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Today's Opinions

  • Convert old library into facility for Adult Education

    Editor:

    I’ve got an idea.

    Why not make the old library the new Adult Education Building?

    With the high level of high school children dropping out of school this poses a problem with the overcrowding at the present location. Sure, someone is going to have to pay for it but let’s concentrate on our young adults’ education.

  • Bob’s Bunch Walk to Defeat ALS

    Bob’s Bunch Walk to Defeat ALS

    Editor:

    Bob, along with 62 family members and friends walked on May 14, 2011 to raise money for research to cure ALS also known as Lou Gehrig’s.    We were one of the largest groups present and raised over $8000.   Through the hard work of volunteers that placed canisters in the community, sold cookbooks and requested donations, we were able to go over our original goal of $1000.    

  • Concert review: Band music is alive and well at TCHS

    Harold Rothert would be pleased.

    Instrumental music is alive and well in the Trimble County school system. Monday’s concert at the Trimble County Middle School gymnasium featured not only good band music but a houseful of parents and grandparents who beamed with pride as the sixth grade band, the seventh and eighth grade band and high school band presented their annual spring concert.

    Who was Harold Rothert?

  • Kentucky’s tourism industry is big business

    When Kentucky first got into the tourism business, James Monroe was on track to become the country’s fifth president, Daniel Boone was still alive and a 7-year-old boy named Abraham Lincoln was preparing to move from here to Indiana with his family.

  • High school plays produced memories that won’t go away

    High school plays, I remember them well.

    Some of my most memorable moments from the old halls of Trimble revolve around the dramas presented by the junior and senior classes from days of yore.

    There were a number of great productions directed by the husband and wife team James and Martha Quisenberry in the mid-1960s in old McCain Auditorium. After the Quisenberry’s left Trimble after the 1965-66 school year, Carl Rucker and Nina Coffin stepped in to direct several productions through the end of my high school days.

  • Mindfulness to change your brain

    I want to tell you an interesting story about a client named Belinda. She came to me because she was having trouble with organizational skills. She said her brain felt scattered and she had trouble focusing on one thought or one task. I told her about a technique called Mindfulness that is being practiced in over 200 hospitals around the United States. The scientific studies showed that the practice of Mindfulness is a form of meditation that not only organizes mental function, but it lowers blood pressure , diminishes the risk of stroke and reduces stress and chronic pain.

  • Celebrate the abundance in the lives of friends

    The condition has a name: Facebook Envy.

    It’s symptoms include twinges of resentment, pangs of self-pity and thoughts of “Why not me?”
    Some blame it on technology itself, although the condition has been around since B.C. — Before Computers.

    For those not familiar with Facebook, it’s a Website where friends, which can be people you actually know or people you might sort of know, post news or random thoughts or pithy messages for their friends and sometimes the general cyber public to read.

  • Candidate’s campaign modest in finances

    Editor:

    I am John Lackey, candidate for Commissioner of Agriculture.

    It is appalling what candidates for public office feel they have to spend to win election. No middle class person can afford these sums. Larger contributors do expect something in return.

    My campaign hopes to show that voters appreciate a qualified, hands-on candidate who finances a modest appeal from personal resources. This lets an elected official call them as he or she sees them, without influence from groups seeking a personal interest.