en Holiday entertainment abounds in Kentucky <p> With only about two-and-a-half weeks left before Christmas, time is drawing short for those looking for the perfect gift or a holiday event to attend.<br /> Fortunately, there is help available, beginning with the Kentucky Tourism, Arts and Heritage Cabinet and the Kentucky Arts Council. The websites for both ( and have collected long lists of available businesses and attractions that are doing their part to make the season special.<br /> Reading Recovery implemented at Trimble’s elementary schools <p> Let’s help our hungry friends and neighbors this holiday season and all year long <p> By Ryan Quarles<br /> Kentucky Commissioner of Agriculture<br /> The holiday season is well under way. Many of you enjoyed a bountiful Thanksgiving feast with your loved ones and will do so again during Christmas and New Year&rsquo;s Day.<br /> But for others, the holidays aren&rsquo;t so merry. More than 700,000 Kentuckians don&rsquo;t always know where their next meal will come from, according to the Kentucky Association of Food Banks, a Berea-based organization whose member food banks distributed 52 million meals in all 120 Kentucky counties last year.<br /> Kentucky making great strides in higher education <p> It may not have generated much publicity, but Kentucky&rsquo;s economy hit a high-water mark in October, when our civilian labor force saw its biggest one-month gain in at least 40 years. It grew by almost 15,000 during those 31 days, putting us just shy of two million people who are either working or actively looking for a job.<br /> ‘Hold us ... steadfast in the faith of our forefathers’ <img src="" alt="" title="" align="left" hspace="6" width="187" height="85" /><p> EDITOR&rsquo;s NOTE: The following editorial was originally published 93 years ago in the Nov. 29, 1923 issue of The Trimble Democrat.<br /> <br /> This date marks the return of another Thanksgiving Day, a time when we as Americans should express our gratitude for the bountiful blessings which, through the dispensation of a kind Providence, has been meted out to us as a people.<br /> Administration to continue to seek answers to financial needs faced by Trimble schools <p> Dear Readers,<br /> No respect for other people’s property <p> Editor:<br /> My wife Dawn and I have lived in Trimble County for almost 17 years now on the old Adams farm property. At first, it was a peaceful, rural, beautiful neighborhood with country gravel roads, no water, no electricity. Slowly, modernization approached, some people moved away, some people died off. Henceforth, the second and third wave of people moved into our little piece of heaven.<br /> Let’s focus again on state motto <p> The News-Enterprise<br /> At the conclusion of a vile presidential campaign between two major party nominees with dubious track records and questions of character, America is ready to be done with politics for a while.<br /> But, as always, lessons can be learned.<br /> First among them: Amer&shy;ica still belongs to the people and not pollsters nor politicians.<br />