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Today's Opinions

  • Missionaries of secularism target judge

    By Richard Nelson
    A Western Kentucky judge recently landed himself in hot water when the Freedom From Religion Foundation (FFRF) threatened a lawsuit over his refusal to perform a secular wedding. Trigg County Judge Executive Hollis Alexander was asked to perform nuptials for a Tennessee couple with an unusual request: they insisted the ceremony have no reference to God, someone Alexander believes is part of every marriage covenant.

  • Another Summer Reading Program a success at Trimble County Public Library

    Editor:

  • Graying population presents opportunities, challenges alike

    It’s still a while down the road, but the year 2033 will be a pivotal one for our country, because that’s when U.S. Census Bureau projects there will be more citizens over the age of 65 than under the age of 18.
    It’s not a surprising trend, of course, given the gains we have made in medicine, technology and a greater focus on eating right and exercising. From a historical perspective, however, it’s a relatively new phenomenon. A century ago, less than five percent of our citizens were older than 65; by 2040, they will comprise 20 percent. 

  • New Chief Academic Officer introduced

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  • Back to School Fair participation urged

    Dear Editor:
    On Friday, July 29, 2016 the Trimble County Schools  Family Resource and Youth Services Centers will be hosting our 3rd Back to School Fair at the Bedford Elementary School. From 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. We are offering clothing of all sizes! This is offered to the entire community. In addition, for all our students we will offer new shoes and school supplies. Local agencies, schools, churches and businesses will be available to offer resources and answer all of your back to school and family needs questions.

  • Kentucky enjoys numerous iconic connections

    When it comes to being home to icons known around the world, few states can compete with Kentucky.
    We have a derby that owns the first Saturday in May; a chicken restaurant chain that has grown from a single location in Corbin to more than 15,000 in 125 nations; and a cave so mammoth that it is longer than the combined lengths of the second- and third-longest on the record books. The six million-plus barrels of bourbon now resting in our warehouses, meanwhile, represent more than 90 percent of the world’s production.

  • Community support sought for nickel tax

    Dear Readers,

  • Kentucky home to summer academic opportunities

    Some of Kentucky’s most successful academic programs take place, oddly enough, when the school year is over.
    Several of these got their start in the 1980s, and they have since given thousands of our brightest middle and high school students a chance to come together in a college setting and learn in ways that often extend beyond the traditional classroom.
    The Governor’s Scholars Program (GSP) is perhaps the most well-known of these. It began in 1983 and now serves more than 1,100 students each summer over several campuses across the commonwealth.