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Today's Opinions

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Never forget the defenders who sacrificed it all

    On Monday, our nation will follow a tradition dating back more than 150 years as we pay tribute to those who gave their lives protecting our nation.

    There are more than 1.2 million names on that list, about half of which were added during the four years of the Civil War.

  • Jobs, economic growth reasons for optimism

    BY GOV. MATT BEVIN

    “We are Kentucky!” This is more than just a simple catch phrase. From our cities to our rural communities, the commonwealth’s greatest assets are our people.

  • 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.