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Opinion

  • Editor:

    Something that concerns me (and should the community) has come to my attention recently. I have friends and family who are unfortunately incarcerated in the Carroll County Detention Center. I have learned they have had sewer problems, backed up water, stench and possibly mold.

  • Editor:

    The Runnin’ Raiders Track Team would like to thank Trimble County Solid Waste Coordinator and Environmental Enforcement Officer Matt Gossom, Valley View Landfill, our Coach Jeff Vincent, and Trimble County for allowing our young team to be able to participate in the county’s roadside cleanup on Saturday, April 18.

    Runnin’ Raiders Track Team

    Trimble County, Ky.

  • Editor:

    I want to thank anyone who contributed to or attended my spaghetti lunch fundraiser for a very special project to research autism.

    I appreciate the support and belief in a cause. I want to thank my brownie bakers. I am grateful to Mary Frances Mefford, Pam McNeal, Marcie States, Nikki States, Lisa Nab and my daughter Emily for helping my fund raiser run smoothly.

    Chris White and Jay Montgomery need a special thank you for their help in my fund raiser.

  • Editor:

    The JCTC-Carrollton Campus hosted its annual Spring Fling on April 14. 

    This event was sponsored by the three student organizations-Student Government Association, Parent Support Group, and Phi Theta Kappa for the student body.

    Students enjoyed food, a rock wall from the National Guard, and giveaways from local businesses. 

  • Have you ever wanted to test how much you can squeeze into that little box they give a day on a calendar?

    Even the biggest calendar or the person with the smallest handwriting will find it difficult to fit in the array of events that are happening here this Saturday.

  • Editor:

    Apparently I don’t understand the competitive bidding process.

    The city of Bedford solicited bids for mowing the Morgan Community Center property. I thought the point of asking for bids is to get the job done for the lowest price. However, in Bedford the process works differently. Once the bids are opened, it doesn’t matter who submits the lowest bid, but rather who did the job before.

  • A horrific accident occurred Friday afternoon at Trimble County High School, involving two vehicles, three teens, two adults and at least one case of beer. There was one person dead – a woman thrown from one vehicle onto the hood of the other.

  • Lots of folks will be playing the odds this week as all eyes are focused on the state for the 135th running of the Kentucky Derby.

    Everyone wants to pick a winner, but I've never thought the odds of doing that are very good. With 20 horses in the race, we know only one will walk  away with the roses.

    What if you had the chance to wager on something that had odds where eight to 10 of those 20 participating come away a winner?

    It sounds interesting, doesn't it? Even better, it can have a lasting, long-term impact on our community.

  • Editor:

  • Looking out on the faces of the many fellow graduates of Trimble County High School who attended Saturday’s alumni banquet at the Bedford Elementary School, I was filled with pride to be among the select fraternity to which I belong.

    The Infinite Realm, a gospel singing group that I had helped form 40 years ago in said high school, was asked to provide entertainment for this year’s gathering. Each of the six of us in the group are Trimble High graduates, although no two of us were in the same class.

  • Editor:

    I see the way you look at us and read your mind so well. Little brat or no control? It’s really hard to tell. I’ve seen the view from your eyes and thought the same things too. Please don’t judge too quickly, as next I could be you.

  • The Carroll County baseball team would like to take this time to thank everyone involved with the program for their hand in helping bring a regional championship to our community. Many times we look at only the players who played the game as the ones who won the game for us. Let us not forget the ones who work hard in practice daily to push and make the other players better in many ways that also wear the uniform. They are crucial to the team’s success as well, and we recognize that.

  • Patricia Simpson, 49, Bedford, died Monday, April 13, 2009, at her home.

    Mrs. Simpson was born May 19, 1959, in La Grange, Ky., to the late William and Mary Elizabeth Baxter Simpson.

    She was a homemaker.

    Survivors include a sister, Debbie Ashby of Milton, Ky.

    In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a sister, Rita Simpson.

    A graveside service was held Saturday, April 18, at Moffett Cemetery. Wood-Oakley Funeral Home in Milton was in charge of arrangements.

  • Editor:

    This is National Public Safety Telecommunications Week, which was established by Congress in 1991 to recognize the dedicated professionals who link the public to emergency services.

  • Editor:

    April has again been recognized as Donate Life Month nationally and here in Kentucky. I feel that this a a good time to thank the many Carroll Countians who have supported organ and tissue donation at our drivers license counter by donating $1 in support of our Kentucky Circuit Court Clerks Trust for Life and by placing their name on the new Kentucky Organ Donor Registry.

  • Editor:

    As a motorcycle rider, I have to be constantly on guard for road hazards that can cause me to lose control of my bike. Small things like loose gravel or animals darting across the road can be perilous for a biker.

    Another peril is being created by some property owners mowing the grass along the roadway. When the clippings are discharged into the road, it creates what we call “Green Ice” and can cause serious injury or death.

  • Editor:

    Happy springtime! Thanks so very much to all the people who bought my CD, “Kentucky Rose.” It makes me so happy to hear that it has blessed your heart. The gospel is very powerful; it can change a person’s life, and give them peace and joy.

    The CD is now in the Trimble County Public Library in Bedford and the Carroll County Public Library in Carrollton. It’s titled, “Kentucky Rose – Pure Kentucky – Pure Gospel” and can be checked out for your enjoyment. I also give permission to copy.

  • Editor:

    We are standing on the edge of insanity.

    We, the common people of this great nation, are all either in awakening sleep stage or brainwashed into believing that this nation represents all that resides within its borders. Hear the freedom alarm clock before you elapse into a brain-dead coma, never again to enjoy the rewards of what our founders envisioned for us all.

  • Editor:

    ArvinMeritor will have its annual golf scramble on June 28.

    If you would like to donate a prize or sponsor a hole, please contact Wilbert Lowe III.

    At this time. I work first shift from 6:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. You can call me at (502) 732-7259.

    Each sponsor or donation from a company or personnel will be advertised during the scramble and in the paper.

    I thank you and those who donated last year, and those who wish to participate this year.

    Wilbert Lowe III

  • Editor:

    Had enough yet? Whether you are happy or unhappy with what is going on in Washington, Kentucky, or Trimble County, you have an excellent opportunity to let your representatives know about it in person.

    Mark your calendars for Saturday, April 11, and plan to attend the annual Henry-Trimble-Carroll County Lincoln-Reagan Day Dinner from 5-9 p.m. at the Conference Center at General Butler State Resort Park, Carrollton.