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Today's Opinions

  • Rand endorses resource protection

    Over the last 50 years, usually around the time fall colors are in full bloom, state and federal officials dedicate a week to highlight all of the products our forests provide.
    Kentucky, of course, has been blessed more than most states. Trees cover nearly half of our 25 million acres, and we are among the nation’s leaders – and first in the South – when it comes to hardwood production.

  • Tax rate questions answered and their impact locally

    Dear Readers,
    This week I would like to clear up some questions I have had about tax rates in the county and how the nickel tax will impact the tax rates pass or fail. I hope to give a better understanding by clearly defining the 4% tax rate, Compensating Tax Rate, and the Recallable Nickel Tax Rate (should it pass.) The bullets below explain these items for the current year:

  • Judicial elections are different; candidates shouldn’t compromise themselves, nor mislead the voters

    By Charles Boteler, Chair
    Kentucky Judicial Campaign Conduct Committee Inc.
    In elections by districts across the state, Kentuckians will select in November six judges for family court, three for circuit court, five district court judges, and one justice for the Kentucky Supreme Court. We have selected our state judges in Kentucky by popular election since 1850. Since 1976 we have elected judges in non-partisan elections.

  • Rotary Club expresses thanks for lunchwagon support

    Editor:
    The Bedford Rotary Club wishes to thank all who visited our food trailer at the courthouse last Tuesday, October 12.  This helps us to serve this community in several ways.  Look for us again next year starting in May.  If anyone would like to suggest something to improve our services with the trailer, just drop a note to Charles Liston at crlist@aol.com. We are always trying to get better!  Cheers for the coming holidays from all club members.
    Charles Liston
    Bedford Rotary Club

  • Milton school reunion well attended affair

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  • Retired judge Feeley endorses Goodwin

    After more than 10 years as the family court judge for Oldham, Henry and Trimble counties I accepted a position in Governor Bevin’s administration.  Upon recommendation from a local committee, Governor Bevin selected Doreen Goodwin as the new family court judge.  This was a strong and positive selection.

  • Oldham circuit clerk endorses Goodwin

    Editor:
    We, in Oldham, Henry and Trimble County, have been fortunate to have some extraordinary judges.

  • Domestic violence numbers in Kentucky sobering

    Each September, domestic violence-prevention programs across the country take part in a one-day census to illustrate what they and the victims they serve face at any given moment.
    The numbers are sobering. In 2015, the most recent year available, 40,000 people nationwide sought shelter during that 24-hour period and another 31,500 received non-residential assistance in such areas as the courts, childcare and transportation.