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Today's Opinions

  • Reader encourages community involvement in Bedford Bash

    Editor:

    Our 22nd Annual Bedford Bash is just around the corner on August 26th, 2011.  Entertainment will consist of Trimble County High School Band and Trimble County cheerleaders starting at 6:30 p.m., then Young Country starting at 7 p.m. Asphalt Angels will be having a car show around the courthouse. The theme is “Military Pride.” We will draw for gifts at different times during the evening.  

  • State ends fiscal year with surprise surplus balance

    There have been several positive signs in recent months that the worst of the recession may finally be behind us, but perhaps the best indication yet for Kentucky came late last week. That’s when Governor Beshear announced that state government ended the just-completed fiscal year with nearly $157 million more than expected.

  • Controlling thoughts leads to inner peace

    Betty came to me for consultation to find peace in her life. She described several situations of chaos and disruption. She has two daughters who had difficult relationships and a father who was very ill.

    Stress at work was a constant threat of cutbacks. Her workload had increased because of the last cutback, which left her department understaffed. She was working longer hours with higher quotas.
    She was worried about the erratic weather and growing violence around the world.

  • Summer education programs

    For many students, the end of the school year does not mean an end to time spent with a teacher.

    In fact, hundreds work as hard during summer vacation as they do during the rest of the year.  Two of the most popular programs Kentucky offers are Governor’s Scholars and the Governor’s School for the Arts, both of which give select high school students a chance to spend several weeks on a college campus with others as driven as they are.

  • Reader supports Coach Vincent

    Editor:

    On a personal note, I have known Jeff Vincent for six years because of his strong and prosperous team that he coaches. He not only supports and encourages kids on his own team; he also does the same for others such as me.  

  • Trimble alumni encouraged to enjoy TCHS centennial

    This week’s edition of the paper may fill some youngsters with dread at the thought of another school year being just around the corner. For most, however, there is the anticipation of a new adventure and new worlds to conquer. For some parents, the term “back to school” brings a sigh of relief.

  • Earthquakes: Imagine the unthinkable

    By JONATHON BALL
    Special to The Trimble Banner

    Are you prepared? Very seldom we overlook the unexpected things in life, such as Mother Nature. Mother Nature can cause all kinds of damage not only to property but also human lives. By being prepared and knowing the correct steps to take, this in turn could save your life.

  • Kentucky at the heart of the nation

    One of the Commonwealth’s most famous authors, Jesse Stuart, once wrote that “if these United States can be called a body, Kentucky can be called its heart.”

    He was referring to more than just our location, of course, but his words have proven prophetic in a geographic sense as well.  It turns out that our literal place in the world is a great place to be when it comes to helping the world get what it needs.