Today's Opinions

  • Kentuckians’ sacrifices remembered

    For most of Kentucky’s history, we have found a way to go above and beyond the call of duty when it comes to protecting our country.

    During the War of 1812, for example, Kentucky suffered more casualties than all other states combined.  In the decade since Sept. 11, 2001, meanwhile, no military base has seen more deployments than Fort Campbell.

    Last week, the nation turned its attention to the Kentuckian who became the latest recipient of the Congressional Medal of Honor, the highest award that anyone in the military can receive.

  • Letter to the Editor

    Appreciation expressed to all who contributed to success of Apple Festival

  • A makeover for our courthouse cannon?

    We’ve all seen them, those items of armament from wars fought long ago displayed in the public squares of small towns in rural America. They can be seen in courthouse lawns, at meeting houses of Veterans of Foreign Wars and American Legion organizations, airports, etc. They are visible reminders of battles fought, victories won, adversaries overcome, sacrifices made and “heroes proved through liberating strife,” as Katherine Lee Bates so skillfully memorialized in the lyric of “America, the Beautiful.”

  • Bedford Fire Chief writes to thank public servants for their service and sacrifice


    With this last week being a time of great reflection and remembering in our nation’s history I would like to take this opportunity to give thanks. I would like to thank all the service men and women who have served and are serving this great country. Your job is one with huge sacrifices and sometimes horrible consequences.

  • State has 60 nature preserves totaling 25,000 acres

    “Buy land,” Mark Twain once said.  “They’re not making any more of it.”

    That investment advice has been taken to heart by the Kentucky State Nature Preserves Commission, which formally celebrated 35 years of service last week.

    Since it began, the commission has permanently set aside more than 25,000 irreplaceable acres for future generations.  Their 60 nature preserves range from the Blanton Forest near Virginia to Three Ponds along the Mississippi River.

  • Rand reflects on Sept. 11

    There are only a handful of days in which a whole country collectively remembers what it was doing.  Some have been high points in our history, like V-E and V-J Day at the end of World War II and Neil Armstrong’s first steps on the moon.  And some have been moments we wish had never occurred, like Pearl Harbor, President Kennedy’s assassination, and the tragedies of September 11, 2001.

    For those old enough to remember that last date, it seems hard to believe that 10 years have slipped by since that cool and clear morning.

  • LG&E neighbor concerned over fly-ash landfill plans


    For the last 24 years, my family and I have lived in a beautiful country setting next to land owned by LG&E. After doing nothing to their land for all this time, LG&E has submitted an application for a permit to construct a fly ash landfill directly across from our home, in which I have a state-certified day care.

  • Appreciation expressed for Bedford Bash sponsors, volunteers

    Dear Editor. Merchants, Fellow Business People and Individuals:

    The 22nd Annual Bedford Bash was a hit. We raised over $300.00 for the needy kids Christmas party through the sale of T-shirts. We gave away several prizes and had a great time. I have heard several positive comments on Young Country and the 5th Annual Car Show.  

    Congratulations to the Trimble Banner for winning the Window Decorating Contest.