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Today's Opinions

  • 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.

  • 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.