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Today's Features

  • 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.

  • Janet Robbins and Troy O’Brath were united in marriage Dec. 12, 1987 at the Bedford Baptist Church. Attendants were Johnny Drury, Bedford, Kerry Callis, Bedford, Johnathon Nelson, Michigan, Jarrod Mahoney, Milton, Bobby Robbins, Milton, and Lucian Sullivan Jr., Bedford.

    Janet’s attendants were Kitty Webster Evans, Oklahoma, Susie Sullivan Stivers, Bedford, Leatha Webster Adams, Okla., and Cindy Webster, Bedford.

    The couple live in Bedford and have two children.

  • Trimble County High School graduate Danielle Garriott-Caswell has written and published the first of what she hopes will be many books. This one is titled Refuse to Sink, a fictional story geared towards a young adult audience.

    “I got the inspiration to write this gem of a book, while browsing online one day,” she said. “I came across a picture that simply read ‘Let’s Go to the City and Fall in Love.’ After that it’s like the whole story flowed through me like a river, until it was finished.”

  • Thursday, Dec. 13
    Milton City Commission will meet at the Milton Municipal Building at 7 p.m.

    Friday, Dec. 14
    Trimble County High School basketball teams host Oldham County in a varsity doubleheader. The girls’ varsity  game begins at 6 p.m. The boys’ varsity game starts at 7:30 p.m.

    Saturday, Dec. 15
    The Trimble County Raiders basketball team hosts Western Hills. Varsity  game begins at 7:30 p.m.

    Sunday, Dec. 16

  • Clayton Martin of Milton has been accepted to attend Union College for the fall semester of 2013.  
    Located in Barbourville, Ky., Union College offers an education experience where students receive personal attention to help make their educational experience successful.

    At Union, the average professor-to-student ratio is 14:1, so students can expect small class sizes and close interactions with instructors.  Union is a four-year liberal arts school related to the United Methodist Church.