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Today's Opinions

  • Church isn’t closing, despite rumor mill

    Editor:

    Upon reading his own obituary in a newspaper, American author and humorist Samuel Clemens, better known as Mark Twain, wrote a letter to the editor stating simply: “The rumors of my demise are greatly exaggerated.”

    As the pastor of St. Peter Lutheran Church, located on State Hwy. 36 between Milton and Carrollton, I was rather surprised to hear that, unbeknownst to me or my parishioners, St. Peter Lutheran Church is going to close.

  • Plenty of ‘outsiders’ make contributions to community

    Editor:

    Two issues were recently raised in the Carrollton City Council, and both are disturbing.

    First a councilman and councilwoman both argued for weakening enforcement of laws which mandate that citizens clean up their yards, and don’t park unlicensed junk cars on their property. While both council members are fine people, they are just wrong on this issue.

  • Council has duty to ensure clean city for residents

    Editor:

    After having read several recent letters to the editor concerning cleaning up the City of Carrollton, I am prompted to express my feelings as a council member.

  • Baxter’s message of ‘buy local’ commended

    Editor:

    On Feb. 19, I had the privilege of attending a meeting presided by Ruth Baxter. The meeting was about stimulating the economy.

    The discussion centered around creating jobs for local residents and the emphasis was put on the urgency of buying locally. Everyone in the community needs to stop and think about what might happen to Carrollton if the local businesses were not here anymore. Most everything you buy from a business outside of Carrollton can be purchased here locally for about the same price.

  • Realtor explains revised homebuyer tax-credit

    Editor:

    Many people are asking, what does “The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009” mean to me, as it pertains to the “First-time Home Buyer Credit”?

    Well, that is the $8,000 question. Here it is, in a nutshell. Last year, Congress provided taxpayers with a refundable tax credit equal to $7,500 or 10 percent of the purchase price, (whichever is the lesser of the two), on a home purchased by a first-time homebuyer on or after April 9, 2008, and before July 1, 2009.

  • Parent: Some 4th-grade boys due court time

    Editor:

    I am writing in regard to Coach Corbin and the fourth-grade boys basketball team.

    On Feb. 21-22, they played in a tournament in Madison Ind., games at 9 a.m. and approximately 3 p.m., and the fourth-grade tournament in New Castle, Ky., at 11 a.m. and approximately 1 p.m. They played again at 2 on Sunday in Madison.

  • Congrats for successful CCAS Feb. 28 fund-raiser

    Editor:

    Congratulations to the community for helping the group Carroll County Animal Support.  I attended the chili supper fund-raiser Saturday night to participate by donating some bake goods and volunteering to help.  

    What a wonderful surprise to see so many bake-sale items and workers, plus the large and beautiful display of silent auction baskets and raffle items.  

  • City code enforcement going overboard

    Editor:

    I’d like to take this opportunity to express my thoughts on the plans to clean up the city and enforce city ordinances.

    First, the code inspector is going over board, he is now writing people citations for toys in the yard. Come on that just shows that the city wasn’t that bad to begin with. He’s obviously ran out of real violations to write people up for.

    Second, I think we should all thank the mayor. I have talked to many town officials and everyone points the finger at the mayor.