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Today's Opinions

  • 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.

  • Rand’s House update

    When House and Senate leaders first sat down early last week in budget negotiations, most of the major issues had already been decided.

    Each chamber, for example, supported Governor Beshear’s decision to cut most state agencies by more than eight percent next fiscal year to balance the books and then maintain that level of spending in the following year.  Both the House and Senate feel it is important to live within our means, and to rely as little as possible on one-time funding sources to cover recurring expenses.

  • Harris’ Senate update

    By the time you read this, the 2012 General Assembly will be one day away from concluding. We have completed 59 days of the 60 day session, the last day, April 12, is reserved for considering any Governor’s vetoes, if any.

    By far, working on the state’s two-year budget was the most pressing issue this week. After several late nights, we reached consensus on the $19.4 billion budget with the House negotiators a little before 3am on Thursday. It was a hard-fought point but for the first time in recent memory, Kentucky will not bond for current expenses.

  • Dead man rising

    About six or so years ago, I met a man who said he saw a dead man raised to life.

    The dead man’s name was Bob and the man who told me about it said God had told him to go to Bob’s house to pray.

    He didn’t know Bob had died until he got there, but since God had told him to pray, he figured he better do it. So, he asked Bob’s wife if he could see him.

    The man had seen death before, and Bob was dead. Even so, the man started praying because God had told him so.

  • Reader has concerns about fire department

    Editor:

    This is something the people of Milton and Trimble County need to think about. First off, I hope the Tornado Victims Benefit Concert on Saturday, March 31, was a great success. There were several victims in Trimble County that lost everything they own and others that needed help. I wish them the very best.

  • 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.