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Today's Opinions

  • Summit Basecamp at TCMS

    Dear Readers,
    I am excited to share information this week regarding Trimble County Middle School. Due to the positive leadership of Principal Tracy Poe and her staff TCMS has applied for and been accepted into the Summit Basecamp training this summer. What is Summit Basecamp? It is a free program that provides educators with resources needed to bring personalized learning into the classroom.
    The mission of Summit is to prepare a diverse student population for success in a four-year college or university and to be thoughtful, contributing members of society.

  • Communication methods rapidly advancing in Ky.

    There was a time when most people connected with their elected officials over landline phones or by sending a letter through the postal service.
    Oh, how times have changed.

  • 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.