Today's Opinions

  • Dropping the phony facade

  • Locals encouraged to experience ‘Citizens’ Police Academy’


    Society has always been interested in police work and finds the issue of crime a fascinating topic.  Television programming has included shows about crime and police work from every angle and context throughout its history.

  • Beshear forecasts ‘tough road’

    At the start of each legislative session in even-numbered years, the governor appears before the General Assembly twice: First, to give the State of the Commonwealth address and then, later in the month, to present a two-year budget proposal.

    Given the tough economy the country has weathered during the last several years, it wasn’t much of a surprise when Governor Beshear spent much of his first speech last week talking about the second one he will give on Jan. 17th.

  • Harris reviews State of Commonwealth address by Beshear

    The first week of the 2012 Session was a combination of the ceremonial and the new. We gaveled in on Tuesday with the traditional establishment of the membership of the Senate and approval of our chamber’s rules. Over 200 bills have already been filed in the General Assembly and will start making their way through the committee process beginning in earnest next week.

  • Rand previews 2012 Kentucky House session

    Early this week, the General Assembly returned to the Capitol to begin another legislative session, which in even-numbered years lasts for 60 days and runs through mid-April.

    Governor Beshear will help set the stage when he gives his State of the Commonwealth address this week and, later this month, presents his two-year budget proposal.  Redist-ricting, something done each decade to align the state’s legislative and Kentucky Supreme Court boundaries to changes in population, will also be a major issue in the session’s opening days.

  • Harris previews 2012 Kentucky Senate session

    As most of you are aware, the 2012 Session of the Kentucky General Assembly will gavel in at 12 noon January 3, 2012.  Being an even numbered year, this is considered a long session because legislators will be developing the two-year budget for the state.

  • We are built for great things

    Last month my husband and I went to Charlotte, N.C., one of our favorite cities.

    We stayed uptown — which I would call downtown, but what do I know? — right in the middle of all the tall buildings and skyscrapers.

    I have a confession to make. I love buildings. I mean, I love, l-o-v-e buildings, like chocoholics love chocolate and pie-aholics love pie. Well, maybe not that much, but I love architecture and design, Gothic arches and flying buttresses.

  • Resident supports Signature Healthcare


    My name is James Gividen. I am a resident at Signature HealthCare of Trimble County, and I’ve been here for 14 months.

    I am responding to an ad that was placed on the back page of the Trimble Banner (Dec. 14, 2011) that said our Signature nursing home is not a good place.

    I want to say that it is a good place. I’d recommend it to anyone who needs to be in a nursing home. The nursing staff is excellent. The kitchen staff is excellent. The place is very clean.