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Today's Opinions

  • Nominations sought for Citizen of the Year

    I am writing to request nominations for the Bedford Rotary Club Citizen of the year award.

    Each year the Bedford Rotary Club looks for citizens of Trimble County that have “made a difference”. 

  • July marks start of fiscal year

    July may not be a time normally associated with a rush of legislative activity, but in a key way, no month is busier.

    That’s because it marks the beginning of the state’s fiscal year, and it also is when most of the new laws adopted earlier in the year by the General Assembly take effect.  Unless there is an emergency clause or another specified date, all enacted bills officially go on the books 90 days after the end of a legislative session.  This year, that falls on July 12th.

  • Former editor enjoys reunion with Stripes newspaper staff

    Sometimes, with the right group of people, it doesn’t matter how much time passes from the last time you were together.

    That’s the way it was for me the weekend of June 23-24, when my best friend and I took a road trip to a tiny town in the Catskills of upstate New York to reunite with some of my co-workers from the past.

  • Christians running the race

    I know I’ve been writing about my kids a lot lately, but if not for column fodder, really, what else are kids good for?

    I jest.

    My daughters are runners, Alison more so than Laura. Alison and her husband both run marathons and “fun” little 13 or 18-milers.

    Alison loves to run around her historic town, Alexandria, Va. She likes the history and the scenery and the Starbucks coffee at the end of her runs as a reward for not dying.

  • JCTC Adult Education staff says thank you

    Editor:

    JCTC Trimble County Adult Education held a year end semester party on June 14, 2012.  

    Thanks to our generous community, many prizes were earned by our students.  We would like to thank all of the following individuals and businesses for donations:
    Bedford Hardware Plus
    Bedford Stop-n-Go    
    Subway of Bedford    
    Trimble County Farm Bureau
    Little Town-n-Country    
    Country Collectibles    

  • Shelby Energy board of director’s election

    Editor:

    On Friday, June 22, 2012, Shelby Energy had their first contested election for a Board of Directors’ election in their 75 year history.  I was not successful in my attempt to be elected to the District III (Carroll and Trimble County) seat. 

  • Kentucky’s auto industry celebrating a century of success

    Kentucky has long been a major player in the automotive industry, but few know that this relationship is fast approaching its 100th anniversary.

    It all began in 1913, when Henry Ford’s fledging company set up an assembly operation on South Third Street in Louisville.  Seventeen people worked there, including the on-site sales team, and they churned out 12 vehicles a day while being paid about eight cents an hour.

  • Attitudes to accomplish your goals