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Guest Columns

  • Beauty begins within: taking time to enjoy life

    Life style changes in diet, exercise and stress reduction are the premise of healthy living and healthy looks. What we think and what we eat are at the foundation of how we look. What we take time to enjoy in the beauty around us not only gives greater meaning to our life, it adds to the beauty that is reflected in our appearance. Busy schedules and rushing adds years to our appearance and causes a decline in organ function. It is critically important to take time out to relax and indulge ourselves at times.

  • New laws in place after special session

    While the just-completed legislative sessions will likely be remembered for two things – averting a crisis within Medicaid and enacting a far-reaching reform of our penal code – that should not overshadow the fact that quite a few other prominent bills are also now law.

  • Senate seeks to override vetoes

    Last week, I reported that both the House and the Senate voted for a responsible approach to resolving the Medicaid budget shortfall. Unfortunately, late Friday, the Governor vetoed all the key accountability provisions and is now left with an open checkbook combined with an unlimited credit card funded with your tax dollars.

  • Kentucky Senate failed to heed governor’s warning on Medicaid

    Last fall, when the General Assembly finalized the calendar for the 2011 Regular Session, this past week was scheduled to be one of the quietest of the year.  It was set aside as part of a 10-day period known as the veto recess, which gives the governor time to consider legislation sent to him and then gives legislators a chance to use the session’s final day to consider vetoes, if any occur.

  • Regular session ended with success, disappointment

  • Special session to address Medicaid deficit

    When the General Assembly began the 2011 Regular Session in January, there was only one thing that had to be done: Plug a sizeable deficit in Medicaid.

  • Prison measure signed into law, other measures wait

    Long after a legislative session is in the history books, it is often remembered by just one or two of its most prominent bills. Early last week, the General Assembly gave its overwhelming approval to the one that will almost certainly top this year’s list.

  • LOOKING BACK

    30 years ago
    March 5, 1980

  • Exercise restores vitality, rejuvenation

    I had a client named Frances who was always tired. She came to me because she had lost her zest for living and seemed to just drag through every day.
    I asked what used to bring her happiness and relaxation; she replied, without hesitation, music.
    So, she agreed to use music and movement to help improve her vitality. I put on some flowing mood music with wind instruments and told her to slow her breathing – inhaling and exhaling gently to relax to the rhythm of the music.

  • Claifying the new subscription system for Banner website

    I’ve had several people ask me questions about last week’s front page article on our move to a subscription-based website, effective Feb. 23.
    Don’t worry. If you’re a subscriber to The Trimble Banner, you’ll have access all news and other content at MyTrimbleNews.com. Access to the website is free for all of our print subscribers.
    But you will have to take a few quick steps to get registered, then you’ll be ready to use the digital version of the newspaper.