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Today's Opinions

  • KSP Post 5 celebrates communications staff during special week

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  • Call local bee collector if hives unwanted

    Editor:

    I am writing in response to an article from The Spring Spruce-up, inserted in last week’s The Trimble Banner. The article called bees pests, (cutline under picture) and said “bees are among the many insects that return to wreak havoc on homeowners”

  • Beauty begins within: taking time to enjoy life

    Life style changes in diet, exercise and stress reduction are the premise of healthy living and healthy looks. What we think and what we eat are at the foundation of how we look. What we take time to enjoy in the beauty around us not only gives greater meaning to our life, it adds to the beauty that is reflected in our appearance. Busy schedules and rushing adds years to our appearance and causes a decline in organ function. It is critically important to take time out to relax and indulge ourselves at times.

  • New laws in place after special session

    While the just-completed legislative sessions will likely be remembered for two things – averting a crisis within Medicaid and enacting a far-reaching reform of our penal code – that should not overshadow the fact that quite a few other prominent bills are also now law.

  • Senate seeks to override vetoes

    Last week, I reported that both the House and the Senate voted for a responsible approach to resolving the Medicaid budget shortfall. Unfortunately, late Friday, the Governor vetoed all the key accountability provisions and is now left with an open checkbook combined with an unlimited credit card funded with your tax dollars.

  • TCHS junior coordinates Red Cross blood drive

    Hello, my name is Michael Gonterman and I’m a junior at Trimble County High School. I enjoy volunteering and helping those in need whenever I possibly can. So, I decided to coordinate the Red Cross Blood Drive. The Blood Drive will take place on Monday, April 11, 2011 from 1-5 p.m. in the Trimble County Middle School Gym.

  • Banner joins couple’s campaign to raise ALS awareness

    I have some local friends who are waging a campaign to raise awareness of Trimble Countians and others in the local region about the incurable disease clinically known as Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, or ALS.

    Bedford residents Bob and Dianne McKinney have a special interest in helping to raise money for research to hopefully find a cure for those diagnosed with ALS in the future.

  • Kentucky Senate failed to heed governor’s warning on Medicaid

    Last fall, when the General Assembly finalized the calendar for the 2011 Regular Session, this past week was scheduled to be one of the quietest of the year.  It was set aside as part of a 10-day period known as the veto recess, which gives the governor time to consider legislation sent to him and then gives legislators a chance to use the session’s final day to consider vetoes, if any occur.