:

    Why? This article is my response to this week’s story about Tommy “Shooney” Jones Jr. that was printed in The News-Democrat. [Oct. 15, 2008, Page 1.]

    It breaks my heart how so many times in a small town people love to print all of the dirty laundry and negative things about people before they have all the facts.

  • Editor:

    With millions of dollars being spent on negativity, come spend your money where it really makes a difference.

    This Saturday, Oct. 25, is National Make a Difference Day. Millions of people all over the United States will be making a real difference in the lives of others.

    The Friends For Michael Inc., a spinal cord injury organization, will be at the site of the new Henry County Recreation and Services park on U.S. Hwy 421, just north of New Castle, Ky., 1125 Campbellsburg Road, rain or shine.