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Opinion

  • Editor:

    I am a Republican for Chris Liter.

    Four years ago, Chris Liter ran for a public office and at that time I felt he was the most qualified for the office of magistrate. My views and opinions have not changed.

    Chris worked for me at Robus Leather Company as a lab technician. He was never late; preformed his duties in a timely, professional manner; and never failed to complete a task assigned to him. Therefore as a magistrate, you can expect of him the same loyalty and dedication to that office, if he is elected.

  • Editor:

    Why are Trimble County farmers charged a $15 co-pay for dead animal removal? As a member of the Trimble County Cattlemen’s Association, in April 2009 I made a motion that was carried to fund the county $4,500 to fund the deceased animal disposal assistance program, requesting that farmers not have to pay a fee for disposal.

    As a farmer, I know that losing livestock creates a hardship, itself; then to have to add the expense of disposal may cause someone to look at other means of disposal. We all want proper disposal of deceased animals.

  • Editor:

    The upcoming election is very important to the citizens of Bedford. I moved to Bedford almost 15 years ago. I wanted a safe place to raise my son. I found a sweet, gentle town with wonderful neighbors and dedicated leadership.

    That Bedford has changed, in many ways, because of the ineffective law enforcement in our county. Recently, home invasions and burglaries are rampant. There is hardly a business within the city limits that has not been vandalized or burglarized.

  • Editor:

    Primary time once again prompts me, Stephen Stark, to ask you in our district to vote for me. My pledge to you has not changed since you voted for me last time: It is to represent us in the district and the county con- tinuing in a fair, consistent, and respectful manner.

  • Editor:

    Although prom season has come and gone, this is in regard to the April 21 letter about prom and the student not being able to go.

  • Editor: I want to thank everyone that helped, attended or donated to my third annual fundraiser for autism awareness. This year has been successful, as of the end of April I have raised $1,100. This money goes directly to Michala Riggle’s Charity “Beading To Beat Autism.” I am appreciative to the brownie bakers and the

  • Editor: This community has always been very supportive of its causes whether it be Relay for Life, Susan G. Komen Foundation or the WHAS Crusade for Children. As a member of the Carrollton Fire Department, I want to thank you for your past support of the Crusade and, again, appeal to you for your continued support of this great cause as t

  • Editor: I, Jimmy Pollard, coroner of Henry County, would like to take this opportunity to address the election of the coroner of Carroll County. During the illness of Jimmy Dunn, long-time Coroner of Carroll County, I have had the privilege of working with David Wilhoite covering Coroner’s calls in Carroll County. Therefore, becaus

  • Editor: In regards to the closing of Camp Kysoc...this is a tragedy, not only for the many people with disabilities who enjoyed spending time there but also for those whose lives were touched by those very same people. None of those who have been touched by Camp Kysoc understand why it has been closed. It is a loss felt deep in our heart

  • Editor: The majority of Americans have turned their backs on the best friend and ally that we will ever have. We are not allowed to speak his name in the courts of America. We are not allowed to call on him for help in our schools. Many people want his name off our money and out of our Pledge of Allegiance. Prayer can’t be spoken at g

  • Editor: There are many who know me that may ask me who would I vote for come May? First of all, I would say I will vote every time there is an election in this great county of ours; but, I will not tell you how to vote. This time I cannot say that. I will, for the first time, say there are some that has been in public office way too long that takes care of family and friends t

  • Editor: In response to the recent letter and campaign ad for Judge-Executive Randy Stevens, I don’t know what planet he is living on to consider himself a friend of the park. It is my understanding that it was Mr. Stevens who decided against the park board’s advice not to destroy the old tennis court prior to building a new one

  • Editor:

    What worked a few years ago was handled by great law enforcement brothers, the Long brothers.

  • Editor: We have Ben Smith, Jim Hamilton, J.T. Shaw and Eddie Mefford who are all good men with experience. My personal choice would be Ben Smith. He brings fairness, no-nonsense when needed, he doesn’t lie and he doesn’t twist the evidence around to arrest someone just because he doesn’t like them. He’s faithful to

  • Editor: Who wants to lose a treasure once they’ve found one? That’s what happened this week through the abrupt announcement that Camp Kysoc will close. Carrollton loses a treasure in every sense of the word. Our family is devastated. Our community should be as well.  Our son, a long-time Kysocer, asked every

  • Editor:

    Serving as magistrate of District 3 for the past three years and announcing my candidacy for re-election, I want each of you to know I am grateful for and humbled by the opportunity to serve in a county that I hold in such high regard.

  • Editor: Our community is filled with people rich in diversity, abilities, opinions, talents and creative thinking, deserving of elected officials who are accessible and willing to listen. Officials should be working closely with constituents to find appropriate solutions to individual and community concerns. My personal and professional ex

  • Sadly, I am not perfect. I am reminded of that regularly – especially on Wednesdays when the paper hits the newsstands. That’s when I get calls from people letting me know that something we printed wasn’t quite right – or, sometimes, just plain wrong. I hate that. But, it happens, and I do my best to set the record s

  • Editor: I am happy for Mr. Dunn that he got his road paved. That is more than I can say for the northern part of Trimble County. There are two roads in Carmel Heights Subdivision that have been on the county road map since 1964 that have never been graded or graveled. So you can call that a good county official. I don’t think so. Of course, I don’t live south off th

  • Over the past couple of weeks, I have been talking with candidates for Trimble County judge-executive and sheriff. We are presenting stories on the race for sheriff in the April 28 issue and for judge-executive race in the May 5 issue. I wish I could do more in-depth stories on the magistrate and jailer races, but I had to limit myself to the top two r