Today's Opinions

  • Looking back and Do You Remember? | May 17, 2018

    May 19, 1988 | (30 years ago)

    Twenty-seven people died in a bus crash May 14 six miles south of Carrollton on I-71. A drunken driver going north in the southbound lanes hit the bus. The impact punctured the bus’ fuel tank and ignited a fire. The group on the bus was from the Radcliff First Assembly of God. They were returning from a trip to King’s Island.

  • Candidate addresses lack of questionnaire

    To the Editor:

    I saw the “Meet the Candidates” article in your paper and wondered why I hadn’t heard about it so that I could participate and express my views and goals for a better Trimble County that I have been working hard for.

  • Kentucky tourism strong in 2017

    Last week, state tourism leaders unveiled the latest annual study on the positive impact this industry has in Kentucky. In a word, the news was good.

    Overall, tourism generated more than $15 billion in direct and indirect sales in 2017, with the direct sales portion increasing by almost four percent over 2016’s total. Tourism supported more than 195,000 jobs and provided a little more than $1.5 billion in state and local tax revenue.

  • Looking Back and Do You Remember? | May 10, 2018

    May 12, 1988

    (30 years ago)

    “The Best of Kentucky” was announced as the 1988 Trimble County Fair Theme. Carrie Rector, a Milton Elementary fifth-grader, won a $50 savings bond for coming up with the theme. Dates for the fair were June 14-18 at the Trimble County High School.

  • Teacher appreciation week is more important than ever

    In the early 1940s, a teacher in Arkansas decided that her profession deserved more recognition, so she gave herself an assignment: She wrote a letter to every governor and numerous other political and educational leaders, asking for their help.

    One of Mattie Whyte Woodridge’s letters eventually came to the attention of Eleanor Roosevelt, the former First Lady who not only agreed, but actually petitioned Congress to consider setting aside a day to honor those who teach.

  • Are you saving enough for retirement?
  • Looking Back & Do You Remember | May 3, 2018

    May 5, 1988 (30 years ago)

    The Trimble County Fiscal Court awarded its bid for establishing a cable television franchise to Centel. The company offered 4.5 percent in gross revenue returns to the county and guaranteed service to 555 homes, in areas with at least 13 homes per mile. Customers could have service as early as the end of August.

  • Economics tell a tale of multiple Kentuckys

    In one sense, Kentucky’s economy personifies the classic question that has long divided optimists and pessimists: Is our glass half full, or half empty?

    On the bright side, we’ve placed first or second among the states for the past four years when counting the per-capita number of large economic-development announcements. Site Selection magazine compiles the rankings, which look at projects that meet or exceed at least one of three criteria: $1 million in capital investment, 20 new jobs or 20,000 square feet of new floor space.