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Today's Opinions

  • Reader upset with water company’s reconnect policy

    Editor:

    I’m writing this letter about the Milton Water Company’s outrageous reconnection fee of $50.

  • Appreciation given for Bedford Bash sponsors

    To the editor and community:

    There was a huge turnout Friday night, Aug. 17 for the 23rd annual Bedford Bash and 6th annual Car show.

    Thank you Bedford Loan & Deposit employees for providing your time and energy to this project.

    Congratulations to Trimble County Health Department on winning the Traveling Trophy for best window display.

  • A wonderful tribute

    Editor:

    Friday, August 17th was a special day in Bedford. I was so moved by our American Flag draped across Hwy 42 and all the people waiting to show their respect for Mark. Thanks so much to the EMTs, Fire Departments, and Law Enforcements for making this possible.

    Quoting Jon Dunlap in time of crisis our community really comes together. Our EMTs and Fire Departments are not only a service but a family.

    The definition of a volunteer is one who gives of himself for service of his own free will.

  • September designated Preparedness Month in Kentucky

    In conjunction with National Preparedness Month, September has been designated as Commonwealth of Kentucky Preparedness Month. If the lights go out, are you prepared? Local and state officials encourage everyone to be prepared in case of an emergency.

    “Kentuckians face many challenges throughout the year, from tornadoes, flooding, winter storms to man-made hazards,” said Ronnie McCane, Trimble County Emergency Management Director. “Every household should be prepared to face these challenges at any given time.”

  • Seasons of growth

    Life unfolds in circles of reconnection. We start childhood in co-dependent bonding process with our immediate family unit and hometown. This may be a positive experience or one that creates a void. Never-the-less, as a individual gets older, there comes a time of nostalgia and a desire to return to one’s roots. The ‘seasons of growth’ is the story one creates to reveal the drama or peace within.

  • Grief mixed with hope

    When people ask me what I do at my job at the newspaper, specifically what topics I write about, I tell them the shorthand version: old people, dead people and God.

    Actually, I cover a lot more than that, but those three - old people, dead people and God - are the three areas that seem to fall to me.

  • Reader says magistrate should resign following DUI arrest

    Editor:

    I was deeply troubled when I opened our Trimble Banner. One of our magistrates had been arrested for DUI. I don’t know what the public thinks, but I sure think he should be forced to resign. He isn’t the only one in our government offices that has been arrested for DUI.

    To the magistrate: Be a man and resign your position as magistrate. You are my magistrate, therefore I feel the need to speak out.

    How can you even think you are doing your job? I cannot see how you feel you are serving the public.

  • County attorney expresses frustration with judicial system, cites example

    Editor:

    I am the Trimble County Attorney. Courtney Baxter is running for Commonwealth Attorney in the November election. I have endorsed Mrs. Baxter and wholeheartedly support her election. She is the only candidate who has years of experience as a prosecutor and is qualified to do the job.