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Today's Opinions

  • Sales tax on liquor affects too few

    Editor:

    The following letter was sent to our state leaders and representatives, Gov. Steve Beshear, state Sen. Ernie Harris and state Rep. Rick Rand:

    As hard working Kentuckians, taxpayers, and avid voters, please allow us the opportunity to express our opinions regarding the recent events concerning House Bill 144.  We do not understand how you can give tax breaks to industries to come to Kentucky, yet overly tax the distilleries, which have roots in this state – many of which are National Historic Sites. 

  • Community input sought for possible museum

    Editor:

    We need the community’s help. The Carroll County Tobacco Festival Committee has been approached by several citizens to consider coordinating the development of a museum.

    The museum would feature items of historical significance that would reflect the history of Carroll and neighboring counties.

  • Because of them, there was light

    To the editor:

    The Rotary Motto is Service about self, and last week we watched this motto practiced in real life.

    When the ice storm of 2009 hit this area and several of us were without electric, our utility crews were working around the clock to help us. The members of these crews sacrificed their families, health and sleep to help restore our power. They worked in less then desirable weather conditions of snow, freezing rain, ice, wind and temperatures around zero. Most utility employees were putting in 16-plus hour days just to help their neighbors.

  • Much to grin about in February

    To the editor:

    February is National Children’s Dental Health Month-a time when schools, dentists and health organizations everywhere promote oral health education, and teach children how to practice good oral health

    According to the Kentucky Department of Public Health, Kentucky has the nation’s highest rate of tooth loss and more than one quarter of the residents of this Commonwealth have lost six or more teeth due to tooth decay or gum disease. This news is alarming.

  • Businesses accepting donations to group

    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.

  • Hospital ER staff crucial in saving toddler’s life

    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.

  • Recession hits home; N-D staff faces first week of furloughs

    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.

  • Angels found in Trimble

    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!