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Today's Opinions

  • Natl. Champ thanks Oberto Nation fan base

    “Well, that was interesting” might be the best summation I’ve seen of the 2012 Oryx Cup. All of Nature’s wonders were present: Fire, Wind and Water, just not always where or when you wanted.

    The H1 officiating team in concert with the QMSF conducted a masterful event in spite of challenging conditions. When the curtain fell after Saturday’s final heat, Jimmy Shane in the U-5 won the Oryx Cup and the Oh Boy! Oberto won the National Championship regaining the U-1 title for the 2013 season.

  • Legislators face school safety, other issues in short session

    While most legislative sessions are often remembered for one or two major accomplishments, there are always other new laws that may not be as publicized but are important as well in their own right.

  • Cursed, blessed law

    When my youngest daughter first moved away from home and I realized I could not control her every action (not that I ever could, but I deluded myself into thinking I could when she lived with me), I had a brilliant idea.

    She was home for a visit and when I brought her to the airport I said, “Let me give you a list of everything I think you should and shouldn’t do and then you can just do everything on the list and we’ll both live happily ever after, especially me.”

  • McConnell: Fiscal deal imperfect but necessary

    If one-hundred people were drowning and you had the ability to save ninety-nine, would you?  Of course you would.  We didn’t do anything nearly as heroic in Congress last week but the question of saving as many as we can from a potentially devastating consequence was relevant.  The question was: do you stand aside and let taxes increase for everyone, or do you try to save as many taxpayers as possible before they do?
    I chose to try to do something.

  • Big, crazy, toddler-sized faith

    When my youngest brother was little he loved to be tossed into the swimming pool.
    We’d pick him up and throw him underhand, like lobbing a softball, into the deep end and watch him sink and then pop his head up from the surface, look for the nearest side of the pool and swim toward it.

  • Resident upset after controlled burn incident

    Editor:

    This letter is in response to the article that was published in The Trimble Banner dated Dec. 26, 2012. The article was under the Milton Commission report.

    First of all, I would like to clarify something concerning the statement Jason Long made that “volunteer responders also tackled an illegal burn within the city limits. Also the responsible party is subject to a $25,000 fine.”

  • Youth in Need Holiday Assistance Program participants thanked

    Editor:

    I am writing to express our sincere appreciation to everyone that participated in the Youth In Need Holiday Assistance Program. Thank you for making sure that our children in Trimble County were able to have a very Merry Christmas. With all that may seem wrong in our world today, it is great to be a part of a program and community that makes a positive difference in the life of a child.

  • Odd-numbered legislative session kicks off this week

    The General Assembly returns to the Capitol this week, kicking off another legislative session.

    As is always the case during odd-numbered years, the House and Senate are scheduled to meet for 30 working days, with the first four set aside to elect leaders of both chambers and establish committee assignments for the next two years. We will then return in early February to begin voting on bills, wrapping up our work by the end of March.