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Today's Opinions

  • These are a few of my favorite Trimble County things

    Saturday, Feb. 6, marked my eighth anniversary with Landmark Community Newspapers Inc.

    It is, by several years, the longest I’ve ever worked for the same company. And, the seven years spent as editor of The News-Democrat are my personal record for length of time spent in the same job.

  • Poe announces run for Trimble County sheriff

    Editor:

    My name is Paul Poe, and I am running for the office of sheriff of Trimble County. I am a life-long resident of Trimble County and have always been interested in and concerned for its residents. 

    It is my desire to serve you, my fellow citizens of Trimble County, as your sheriff. If elected, I will establish the following policies:

  • Judge appreciates continued support

    Editor: In 1999, I was appointed to be District Court Judge for Carroll, Grant and Owen counties. This appointment was made by Gov. Patten to fill the vacancy when Judge Stephen Bates left to be our Circuit Court Judge. For the past 11 years, I have been honored to serve as District Judge. As you know, the district court handles a variety

  • Organizations address hunger in Trimble Co.

    This letter is in response to the letter in the Jan. 27 issue of The Trimble Banner. I have been working at the Morgan Community Center since March 1997. I work with children and adults every day. The City of Bedford allows me, along with volunteers, to distribute bread and baked goods Wednesday afternoons to the citizens of Trimble County. Recently, the Bedford City Commission

  • Perry announces run for Trimble Co. sheriff

    After 21 years with the Kentucky State Police, three years with the Kentucky State Reformatory and four years in the U.S. Marine Corps, Trooper 1st Class Chip Perry of Bedford announced his retirement Jan. 25. He also announced his candidacy for Trimble County sheriff in the May Primary. Chip has held a variety of jobs with the KSP, including road trooper, detective and public af

  • Former M&T workers interested in holding reunion this year

    Editor: In 1960, The Metal & Thermit Co, as it was called at the time, conceived, designed, and built a highly specialized plant for the manufacture of specialty coatings. These coatings were used in General Electric dishwashers (in Louisville), in Chevrolet station wagons (in Cleveland) and a variety of other metal cabinetry. In 1962,

  • Girls Scouts collect jeans for earthquake victims in Haiti

    Editor: Carrollton Girl Scout Troop No. 306 is collecting gently used jeans in all sizes for Haiti victims. This is in collaboration with the Aeropostal Company, which is matching every 100,000 pairs of jeans with 100,000 new jeans to be sent to Haiti. This is a great opportunity to reach out and help those who have lost a lot. I am sure t

  • Franklin extends thanks for support in state fair pageant

    Editor: Recently, I competed in the Miss Kentucky County Fair state level pageant. I represented Miss Carroll County among 88 other beautiful women. I would like to take this opportunity to thank a few helpful individuals and organizations who helped make this experience an event I will never forget. First and foremost, I would like to thank pageant director and coordinator Ji