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Today's Opinions

  • Special education has come a long way since the ‘70s

    By Rick Rand

    Before the mid-1970s, special education in our country’s public schools was all but non-existent.  Many students were either outright denied the opportunity to attend because of their disability, or they received inferior instruction if they were able to enroll.

    That, thankfully, began to change in 1975, when Congress passed the Education for All Handicapped Children Act and required each state to provide appropriate services in this critical area.

  • LOOKING BACK

    Aug. 28, 1986 (30 Years Ago)

  • Without the nickel, TCPS cannot request Urgent Needs Funding

    By Steve Miracle

    Superintendent, Trimble County Public Schools

    Dear Readers,

    Last week there was an article entitled Rand: ‘Urgent Needs’ $$$ ‘not guaranteed’ appearing in the Trimble Banner.

  • God of our storms

    It was 10 years ago.

    The bride’s name was Emily and her wedding, according to the sign in the lobby, was scheduled for 7 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 26, on the veranda of the beachfront hotel where we were staying.

    Barry and I had gone to the beach for a long weekend before his open-heart surgery on the 29th.

    The weather had been Chamber of Commerce perfect — until Saturday morning. On Saturday the sky stayed gray and it rained off and on, mostly on, all day.

  • The Quilting Bee

    By Bruce Walker

  • 1979 tax, school impact on economic development addressed by superintendent

    Dear Readers,
    In last week’s edition of The Trimble Banner there was an article regarding the 10 cent tax that was passed back in 1979. I have some additional information on that to share this week and then I hope that discussion can be put to rest.

  • Robertson announces as candidate in Board of Education race

    Editor:
    I became a permanent resident of Trimble County 18 years ago. Born and raised on a tobacco farm in Henry County, I spent the majority of my working career in the Louisville area. This agricultural oasis, tucked away in a bend of the river, provided relief from the streets and expressways of city life. Through friends and neighbors, church and family, I’ve found a home and a community to care about.

  • Pate announces as candidate in Family Court Judge race

    Editor:
    After much prayer, discussions with my wife, Debby, other family members and friends, and with the encouragement of many people in the community, I have decided to seek the office of Family Court Judge for Henry, Oldham and Trimble Counties.
    As many of you know, becoming Family Court Judge has been a 10-year effort for me. I believe that my background in sociology and my many years of practice in family law uniquely qualify me for this position.