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Today's Opinions

  • Hospital care gets high marks in Ky.

    If today turns out to be an average one for Kentucky’s hospitals, here is a glimpse of what is taking place: More than 6,600 patients will be treated in emergency rooms; 14,000 more will be helped with other outpatient services; 1,500 will be discharged after a stay of about four-and-a-half days; and 150 of the state’s newest citizens will be born.

  • Crosses of Mercy

    They’re called Crosses of Mercy, three tall crosses - two pale blue and one gold - planted across at least 29 states and Washington, D.C., plus Zambia and the Philippines.

    Where I live in Florida, I’ve seen several sets of them and I’ve always wondered about them since they don’t seem to be connected to any one church. They’re usually out in the middle of nowhere, randomly planted on the highway.

  • Successor suggested

    Editor:

    It appears Mr. Stevens is going on to bigger and better things and we the people of Trimble County are in need of new leadership. With no disrespect to the other members of the fiscal court, I, for one, would think that the person to replace Mr. Stevens would be able to have a vision to enhance the future of our county. I always thought that my very best friend, Dicky Webster, that has passed on was the best magistrate this county ever had until now.

  • Boosters say thanks

    Editor:

    The Trimble County Middle School and High School Band Program and the Trimble County Bank Boosters would like to thank all the wonderful businesses and individuals who so kindly supported our annual Spaghetti Supper fundraiser on May 24 through their extreme generosity of prizes for our raffle. The fundraiser was a huge success and we appreciate the support for our young musicians from our great community! A big thank you also to everyone who bought a raffle ticket or came and purchased a Spaghetti Dinner. We hope to see you again next year!

  • Volunteers needed

    Editor:

    Last year, my husband and I joined the Apple Festival Committee as volunteers to help put on the annual festival in September.  I can truly say we had a very rewarding experience in seeing the festival come together for the enjoyment of our community and visitors alike.  At best count, there were over 5,000 people who delighted in the festivities; including contests, arts and crafts vendors, music, food, activities for children, an antique tractor show, and of course, the beautiful handmade quilts!!!

  • Kentucky gets high marks for highway system

    For most of Kentucky’s history, there were only two ways to get from one place to another: By horse or by boat. Even when railroads began reaching across the state in the 1830s, these methods of travel remained the backbone of our early transportation system.

    While rivers were essentially open to anyone, the same could not be said of our first roads, almost all of which were privately owned even well past the Civil War. Those wanting to use them could expect to pay a hefty price, too, since toll gates were built about five miles apart on average.

  • Local candidate seeks votes for co-op board

    Editor:

    The first contested election for a position on the Shelby Energy Cooperative Board of Directors will happen this year at the 75th Annual Meeting.  

    You may wonder why someone would challenge the incumbent director representing Trimble and Carroll counties?  Because as a member-owner, I believe that the Board of Directors’ meetings should be open to the owner-members and that our energy should be clean, affordable and efficient. 

  • Bridge project means no Milton roadblocks

    Editor:

    It is the time of year again for Crusade For Children roadblocks in the county. It is, however, with great regret and heavy hearts that the Milton Volunteer Fire and Rescue Department will not be doing a roadblock this year.

    Our members enjoy doing this detail every year, so this was a very difficult decision for them. But, with work ongoing on the Milton-Madison Bridge and traffic flow uncertain because of that, our main concern must be with the safety of our firefighters and the traveling public.