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Opinion

  • Editor:

    I would like to take this opportunity to thank Trimble County Sheriff Tim Coons and Kentucky State Police Trooper Trimble for the recovery and return of my motorcycle.

    Their quick response and diligence on this case was overwhelming.

    Thanks again.

    Greg Waddle

    Bedford, Ky.

  • Editor:

    On July 14 at 8 p.m., I received a phone call from a man, who I could hardly understand due to his accent. He asked for me by name and read to me information he had on my address and bank’s name.

    He told me he was sending me a new Medicare card and $50 in cash, and said he needed to deposit the money into my bank account.

    I asked where he was calling from, and he replied, “Washington, D.C.” I told him I already have a Medicare card, and he said, “Throw it away!”

  • Editor:

    I am compelled to write to the citizens of Trimble County about a judicial official we elected to represent our community. We need a fresh person who understands what it means to be a “gatekeeper” of the law, and that he or she must practice the spirit of the law, not the letter of the law.

  • Editor:

    Thanks to Jay Montgomery and his youth for visiting the nursing homes. That could be an example for all of us. There are many lonely people in our county.

       Lead on Jay.

    Ruth Kemper

    Worthville

     

  • Editor:

    The 2009 Carroll County Senior Event held Thursday evening was again a big success as senior citizens from Carroll and surrounding counties came to enjoy “Memories of the Family Farm.” We wish to thank the hard work of the planning committee, donations from the community and time given by all of the volunteers who helped build buildings, gather and set up the old farm equipment and other items, and set up the day of the event. Mike Humphrey and his team started building and preparing the grounds three days before the event -- a tremendous feat.  

  • Editor:

    I have no idea why some people in Riverwood Estates have to drive so fast.

    There are small children and pets in the neighborhood and two speed limit signs on Riverwood Drive. One at the bottom on the right as you come up the hill and the other at the top just below Parkside Drive. Please drive responsibly.

    E. Peebles

    Carrollton

     

  • Editor:

    I would like to thank all volunteers involved in planning and working our 2009 Tobacco Festival and Parade (job well done).

    It was very heart-breaking to see pageants and ATV’s lead the parade before the American Flag, veterans and active duty soldiers.

    Has it come to the point that beauty is more important than our freedom?

    Our Carroll County Band of Gold was placed toward the end of the parade. Do we not support our schools anymore? These kids missed a competition so that they could march in their hometown parade.

  • It is difficult to believe that 40 years have elapsed since the United States first landed men on the moon, an anniversary that was observed by the national media last week.

    In 1969, I was preparing to enter my senior year in high school. Today, I qualify at many restaurants for the senior citizen discount.

    I was fascinated by the astronauts and the space race as a child growing up in Madison, Ind. I took special interest in the career of one astronaut in particular, after my dad told me the man was from another small Indiana town only 50 or so miles away.

  • Editor:

    I have seen the flyers notifying everyone of the Second Sunday Fitness Walk that is being held on Oct. 11 from 2-5 p.m.

    I hope everyone in the community will take advantage of this event.

    I, along with several friends, attended the Second Sunday Fitness Walk last year and thoroughly enjoyed it.

    The walk was not strenuous and we had time to socialize with other attendees.

     There were drawings for prizes and plenty of water provided.

  • Editor:

    I want to commend Kelley Crutcher for having the courage to speak out about property taxes.  

    I hate property taxes more than any other tax because you do not really own your home/land as long as you have to make a yearly payment to the government just to keep it.

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  • Editor:

    On Saturday, Sept. 12, the Carrollton Police Department-in conjunction with the Carroll County Regional Detention Center-held our fourth annual Shop-With-A-Cop Trail Ride. It proved to be a very successful venture for our yearly Shop-With-A-Cop event. We had a total of 76 riders and $1,412. was raised to help fund this program.

    We are now in our ninth year of Shop-With-A-Cop and have helped almost 600 children and spent more than $100,000 to provide Christmas to children in our county who otherwise might not receive anything during the holiday season.

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  • Editor:

    The housing authority of Carrollton recently hosted its’ 10th annual Neighborhood Watch Picnic. It was an evening of good food, fun and fellowship among neighbors. Attendance increased this year indicating the popularity of this annual event.

    We owe a great debt of gratitude to the Carroll County Fair Board for providing a tent, chairs, drink tubs and ice and to Mike Humphrey and crew for tent erection and takedown.

  • Editor:

    Here’s the whole country in a state of economic depression. The worst in decades.

    Businesses shutting down, people losing jobs, their homes and vehicles. The President ordered Congress to pass bills to pass out stimulus monies to save banks and the auto industry, which in turn we hope will save homes and jobs.

    There’s talk in the news media that those receiving social security benefits will not see a cost of living increase for the next two years.

  • Editor:

    As a citizen of the United States, I was under the impression that everyone was equal with the same rights and expectations to be treated the same as others. However, as a resident of Ghent, I have found that is not the truth.

    I moved into the city about three years ago and the complaints started shortly thereafter. There are members of city council who are constantly looking for something to complain about here.

  •  Editor:

    I would like to thank all the individuals and companies that helped to make the 14th annual Charity Golf Scramble for the Kentucky Sheriffs’ Boys and Girls Ranch a huge success. Our combined effort with the Owen County Sheriffs’ office helped to raise more than $11,000. This ranch facility allows children, who otherwise may never have this experience, attend summer camp each year and participate in various activities as well as educational classes. Again thank you for your support and help.

  • Editor:

    The 20th Annual Bedford Bash was a hit. Also, we raised more than $500 for the needy kids’ Christmas Party from the sale of the T-shirts.

    I, personally, would like to thank the sponsors, merchants, vendors and volunteers for your support of the Bash, and would like to hear any suggestions of ways to improve the event.

    Without your commitment and the help of the bank’s staff, the Bash would not be the event it is. Thank you.

    Jon A. Dunlap, president

    Bedford Loan and Deposit Bank

  • Editor:

    As one of the volunteers for Med Ride, I am writing on behalf of all of us to thank the members of the Carroll County Chamber of Commerce for selecting our group to receive the Community Impact Award at the annual banquet.

    What a wonderful surprise. We are very pleased.

    Hopefully others that may not have known about the opportunity to be a Med Ride volunteer will now decide to join our group as we are in need of many more people.

    Just call the Senior Center building at 732-7026 and ask for Joyce Long, the coordinator.