Today's Opinions

  • Fundraising effort underway for Raiders football program


  • Reader enjoyed Callis Grove article


    As a current member on the board of Callis Grove camp meeting I read with great interest the article last week in The Banner about the camp. I would like to express my sincere thanks for the wonderful article you wrote. The pictures were good also. It took some people back to the old days of camp meeting. I talked to some who said they remembered those days. Thanks for all the time and effort you put into the article. Not only myself but I heard others comment on what a good article it was. Thanks again.

    Timothy Schermer

  • Adult education sees enrollment growth

    It has been a little more than a decade ago since the General Assembly revamped the state’s adult education programs, a high point in the legislature’s ongoing efforts to improve the classroom from preschool to the workplace.

    While a lot of work remains, the past decade has been exactly what we had hoped. In fact, from 2005 to 2009, adult education enrollment grew by 30 percent – faster than any other state over the same period. There are now about 40,000 citizens who are helped academically each year.

  • Thoughts on coming home to Jesus

    A while ago someone sent me a newsletter from The Coming Home Network International.

    Attached was a note that read: “Mrs. Kennedy, I understand you are a lapsed Catholic. If so, you may find this (newsletter) of interest. Why not return to our Mother Church?”

    It was signed, “a friend.”

  • Band Booster expresses thanks for band support


    The Trimble County Band Boosters would like to thank Lois Adair and Debbie Noblin for being so helpful and nice to the band last week during Band Camp. It takes a community to support small band programs like we have at Trimble County and these ladies are fine examples of the community.

    TC band booster
    Dawn Arnett

  • Cross country parent writes in support of Coach Vincent


    I am writing in regards to the article that was in the July 20 edition entitled “TCHS track/cross country coach suspended.” The parent that provided the information for the paper failed to mention some important facts. My daughter has been a part of the track/cross country team for three years and I feel I may have some things to add.

  • Reader encourages community involvement in Bedford Bash


    Our 22nd Annual Bedford Bash is just around the corner on August 26th, 2011.  Entertainment will consist of Trimble County High School Band and Trimble County cheerleaders starting at 6:30 p.m., then Young Country starting at 7 p.m. Asphalt Angels will be having a car show around the courthouse. The theme is “Military Pride.” We will draw for gifts at different times during the evening.  

  • State ends fiscal year with surprise surplus balance

    There have been several positive signs in recent months that the worst of the recession may finally be behind us, but perhaps the best indication yet for Kentucky came late last week. That’s when Governor Beshear announced that state government ended the just-completed fiscal year with nearly $157 million more than expected.