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Today's Opinions

  • Board member reflects on first year, issues district currently faces

    Editor,

    As a new Trimble County Board of Education member, it’s been a pleasure to contribute to our local school students in their quest for continuing education. I want to thank board members Tony Walker, Kerry Callis, Kim Temple, Chairperson Jodi Ginn and Superintendent Steve Miracle for their support throughout my first year.

  • Breaking down the biennial budget

    When it comes to setting the state’s priorities, no other legislation plays a bigger role than the state’s budget.  It funds our schools, keeps us safe, maintains our highways, strengthens our collective health and affects our lives in countless other ways.

  • Marsy’s Law, statewide elections among bills passed by state Senate

    The threat of extreme winter weather conditions caused us to call off session in Frankfort on Friday, but not before we passed significant bills in the Senate earlier in the week. We hit the ground running during the second week of the 2018 Session—standing committees met to discuss and pass bills, which then went to the Senate floor for a full vote.

  • Looking Back and Do You Remember | Jan. 18

    Jan. 21, 1988 (30 years ago)

    The Public Service Commission heard testimony filed on behalf of the Kentucky Industrial Utility Customers that LG&E failed to examine other power sources prior to starting construction on the Trimble County plant. An LG&E representative called the plant the best solution for providing customers with power and that the utility had also looked at buying power from other companies. The plant was scheduled for completion in 1991.

  • Looking Back and Do You Remember | Jan. 18

    Jan. 21, 1988 (30 years ago)

    The Public Service Commission heard testimony filed on behalf of the Kentucky Industrial Utility Customers that LG&E failed to examine other power sources prior to starting construction on the Trimble County plant. An LG&E representative called the plant the best solution for providing customers with power and that the utility had also looked at buying power from other companies. The plant was scheduled for completion in 1991.

  • Looking Back | Jan. 11, 2018

    Jan. 14, 1988

    (30 years ago)

    Trimble County’s volunteer emergency services provided assistance on 458 separate occasions in 1987. The Bedford Fire Department made 56 runs while the Milton Fire Department made 36 runs. Trimble County EMS responded to 374 emergency calls during the year. All of the services combined equated to more than 3,500 free hours provided to citizens of Trimble County.

  • Looking Back | Jan. 11, 2018

    Jan. 14, 1988

    (30 years ago)

    Trimble County’s volunteer emergency services provided assistance on 458 separate occasions in 1987. The Bedford Fire Department made 56 runs while the Milton Fire Department made 36 runs. Trimble County EMS responded to 374 emergency calls during the year. All of the services combined equated to more than 3,500 free hours provided to citizens of Trimble County.

  • McConnell reflects on US Senate’s 2017 work

    In November 2016, the American people sent President Trump to the White House and Republican majorities back to Congress. We worked together to make 2017, by any objective standard, a year of extraordinary accomplishment. While the national media may overlook or downplay any of these successes, the fact remains that Congress has achieved a number of priorities this past year for the people we represent.