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Today's Opinions

  • Looking Back and Do You Remember? | June 21, 2018

    June 23, 1988 (30 years ago)

    Jeana Beth Powell was crowned 1988 Miss Trimble County. The 17-year-old daughter of Suzanne Powell and Billy Joe Powell was chosen from among seven other contestants. Master of Ceremonies for the contest was WHAS personality Fred Wiche.

    A record crowd attended last week’s “Best of Kentucky” Trimble County Fair. The event drew 557 at the gate Tuesday, 606 people Wednesday, 702 Thursday, 950 Friday and more than 932 people Saturday.

  • Tax increase for nearly 20 services begins July 1

    BY RICK RAND

    We may not think of mid-summer as tax season, but it’s something to keep in mind as an array of major changes in the state tax code is just days away from officially becoming law.

  • Defending against fraud

    The Eighth Commandment may call on us not to steal, but the unfortunate reality is that there have always been those who don’t hesitate to rob others. In today’s electronic age, when the thief doesn’t even have to be in the same country as his victim to commit a crime, that has become easier than ever.

  • Looking Back & Do You Remember? | June 14, 2018

    June 16, 1988 (30 years ago)

    Jim and Jo Ann Markham started “The Plantings” interdenominational retreat center off Barebone Road. The couple said they wanted to provide a serene place for family members to deal with small problems before those problems grow more severe. The couple was seeking help with physical labor at the 81-acre site.

    Singh Point won the third race at River Downs on June 11. Gus and Beth Wagner, Mrs. Thoke and Liz Carbine, all of Bedford, owned the horse. He returned to Thoke’s farm in Bedford for a week of rest.

  • Interim gives officials time to review new laws, hear constituents

    While much of the public’s interest in the General Assembly’s work is understandably focused on the first few months of the year, when new laws are adopted, most of the remaining weeks on the calendar play an important role as well in the legislative process.

  • Looking Back & Do You Remember | June 7, 2018

    June 9, 1988 (30 years ago)

    The U.S. Army Reserve Center at Bowman Field in Louisville was renamed for Maj. Gen. Benjamin Butler, a Louisville resident formerly of Trimble County. The 70-year-old was commander twice of the division, which had nearly 4,000 members across the state. Petitioners to rename the building sought help from Sen. Mitch McConnell and Rep. Romano Mazzoli after the initial request was turned down by Pentagon officials, citing that regulations usually called for buildings to be named in memory of a deceased hero.

  • Looking Back and Do You Remember? | May 31, 2018

    June 2, 1988 (30 years ago)

    The Country Store purchased the former Jay’s Market building on Main Street. Owner James “Eck” McCane said he hopes to provide a full line of groceries to better serve the community. Employees had three days to get the building ready and move all of the stock from the store’s building on West Street.

    Joe K. Ginn, a Trimble County resident, was named supervisor of the month in March at the Kentucky State Reformatory.

  • To the class of 2018

    As we knock on the door of summertime, there’s still one more annual community ritual that needs to take place, one with Pomp and Circumstance.