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Today's Opinions

  • Reader unhappy with board of education

    Editor:
    Back in November the voters of Trimble County rejected a 5-cent school tax increase. Now the school board attempts to cram the 5-cent tax down the throats of Trimble County citizens again. How many times can a few individuals try to force the rest of us to pay for something we don’t want?
    I suggest we need to replace this school board as soon as possible.
    James P. Below
    Bedford

  • Stars and Stripes birthday often unnoticed

    Flag Day commemorates the official adoption of the Stars and Stripes as our national symbol, an action taken by the Second Continental Congress on June 14, 1777.
    Usually this isn’t much of a holiday.  Stores are busy, federal and state offices are open, and the US Postal Service runs the mail. Come June 14 each year, the vast majority of Americans probably have no idea that a holiday is being observed.
    I believe Flag Day deserves better. So let’s pause for just a minute to reflect on why.

  • Community support for schools’ progress appreciated

    Dear Readers,
    I would like to take the time this week to show my gratitude for those in the community who have been supportive of the progress Trimble County Public Schools has made in the past two years. Through the hard work of our staff and the Board of Education we have seen great and positive changes occur that hopefully will build a strong foundation for the future of our district, our schools, our community, and most importantly our students.

  • Reader urges vote for “only solution”

    To my Trimble County Community:
    Many of you may know me, many of you may not. As I write this letter I’m pulled in many different directions but only have a few words to express those. I write to you today about the Nickel Tax. This issue has become a very polarizing issue in our community.
    I know people who no longer speak over something as trivial as $74 per year. I didn’t pull this number from a hat, that’s my increase if the Nickel Tax is passed.

  • “Tear down and build completely new?”

    Editor:

  • Reader supports tax

    Editor:
    History fascinates me. The names involved may change but HISTORY repeats itself. John Arbuthnot Fisher (Jackie) is not a name remembered by many. It should be - as an example. Almost singlehandedly he pushed Britain in 1900 to 1910 from the age of sail, muzzle- loading cannon and wooden ships to the era of steel-hulled, dreadnought battleships, turbine engines, and breech-loading guns. But most importantly he established a new school, an educational facility necessary to teach the practical application of all aspects of seamanship, navigation, and engineering.

  • Tax dollars will pay for recall election

    To Editor and the People of Trimble County:
    It seems that Steve Miracle and the Trimble County Board of Education are going to opt for a special election to vote on the nickel tax. They are good at saying folks should be well informed. We agree.
    The nickel tax was voted down this past November.
    The special election will cost between an estimated 20-25,000 dollars. (The school board is responsible for paying this cost. They will use your tax dollars already paid for this cost.)

  • Reader urges vote for the nickel tax Tuesday

    Editor:
    On June 13, we have the opportunity to vote for the Nickel Tax in the special election. We can step up and be the heroes the children of our community deserve by joining other strong communities who recognize the wisdom of investing more to support their schools.