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Regional

  • Governor announces veteran initiative

    While honoring Kentucky veterans at a Memorial Day ceremony in Grant County, Governor Steve Beshear announced the11-11-11 initiative, an event to honor the Commonwealth’s loyal and brave men and women.  Veterans’ Day is Nov. 11, 2011, or 11-11-11. Gov. Beshear and his administration plan to highlight and honor Kentucky’s veterans and active duty service members over the next five months, beginning with Memorial Day and capping off with a celebration on Veterans’ Day.

  • Powell speaks at national event

    Trimble County High School graduate and current Union County, Ky., Superintendent Joshua Powell recently spoke at the National School Board Association meeting in San Francisco.  During his presentation, Powell said school turnaround can happen in any district with the support of a proactive board regardless of size, demographics or location. 

  • SHINING STAR

    Baptist Hospital Northeast recently recognized a Bedford resident as a Shining Star. Shining Stars are recognized for going above and beyond outside the workplace. Jeff Wright, of Bedford, Medical Office Building, serves as assistant fire chief in Bedford. He was recognized after he heard a call on his scanner about a potential jumper when he was near the Madison Bridge, which is out of his jurisdiction and while he was off duty. He went to the bridge, found the woman and talked her down.
     

  • Trimble residents among grads of KSP program

    Citizens from Trimble, Oldham, Henry and Carroll counties have recently completed the KSP Citizens’ Police Academy at Post 5 located in Campbellsburg. Nineteen people graduated on April 25, 2011 from the public outreach program at a ceremony and dinner held at Our Best restaurant located in Henry County.

  • Madison’s Lanier Days June 18-19

    Celebrate the life and culture of early Victorian-era Madison, Indiana, with thundering cannons!

    Lanier Days — Saturday, June 18 and Sunday, June 19 — features mock Civil War battles, a travelling medicine man show, artisans demonstrating 19th century trades, children’s activities, interesting historical talks, Victorian food preservation techniques and period music.

  • JCTC honors Trimble students
  • Concert to feature community band at Bedford Elementary on May 19

    A concert featuring the Madison Area Community Band will be held at the Bedford Elementary School on Thursday, May 19, at 7 p.m.

    The band, directed by former Trimble County High School band instructor Mark Johnson, includes several Trimble County and Madison residents and one member each from Henry and Switzerland counties.

    “We have fun,” Johnson said of the band members. “We use these concerts as a way to promote music among young people.”

  • Hanover woman is accident victim

    The Kentucky State Police is investigating a fatal collision that occurred Friday in Carroll County resulting in the death of a Hanover, Ind., woman. Through investigation, troopers determined that a vehicle driven by Reba Kaltenbacher crossed the centerline near Nugent Sand on Hwy. 36 and impacted an oncoming commercial vehicle head-on.

  • Paranormal event in May at Carrollton’s Butler Park

    CARROLLTON, Ky. -- Join certified ghost hunter Starr Williams and the ghost hunting teams, RIP and Tristate Shadowchasers, for an exciting and fun paranormal experience during the Spirits of Butler Paranormal Weekend May 14-15 at General Butler State Resort Park.

    This year’s program brings new members to the investigation team, new technology and new interesting investigation locations in addition to the Butler-Turpin State Historic House and cemetery.

  • Regatta pageant seeks contestants

    The Miss Madison Regatta Scholarship pageant, sponsored by the Xi Beta Upsilon Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi Sorority, will be held on Monday, June 27.

    The pageant is for girls between the ages of 18 and 26. Entrants must have reached their 18th birthday by June 1, 2011. The pageant is limited to the first 12 completed applications received.

    The entry fee is $75 for applications received by the deadline date of June 4, 2011. If it is necessary to extend the deadline beyond June 4, the entry fee will be $100.