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Today's Opinions

  • Recession hits home; N-D staff faces first week of furloughs

    Well, it’s official. We’re in a recession. Oh, of course I’ve heard this news for several months now, so it comes as no surprise.

    But I’d been fortunate. Up to now, it hadn’t really affected me much.

    My husband and I have a nice home with a reasonable monthly mortgage payment. From what we can tell, at least for now, both of our jobs seem fairly safe. Yes, we do have some credit-card and other debt, but we are working hard to reduce what we owe. Our goal is, ultimately, to eliminate all of it when we retire.

  • Angels found in Trimble

    To the editor,

    To the fine people of Trimble County, I want to sincerely thank all of the wonderful people who have been such a great help to me during this emergency recovery stay in Trimble County.

    First of all, I want to thank Morgan’s Pharmacy-especially Bob Boyer, who has been more than kind and helpful during this time. Mr. and Mrs. Boyer are true angels.

    I would also like to thank the Trimble County EMS for all of their expertise and prompt, professional service. They have been life savers!

  • Residents thankful for emergency services

    To the editor,

    On January 29, 2009 our house caught on fire from a kerosene heater. The Milton and Bedford Fire Departments were dispatched to our house.

    We want to thank everyone for the hard work trying to save our house.

    We especially would like to thank Bedford’s Chief Michael Barnes for trying to save our pets. We are very thankful he was able to save our dog. He made several trips into the house to save our cats, but even with all his hard work we lost them. However, we are grateful for his efforts.

  • Confucius, and etiquette, say never poke a chubby bear with a sharp stick

    “I was talking to someone the other day and I said you were skinny. They said, ‘You haven’t seen her lately, have you?’”

    OUCH!

    It’s a good thing that I’m not sensitive about my weight or that could be akin to poking a fat bear with a pointy stick!

  • CASA seeks volunteers

    To the editor,

    Since the inception of CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) in 1985 in Jefferson County, the goal has been to serve a record number of children in one year. With the expansion of the program in Henry, Oldham and Trimble counties in 2007 and the addition in 2008 of Shelby and Spencer counties, CASA has exceeded the goal of advocating for more than 500 children in 2008.

    This is a huge milestone, and we are very excited. Many thanks to the hard-working staff, volunteers and board members for making this program work.

  • ‘Grease’ outstanding show of students’ talent

    Editor:

    I would like to thank Melanie Stewart and Company for the great entertainment they provided to our community with the production of “Grease.”

    I know it took many hours of planning and practice to put on such a musical production. It is wonderful to see our students showing just a small portion of what they are capable of doing.

    Most of these students are involved in many other activities, and the commitment they showed to this project should be applauded.

    They did an outstanding job.

  • League needs volunteers

    Hopefully, the recent weather has not dampened everyone’s spirit for the year to come. With each new year comes changes in many things, including youth leagues. New ideas and possibilities to make the leagues stronger and more productive for the youngsters are always top priority. With this said, the Trimble County Youth Baseball League, like the softball league, is pleading for more members to join the board and help improve our league.

  • Mail carriers did their best during ice storm

    Editor:

    First I would like to thank everyone who cleaned their steps, porches and in front of their mail boxes during the recent snow and ice; it was a tremendous help.

    Further, I would like to thank the employees who came to work every day – some of whom did not have electricity for several days at home, and yet made every effort to get the mail delivered.