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Today's Opinions

  • Why church?

    Scattered throughout any community are tiny, struggling churches.

    Sometimes they’re invisible. If you blink while driving past them you’ll miss them. Or they’re eyesores - run down, weather worn.

    In my 20 years covering local religion for the newspaper, I’ve gotten to know the people at some of these little churches.

    I’ve attended their services and could count the people in the pews with two hands and not need a third.

  • Shall we brag?

    One of my favorite stories is the one where my friend Mike announced that he had given up pride for Lent.

    He was so proud of his decision, couldn’t wait to start. Just knew he’d nail it.

    That was about seven or so years ago and we still laugh about it.

  • Lady Raiders Softball Coach appreciates support at Apple Festival

    Editor:

    I would personally like to thank the community for all their support to our program during the Trimble County Apple Festival. I also know there were others that came from out of town just to get one of our apple dumplings, so thank you all as well.

    I also want to apologize to all of you who didn’t get one. We have run out the past two years on Sunday afternoon.

    But, thanks to everyone’s support, we raised some much-needed money for our travel expenses for the upcoming season.

  • New Trimble/Henry Animal Shelter receives the praise of reader

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  • Milton utility addresses concerns of letter in Aug. 29 Banner

    Editor:

    This letter is in response to the letter submitted to The Trimble Banner from Candice Humphrey.
    Letters were mailed in March 2012 to all Milton Water and Sewer customers explaining the new rates.

    Ms. Humphrey called our $50 reconnect fee outrageous. I suggest Ms. Humphrey contact Trimble County Water and Shelby Energy to get their reconnect fees. If so, she will find our reconnect fee is the lowest of the three.

  • Rexroat family extends appreciation for community’s kindesses

    Editor:
    I would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone in this and surrounding communities for everything everyone has done for my family. While myself and the children are still struggling everyday to deal with this tragedy being in a place like this surrounded by people who truly care that are full of generosity, compassion and are so ready to help us has made things easier to handle. Thank You everyone from the bottom of our hearts you can’t imagine what it has meant to all of us.
    Sarah Rexroat
    Bedford
     

  • Is God invited to the party? Controversy raises questions

    Does God have a place in the platform of a political party? It depends upon whom you ask.

    On day two of the Democratic National Convention, three attempts were made to include God in the Democratic Party Platform. San Antonio Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa asked for delegates to ratify the proposal by voice vote and an awkward moment ensued when the first two votes deadlocked.  The third vote drew even louder opposition, yet the chair gaveled the proposed change into place, which drew loud boos. Who knew God would be so controversial at the convention?

  • Election campaigns in full swing, time to register to vote

    In most years, September is the month when the election season starts to warm up as the weather begins to cool. That makes it a good time to reflect on our civic duties as citizens.

    In many ways, Kentucky does quite well in this regard. We exceeded the national average in voting registration and voter turnout in 2010, for example, continuing a trend that dates back to the late 1990s. Before then, we traditionally trailed the country when voting in mid-term elections.