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Today's Opinions

  • A nickel tax clarification

    The old adage goes, “The only two things certain in life are death and taxes.” Recently, I got a lesson on the tax-side of that saying.

    In the Jan. 11 edition of the Banner, Trimble County Schools Superintendent Steve Miracle wrote a column seeking opposing opinion to the nickel tax with a survey. In this article, he discussed how the nickel tax would apply in certain situations, such as farms, for example. He also provided his source information to the Banner.

  • Looking Back, Do You Remember | Jan. 25, 2018

    Jan. 28, 1988 (30 years ago)

    Tri-County Emergency Transport began operating two ambulances out of Pendleton for patients in Trimble, Henry and Oldham counties. Chuck Smith, president, Roger Taylor, vice president, and Scott Burrows, secretary/treasurer led the organization. Seven certified EMTs from Trimble County worked for the service, including the Burrows, Nina Thompson, Marsha Campbell, Linda Callis, Donnie Callis and Susan Brady.

  • Looking Back, Do You Remember | Jan. 25, 2018

    Jan. 28, 1988 (30 years ago)

    Tri-County Emergency Transport began operating two ambulances out of Pendleton for patients in Trimble, Henry and Oldham counties. Chuck Smith, president, Roger Taylor, vice president, and Scott Burrows, secretary/treasurer led the organization. Seven certified EMTs from Trimble County worked for the service, including the Burrows, Nina Thompson, Marsha Campbell, Linda Callis, Donnie Callis and Susan Brady.

  • ‘Look Before You Lock’ law passes Senate

    Despite the slick roads and thick accumulation of snow across the Commonwealth, the Kentucky General Assembly returned ready to work following the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday weekend. The general atmosphere in the Capitol was one of anticipation as citizens rallied for causes in the Rotunda and met with their legislators throughout the week.

  • An analysis of Bevin's proposed biennial budget

    Most days during a legislative session, it is not uncommon to see supporters in the Capitol Rotunda rallying for a variety of important causes. Each event may be different, but they collectively serve as powerful reminders that the votes we in the House and Senate take just two floors away have a real impact on the direction Kentucky takes.

  • Board member reflects on first year, issues district currently faces

    Editor,

    As a new Trimble County Board of Education member, it’s been a pleasure to contribute to our local school students in their quest for continuing education. I want to thank board members Tony Walker, Kerry Callis, Kim Temple, Chairperson Jodi Ginn and Superintendent Steve Miracle for their support throughout my first year.

  • Breaking down the biennial budget

    When it comes to setting the state’s priorities, no other legislation plays a bigger role than the state’s budget.  It funds our schools, keeps us safe, maintains our highways, strengthens our collective health and affects our lives in countless other ways.

  • Marsy’s Law, statewide elections among bills passed by state Senate

    The threat of extreme winter weather conditions caused us to call off session in Frankfort on Friday, but not before we passed significant bills in the Senate earlier in the week. We hit the ground running during the second week of the 2018 Session—standing committees met to discuss and pass bills, which then went to the Senate floor for a full vote.