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Today's Opinions

  • Stewart announces run for county jailer

    Editor:

    My name is Michael L. Stewart, and I am running for Trimble County jailer.

    There have been people asking which “Mike” Stewart” I am, because there are three of us in the county. 

    I am a lifelong resident of Trimble County and the son of Robert W. Stewart. I have worked in farming and construction my whole life and I am a 1980 graduate of Trimble County High School. 

    My wife, Jayna (Stethen) Stewart, and I live in Milton, Ky. 

  • Former Banner editor to go bald for fund-raiser

    Editor:

    There’s no such thing as a bad hair day when you’ve gone bald for a great cause.

    Over the past 10 years, I have asked countless businesses and individuals in the community to dig deep as I have worked to raise funds for Hosparus and Relay for Life. 

  • Middle school signs must be moved

    Editor:

    Regarding the safety of our children in middle school, I ask: “How long or how much time would it take to move the signs for which directions to go in the school parking lot?” 

    There are still a few people who take the first driveway instead of the second to enter. Will it take a wreck or someone to get killed before the rules are enforced?

  • 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