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Today's Opinions

  • Reader says magistrate should resign following DUI arrest

    Editor:

    I was deeply troubled when I opened our Trimble Banner. One of our magistrates had been arrested for DUI. I don’t know what the public thinks, but I sure think he should be forced to resign. He isn’t the only one in our government offices that has been arrested for DUI.

    To the magistrate: Be a man and resign your position as magistrate. You are my magistrate, therefore I feel the need to speak out.

    How can you even think you are doing your job? I cannot see how you feel you are serving the public.

  • County attorney expresses frustration with judicial system, cites example

    Editor:

    I am the Trimble County Attorney. Courtney Baxter is running for Commonwealth Attorney in the November election. I have endorsed Mrs. Baxter and wholeheartedly support her election. She is the only candidate who has years of experience as a prosecutor and is qualified to do the job.

  • Attacking anxiety

    I suffer from a chronic disease and recently had a flare up, albeit a mild one.

    I’m a hypochondriac, and in my case the disease manifests itself as anxiety. It started shortly after my husband had open-heart surgery six years ago
    this month. An elephant came and sat on my chest and refused to budge, and then strange, random twinges started twingeing and I could feel my heart beating, which is normally a good thing, except when I paid close attention to it, it would beat faster, which scared me, which made it beat even faster.

  • The 3 Pillars of LOVE

    By MARGIE WEBSTER, CNA-Restorative

    Special to The Trimble Banner

    Being selected as the CNA of the Year for the Rural Segment is an honor and a surprise to me! 

    My position as a Restorative Aide is important to me because I know it benefits the residents and improves their quality of life.  I take care of and treat our residents like I would want my own family treated and taken care of.

  • Bedford Family Practice staff members praise efforts of firefighters

    Editor:

    Dr. Wintson Yap and the staff of the Bedford Family Practice would like to recognize the men and women of the Bedford Fire Department & Ambulance Service, Milton Volunteer Fire & Rescue Department, Campbellsburg Fire & Rescue Department, Trimble Co. Sheriff’s Department and the Kentucky State Police for their quick response to a fire that destroyed a house on July 18 next to our office.

    If it were not for the efforts of the brave men and women of these departments our office would have been destroyed by the fire.

  • Megan West expresses appreciation to local sponsors in pageant

    Editor:

    I would like to say thank you to the following businesses who sponsored me for the Miss Kentucky National American Miss Pageant in July.

  • Wood production a $4.5 billion industry in commonwealth

    It may be cliché, but for much of Kentucky’s history, it was fair to say that most citizens literally couldn’t see the forest for the trees.

    The state’s first forester, for example, wrote a century ago that most people “wondered why anyone should be concerned about the forests.”  It was considered such a never-ending resource back then that even massive wildfires - which burned a half-million acres alone in 1880 - could not sway public opinion.

  • Close the door softly

    What does it mean to close the door softly?

    It refers to letting things have a peaceful ending. This applies whether this is about a relationship, a job, or any affiliation. When we try to force things into a certain framework or outcome, they just don’t work. Sometimes someone wants a certain individual in their life so much that he/she tries to change this person, or manipulate them. Perhaps we think nagging, bullying or yelling will be an effective motivation to change.