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Today's Opinions

  • 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.

  • Family and faith

    Every family begins with a marriage.

    Two weeks ago, my family got together in California to celebrate our parents’ marriage with a huge party for their 60th anniversary.

    It was a 50’s party, minus the poodle skirts and black leather jackets.

    My sister transformed her garage into a 50’s-style combination soda shoppe and hot rod garage, complete with a juke box in the corner playing classic oldies music.

  • SNIP clinics planned

    Editor:

    The Morgan Community Center along with Henry/Trimble County animal shelter is taking appointments for the August 22 and September 26 S.N.I.P. clinic.

    Appointments must be made in advance. We are limited on how many animals we can accept at each clinic. Call Early.

    Some funding is available for Trimble County residents only. Please call 502-255-4879 to set up your appointment.

    Rita Davis,

    Coordinator

  • City expresses thanks!

    Editor:

    The City of Milton would like to take this opportunity to thank all of the local businesses, vendors, & everyone who donated money & door prizes to our Annual Customer Appreciation Day. Without them this event would not be possible.


    We also would like to say a thank you to all of our customers & community for joining us & making it a great success. We look forward to seeing you again next year.

    The City of Milton
     

  • Education initiative reviewed

    It has been a little more than 15 years since the General Assembly revamped Kentucky’s postsecondary system and set a series of far-reaching goals to reach by the year 2020.

    If that seemed a long time down the road in 1997, it doesn’t seem too far now. The good news is that, in many ways, we’re well within reach of what we had hoped to achieve. We got the latest update last month, when the Council on Postsecondary Education presented a comprehensive snapshot of our progress in recent years.