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Today's Features

  • SPECIAL REPORT 

    As a school-wide service project, Trimble County Middle School is buying a water purifier for a village in Zambia, Africa.

  • The word commitment means different things to different people. To some, it is fleeting; something to do until something better comes along. To others, it is like choosing an outfit for the day, depending on external factors to make its decision. And yet, to some, it has absolutely no meaning at all. But to a few, commitment means everythin

  • One hundred and one years ago, Theodore Roosevelt occupied the White House, to be succeeded by William Howard Taft on March 4. According to Eastman’s Online Genealogy Newsletter, only eight percent of Americans had a telephone in 1909. With the average wage being 22 cents per hour, the average worker made between

  • The Trimble Banner Former Trimble County resident Kathie Yager Perkinson has seen first-hand the poverty of a Third World country that lies just a few hundred miles off Florida’s coast. And now she is concerned about how her friends and fellow missionaries in northern Haiti are coping with the horrific earthquake that devastated the c

  • The first winter storm of the year dropped at least 4 inches of snow on Trimble County and Bedford, above, closing schools Thursday and Friday, Jan. 7-8, and cancelling Friday's homecoming game. Trooper Michael Webb of KSP Post 5 and county Sheriff Tim Coons both reported only minor traffic accidents during Thursday's storm. Lauren Smith, 4, of Bedford got to work immediately on a snow angel, while Gizzie Wood seemed less than impressed by the white stuff.

  • Thirty years ago, on January 1, 1980, Carrollton welcomed a new radio station to the community. The first voice broadcast when WIKI joined the airwaves in stereo at 6 that morning was mine. I had voiced a brief recording of the station’s signature sign-on, a short statement required by the Federal Com-munications Commission giving the station’s location at 100.1 on the FM dial, and that the station was licensed to the Titan Broadcasting Corporation in Carrollton, Ky.

  • Bedford was abuzz with holiday activity Friday, Dec. 4, as area residents prepared for Christmas.

    "Light Up Bedford" got into gear with vendors at the Morgan Community Center selling handmade and other items for Christmas shoppers to help fill out their lists. That evening, the Bedford Rotary held its annual chili dinner in the center's gymnasium.

  • Landmark News Service At a time in life when people usually kick back and contemplating retirement, Debbie and Mike Beeles decided to start a family. After more than 30 years of teaching and administering to hundreds of students, Debbie, the principal at Bedford Elementary, finally pulled the trigger on a decision to adopt — not one, but three children. Debbie received her e

  • The Trimble Banner

    Even when meeting Jim Pirtle and H. Shirmer Riley in person for the first time, the depth of their friendship is obvious.

    The two men have known each other for years and share many interests – but the one, true passion that seals their relationship is flying.