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Letters

  • Use caution when handling fireworks

    To the Editor:
    Phantom Fireworks hopes everyone enjoys a wonderful family Independence Day holiday, and, if you use consumer fireworks, please use them safely.  There is no good consumer fireworks experience if it does not emphasize safety first.
    Phantom advises everyone to follow the safety rules, obey the fireworks laws where you are using them and have the products used by a sober adult who conforms to the rules.

  • CASA organization seeking volunteers

    Editor:
    In 2007, CASA, a non-profit that helps abused and neglected children, expanded its program to include Trimble County. 10 years later the organization is looking to continue growing its program as child abuse and neglect cases rise in Kentucky.
    Last year, there were 28,000 substantiated cases of abuse and neglect in the state. 1 in 5 of those occurred in CASA of the River Region’s service area. While CASA served 447 children, there were over 400 waiting for someone to stand up for them.

  • Supports school board, superintendent

    Editor:
    In response to a letter to the editor by Ms. Gayle Banta I would like to say:
    Your current superintendent and board members have done very well in trying to keep your community informed. I read the articles each week that the superintendent has written in order for you and your community to be informed---maybe you should read them!

  • Reader unhappy with board of education

    Editor:
    Back in November the voters of Trimble County rejected a 5-cent school tax increase. Now the school board attempts to cram the 5-cent tax down the throats of Trimble County citizens again. How many times can a few individuals try to force the rest of us to pay for something we don’t want?
    I suggest we need to replace this school board as soon as possible.
    James P. Below
    Bedford

  • Reader urges vote for “only solution”

    To my Trimble County Community:
    Many of you may know me, many of you may not. As I write this letter I’m pulled in many different directions but only have a few words to express those. I write to you today about the Nickel Tax. This issue has become a very polarizing issue in our community.
    I know people who no longer speak over something as trivial as $74 per year. I didn’t pull this number from a hat, that’s my increase if the Nickel Tax is passed.

  • “Tear down and build completely new?”

    Editor:

  • Reader supports tax

    Editor:
    History fascinates me. The names involved may change but HISTORY repeats itself. John Arbuthnot Fisher (Jackie) is not a name remembered by many. It should be - as an example. Almost singlehandedly he pushed Britain in 1900 to 1910 from the age of sail, muzzle- loading cannon and wooden ships to the era of steel-hulled, dreadnought battleships, turbine engines, and breech-loading guns. But most importantly he established a new school, an educational facility necessary to teach the practical application of all aspects of seamanship, navigation, and engineering.

  • Tax dollars will pay for recall election

    To Editor and the People of Trimble County:
    It seems that Steve Miracle and the Trimble County Board of Education are going to opt for a special election to vote on the nickel tax. They are good at saying folks should be well informed. We agree.
    The nickel tax was voted down this past November.
    The special election will cost between an estimated 20-25,000 dollars. (The school board is responsible for paying this cost. They will use your tax dollars already paid for this cost.)

  • Reader urges vote for the nickel tax Tuesday

    Editor:
    On June 13, we have the opportunity to vote for the Nickel Tax in the special election. We can step up and be the heroes the children of our community deserve by joining other strong communities who recognize the wisdom of investing more to support their schools.

  • Donations welcome for Project Prom

    Editor:
    Project Prom began in the late and has been successful for years as it offers a fun and exciting way to celebrate a substance-free prom night for our juniors, seniors and their guests. There has been a great sense of pride and community involvement in the planning and implementation of this rite of passage for Trimble County students. The buy-in from the entire community is astounding!