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Today's Opinions

  • 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.

  • Teacher appreciation week is more important than ever

    In the early 1940s, a teacher in Arkansas decided that her profession deserved more recognition, so she gave herself an assignment: She wrote a letter to every governor and numerous other political and educational leaders, asking for their help.

    One of Mattie Whyte Woodridge’s letters eventually came to the attention of Eleanor Roosevelt, the former First Lady who not only agreed, but actually petitioned Congress to consider setting aside a day to honor those who teach.

  • Are you saving enough for retirement?
  • Looking Back & Do You Remember | May 3, 2018

    May 5, 1988 (30 years ago)

    The Trimble County Fiscal Court awarded its bid for establishing a cable television franchise to Centel. The company offered 4.5 percent in gross revenue returns to the county and guaranteed service to 555 homes, in areas with at least 13 homes per mile. Customers could have service as early as the end of August.

  • Economics tell a tale of multiple Kentuckys

    In one sense, Kentucky’s economy personifies the classic question that has long divided optimists and pessimists: Is our glass half full, or half empty?

    On the bright side, we’ve placed first or second among the states for the past four years when counting the per-capita number of large economic-development announcements. Site Selection magazine compiles the rankings, which look at projects that meet or exceed at least one of three criteria: $1 million in capital investment, 20 new jobs or 20,000 square feet of new floor space.

  • Looking Back and Do You Remember?

    April 21, 1988 (30 years ago)

    Trimble County recorded the lowest unemployment rate in all of Kentucky’s counties at 3.9 percent. However, local officials and University of Kentucky agricultural economists disputed the number. The economists cited problems with the way the Bureau of Labor Statistics measures the rate results in statistics lower than true unemployment.

  • Looking Back and Do You Remember?

    April 21, 1988 (30 years ago)

    Trimble County recorded the lowest unemployment rate in all of Kentucky’s counties at 3.9 percent. However, local officials and University of Kentucky agricultural economists disputed the number. The economists cited problems with the way the Bureau of Labor Statistics measures the rate results in statistics lower than true unemployment.

  • New law will apply sales tax to 17 various services

    As legislators were debating Friday night whether to give final approval to a major revenue bill, someone brought up the old joke about how most of us would prefer to fund government: Don’t tax you, don’t tax me; tax that fellow behind the tree.