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Today's Opinions

  • Looking Back and Do You Remember | Jan. 18

    Jan. 21, 1988 (30 years ago)

    The Public Service Commission heard testimony filed on behalf of the Kentucky Industrial Utility Customers that LG&E failed to examine other power sources prior to starting construction on the Trimble County plant. An LG&E representative called the plant the best solution for providing customers with power and that the utility had also looked at buying power from other companies. The plant was scheduled for completion in 1991.

  • Looking Back and Do You Remember | Jan. 18

    Jan. 21, 1988 (30 years ago)

    The Public Service Commission heard testimony filed on behalf of the Kentucky Industrial Utility Customers that LG&E failed to examine other power sources prior to starting construction on the Trimble County plant. An LG&E representative called the plant the best solution for providing customers with power and that the utility had also looked at buying power from other companies. The plant was scheduled for completion in 1991.

  • Looking Back | Jan. 11, 2018

    Jan. 14, 1988

    (30 years ago)

    Trimble County’s volunteer emergency services provided assistance on 458 separate occasions in 1987. The Bedford Fire Department made 56 runs while the Milton Fire Department made 36 runs. Trimble County EMS responded to 374 emergency calls during the year. All of the services combined equated to more than 3,500 free hours provided to citizens of Trimble County.

  • Looking Back | Jan. 11, 2018

    Jan. 14, 1988

    (30 years ago)

    Trimble County’s volunteer emergency services provided assistance on 458 separate occasions in 1987. The Bedford Fire Department made 56 runs while the Milton Fire Department made 36 runs. Trimble County EMS responded to 374 emergency calls during the year. All of the services combined equated to more than 3,500 free hours provided to citizens of Trimble County.

  • McConnell reflects on US Senate’s 2017 work

    In November 2016, the American people sent President Trump to the White House and Republican majorities back to Congress. We worked together to make 2017, by any objective standard, a year of extraordinary accomplishment. While the national media may overlook or downplay any of these successes, the fact remains that Congress has achieved a number of priorities this past year for the people we represent.

  • Budget, pension reform remain top concerns for 2018 General Assembly
  • Key issues mean plenty to debate this session

    The first few weeks of a legislative session may seem slow at first glance, but that doesn’t diminish the importance of these opening days.

    That’s because this is the time when legislators and the governor alike lay out their priorities, setting the stage for what we hope can be accomplished by the time we finish our work, which this year will be April 13.

  • Back in session: Legislature returns to the Capitol

    With not one but possibly three major items on our agenda, and dozens of other issues competing for attention as well, the General Assembly returned to the Capitol early this week to kick off another legislative session.