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Today's Opinions

  • Farming remains Kentucky’s strong suit

    Although the economy has weathered some of its toughest years since the Great Depression, there has been one bright spot for Kentucky: Agriculture.
    The new year, in fact, may just bring a new record with it.
    If all goes well, farm receipts could top $5 billion in 2011, or a billion dollars more than just several years ago.

  • Like it? Don’t like it?

    I’m already on the record for being in favor of the Trimble County Board of Education’s plan to possibly build a new baseball/softball/tennis complex for high school athletes.
    Personally, I think it would be a boost to the entire community, and would have a positive impact on students at the high school and, eventually, in the lower grades.

  • Christmas presents seem to project interesting ‘theme’

    Well, it’s official. I have, apparently, reached middle age.
    It must be true, because two of my favorite Christmas gifts this year were a parafin-wax hand spa that my Dear Husband bought for me and a full-back/shoulder shiatsu chair-cushion massager that I bought for him. (Yes, some gifts I buy for him are for me, too.)
    Oh, and did I mention the massager also includes heat? Woot!

  • New fields would boost participation, pride

    Editor:
    I would like to share my thoughts on the proposed sports complex.
    Athletics play an important role in the lives of students. If handled correctly, athletics teach the importance of academics, leadership, discipline, endurance, hard work, social skills, and also help with the obesity problem among our youth.

  • Sports complex project belongs on ‘back burner’

    Editor:
    Today I read that the school board is looking into building a new sports complex. My first thoughts were, “Yes! This is great for our youth, for I, too, did sports in school and began my Golden Gloves training while in my teens there.”
    Well, you guessed it: Then I remembered that our county educational system here in Trimble County is not doing too well with the educating of our youth and the drop-out rate is not so good, as well.

  • Senate sets agenda for 2011 short 
legislative session

    The Senate Majority gathered Dec. 9-10 to discuss the upcoming session and lay out legislative priorities. The short session is just 30 days long, so we have to make the most of it and respond to the issues we heard from voters in the fall.
    What I heard was a resounding rejection of government overreach. People demand transparent government that is efficient and fosters job growth. So, the Senate Majority announced an “Agenda for Prosperity” that tackles these and other issues.

  • Davis: Available 
to constituents via Internet, telephone

    As your representative in Congress, it is my job to represent your voice in Washington and support legislative initiatives that will strengthen our communities.
    In addition to this work, there are many other ways that I can help 4th District residents with issues related to the federal government.  One of the most important responsibilities I have is to help constituents with problems they may encounter with federal government agencies.  

  • Hauler thanks city for Bedford waste contract

    Editor:
    I would like to take just a moment to say a great big “thank you” to the Bedford City Commission for awarding the 2011 city trash collection contract to Elite Waste Services.
    Your confidence in our ability to service the community is appreciated. We will do everything in our power to uphold the high standard of service that we’ve set in the rest of Trimble County.
    We look forward to working with the city of Bedford and all its residents.