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Today's Opinions

  • Relay for Life Kickoff is April 4 at library

    Dear Editor:
    We would like to invite everyone in the community that is curious, wants to form a Team, or wants to be a member of a Team or wants to volunteer for Relay for Life to a Community Kickoff!
    We are hosting a Community Kickoff on April 4th. It will be held at the Trimble County Public Library in the large meeting room at 6:30pm and there will be refreshments.

  • Reader urges voters to sign petition on school tax recall

    To the Citizens of Trimble County:

  • Massie introduces bill to eliminate federal education department

    Should a presidential appointee and an army of bureaucrats in a remote office building thousands of miles away decide what values, morals and ideas to instill in your children? I think not. Of all the harmful things our government in Washington, D.C., does, micromanaging education is perhaps the worst.

  • Senate passes school legislation

    Early mornings turned to late nights and spirited debate echoed through the House and Senate chambers as we closed in on the final days of the 2017 Legislative Session in Frankfort. A flurry of bills were sent to Governor Matt Bevin’s desk this week, highlighted by measures to empower our Kentucky teachers and create better learning environments for our Kentucky students.

  • Limited discussion on House bills regarding education

    Fifteen minutes – that’s how long the new House Majority let opponents to charter schools discuss a last-minute funding bill that will siphon money from our public schools for years to come.
    It was an 11th-hour sneak attack on March 15th, offered in the final moments of the final day for passing legislation. It was certainly not the first assault on the democratic process during the 2017 session, but it’s the one with the most potential for damaging the future of Kentucky’s school children.

  • Farm Bureau warns of driving distrations

    Editor:

    Each year an astounding number of lives are lost on Kentucky roads due to some form of distracted driving. According to the Kentucky Office of Highway Safety, distracted driving was noted as a factor in 43 percent of crashes — 58,000 collisions — on Kentucky’s roadways in 2015. That same year, driver distraction contributed to 182 fatalities in the Bluegrass State.

  • Short Senate week is ‘intense’

    A flurry of activity stemming from committee meetings and the passage of bills marked a short but intense Week 6 of the Kentucky General Assembly. Although the Senate was only in session from Monday to Wednesday of this week, committee meetings still met during the later part of the week to give final hearings to a few select bills.

  • General Assembly approaching ‘concurrence’ days

    The 2017 session is coming down to the wire, with major legislation still left to consider on two “concurrence” days next week. After March 15th, we recess until March 29th and 30th, when we reconvene for our final two days to review any gubernatorial vetoes.