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Today's Features

  • Donald and Ruby Richmond, will observe their 62nd wedding anniversary on Saturday. They were married on December 22, 1950 in Milton by the late Rev. Harry Wood. The couple resides at 379 S. Spillman Lane in Milton. They have five children: Bev, Pam, Greg, Mike and Jan; 12 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren and are expecting their first great-great-grandchild.

  • Trimble County High School junior bandsman Christian Apel has qualified for the prestigious honor of representing TCHS in the All-State Concert Band. Elite instrumentalists from around the Commonwealth were selected for the honor during a rigorous series of auditions by the Kentucky Music Educators Association.

    “Christian is a junior clarinet player in the band program,” Trimble County Band Director Matthew Leedy said. “He is first chair of his section and has been for the past five years.”

  • Wednesday, Dec. 19
    Yoga in Madison, 416 West Street in Downtown Madison, is hosting a Candlelight All Levels Yoga Class Benefit for The American Red Cross from 5:30-6:45 p.m. The will be collecting cash and/or checks toward all of the essentials people need in times of an emergency. For more information call 812-701-0284 or go to www.yogainmadison.com.
    The Trimble County Board of Education meets at the School Administration Building on Wentworth Ave. at 6 p.m.

    Thursday, Dec. 20

  • Poinsettias combine the traditional red and green colors of the Christmas holidays. Poinset-tias are the most popular holiday flowers, and they are spectacular this year! You can find them in abundance in many of our area stores. When I think of Christmas flowers, the poinsettia is always at the top of my list. There are other holiday flowers like cyclamen, Christmas cactus, kalenchoe and even orchids, but the poinsettia is my favorite Christmas flower!

  • Did you know that 91 percent of children are aware of parent stress?  Although there are a lot of fun things to do this time of year, it can also be very stressful.  Along with the holidays comes stress related to spending, entertaining, travel and changes in routine.  Follow some of these tips to help reduce the stress that your family may feel:

  • The holidays are supposed to be a time of joy, but for some older adults, especially those living alone or in long-term care, holidays can be met with stress, confusion and feelings of sadness and loneliness, often intensified because holidays can be further reminders of the loss of loved ones, health and even independence. During this time of year, older adults can become isolated from their friends, family and community, leading to an increased risk of depression. There are several ways to make the holidays brighter and more tolerable, however.

  • 30 Years Ago (Dec. 16, 1982)
    The Bedford Town Board signed the final bond issue for the sewer works and the loan was closed as FMHA officials and others involved in the project met last Friday morning at the Bedford City Hall. The sewer project was funded by FmHA loan of $525,000, a FmHA grant of $52,000 and an Environmental Protection Agency grant of $1,091,800, a total of $1,668,900. The loan portion is to be paid back within 40 years from the rates and charges for the use of the sewer facility.