Today's Opinions

  • 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.

  • Happy birthday to our 226-year-old home!

    There likely won’t be any cake involved, but on Friday this week, our commonwealth will celebrate its 226th birthday.

    We were the 15th state to join the Union, arriving about four-and-a-half years after the first – Delaware – and four years before the 16th, which was Tennessee.

    It’s no overstatement to say we’ve seen a lot of history over the years. We have 30 National Historic Landmarks, for example, and those range from Churchill Downs and the Old State Capitol to battlefields in Perryville and Mill Springs.

  • Looking back and Do You Remember? | May 24, 2018

    May 26, 1988 (30 years ago)

    The county budget was under discussion as magistrates questioned a 4.4 percent raise for all county employees and elected officials. Magistrates said they felt elected officials should be excluded, while Judge-Executive Jack Couch explained the appropriation was in response to the cost of living index for the year. Couch also said that appropriation was included in the budget so if raises were merited, the county could do so without having to amend the budget at a later date.