Today's Opinions

  • Landfill procedures in place for safety, accuracy

    (Editor’s note: Normally, it is our policy not to publish consumer complaints about private businesses, as these are best solved by direct communication between the two parties. However, we felt this issue would be well-served on this page. We have allowed Republic to respond to Mr. Holcomb’s complaints in this issue. Please see below.)


  • Landfill procedures inconvenient for users

    I would like to voice my complaint with how our local landfill has chosen to operate.
    In the past, you could drive straight in and go down the hill to be weighed. But some time ago, they chose to make you drive the long way around on a road that is badly maintained. There are potholes you park a Volkswagen in.

  • Rhetoric may not be to blame for violence, but why risk it?

    The big news last week was, of course, the horrific shooting in Tuscon, Ariz., where U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, a Democrat, was holding an informal meeting with constituents in front of a supermarket.
    The past weekend was filled with sadness, as most of those killed were laid to rest. But, there was good news, that, despite being shot in the head, Giffords has survived and appears to be making a remarkable recovery, according to her doctors.

  • TCMS students raising fire-safety awareness

    We are sixth-grade Esprit students at Trimble County Middle School and we are raising awareness for fire prevention and safety.
    Fire is the most preventable and common disaster in Trimble County. Most people who are injured or killed in fires either don’t have a smoke detector or don’t have working batteries.
    We are sending surveys home with all TCMS students to find out the need for working detectors.

  • Sports engages small percentage of students

    This letter is to comment on the editorial concerning the Trimble County School Board’s interest in building an athletic complex. An earlier editorial indicated that I seemed to be in opposition to the complex. That is not necessarily the case.

  • Senate considers several bills in 2011

    Usually, the first week of the short legislative session is an organizational week, when the two parties elect their leadership.  This year was different. When we announced the Senate Majority legislative agenda in December, we committed to move aggressively on passing legislation regarding job creation, education, and transparent and responsive government.  With the passage of these bills, the “Agenda for Prosperity,” very few can say we didn’t deliver on that promise this first week.

  • Organization part one of legislative session

    At the start of January, there are two things that can always be counted on: It will take at least two weeks to write the new year correctly on such things as checks, and the General Assembly will return to the Frankfort to begin a new legislative session.
    That got under way this past week, when I and the other just-elected or re-elected members of the General Assembly were sworn in and the House and Senate leaders formally chosen.

  • Farming remains Kentucky’s strong suit

    Although the economy has weathered some of its toughest years since the Great Depression, there has been one bright spot for Kentucky: Agriculture.
    The new year, in fact, may just bring a new record with it.
    If all goes well, farm receipts could top $5 billion in 2011, or a billion dollars more than just several years ago.