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Today's Opinions

  • Bedford Fire Department soliciting subscriptions

    Editor:

    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

    Editor:

    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.

  • Bipartisan support in prescription drugs effort

    When the General Assembly began the legislative session last month, there was already broad agreement on what the three biggest issues would be: Writing state government’s budget; realigning legislative and Kentucky Supreme Court districts; and limiting if not stopping prescription drug abuse.

    Last week, the latter two took center stage.

  • Senate tackles travel, education measures; redistricting to courts

    Greetings from Frankfort! Anyone visiting the capitol this week would have enjoyed watching democracy in action, both on an individual level as well as a grander level. We passed legislation that made road travel safer for the Amish, we moved forward in education, and we found consensus on congressional redistricting even as legislative redistricting moved to the courts. It was a full week.

  • Senate passes bills on education, calendar adjustments for schools with polling locations

    The Senate passed several bills this week. Of these bills, three education bills are of particular importance.

    Many students feel bored with the pace of high school during their senior year. Senate Bill 86, passed with bipartisan support, helps focus our students on the higher challenges required of them. It provides an early graduation option to high school students who meet course requirements, grade point average, and college readiness standards.

  • Seeking God’s face

    Circle this date on your calendar: Feb. 15, “John Frum Day.”

    Celebrated on the remote South Pacific island of Tanna, on John Frum Day islanders dress up as American G.I.s, with “USA” painted in red on their bare chests and backs and march in perfect step with bamboo rifles on their shoulders.

  • Agriculture, energy among areas of focus for House

    While no one can predict exactly what will pass in a regular legislative session, one constant can always be counted on: Diversity. Last week was a textbook example of that in action in the Kentucky House, with legislation ranging from wild pigs to alternative energy projects.