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Today's Opinions

  • Rep. Massie: Audit the Federal Reserve

    Congressional committees are jokingly referred to as the place where bills go to die.  However, I’m happy to report that my bipartisan bill to audit the Federal Reserve passed the House Oversight and Government Reform committee by unanimous consent this summer, and is now eligible to come before the full House for a vote.  Since 90 percent of bills die in committee, you could say that my legislation had a near-death experience, but that’s a good thing.

  • Ten Commandments come down

    By Richard Nelson
    After a threatening letter from the Freedom From Religion Foundation (FFRF), a Trigg County official removed the Ten Commandments from the county Courthouse. All is right with Trigg County’s world now, at least according to FFRF. Or is it?

  • Benefit planned for Robert Brierly

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  • Open letter from Judge Goodwin

    Editor:
    My name is Doreen S. Goodwin and I am running to keep my position as Family Court Judge for Oldham, Henry, and Trimble Counties. Recently, one of my opponents filed a complaint against me with the Kentucky Judicial Campaign Conduct Committee for use of the phrase “Governor’s Choice” in my campaign materials, alleging the use of these words is misleading to the public. I wish to take this opportunity to clarify my use of this phrase and explain my intent to the voters in my use of these words. I apologize for any confusion. The truth is as follows.

  • Fall festival season underway across the Commonwealth

    If there is one theme binding the numerous festivals that take place across the commonwealth each year, it’s that if we raise it, grow it or use a lot of it, there’s almost certainly a community that celebrates it.
    Most of these festivals take place over a 10-week period that begins in late August and runs through Halloween, and food is often the focal point. During that time, you can find events dedicated to apples, chicken, country ham, sorghum, bourbon, honey, barbecue and even salt.

  • Resident offers thoughts on proposed LG&E coal ash landfill

    Editor and Citizens of Trimble County:
    RE: Permit No. 112-00008
    LG&E professes to be a good neighbor, but their only motive is PROFIT. They pay relatively little in taxes and only employ a handful of Trimble County residents.
    In return, they want to pollute our air, land and water along with damaging our roads. The new ash disposal site will do all of these. Then, in 25 years when they are done, they will leave us with their poisons.

  • First Responders Day commemorates sacrifices of 9/11

    On Sunday morning, our nation will pause to remember and reflect upon the tragedy known primarily by its date: 9/11.
    Those of us old enough to remember that Tuesday in 2001 will never forget where we were and what we were doing when we heard the news. It had the same impact as such other pivotal moments in history, from the attack on Pearl Harbor and President Kennedy’s assassination to Neil Armstrong’s walking on the moon.

  • Scenarios envisioned if the school nickel tax vote is successful in Nov.

    Dear Readers,
    In the past week I have continued to hear of questions regarding the Nickel tax and urgent needs funding. It is my goal to answer those questions in this week’s article. The questions asked are:
    •What if the nickel tax does not pass? What are the consequences?
    •What if the tax passes but the legislature does not give Trimble any urgent needs funds?
    •What is the cost to the citizens of Trimble County should the nickel tax pass?
    •Why should renters care?