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Today's Opinions

  • 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.

  • Rational input and reasonable action

    From The News-Enterprise

    With a horrified nation, our hearts are broken and tears have been shed for the 20 children and six teachers and administrators slain at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn.

    In the days since the sickening Dec. 14 shootings, the outcry continues for a national conversation on what must be done to curb such mass killings.

  • For a ‘perfect’ new year

    One day at the library, a book fell off a shelf and hit a boy named Milo Crinkley on the head.
    The title, “Be a Perfect Person in Just Three Days,” was just what he needed.

    Wanting more than anything to be perfect, Milo checked the book out and set out to do everything the author, Dr. K. Pinkerson Silverfish, prescribed.

    So begins the 1982 children’s book “Be a Perfect Person in Just Three Days” by Stephen Manes.

  • Kentucky contributes heavily to nation’s food production

    One of the hallmarks of the holidays is that there never seems to be a shortage of good food to eat. From turkey on Thanksgiving to homemade candy at Christmas, it’s usually easy to find something to fill up a plate.

    Increasingly, there’s a strong chance that this food has a Kentucky connection as well, though that may not always be readily known when we reach into the pantry or the refrigerator.

  • Are you writing New Year’s resolutions?

    If you are considering New Year’s resolutions, you are not alone. On the 1st of January, millions of people around the world think about making changes in their lives.

    According to Wikipedia, the first recorded New Year’s resolutions were made by the Babylonians around 4,000 years ago. Most commonly, it revolved around returning any borrowed farm equipment, as their New Year coincided with the start of their farming season.