Today's Opinions

  • Harris reflects on week in Senate

    After a pause for President’s Day, the Legislature moved into the second half of the 2012 General Assembly Session. I had visits from groups representing adult day health care providers and developmental disabilities. Many Boy Scout troops came to Frankfort for the annual Boy Scout Day at the Capitol. It was a pleasure to see these civic-minded boys and young men and their dedicated troop leaders and parents.

  • Children’s welfare prompts House action

    In each legislative session, the Kentucky House of Representatives spends a considerable amount of time on those who comprise our youngest generation, looking for ways to help them at home and in the classroom.

    Last week was a high-water mark in both of those areas.  On Wednesday, for example, the House of Representatives put its unanimous support behind legislation that would make it illegal to intentionally view child pornography.

  • ‘Three free sins’

    It’s not every day that I get “three free sins” in the mail, but today I did.

    Unfortunately, I used them up even before I got the envelope opened.

    I’m talking about Bible teacher, author and Christian radio personality Steve Brown’s new book, “Three Free Sins,” subtitled, “God’s Not Mad at You.”

    The title comes from Steve’s former call-in radio program where he gave callers three free sins - six if they called on a cell phone.

  • Hotel group calls for opposition to tax hike


    Please take up the voice of Kentucky citizens to defeat another tax increase.

    House Bill 368 is working through the Legislature. This bill will enable cities across the state to charge an additional three percent tax on restaurant sales. This is a fifty percent tax increase on restaurant meals. This is a sneak attack to raise taxes on every citizen in the Commonwealth.
    These taxes will just be passed on to the citizens, and make every restaurant meal more expensive.

  • Time to clean up Bedford Cemetery


    Spring is just around the corner and it is time to clean up the Bedford Cemetery.

  • Bedford Fire Department soliciting subscriptions


    All citizens and members of the community are reminded that it is the time of the year when the Bedford Volunteer Fire & Rescue Department is asking for your help with yearly subscriptions. These subscriptions are used to fund the department with utilities, training, fuel, equipment, maintenance of building and equipment, and other needs to serve the community in the Bedford Fire District.

  • Fair board sets dates, theme for 2012 fair


    The Trimble County fair dates this year are June 18-23, 2012.

    Our theme this year is “ Help Us Support Our Troops and Honor our Veterans.”

    We have the same Carnival as last year. There will be rides to fit anyone’s taste. Fun for the whole family is our goal and we hope to see everyone this year.

    Local booths and exhibits at the 4-H building. The pageants, talent show and musical entertainment will delight young and old alike.

  • Heroes live (& die) among us in the form of public servants

    Front page announcements in The Trimble Banner this week and last informed the community of the deaths of two public servants of years past—former sheriffs David Craig and Denny Long. Both performed the duties of the county’s highest law enforcement office admirably and professionally. Both were quality individuals, both while in public office and in private life.

    Ironically, the passing of these two gentlemen within 14 days of each other leaves us without a living former sheriff in Trimble County.