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Opinion

  • Editor:

    The Trimble County Band Boosters would like to thank everyone who came out to support the band program by purchasing a fish dinner on Saturday. Special thanks to Bob Yowler for his donation.  

    Through the generous support of our community, we are able to continue to provide an outstanding music experience for the children of our county.

  • Editor:

    I never dreamed I would need to have a benefit in my own honor for a disease I never dreamed I would be facing at this time of my life.

    My name is Renee’ Luckett and I reside in Trimble County, Ky. with my husband and two beautiful children but I have always liked to work in Carrollton, Ky. I work for Insurance Associates as an Insurance Agent and absolutely love and miss my job.

    Unfortunately, I was diagnosed in January of this year with Invasive Breast Cancer, Stage 3 at the young age of 34 years old.

  • Editor:

    It is hard to believe that Fourth of July is already behind us. Our summer vacation is about half over and the new school year will begin in about five weeks. For many this is a very exciting time. This is true at our house as our son, Tristan, prepares to leave for his freshman year at the University of Kentucky.

  • Editor:

    Did you know that 850 million people in the world are undernourished, and of them 153 million are children under age 5? As many as 13 million children in the United States go to bed hungry, and 24 percent of all the children in Kentucky live in poverty. In Trimble County, 18.6 percent live in poverty.

    Volunteers from Trimble County fed an average of 90 children daily during the month of June. These children, who are sure to get lunch during the school year, are no less hungry when school lets out for the summer.

  • Editor:

    The Trimble County Emergency Search Unit would like to thank all the people who stopped by our booth and showed their support during the Trimble County Fair.

    And a special thanks goes to the following people and businesses who helped make our booth possible: April Craig, Mr. and Mrs. Clifford Carey, Bedford Loan and Deposit Bank, Rand Insurance, Bobby True Law Office, Bedford Stop N Go, Midway Stop N Go, the Country Store, Our House Restaurant, Kentucky Farm Bureau Trimble County, Bedford Volunteer Fire and Rescue and MicZee’s Ice.

  • The year was 1959: Ron Musson enjoyed his first career win in unlimited hydroplane racing by capturing the Indiana Governor’s Cup race in a boat named Hawaii Kai III.

    That race stands out vividly in my mind because it was the first unlimited race I ever saw. Standing on the riverbank at the foot of Madison’s Ferry Street I was overcome with excitement as the roar of the World War II-vintage fighter-plane engines rattled my bones and echoed through the hills and “hollers” of the Ohio River valley.

  • Editor:

    On June 27, we had our third End-of-the-Month Meal Ministry from noon to 1 p.m. at Carrollton Christian Church at 310 Fifth St., in Carrolton, Ky.

    The purpose of this ministry is to provide a home cooked meal to an individual or family that is not able to provide for themselves for whatever circumstance and free of charge. The response was wonderful. We did have 33 visitors to this meal and we were very excited to be able to feed them. The weather was wonderful, the fellowship was spectacular and the people that came and ate with us were blessings.

  • Since March, readers may have noticed a shuffle in staffing at the The News-Democrat and The Trimble Banner.

    Changes came about when Trimble Banner managing editor Lorrie Kinkade stepped down to pursue new ventures earlier this year. For a while, Brent Shanding, Landmark Community Newspapers Inc.’s roving editor, filled in at the Beford office. In April, News-Democrat editor Phyllis McLaughlin stepped in and took over the editor’s job there. Additionally, she has continued to manage the special sections produced by the two newspapers each month.

  • Since March, readers may have noticed a shuffle in staffing at the The News-Democrat and The Trimble Banner.

    Changes came about when Trimble Banner managing editor Lorrie Kinkade stepped down to pursue new ventures earlier this year. For a while, Brent Shanding, Landmark Community Newspapers Inc.’s roving editor, filled in at the Bedford office. In April, News-Democrat editor Phyllis McLaughlin stepped in and took over the editor’s job there. Additionally, she has continued to manage the special sections produced by the two newspapers each month.

  • Editor:

    What a bargain. If you missed the meal of a fish sandwich, cole slaw, mac and cheese, fries, hush puppies and drink Saturday, June 27 at the Worthville Fire Department, you missed a mouth watering experience.

    Those that were in charge know how to prepare a meal, only $6.

    Thanks Worthville Fire Department — your service to the community is appreciated.

    Ira Louden

  • Editor:

  • Congratulations to everyone involved in making the 2009 Trimble County Fair a big success.

    Though I’ve lived in the county for going on four years and in the area for more than seven, this was the first time I’ve attended the fair here.

    To be quite honest, covering Carroll County’s fair, which usually is held a week or so before Trimble’s, was so exhausting that I seldom felt any desire to go to yet another fair – even just to have fun.

  • Editor:

    The Carrollton Main Street Program wishes to thank the volunteers and its sponsors for making the 2009 Carroll County River Sweep a success. The event drew more than 200 people to cleanup the banks of the Ohio River.

  • Editor:

    The Carrollton Branch of River Valley Financial Bank would like to say thank you to Cee Cee Downey and her Fun Zone Inflatables for making our first Relay for Life Carnival a big success.

    The children enjoyed the time, the weather cooperated and our community came forth.

    We would also like to thank all the businesses and individuals that helped make this event a success. There are too many to mention each one but you know who you are and may God Bless You.

    Rita Power, Rita Crawford, Jennifer Hewitt

    and Kathy Watts

  • Editor:

    The 2009 Trimble County Relay for Life is complete and was a huge success.  

    A big part of this success is the participation of the Trimble County community and the involvement of organizations and individuals who gave of their time and money to support a worthy cause.  

    A large part of this success belongs to the Relay team captains and the team participants, who spent hours raising money and setting up campsites to call awareness to this disease that touches everyone.  

  • Editor:

    Recently, I was crowned your 2009 Miss Carroll County Fair and I cannot express my gratitude enough towards the local support that I have received. I would like to thank all of the individuals that have sent warm wishes my way. I would also like to thank pageant director Jill Sachleban and the entire fair board for their hard work and dedication every night of the fair and the events leading up to it. Thank you to all the local sponsors for making our fair a success. This year was great!

  • Editor:

    I have a son who will be going into the fifth grade  at Cartmell Elementary next year. He currently enjoys playing for the school basketball, and for parks and rec. soccer and he also ran for the middle school track team. Although he has also played baseball in the past and enjoyed that as well. He has always been an excellent student. This was the first year for grades and he made honor roll all year. I am a very supportive parent who believes school and education comes first and sports later. My son has always been able to handle both.

  • My plans for the future, it seems, are all for naught.

    I received in the mail a letter that says, basically, that the world will end in 2012. Of course, there is no return address or signature to identify the writer/sender. All I know is it was mailed from Louisville 40231.

    But shoot. I had a lot of big plans for 2012.

  • Editor:

    The Worthville Volunteer Fire Department would like to express our thanks to everyone who helped make this years Turkey Dinner on May 16 a great success.

    We had a wonderfully enjoyable time and we hope that all those that joined us can say the same. More than 500 members of our community came out to show their support and enjoy the day with our volunteers and their families.

    Also, a very special thank you to our local businesses for their support and donations. Without which it would have been very difficult to accomplish.

  • While the Ohio River is such an important part of life in Carroll County, we often take it for granted.

    The river is the reason we have many of the industries in our community that provide jobs for local residents and for those throughout the region. It is also one of the reasons that the county attracts so many tourists to the area each year.

    On Saturday morning, the Ohio River will be the focus of a large group of volunteers who will hit the riverbanks to rid it of debris and garbage that collects through the year as the river levels rise and decline.