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Today's Opinions

  • Bedford Elementary Fall Festival successful thanks to community

    Editor:
    The Bedford Elementary PTA would like to thank everyone who took part in making our Fall Festival on November 3rd a success.  We truly appreciate all those who volunteered their time and their financial support.  A huge Thank You to the Milton Fire Department for frying our fish.  
    A big thank you to all the individuals and businesses in Trimble County and the surrounding communities who donated money and items for the annual auction.

  • Open letter of thanks to the people of Trimble County

    Editor:          

    For the past four years my family and I have been engaged in a family tragedy that took place in your county.  My brother, Steven Michael Jones was murdered near the Ohio River in Milton, Ky. The case is now closed, due to the excellent professional work by Trimble County public servants.

  • Thanksgiving at the state level

    This week, as we turn our focus to family, food and – for some – football, now is the ideal time to pause for a moment to recall all for which we are thankful.

    At the state level, the good news is that some silver linings have begun to shine through after several especially tough years.

    The 12 months between Sept. 2011 and 2012, for example, saw Kentucky add 47,000 jobs -- our highest year-to-year total since 2000. Only South Dakota had a larger percentage increase during the same 12-month period.

  • Give thanks with a grateful heart

    An open letter to God, a psalm of thanksgiving:

    My Father who art in heaven

    Truly, hallowed and holy is your name.

    As I begin to write my yearly psalm of thanksgiving, this my 12th or 13th year, I’m wrestling with where to start, what to say, how to even approach you.

    Not that I’m not thankful, because I am. But I don’t want this to be rote and same -- or worse, clever for cleverness sake. After 12 or 13 years, I struggle to be fresh. I struggle to be present, to not just phone it in.

  • Tuttle family expresses appreciation for kindnesses of community

    Editor and Dear Friends:

    The outpouring love, kindness, and generosity of the Carroll County Community and surrounding counties has been phenomenal. We consider ourselves to be very fortunate to live and work here. Our family has received visits, meals, calls, cards, emails, and messages too numerous to count. Even though we have lost Caroline, her memory lives on through the love we all had for her.  Your prayers have given us strength as we search for peace while we travel down this road of grief.

    Thank you again,

  • Roots of the Thanksgiving Day holiday in America

    Sometimes in this busy land of plenty we need to stop and review our national and spiritual heritage to remind us how we got to where we are today.

    Throughout history mankind has celebrated the harvest with ceremonies of thanksgiving. Harvest festivals and thanksgiving celebrations were held by many cultures: the Hebrews, the ancient Greeks, Romans, Chinese and Egyptians.

  • It’s time we work together

    Our world is at a point of crisis that most of us could never have imagined. Factors of climate, war, culture, environmental destruction, resources, unemployment and financial decline are creating fear and uncertainty of the future. We are at what some predict as the end times.

    Whether you agree with this or not, one thing that we all agree on is the need to set aside our differences and focus on mutual goals of restoration. We can no longer divide the focus by remaining in conflict within ourselves, our families, our communities, our country and our world.

  • Phantoms and mirror magic

    A month or so ago, I met a man with part of his right arm missing -- he was a tree trimmer and had an accident involving a chain saw.

    I asked him if the missing part ever hurt. He said as a matter of fact, it was bothering him as we were talking.