Today's Opinions

  • State government offers assistance to first responders

    They may only number in the tens of thousands out of a state of more than 4.3 million people, but it isn’t hard to imagine how much more difficult life would be without our first responders.

    While their work is mainly a function of local government, the state plays a role as well in helping law enforcement, firefighters and other emergency workers do their job.

  • Postsecondary education in Kentucky

    When the General Assembly overhauled the state’s postsecondary system in 1997, it set some ambitious goals to reach by the year 2020.

    Last month, the Council on Postsecondary Education gave us an update  on just how far we have come since then – and how much further we need to go in the next few years to stay on track.

  • Thoughts on death and life

    Ed Preston died Oct. 5. He lived across the street from us. He had been at the Hospice House and his wife, Lillian, asked my husband to watch over their house while she stayed with him.

    They were married 64 years. Ed turned 94 on Sept. 30.

    The evening of Oct. 5 — it was a Wednesday — I saw our other neighbor drive off with Lillian. When they returned a few hours later I knew something had happened.

    My husband and I went across the street, and as Lillian got out of the car she said, “Ed died.”

  • Milton resident urges action be taken on deadly U.S. 421 curve


    I am writing about an area on Hwy 421 in Milton that is dangerous and deadly. On the curve in the 9900 block, there were five accidents the past week with several injuries and one fatality. This is not just this past week that has been a problem. In the 14 years we have lived here, we have seen three deaths and more accidents than we can count. Many of the accidents are not listed in the Kentucky State Statistics as they are able to leave without assistance from the legal system.

  • Lady Raiders took volleyball to a new level this fall

    Trimble Countians should all be pleased with the outstanding volleyball season our Lady Raiders put together this fall! The stellar 22-9 record compiled by this team of girls ranks with some of the best records ever compiled in any sport – basketball included – by some of the best teams ever fielded by good old Trimble High and Milton High schools in days of yore.

  • Phil Ransdell rites a ‘wonderful sendoff’


    It was a beautiful autumn day ideal for a funeral and a burial in a remote countryside location.  We noted attendance was all close relatives.  Since the cemetery was located not too far from Campbellsburg where our farm is, we elected to be one of the ten vehicles in the funeral procession from Bedford.

  • Planning a visit to Washington, D.C.? Try these tips

    Are you planning a visit to Washington, D.C.?

    Whether you are coming on a school trip, family vacation or business trip, my office can help you make arrangements for some of the more popular attractions and landmarks in our nation’s capital.  We are available to help you reserve tours of the U.S. Capitol Building, Pentagon, and White House.  These tours are an excellent way to see the highlights of Washington at no charge to you.

  • Bedford city officials planning Thanksgiving meal for community


    Last week my husband and I were sitting at home talking about the upcoming holidays. We thought how nice it would be to have a community Thanksgiving at the community center for everyone who either could not afford dinner or was alone and had no one to spend the day with.

    On Monday I went in to work and wrote on my calendar on Tuesday, Nov. 22, “Community Thanksgiving.” I had not said anything to anyone about this.