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Today's Opinions

  • A lesson learned from the weekend’s bridge closure

    Finally, the long-awaited first weekend closure of the Milton-Madison Bridge for structural repairs has come and gone. And think it may have been educational for many of us here in Trimble County.

    First, knowing that the bridge would be closed, my Better Half and I traveled to Indianapolis on Saturday to visit family and wineries. (Not necessarily in that order.)

  • Fundraiser for Luckett proved to be a tremendous success

    Editor:

    We wanted to take this opportunity to thank everyone for a successful Golf Scramble benefit for Renee Luckett.

    First off, we are in complete awe of the wonderful people here in our community and surrounding counties and the people of Madison, IN.  The outpouring of donations and hole sponorships to help Renee were beyond what we could have hoped for or ask for. There were too many of you to list here. You know who you are and we are forever grateful for your generosity and kindness.  It will not be forgotten.

  • English graduates plan October reunion

    Editor:

    I’m writing to attempt to make contact with as many people as possible for an important event being planned this fall. 1929 marked the first year of the English School functioning as an education facility for grades one through eight.  Several years later, it expanded to include some high school grades, but only for a few years. The school was an important part of numerous lives and was the center of activity for the English community for many years. The last graduating class walked across the stage in May of 1963.  

  • Historic moon landing came on the shoulders of the crew of Apollo 1

    It is difficult to believe that 40 years have elapsed since the United States first landed men on the moon, an event that was observed by the national media last week. In 1969, I was preparing to enter my senior year in high school. Now I qualify at many restaurants for the senior citizen discount.

    I was fascinated by the astronauts and the space race as a child growing up in Madison. I took special interest in the career of one astronaut in particular after my dad told me the astronaut was from another small Indiana town only 50 or so miles away.

  • Band Boosters say thanks for support

    Editor:

    The Trimble County Band Boosters would like to thank everyone who came out to support the band program by purchasing a fish dinner on Saturday. Special thanks to Bob Yowler for his donation.  

    Through the generous support of our community, we are able to continue to provide an outstanding music experience for the children of our county.

  • Golf scramble to benefit cancer patient

    Editor:

    I never dreamed I would need to have a benefit in my own honor for a disease I never dreamed I would be facing at this time of my life.

    My name is Renee’ Luckett and I reside in Trimble County, Ky. with my husband and two beautiful children but I have always liked to work in Carrollton, Ky. I work for Insurance Associates as an Insurance Agent and absolutely love and miss my job.

    Unfortunately, I was diagnosed in January of this year with Invasive Breast Cancer, Stage 3 at the young age of 34 years old.

  • Mother thanks teachers, community

    Editor:

    It is hard to believe that Fourth of July is already behind us. Our summer vacation is about half over and the new school year will begin in about five weeks. For many this is a very exciting time. This is true at our house as our son, Tristan, prepares to leave for his freshman year at the University of Kentucky.

  • Summer meal program averaged 90 meals daily

    Editor:

    Did you know that 850 million people in the world are undernourished, and of them 153 million are children under age 5? As many as 13 million children in the United States go to bed hungry, and 24 percent of all the children in Kentucky live in poverty. In Trimble County, 18.6 percent live in poverty.

    Volunteers from Trimble County fed an average of 90 children daily during the month of June. These children, who are sure to get lunch during the school year, are no less hungry when school lets out for the summer.