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Today's Opinions

  • Facility appreciates firefighter response

    Editor: The management, staff, and clients of New Horizons Assisted Living would like to thank Ghent Fire Department Assistant  Chief Robert Hofmman and his dedicated volunteers for the quick and professional response to a fire alarm here at our facility.  We are thankful that we did not have a fire, however, a malfunction in one o

  • Mass-mailing before election brought ugliness to county

    Several weeks ago, we received a “poem” – for lack of a better word – that just recently was included in a mass-mailing aimed at Trimble County voters.

    Whether the individual or group who sent it to our office meant for it to be published, I don’t know. But, we didn’t – for two reasons.

  • ‘Poem’ about candidates showed desperation, fear

    Editor: This is in regard to the lovely poem surfacing in our community mailboxes about two of our magistrates and judge. Why do we personally have to attack people? Why couldn’t the person or persons responsible for it sign their name at the bottom of it? Or use the correct names of the three people? Do you know these people personally? Do you care if they have famili

  • Antique tractor show sees growth

    Editor:   The Pioneer Power Club held it’s 8th annual Antique Tractor and Engine Show on May 7-9. It was a show for all tractor enthusiasts and has grown steadily in the last eight years. This year we grew to a total of 201 tractors and antique gas engines, There was a petting zoo, crafts, live demonstrations, kiddie pedal tr

  • Times have changed; law experience needed

    Editor: If you read the newspaper two weeks ago, you would see Tim Coons has made sure our small county is well-covered, with a sheriff’s department that is rich in experience and professionalism, given the budget he has to work with. I applaud those deputies willing to do this work for no pay. Thank you, Tim, for your adminstration&r

  • New genealogist seeks information on family

    I have lived in Trimble County for the past 26 years and just recently decided to start searching for some family history. I want information on my great-grandparents, Newt Perry and Pauline Watson Perry. If anyone has information to share, please call me at (502) 255-7273. Karen Lovens Bedford  

  • Graduates should be celebrated, not mourned

    Editor: We are nearing the time during which many young people will celebrate a lifetime of accomplishments as they graduate from high school and move toward their life’s goals.  Family and friends will gather together for a festive occasion to commemorate this awesome milestone. Traditionally, this is also a time when alcohol enters into the mix and brings tragic re

  • Teenage drinking has a big price tag

    Editor: We are nearing the time where many young people will celebrate a lifetime of accomplishments as they graduate from high school and move toward their life goals. Family and friends will gather together for a festive occasion to commemorate this awesome milestone. Traditionally, this is also a time when alcohol enters into the m