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Today's Features

  • I have been asked to remind local farmers of the Natural Resources Conservation Service Farm Bill Program.

    The USDA-Natural Resources Conservation Service in Kentucky is encouraging landowners, farmers and producers to visit their local NRCS office now to receive information and apply for conservation technical assistance and possible financial funding opportunities.
     

  • Wednesday, Jan. 2
    Trimble County High School basketball teams host Oldham County in a varsity doubleheader. The boys’ varsity  game begins at 6 p.m. The girls’ varsity game starts at 8 p.m.

    The American Red Cross will have an Adult and Pediatric First Aid/CPR/AED class on January 3rd, 2013 at the Madison Area Chamber of   Commerce. The class will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Advanced registration is required. Please visit http://www.redcross.org/ or call 1-800-733-2767 to register for this class.

    Thursday, Jan. 3

  • To help with portion control, use the smallest plate that will hold your food.

    At mealtime, serve from the stove instead of putting a serving bowl on the table.

    Make double vegetables and serve them first, to take the focus off meat.

    Switch to whole wheat pasta.

    Eat vegetarian one night a week.

    Cut back on butter or margarine – newer whole-grain breads are tasty on their own.

  • Kentucky’s latest class of elected circuit court clerks got a jump start on preparing to take office at a comprehensive orientation program that the Administrative Office of the Courts provided Dec. 11-13 in Lexington. The new circuit court clerks were elected in the November 2012 general election and will take office Jan. 7, 2013.

    Stacy Bruner of Trimble County participated in the 2012 Circuit Court Clerks’ Newly Elected Officials Orientation.

  • Harmonizing Health Retreat, 1028 New Hope Road north of Bedford, will hold an open house from 2-5 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 5, 2013. The community is invited to enjoy the food, network your business and socialize with new friends.

    Release the past by walking our Labyrinth nestled in the forest. Receive free sessions of magnetic energy, Reiki, hypnosis and other mind/body processes for behavior change and pain relief. Learn about the new, ongoing programs from 7-9 p.m. each Tuesday.

  • Trimble County Middle School Principal Mike Genton has recognized the TCMS Eighth Grade Students of the Month for November.

  • The 2013 Kentucky Fruit and Vegetable Conference and Trade Show will have something of interest for all fruit and vegetable producers. This year’s event convenes at 8 a.m. Jan. 7 at Lexing-ton’s Embassy Suites Hotel and concludes around 5 p.m. Jan. 8.

    Preconference activities on Jan. 6 include a Winemaking Techniques Workshop from 1- 5:30 p.m. in Seay Auditorium on the University of Kentucky campus; a reception and the Kentucky Farmers’ Market Association annual meeting; and a fruit roundtable discussion from 7:30-9 p.m. at the hotel.

  • Do you know how to keep your food safe? Some of the things you may have heard about food safety are true, but others are not. The Partner-ship for Food Safety Education shares some food safety myths that need to be “busted,” and the facts you need to know to help prevent foodborne illness.

    Myth:  I’m a vegetarian, so I don’t have to worry about food poisoning.