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Opinion

  • Editor: Trimble County Youth League Baseball would like to say thank you to Jason Ginn, Jeffrey Scott and Shelby Energy for helping us make our fields brighter at the Trimble County Park. On June 3, Jason and Jeffrey used a bucket truck to replace faulty bulbs and to adjust lamp assemblies to provide the best possible lighting for our games. This would not have been possible wi

  • Editor: The Carroll County Chamber of Commerce thanks all sponsors, volunteers, and players who made our annual golf scramble a success. Also congratulations to the winning team of Elige Woodall, Ed Goode, Doug McLane and Jim Sesher.    Our sponsor’s this year were: Naming — First National Bank; and platinum

  • Editor: As the red buds have faded and the scent of lilacs have waned, the oaks, locust and walnuts have sprouted their leaves again, it can only mean one thing at the John T. Ray Complex in Robert Westrick Memorial Park. That one thing is the sound from the umpire… “play ball” and America’s pastime, like the bird

  • Editor: The management, staff, and clients of New Horizons Assisted Living would like to thank Ghent Fire Department Assistant  Chief Robert Hofmman and his dedicated volunteers for the quick and professional response to a fire alarm here at our facility.  We are thankful that we did not have a fire, however, a malfunction in one o

  • Several weeks ago, we received a “poem” – for lack of a better word – that just recently was included in a mass-mailing aimed at Trimble County voters.

    Whether the individual or group who sent it to our office meant for it to be published, I don’t know. But, we didn’t – for two reasons.

  • Editor: This is in regard to the lovely poem surfacing in our community mailboxes about two of our magistrates and judge. Why do we personally have to attack people? Why couldn’t the person or persons responsible for it sign their name at the bottom of it? Or use the correct names of the three people? Do you know these people personally? Do you care if they have famili

  • Editor:   The Pioneer Power Club held it’s 8th annual Antique Tractor and Engine Show on May 7-9. It was a show for all tractor enthusiasts and has grown steadily in the last eight years. This year we grew to a total of 201 tractors and antique gas engines, There was a petting zoo, crafts, live demonstrations, kiddie pedal tr

  • Editor: If you read the newspaper two weeks ago, you would see Tim Coons has made sure our small county is well-covered, with a sheriff’s department that is rich in experience and professionalism, given the budget he has to work with. I applaud those deputies willing to do this work for no pay. Thank you, Tim, for your adminstration&r

  • I have lived in Trimble County for the past 26 years and just recently decided to start searching for some family history. I want information on my great-grandparents, Newt Perry and Pauline Watson Perry. If anyone has information to share, please call me at (502) 255-7273. Karen Lovens Bedford  

  • Editor: We are nearing the time during which many young people will celebrate a lifetime of accomplishments as they graduate from high school and move toward their life’s goals.  Family and friends will gather together for a festive occasion to commemorate this awesome milestone. Traditionally, this is also a time when alcohol enters into the mix and brings tragic re

  • Editor: We are nearing the time where many young people will celebrate a lifetime of accomplishments as they graduate from high school and move toward their life goals. Family and friends will gather together for a festive occasion to commemorate this awesome milestone. Traditionally, this is also a time when alcohol enters into the m

  • Tuesday is an important day for Carroll County as voters go to the polls to make their selections in the primary election. For our county, this is more than just a primary because it will ultimately determine who will fill jobs such as sheriff, coroner, magistrate and constable for the next four years. All local candidates seeking office i

  • Editor, Jefferson Community and Technical College’s Student Government Association held its annual Spring Fling on Tuesday, April 21. About 100 students, faculty and staff members enjoyed a cookout and free giveaways from local businesses. The event wouldn’t have been a success without the donations of the following organiz

  • Editor: This letter is in response to comments made by Jimmy Pollard in regards to the position of Coroner in Carroll County. Mr. Pollard’s comments really didn’t surprise me knowing how disconnected and uninvolved he is in his own County. In reading his letter, I believe that Mr. Pollard implies that the outcome of the Coroners

  • Editor: The 2010 Carroll County High School Prom was a safe and successful event for our young people. I would like to thank Mr. Leeper, Mr. Stephens, Ms. Hilton, Ms. Martin, Mr. and Ms. Root, Ms. Alice, Richelle Wheeler, Herb Kinman, Kevin and Jeanne Brindley, Cornerstone Floral and everyone else for all the time and effort in making t

  • Editor:

    As you read this article, the May Primary Election is fast approaching.

    I want to express my sincere thanks for the opportunity you gave me to serve as our magis- trate the past seven years.

    Knowing you trusted me to serve and be responsible for cre- ating ordinances to govern the county – as well as administrating the county’s budget and manag- ing services and departments that profoundly affect our lives –has been a great privilege.

  • Editor:

    I am a Republican for Chris Liter.

    Four years ago, Chris Liter ran for a public office and at that time I felt he was the most qualified for the office of magistrate. My views and opinions have not changed.

    Chris worked for me at Robus Leather Company as a lab technician. He was never late; preformed his duties in a timely, professional manner; and never failed to complete a task assigned to him. Therefore as a magistrate, you can expect of him the same loyalty and dedication to that office, if he is elected.

  • Editor:

    Why are Trimble County farmers charged a $15 co-pay for dead animal removal? As a member of the Trimble County Cattlemen’s Association, in April 2009 I made a motion that was carried to fund the county $4,500 to fund the deceased animal disposal assistance program, requesting that farmers not have to pay a fee for disposal.

    As a farmer, I know that losing livestock creates a hardship, itself; then to have to add the expense of disposal may cause someone to look at other means of disposal. We all want proper disposal of deceased animals.

  • Editor:

    The upcoming election is very important to the citizens of Bedford. I moved to Bedford almost 15 years ago. I wanted a safe place to raise my son. I found a sweet, gentle town with wonderful neighbors and dedicated leadership.

    That Bedford has changed, in many ways, because of the ineffective law enforcement in our county. Recently, home invasions and burglaries are rampant. There is hardly a business within the city limits that has not been vandalized or burglarized.

  • Editor:

    Primary time once again prompts me, Stephen Stark, to ask you in our district to vote for me. My pledge to you has not changed since you voted for me last time: It is to represent us in the district and the county con- tinuing in a fair, consistent, and respectful manner.