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Today's Opinions

  • Rexroat family extends appreciation for community’s kindesses

    Editor:
    I would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone in this and surrounding communities for everything everyone has done for my family. While myself and the children are still struggling everyday to deal with this tragedy being in a place like this surrounded by people who truly care that are full of generosity, compassion and are so ready to help us has made things easier to handle. Thank You everyone from the bottom of our hearts you can’t imagine what it has meant to all of us.
    Sarah Rexroat
    Bedford
     

  • Is God invited to the party? Controversy raises questions

    Does God have a place in the platform of a political party? It depends upon whom you ask.

    On day two of the Democratic National Convention, three attempts were made to include God in the Democratic Party Platform. San Antonio Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa asked for delegates to ratify the proposal by voice vote and an awkward moment ensued when the first two votes deadlocked.  The third vote drew even louder opposition, yet the chair gaveled the proposed change into place, which drew loud boos. Who knew God would be so controversial at the convention?

  • Election campaigns in full swing, time to register to vote

    In most years, September is the month when the election season starts to warm up as the weather begins to cool. That makes it a good time to reflect on our civic duties as citizens.

    In many ways, Kentucky does quite well in this regard. We exceeded the national average in voting registration and voter turnout in 2010, for example, continuing a trend that dates back to the late 1990s. Before then, we traditionally trailed the country when voting in mid-term elections.

  • Men, tongues, words, and wounds

    In my (albeit feeble) defense, I had just come from undergoing a medical test done under sedation, which may or may not have loosened my tongue. Or maybe it was because I hadn’t eaten in 24 hours and hunger affected my brain.

    Whatever the reason, I said something that embarrassed my husband.

    We had stopped at a local restaurant for a burger. I ordered the thickest, beefiest, cheesiest burger on the menu, plus fries, and my husband ordered a veggie burger and a salad.

  • Reader upset with water company’s reconnect policy

    Editor:

    I’m writing this letter about the Milton Water Company’s outrageous reconnection fee of $50.

  • Appreciation given for Bedford Bash sponsors

    To the editor and community:

    There was a huge turnout Friday night, Aug. 17 for the 23rd annual Bedford Bash and 6th annual Car show.

    Thank you Bedford Loan & Deposit employees for providing your time and energy to this project.

    Congratulations to Trimble County Health Department on winning the Traveling Trophy for best window display.

  • A wonderful tribute

    Editor:

    Friday, August 17th was a special day in Bedford. I was so moved by our American Flag draped across Hwy 42 and all the people waiting to show their respect for Mark. Thanks so much to the EMTs, Fire Departments, and Law Enforcements for making this possible.

    Quoting Jon Dunlap in time of crisis our community really comes together. Our EMTs and Fire Departments are not only a service but a family.

    The definition of a volunteer is one who gives of himself for service of his own free will.

  • September designated Preparedness Month in Kentucky

    In conjunction with National Preparedness Month, September has been designated as Commonwealth of Kentucky Preparedness Month. If the lights go out, are you prepared? Local and state officials encourage everyone to be prepared in case of an emergency.

    “Kentuckians face many challenges throughout the year, from tornadoes, flooding, winter storms to man-made hazards,” said Ronnie McCane, Trimble County Emergency Management Director. “Every household should be prepared to face these challenges at any given time.”