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Today's Opinions

  • Kentucky an environmentally adept leader

    When it comes to being “green,” Kentucky is taking a leading role in proving that, environmentally speaking, less is really more.

    Our recycling rate, for example, has doubled over the last decade, and in 2008, we passed the national average for the first time. Now, nearly a third of our recyclable materials – such things as aluminum, plastic, glass and paper – are being re-used rather than shipped off to the landfill. Altogether, it amounts to about two million tons annually that are being saved.

  • What’s up with all the ‘W’s on the Milton-Madison Bridge?

    Recently I have heard some rumblings about a contest to name the new version of the Milton-Madison Bridge.

    We’ve always called the current Milton-Madison Bridge the “Milton-Madison Bridge.”

    That is, unless you are a died-in-the-wool Indiana resident who hates anything blue and white or anything associated with Kentucky and the proliferation of Wildcat memorabilia everywhere. THOSE people insist on calling it the “Madison-Milton Bridge.”

  • Fundraising effort underway for Raiders football program

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  • Reader enjoyed Callis Grove article

    Editor:

    As a current member on the board of Callis Grove camp meeting I read with great interest the article last week in The Banner about the camp. I would like to express my sincere thanks for the wonderful article you wrote. The pictures were good also. It took some people back to the old days of camp meeting. I talked to some who said they remembered those days. Thanks for all the time and effort you put into the article. Not only myself but I heard others comment on what a good article it was. Thanks again.

    Timothy Schermer

  • Adult education sees enrollment growth

    It has been a little more than a decade ago since the General Assembly revamped the state’s adult education programs, a high point in the legislature’s ongoing efforts to improve the classroom from preschool to the workplace.

    While a lot of work remains, the past decade has been exactly what we had hoped. In fact, from 2005 to 2009, adult education enrollment grew by 30 percent – faster than any other state over the same period. There are now about 40,000 citizens who are helped academically each year.

  • Thoughts on coming home to Jesus

    A while ago someone sent me a newsletter from The Coming Home Network International.

    Attached was a note that read: “Mrs. Kennedy, I understand you are a lapsed Catholic. If so, you may find this (newsletter) of interest. Why not return to our Mother Church?”

    It was signed, “a friend.”

  • Band Booster expresses thanks for band support

    Editor:

    The Trimble County Band Boosters would like to thank Lois Adair and Debbie Noblin for being so helpful and nice to the band last week during Band Camp. It takes a community to support small band programs like we have at Trimble County and these ladies are fine examples of the community.

    TC band booster
    Dawn Arnett
    Milton
     

  • Cross country parent writes in support of Coach Vincent

    Editor:

    I am writing in regards to the article that was in the July 20 edition entitled “TCHS track/cross country coach suspended.” The parent that provided the information for the paper failed to mention some important facts. My daughter has been a part of the track/cross country team for three years and I feel I may have some things to add.