Karen Popp of Bedford is one of 78 Eastern Kentucky University juniors, seniors and graduate students who will be inducted into the EKU chapter of The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi during a special ceremony on Nov. 13.
Popp is among approximately 30,000 students, faculty, professional staff and alumni to be
initiated into Phi Kappa Phi each year.
Each year, Trimble County Middle School observes Red Ribbon Week with many other schools across the nation. Red Ribbon Week is an alcohol, tobacco and other drug and violence prevention awareness program observed annually in October in the United States.
The Red Ribbon Campaign was started when drug traffickers in Mexico City murdered DEA agent Kiki Camarena in 1985. This began the tradition of displaying Red Ribbons as a symbol of intolerance towards the use of drugs. This red ribbon is a unified message of our commitment towards a drug free community.
The City of Bedford has teamed up again this year with the local churches and civic organizations to offer a free Thanksgiving Dinner on Tuesday, Nov. 20, at 6 p.m. The event will be held at the Morgan Community Center in Bedford. Everyone is invited.
“Last year we kind of threw it together at the last minute and we served over 185 people,” Bedford Deputy Clerk Rita Davis said. “We were shooting for 200 so we came really close. This year we would like to reach that number or even go over.”
Last month, about 100 elders and caregivers from Signature HealthCARE nursing homes, including Signature of Trimble County, embarked on a vacation to Myrtle Beach, South Carolina with one thing in mind: the adventure of a lifetime.