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Letters

  • Reader responds to minimum wage letter

    Editor:
    In response to Tod Griffin’s letter (Feb. 13, 2014) about not increasing the minimum wage, Tod said that it was a fact that raising the minimum wage would fail miserably as an anti-poverty policy but Tod fails to cite proof. Everything I’ve seen says the opposite.
    He claims that “Raising the minimum wage would in fact reduce job opportunities for young minorities” but again fails to cite facts supporting this often repeated lie.

  • Postmaster requests keep mailboxes clear

    Editor:
    Severe wintery weather conditions can create challenges for everyone, especially those whose job requires them to work outside in the elements. Postal letter carriers are among those who brave the snow, ice, sleet, and freezing rain to provide service to the community.  
    Letter carriers can be the first to visit someone’s home before snow removal or salting begins. That’s why I’m asking Trimble county residents to include the regular upkeep of residential mailboxes as part of any snow and ice removal routine. 

  • Citizens encouraged to attend meeting on waste landfill Feb. 20

    Editor:
    This is a request to the Citizens of Trimble County who are concerned about clean air, clean water, and the environment of our county to attend the Open Meeting that will be held by the Division of Waste Management on February 20th at 7:00 p.m. at the Trimble County High School gymnasium to answer questions and hear concerns regarding LG&E’s revised permit application for a 189-acre coal fly ash landfill.  

  • Animal control hosts meeting Tuesday

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  • County official voices pride in Lady Raiders

    Editor:
    What a thrill it was to go to Frankfort and see our Trimble County High School girls’ basketball team beat Murray on Wednesday night. Several hundred folks made the trip to see our “never-say-die” team overcome a much taller squad. Our ladies fought back over and over to win a two-overtime squeaker.

  • Renters Beware

    Editor:

    Before you give a deposit or sign a lease on a trailer in Bedford get a lot of close-up pictures before you move in. This is not necessary for Alvin or Lucian Sullivan, they are honest men and they will work with you on your rent to them. There are other ones out there just taking care of themselves and nothing else.

    If you would like more information about what trailers and where, please call me and I will gladly fill you in and share my five-month nightmare.

  • Reader takes issue with controlled burn letter of Jan. 9

    Editor:

    This letter is in regards to a letter that was published and written by Ruby Hartman.

    First of all, Ms. Hartman stated she had called the Kentucky State Police Post and reported she would be having a controlled burn. She also stated she told them it would be wood and nothing illegal about it.

    Well, I have done some researching and the only type of wood that is considered for legal burning is clean lumber and is to be in a 55-gallon container with air temperatures below 50 degrees and for construction site warming only.

  • Resident upset after controlled burn incident

    Editor:

    This letter is in response to the article that was published in The Trimble Banner dated Dec. 26, 2012. The article was under the Milton Commission report.

    First of all, I would like to clarify something concerning the statement Jason Long made that “volunteer responders also tackled an illegal burn within the city limits. Also the responsible party is subject to a $25,000 fine.”

  • Youth in Need Holiday Assistance Program participants thanked

    Editor:

    I am writing to express our sincere appreciation to everyone that participated in the Youth In Need Holiday Assistance Program. Thank you for making sure that our children in Trimble County were able to have a very Merry Christmas. With all that may seem wrong in our world today, it is great to be a part of a program and community that makes a positive difference in the life of a child.

  • Couple hurt by city worker’s attitude over cemetery marker

    Editor:

    My husband, James Anderson, was adopted. So when we got married he wanted to know where his mother was buried. It took me a long time to find the records. We didn’t have much money so we painted a wooden cross to mark it. It was stolen out of the graveyard. I told Rita about it at city hall.

    Then on Dec. 11 we went to the graveyard to see his mother’s grave. The marker James’ brother, John Mahuron, and my husband bought was destroyed and the new big cross was leaning badly.