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Today's Opinions

  • Chief Long has Milton’s back

    Editor:
    I write to you today in response to the letter written to you from Larry Graves. First, let me start by saying I am a career firefighter from Iowa. I attended a weeklong command and control class at the National Fire Academy in February with the Milton Fire Chief, Jason Long. This class was specifically designed for officers of fire departments that will deal with   large scale incidents, i.e. tornadoes.

  • Chief Long has Milton’s back

    Editor:

    I write to you today in response to the letter written to you from Larry Graves. First, let me start by saying I am a career firefighter from Iowa. I attended a weeklong command and control class at the National Fire Academy in February with the Milton Fire Chief, Jason Long. This class was specifically designed for officers of fire departments that will deal with   large scale incidents, i.e. tornadoes.

  • Join Milton Dept., make a difference

    Editor:

    This letter is in response to Mr. Graves’ Letter to the Editor.

    If the fire department is making most of their money to stay in operation from the numerous fish fries, in turn to help the community, how feasible would a tent be? And what about health inspection? I feel that a person should base their opinion after checking with all sources. That is the difference between reality and fiction.

  • Concerns answered

    Editor:

    I am the president of Milton Fire and Rescue writing in response to Mr. Graves’s letter in the April 4 Trimble Banner. This letter and these comments are my own.

    These are some things the people of Milton and Trimble County need to know about.

    First, the Tornado Victims Benefit Concert, held for all those affected by the March 2 tornadoes—although light in turnout—was a success.

  • Senate stalls road plan forcing special session this week

    When the General Assembly wrapped up much of its work at the end of last month, there was only one day left in this year’s legislative session.

    Traditionally, this time is spent just considering any vetoes the governor might issue on the bills making it through the House and Senate. This year, however, there was still some unfinished business that had to be addressed, with the most pressing being the state’s road plan and a budget for the Transportation Cabinet. The agenda also included a major initiative to curb prescription drug abuse.

  • Senate stalls road plan forcing special session this week

    When the General Assembly wrapped up much of its work at the end of last month, there was only one day left in this year’s legislative session.

    Traditionally, this time is spent just considering any vetoes the governor might issue on the bills making it through the House and Senate. This year, however, there was still some unfinished business that had to be addressed, with the most pressing being the state’s road plan and a budget for the Transportation Cabinet. The agenda also included a major initiative to curb prescription drug abuse.

  • Rep. Rand reviews the week in the House

    During even-year legislative sessions, no other bill gets more attention than the budget, which is understandable, because no other bill directs so many of the General Assembly’s priorities.

    Even so, that doesn’t undercut the importance of other legislation also set to become law, and as my colleagues and I prepare to wrap up the 2012 Regular Session this coming Thursday, there are more than a few of these bills that deserve mention.

  • Letters to the editor not to be confused with rumor or fact

    A letter to the editor written by Milton resident Larry Graves and published in last week’s issue of The Trimble Banner apparently has ruffled feathers in and around Milton. It has been brought to my attention that the letter has generated some criticism leveled at this newspaper--to the point that some have questioned whether The Trimble Banner reports rumor or fact.