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Today's Opinions

  • Much to grin about in February

    To the editor:

    February is National Children’s Dental Health Month-a time when schools, dentists and health organizations everywhere promote oral health education, and teach children how to practice good oral health

    According to the Kentucky Department of Public Health, Kentucky has the nation’s highest rate of tooth loss and more than one quarter of the residents of this Commonwealth have lost six or more teeth due to tooth decay or gum disease. This news is alarming.

  • Businesses accepting donations to group

    Editor:

    I would like to tell the community about a local organization called God’s Special Little Hearts. This group was formed in 2006 to help families with children battling a congenital heart defect or disease.

    The organization was founded by three heart moms who want to help others going through what their families went through as their children were diagnosed, hospitalized and underwent open-heart surgery. We have since recruited three other heart families to be a part of our organization.

  • Hospital ER staff crucial in saving toddler’s life

    Editor:

    I am a proud citizen of a small community. Sometimes we take for granted the benefits of living next to family and lifelong friends. There are also times we overlook great services in our small community.

    At 5 a.m. Jan. 26, my family was faced with a true emergency. My 2-year old son, Seth, woke from his sleep and was gasping for each breath. We had to make some very quick decisions and time was our enemy. Snow had just covered the roads, and I had to drive very carefully with my son struggling to breathe in the back seat.

  • Recession hits home; N-D staff faces first week of furloughs

    Well, it’s official. We’re in a recession. Oh, of course I’ve heard this news for several months now, so it comes as no surprise.

    But I’d been fortunate. Up to now, it hadn’t really affected me much.

    My husband and I have a nice home with a reasonable monthly mortgage payment. From what we can tell, at least for now, both of our jobs seem fairly safe. Yes, we do have some credit-card and other debt, but we are working hard to reduce what we owe. Our goal is, ultimately, to eliminate all of it when we retire.

  • Angels found in Trimble

    To the editor,

    To the fine people of Trimble County, I want to sincerely thank all of the wonderful people who have been such a great help to me during this emergency recovery stay in Trimble County.

    First of all, I want to thank Morgan’s Pharmacy-especially Bob Boyer, who has been more than kind and helpful during this time. Mr. and Mrs. Boyer are true angels.

    I would also like to thank the Trimble County EMS for all of their expertise and prompt, professional service. They have been life savers!

  • Residents thankful for emergency services

    To the editor,

    On January 29, 2009 our house caught on fire from a kerosene heater. The Milton and Bedford Fire Departments were dispatched to our house.

    We want to thank everyone for the hard work trying to save our house.

    We especially would like to thank Bedford’s Chief Michael Barnes for trying to save our pets. We are very thankful he was able to save our dog. He made several trips into the house to save our cats, but even with all his hard work we lost them. However, we are grateful for his efforts.

  • Confucius, and etiquette, say never poke a chubby bear with a sharp stick

    “I was talking to someone the other day and I said you were skinny. They said, ‘You haven’t seen her lately, have you?’”

    OUCH!

    It’s a good thing that I’m not sensitive about my weight or that could be akin to poking a fat bear with a pointy stick!

  • CASA seeks volunteers

    To the editor,

    Since the inception of CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) in 1985 in Jefferson County, the goal has been to serve a record number of children in one year. With the expansion of the program in Henry, Oldham and Trimble counties in 2007 and the addition in 2008 of Shelby and Spencer counties, CASA has exceeded the goal of advocating for more than 500 children in 2008.

    This is a huge milestone, and we are very excited. Many thanks to the hard-working staff, volunteers and board members for making this program work.