Today's Opinions

  • Athletic complex expenditures addressed

    Dear Readers,
    As we continue to get closer to Election Day I continue to hear of certain questions or statements that are made concerning the nickel tax. It has been my goal with my weekly article to provide as much factual information as possible and clear up misconceptions as I hear them. Please understand that there have been valid questions and concerns asked in the past months and I have been happy to have those brought to me. This week is no different. There are two items I would like to address this week.

  • Consider conversion of Trimble LG&E plant to gas

    By Charles R. Liston, Ph.D
     My residence is just above Wise’s Landing, just south of the Trimble generating station.  Thus, though I can view the Plant from our property, the proposed landfill does not directly affect me nearly as much as the unfortunate folks residing very close to this proposed development, and whose property values will no doubt plummet.  Some will no doubt have to move.

  • Absence of politicians noted at LG&E hearing

    I noticed none of our local politicians saw fit to attend the public hearing concerning the ash disposal site proposed by LG&E. I guess they are not concerned with the desecration of a beautiful county or with the individuals who will be poisoned by it. Also, when a new sinkhole opens up under that liner, the ash will push through and poison the ground water. This very well may pollute Trimble and Henry County water supplies. It is easier to stop a potential problem than it is to fix it once the damage is done.
    James P. Below

  • Rep. Massie: Audit the Federal Reserve

    Congressional committees are jokingly referred to as the place where bills go to die.  However, I’m happy to report that my bipartisan bill to audit the Federal Reserve passed the House Oversight and Government Reform committee by unanimous consent this summer, and is now eligible to come before the full House for a vote.  Since 90 percent of bills die in committee, you could say that my legislation had a near-death experience, but that’s a good thing.

  • Ten Commandments come down

    By Richard Nelson
    After a threatening letter from the Freedom From Religion Foundation (FFRF), a Trigg County official removed the Ten Commandments from the county Courthouse. All is right with Trigg County’s world now, at least according to FFRF. Or is it?

  • Benefit planned for Robert Brierly


  • Open letter from Judge Goodwin

    My name is Doreen S. Goodwin and I am running to keep my position as Family Court Judge for Oldham, Henry, and Trimble Counties. Recently, one of my opponents filed a complaint against me with the Kentucky Judicial Campaign Conduct Committee for use of the phrase “Governor’s Choice” in my campaign materials, alleging the use of these words is misleading to the public. I wish to take this opportunity to clarify my use of this phrase and explain my intent to the voters in my use of these words. I apologize for any confusion. The truth is as follows.

  • Fall festival season underway across the Commonwealth

    If there is one theme binding the numerous festivals that take place across the commonwealth each year, it’s that if we raise it, grow it or use a lot of it, there’s almost certainly a community that celebrates it.
    Most of these festivals take place over a 10-week period that begins in late August and runs through Halloween, and food is often the focal point. During that time, you can find events dedicated to apples, chicken, country ham, sorghum, bourbon, honey, barbecue and even salt.