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Today's Opinions

  • A road trip worth taking

    By TEENA DRAKE
    Special to The Trimble Banner

    Christmas lights are a tradition upheld across the United States, as families and friends travel far and wide to watch in amazement as they illuminate the night. Nestled at the end of Music Valley road in Nashville, TN. a campground has created a magical Christmas wonderland with a magnitude of lights and a beautiful arrangement of music.

  • Who is flying the plane?

    I flew a plane last week, Delta flight 837.

    Well, maybe not “flew” it, but I definitely helped.
    My daughter moved to Hawaii last week and flew from Atlanta to Honolulu, a nine hour, 14 minute flight that I tracked on my computer.

    For nine hours and 14 minutes I watched an airplane icon inch its way across the continent and then over the Pacific Ocean.

    At one point, about an hour off the California coast, the plane on my computer screen faced east instead of west.

  • States’ bottom lines stabilizing; Ky. on projected target

    As the debate in Washington rages over what the federal government should do to avoid the so-called fiscal cliff, there is some good news when it comes to state government budgets: Most are finally seeing their bottom lines stabilizing.

  • First World Problems

    Today I’m suffering First World Problems. To name a few:

    I noticed too late that the gray of my shirt does not match the gray of my pants. Also? I left the house without wearing any bracelets, so not only am I color uncoordinated, but I have naked wrists.

  • Bedford Elementary Fall Festival successful thanks to community

    Editor:
    The Bedford Elementary PTA would like to thank everyone who took part in making our Fall Festival on November 3rd a success.  We truly appreciate all those who volunteered their time and their financial support.  A huge Thank You to the Milton Fire Department for frying our fish.  
    A big thank you to all the individuals and businesses in Trimble County and the surrounding communities who donated money and items for the annual auction.

  • Open letter of thanks to the people of Trimble County

    Editor:          

    For the past four years my family and I have been engaged in a family tragedy that took place in your county.  My brother, Steven Michael Jones was murdered near the Ohio River in Milton, Ky. The case is now closed, due to the excellent professional work by Trimble County public servants.

  • Thanksgiving at the state level

    This week, as we turn our focus to family, food and – for some – football, now is the ideal time to pause for a moment to recall all for which we are thankful.

    At the state level, the good news is that some silver linings have begun to shine through after several especially tough years.

    The 12 months between Sept. 2011 and 2012, for example, saw Kentucky add 47,000 jobs -- our highest year-to-year total since 2000. Only South Dakota had a larger percentage increase during the same 12-month period.

  • Give thanks with a grateful heart

    An open letter to God, a psalm of thanksgiving:

    My Father who art in heaven

    Truly, hallowed and holy is your name.

    As I begin to write my yearly psalm of thanksgiving, this my 12th or 13th year, I’m wrestling with where to start, what to say, how to even approach you.

    Not that I’m not thankful, because I am. But I don’t want this to be rote and same -- or worse, clever for cleverness sake. After 12 or 13 years, I struggle to be fresh. I struggle to be present, to not just phone it in.