Today's Features

  • Bedford Masonic Lodge No. 158 F&AM presented Jim Pirtle and Dennie Gosman with service pins for 40 years and 60 years, respectively. Pictured left to right is Pirtle, WM Todd Pollock and Gosman.

  • Trimble County Public Schools has announced dates in April for kindergarten registration at both elementary schools.

    Registration for kindergarten students who will attend Milton Elementary will be between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m., April 13. Registration for Bedford Elementary will be from 9 a.m. until 2:30 p.m., April 20.


    The Trimble County Public Library has recently announced public availability of thousands of movies, television shows, music albums and audiobooks, all available for mobile and online access through a new partnership with hoopla.

  • “Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God; and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus” (Philippians 4:6-7).

    Recent events in the course of our daily lives create worry and stress to fill our minds. News reports of violence, hate, and anger create a sense of anxiety in us.

  • Whenever my husband starts a sentence with, “Before you say no, hear me out,” I know I’m headed for a heart attack or two.

    It’s usually about an idea he has for a change around the house, from knocking down a wall to rearranging the furniture.

    No matter what the change is, I immediately hate the idea only because I hate change of any kind.

    I’ve had the same hairstyle for 30 years, the same job since 1992, the same husband since 1975. The furniture in my house hasn’t changed since we moved in 16 years ago.

  • Bedford Baptist Church is hosting a simulcast of “Paul, Apostle of Christ” at 7 p.m., Sunday in the Sanctuary.

    The simulcast includes a guest appearance from the actor, Jim Caviezel. The movie will appear in theaters starting March 23.

    Everyone is welcome to attend.  

  • Dear Readers,

  • It is likely Eastern Tent Caterpillars will begin to hatch soon, said Lee Townsend, University of Kentucky College of Agriculture, Food and Environment extension entomologist.

    After spending about nine months as eggs in masses on twigs of wild cherry and related trees, the first few tiny Eastern Tent Caterpillars of the season soon should be leaving their eggs, Townsend said.

  • You may have noticed an increase in your take-home pay recently due to the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act passed by Congress in December. Now, you need to determine how that will affect you when it comes time to file taxes next year. The IRS has released a new withholding calculator to help you determine whether to change your withholding status on your W-4 to reflect these changes to the tax law.

    Everyone is encouraged to check their withholding status, but it is particularly important for the following individuals:

    Two-income families.

  • Livestock

    March 7, 2018

    Cattle receipts: 615

    Last week: 318

    Last year: 701

    Compared to the previous sale: Feeder steers were mostly study to $4 higher; feeder heifers were mostly steady to $5 higher. Slaughter cows sold with a lower undertone, while bulls were mostly steady. All comparisons are based on a limited test.

    Feeders: 556

    Slaughter: 39

    Replacements: 20