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Today's Opinions

  • 100th cadet class another milestone for Kentucky State Police

    Early this month, Kentucky State Police announced it was now accepting applications for what will be its 100th class of cadets, a major milestone for an agency that officially turned 70 last year.

    KSP began when state leaders decided that the Kentucky Highway Patrol, which began in the 1930s, needed to expand its scope and do more to help complement the work done by city and county law enforcement.

    There were about 200 officers who made the transition, and they earned a salary that would be the equivalent of around $20,000 today.

  • Making a tough decision today can help preserve Trimble County's potential

    As a concerned citizen of Trimble County, and someone who has lived in a lot of other places, I want to make my pitch for planning and zoning.

    I know. It may as well be a four-letter word. But then, I like four-letter words. If you ask my husband, Patter McLaughlin, he’ll tell you that I use them. Often. But that’s beside the point.

  • Making a tough decision today can help preserve Trimble County's potential

    As a concerned citizen of Trimble County, and someone who has lived in a lot of other places, I want to make my pitch for planning and zoning.

    I know. It may as well be a four-letter word. But then, I like four-letter words. If you ask my husband, Patter McLaughlin, he’ll tell you that I use them. Often. But that’s beside the point.

  • Looking Back and Do You Remember? | Aug. 8, 2019

    July 27, 1989

    (30 years ago)

    Trimble County was designated an official Bicentennial County in anticipation of its 200th anniversary, which occurred in 1992.

    Bruce Hamilton will close out a 17-year career as prosecutor for Oldham, Henry, and Trimble counties. Hamilton’s retirement comes as the result of a stroke, which left him unable to do his job. During his tenure as an attorney, he racked up a 98 percent conviction rate, and was named the state’s top prosecutor in 1985.

    Aug. 3, 1989

    (30 years ago)

  • 'State Rankings' shows where Ky. shines

    To get a better understanding of where we are doing well and where we may need to improve, it can help to see how we stack up to our competition.

    For state policy makers, there’s a handy publication that comes out each year that gives us a good snapshot. Known simply as “State Rankings,” it brings together hundreds of 50-state comparisons in broad subjects ranging from education and the economy to agriculture and healthcare.

  • Looking Back and Do You Remember? | Aug. 1, 2019

    July 20, 1989

    (30 years ago)

    Jennifer Marie Graham, a rising senior at Trimble County High School, participated in the 1989 Governors Scholar Program at Murray State University. Her areas of interest for the five-week session are a major in literature and a minor in “Getting the Facts: Evidence and Imagination.”

    Cheryl Andrew, wife of Aaron Andrew of Bedford, Kentucky, recently completed her master’s degree of Public Administration at the University of Kentucky.

  • News does exist outside the left vs. right vacuum
  • News does exist outside the left vs. right vacuum