• Readers Hotline 5/2/18

    Move over, loafers
    I don’t understand why at a store in Independence, all the loafers that stay there for two and three hours at a time and park right in front of the building. Looks like they would be courteous enough to park on the side and let paying customers use the good parking spots.

    Wrong message

  • Readers Hotline 4/30/18

    Thank the officers
    Everyone needs to thank all the police officers that are active in Operation Rolling Thunder and every officer everywhere.

    Mr. Pothole

  • Readers Hotline 4/25/18

    A great deed
    I want to think the Friends of Christ that did a great deed for me. You know who you are and you know what you’ve done and I cannot express how much I appreciate you and how I thank you. Friends of Christ, you are something awesome. God Bless each and every one of you.

    Learn to drive

  • Readers Hotline 4/23/18

    Meeting quotas
    Someone called last week about not wanting the Carroll County sheriff’s deputies out on the interstate. I just wanted to say I hope they do not stop having the deputies out on the interstate because I really prefer they write all of their tickets to meet their quotas to people who are passing through, instead of trying to harass the citizens of Carroll County.

    Why there?

  • Readers Hotline 4/16/18

    Crack a smile
    A while back, I noticed a caller had called in about cashiers and wait staff in the area being rude. I hadn’t really thought much about it but I am starting to notice it, too. I don’t understand why people have to behave like that. I’m a customer at their business establishment helping them keep their job. I don’t understand where all the smiles went. There is nobody smiling anymore. Bring back the smile.

    Pack of dogs

  • Readers Hotline 4/11/18

    Still standing
    The burned-out house at the corner of Hebron and Glendale is a disgrace to this community. Since Carroll County doesn’t have any laws to deal with such neglect, [somebody should do] the right thing and take action to clean up the mess.
    Editor’s note: Three children died in a house fire at that location in 2015. Have you considered that it might hold some emotional value to the family?

    Flip a coin

  • Readers Hotline 4/9/18

    Oh, deer

  • Readers Hotline 4/4/18

    Hammer the scammers
    I wish they would get rid of all these scammers that are calling our phones. I get a 728 number all the time. You can call it back and it has been disconnected. I don’t know how they are doing this but I wish there was some way we could put a stop to it because if I am expecting a doctor’s calls, I won’t answer the phone if I see it is not a number I know. Please do something about it.

    Victims of cheaters

  • Readers Hotline 4/2/18

    Cheer up
    This is for the caller who needs some cheer. So, snow depresses you? You know, there are a lot of things going on in this world that are more depressing. At least you haven’t had a tornado destroy your home. Just be thankful that wasn’t you, and the next time it comes a snow, just remember that “this is the day that the Lord has made, I will rejoice and be glad in it,” and this will cheer you up.

    Use detectors

  • Readers Hotline 3/28/18

    Dictator in D.C.
    President Trump is firing anyone that has any common sense. All he wants in office is someone that agrees with him. If that is not a dictator, I don’t know what one is.

    Mr. Pothole