http://www.mytrimblenews.com/todaysopinions/rss.xml en Legislators going ‘Back to School’ nationwide http://www.mytrimblenews.com/content/legislators-going-%E2%80%98back-school%E2%80%99-nationwide <p> Starting this week, hundreds of state legislators from across the country will begin visiting classrooms to kick off the 16th annual &ldquo;America&rsquo;s Legislators Back to School Program.&rdquo;</p> <p> Sponsored by the National Conference of State Legislatures, this event initially lasted just one day but now extends through much of the school year.&nbsp; While most students tour the state Capitol at least once, often during a field trip in elementary school, this program brings state government to them.</p> DNA research and your diet http://www.mytrimblenews.com/content/dna-research-and-your-diet <p> <em>Compiled by the Rev. Patrice Joy Masterson, MA Reiki Master Instructor, from the book, &ldquo;How to Reprogram Your DNA for Optimum Health,&rdquo; by Adelle LaBree</em></p> <p> Anew field called &ldquo;<em>Nutrigenomics&rdquo;</em>is devoted to the study of the effects of foods on genetic behavior. By analyzing how different foods interact with specific genes, researchers have confirmed that the food you eat directly influences the metabolic programming of your cells.</p> Whether it’s things or feelings, hoarding is never good for you http://www.mytrimblenews.com/content/whether-it%E2%80%99s-things-or-feelings-hoarding-never-good-you <p> When we moved to Florida from California 23 years ago, we did so with only the things we could fit into two vehicles.</p> <p> That meant getting rid of 15 years&rsquo; worth of possessions to start over, which was both sad and exciting.</p> <p> I especially hated parting with the coffee table my husband had accidentally autographed. He tends to write hard and had been signing checks. After that, at a certain angle you could see a half-dozen &ldquo;Barry Kennedy&rdquo; indentations in the table top.</p> Coalition spreads the word on substance abuse prevention http://www.mytrimblenews.com/content/coalition-spreads-word-substance-abuse-prevention <img src="http://www.mytrimblenews.com/sites/www.mytrimblenews.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/cares_photo.jpg" alt="Trimble CARES Coalition recently presented two new portable breath testers to the Trimble County Sheriff’s Department. Pictured with one of the new PBT’s are, from left: Trimble CARES Coordinator Daisy Toppett, Deputy Tom Starks and Trimble County Circuit Court Clerk Stacy Bruner." title="Trimble CARES Coalition recently presented two new portable breath testers to the Trimble County Sheriff’s Department. Pictured with one of the new PBT’s are, from left: Trimble CARES Coordinator Daisy Toppett, Deputy Tom Starks and Trimble County Circuit Court Clerk Stacy Bruner." align="left" hspace="6" /><p> On Aug. 27, the Trimble CARES Coalition met at the Trimble County Extension Office. During the meeting Director Denise Hall and Seven Counties Prevention Specialist Patty Gregory shared resources and data that they received while at the CADCA training this summer.</p> <p> Trimble County Attorney Perry Arnold shared information on a recent conference including raising awareness on clothing, such as &ldquo;710&rdquo; means OIL upside down referencing marijuana oil and DGK indicating drug use.</p> What to do if you inherit someone’s 401(k) http://www.mytrimblenews.com/content/what-do-if-you-inherit-someone%E2%80%99s-401k <p> By Jason Alderman<br /> Talk about good news wrapped in bad: In the midst of grieving the loss of a loved one, you learn that you were named beneficiary of their 401(k) plan. Chances are you&rsquo;ve got too much on your mind to make any sudden decisions about what to do with the money.<br /> However, don&rsquo;t procrastinate too long. The IRS has ironclad rules, deadlines and penalties concerning inherited retirement accounts, which vary depending on what type of account it is. This column discusses inherited 401(k) and similar employer-provided plans.<br /> Life lessons in the mud http://www.mytrimblenews.com/content/life-lessons-mud <p> Although I personally don&rsquo;t get the fascination with running races through mud, these days lots of people do.<br /> A few years ago, my two daughters did a mud race together. My oldest daughter, Alison, said the obstacles freaked her out and she doesn&rsquo;t like climbing cargo nets and was leery of leaping over fire.<br /> &ldquo;Otherwise, the mud was fun,&rdquo; she said. &ldquo;Once you commit to being muddy and know you&rsquo;re going to feel gross and will be cleaning mud out of your ears for weeks after, it&rsquo;s just plain fun.&rdquo;<br /> Lady Raider golfers thank scramble sponsors http://www.mytrimblenews.com/content/lady-raider-golfers-thank-scramble-sponsors <p> Editor:<br /> The Trimble County Girls Golf Team held a golf scramble on May 31st at Cardinal Hills golf course. Thanks to all of our sponsors, it was a very successful day. Please help us show our appreciation to these generous sponsors by expressing our thanks if you should cross their path.&nbsp; They are:<br /> Hole Sponsors:<br /> Craig Toyota<br /> American Legion Post 9<br /> McCubbin Ford<br /> Bedford Bank<br /> Bill Mudd Electric<br /> Earl Floyd Ford<br /> Lynda &amp; Bruce Perry<br /> Farmer&rsquo;s Bank<br /> Bluegrass Drug Center<br /> State programs aimed at Kentucky’s reforestation http://www.mytrimblenews.com/content/state-programs-aimed-kentucky%E2%80%99s-reforestation <p> There is a saying that the best time to plant a tree is 20 years ago, and the second best time is now.<br /> Earlier this spring, state leaders joined with local Scouting organizations and utility companies to begin bringing that saying to life, and to do it in a way no other state has ever attempted.&nbsp;Their long-term goal, known as &ldquo;Kentucky&rsquo;s 20/20 Vision for Reforestation,&rdquo; is to plant 20 million seedlings over the next 20 years.<br />