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Today's Opinions

  • EPA regulations need support from all

    Editor:
    New EPA regulations proposed for limiting carbon pollution, soot, toxic mercury and other pollutants coming from coal-fired power plants are long overdue and can result in better health for our citizens, create jobs and counter climate change.

  • Editor’s fascination with Wildcats spans five decades

    The Big Blue Nation celebrates again!

    University of Kentucky basketball followers all over the world are celebrating this week after the Wildcats held off a furious comeback attempt by Kansas Monday night to claim the school’s eighth national title. The win capped a monumentally successful season that saw the Cats claim victory 38 times in 40 game appearances.

  • Editor’s fascination with Wildcats spans five decades

    The Big Blue Nation celebrates again!

    University of Kentucky basketball followers all over the world are celebrating this week after the Wildcats held off a furious comeback attempt by Kansas Monday night to claim the school’s eighth national title. The win capped a monumentally successful season that saw the Cats claim victory 38 times in 40 game appearances.

  • What type of parent are you?

    By Deanna Felts  
    Special to The Trimble Banner

    Recently my husband was speaking with another parent with kids older than ours.  Eventually, they got around to discussing parenting. Not a controversial subject - at least that’s what my husband thought.  It turns out they were both surprised when they discovered each held such differing views on the topic of parental involvement.  What are your thoughts on parent involvement?  Is that a loaded question? Maybe it leads to lots more questions. Let’s see.

  • Where is God?

    Every time my town has an event that draws a lot of people, from a Saturday’s farmer’s market to a festival or parade, a local pastor and members of his church are there, handing out gospel tracts.
    During the St. Patrick’s Day parade, Brother Troy was on the corner, handing out tracts.

    The one he gave me had an I.Q. test on the front with only one question. “GODISNOWHERE — What does this say?”

    People either see “God is nowhere” or “God is now here.”

  • The week in the Kentucky Senate

    While we passed several important bills this week, my time was dominated with review of the House’s proposal, House Bill 265, for the state’s two-year budget. The plan will be roughly $9 billion per year or $18 billion total. In that, the Senate proposal carries about 6.58 percent authorized debt which is lower than the House’s proposal of 6.8 percent and even lower than the Governor’s proposal of 7.1 percent.

  • This week in the Kentucky House

    In one key way, legislative sessions are a lot like March Madness: The intensity picks up as the number of days winds down.  That makes this week, then, the General Assembly’s version of the Final Four.

  • Senate week in review

    We are entering the home stretch of the 2012 General Assembly with the attendant rush of bills as legislators feel the urgency of the dwindling days. The Senate had a very full week with legislation, committee meetings, and we received the budget proposal from the House as well as the state’s road plan. Visits from groups ranging from the AARP to 4H also came to the capitol to see their legislator and press for their causes.