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Today's Opinions

  • Senate sets agenda for 2011 short 
legislative session

    The Senate Majority gathered Dec. 9-10 to discuss the upcoming session and lay out legislative priorities. The short session is just 30 days long, so we have to make the most of it and respond to the issues we heard from voters in the fall.
    What I heard was a resounding rejection of government overreach. People demand transparent government that is efficient and fosters job growth. So, the Senate Majority announced an “Agenda for Prosperity” that tackles these and other issues.

  • Davis: Available 
to constituents via Internet, telephone

    As your representative in Congress, it is my job to represent your voice in Washington and support legislative initiatives that will strengthen our communities.
    In addition to this work, there are many other ways that I can help 4th District residents with issues related to the federal government.  One of the most important responsibilities I have is to help constituents with problems they may encounter with federal government agencies.  

  • Hauler thanks city for Bedford waste contract

    Editor:
    I would like to take just a moment to say a great big “thank you” to the Bedford City Commission for awarding the 2011 city trash collection contract to Elite Waste Services.
    Your confidence in our ability to service the community is appreciated. We will do everything in our power to uphold the high standard of service that we’ve set in the rest of Trimble County.
    We look forward to working with the city of Bedford and all its residents.  

  • Kentucky’s fourth Constitution stands test of time

    Kentucky officially broke away from Virginia in 1792 to become the 15th state to join the Union. The first order of business was to do what the country, itself, had done just several years earlier: Write a Constitution.
    It was in Danville, not Frankfort, where the state’s leaders gathered to write that first foundation of our state govern-ment. Kentucky replaced that document twice in the next 90 years. In 1891, the current and fourth Consititution was approved by voters.

  • Volunteering is 
a great way to show community you care

    So, from mid-August to the end of November, it was like living in Southern California – sunny and unseasonably warm weather, with so little rain we had a severe drought.
    Now, just barely into December, we’ve had our first major snowstorm of the winter on Saturday and plunging temperatures with wind-chill factors taking them into single digits – and possibly below zero by the time this issue goes to press.
    It’s pretty amazing, I think.

  • New laws seek more oversight of quasi-government agencies

    When we think of state and local governments, it is certainly understandable that much of our focus is on elected offices.
    They are the ones, after all, that ultimately decide the direction the Commonwealth takes.
    But that should not underscore the critical importance of literally hundreds of quasi-government boards and agencies that range from the large – like the Kentucky Lottery Corporation – to such smaller ones as water, fire and library districts. They, too, touch our daily lives, often in ways we may not even realize.

  • Cross-country team thanks 2010 supporters

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  • Christmas drawing aims to reward adult students

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