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Today's Opinions

  • Letter to the Editor

    Scruples

    Editor:

    Forty-five years I have proudly been active in the grass roots movement, from local elections and state elections. During that time I have seen it all from good servants of we the people to the good old boys that fool the voters to place them into the seat of power. Many of our elected officials here at home and sometimes beyond are the cream of the crop and they well deserved our support and votes.

  • Hometown hydro champ sees regatta as ‘a racing heritage’

    By STEVE DAVID
    Special to The Trimble Banner

  • Miracles bring faith to the cynical

    Joan Chipkar is one of those people I can’t say no to.

    In 2004, after Florida was hit by hurricanes, she convinced me to go with her to do laundry for health department staff working in the hardest hit area.

    Last year, when her beloved therapy dog Charlie died, I wrote an obituary column about the brown and white cocker spaniel.

    And when she called last week to ask me to write about her miracle great-grandson Landon in Alabama, I didn’t say yes, but I didn’t say no.

  • Cancer is top health concern among Kentuckians

    Earlier this year, The Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky asked more than 1,600 Kentuckians a simple question: What do you think is the most pressing healthcare issue for our citizens? The answer given most often was a word no one wants to hear: Cancer.

    There’s good reason why it’s the top health concern, because in the Commonwealth it’s the leading cause of death among women and a close second behind heart disease in men.  Unfortunately, it’s also more prevalent here than in other states.

  • Kentucky’s postsecondary report card is good

    With summer vacation now in full swing, the last thing students may want to think about is school. But that shouldn’t stop the rest of us, because, overall, the report card is pretty good.

    Consider the number of students who secured a degree or certificate from Kentucky’s colleges and universities this past year. There were nearly 63,000 altogether, according to the Council on Postsecondary Education, an 11 percent increase when compared to 2009-10.

  • Memorial Day offers opportunity to recall America’s sacrifices

    EDITOR’S NOTE: The following address was delivered during Monday’s  Community Memorial Day ceremonies at the Trimble County Courthouse by the Rev. Tom Starks, Pastor of Milton Baptist Church. Rev. Starks served in the United States Coast Guard from 1992-1996.

  • Economy showing signs of rebound

    It’s still early, but there are growing signs that the country’s economy is getting back on its feet, and that Kentucky is poised to help lead the way.

  • 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.