Today's Opinions

  • Reader questions intent of ‘special interest groups’ in county


    Is there no shame in Trimble County?

    I can remember that 10 years ago when a special interest group of people were crying about how we needed zoning here. They said that if not passed the lower class of people would destroy Trimble County by moving in with their trailers, drinking, their drugs and trashing our beloved county. It did not happen.

  • Community’s support appreciated at school’s Fall Festival


    The Bedford Elementary School PTA would like to thank the community for their support of the 2011 BES Fall Festival. We had a great turnout for the food, games, raffle, and auction.

    The Fall Festival was a huge success, because of your donations, support, and time. The faculty, staff, and students are grateful to have such a wonderful and involved community that truly cares about the success of their young people.

  • Basketball teams seek help with program


  • Economic forecasts present challenges for lawmakers

    Over the last month or so, there have been some encouraging signs that state governments are inching away from the toughest economic crisis in decades.

    Combined, the states have trimmed a half-trillion dollars since 2007, but the days of cutting much more appear over, at least for now.  According to the National Conference of State Legislatures, new budgetary gaps “are practically non-existent.”

  • C.S. Lewis and the Lion

    Early one Saturday morning I was on the treadmill at the gym watching “The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe” on the TV in front of me.

    TLWW is the first of C.S. Lewis’ Chronicles of Narnia allegorical series about a wonderland that’s taken hostage by an evil witch.

    In the part of the movie that caught my attention, the boy Edmund finds himself in Narnia, in the snow, shivering in his p.j.s, robe and slippers.

  • Reader supports Magistrate Hamilton

    Once again I would like to applaud Nolan Hamilton for his stand against the Sunday sale of wine. He is serving the county well. After attending the court meeting the other day I feel like most of the county is against this ordinance. I saw people from different parts of the county. I have come to realize the only thing left to do is at the ballot box. So, friends, be sure to vote in the next election. We must do all we can to stand against things like this.
    Timothy Schermer
    Milton Ky.

  • When school gets tough...

    If I had a nickel for every time my grandfather prompted me with the rhetorical question, “when the going gets tough?” . . . well, let’s just say that I wouldn’t be driving a 10 year old Volkswagen.  If you were reared as I was, the CORRECT answer was, “the tough get going.”  It seems that these days, the answer is often to simply throw in the towel.

  • Mental health issues challenge state, federal governments