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Today's News

  • THE MOTHER ROAD

    Originally planned as a “military highway” between two U.S. Army installations in Kentucky – Camp Knox south of Louisville and Fort Thomas south of Cincinnati – the ribbon of concrete known as U.S. 42 served nearly four decades as the main thoroughfare between Louisville and Cincinnati.

  • District prepares for graduate profile rollout

    The world is changing and the method of education should adapt. That is the mentality Trimble County schools are taking along with several other districts as they construct curriculum around a new graduate profile.

    Superintendent Steve Miracle said the legwork for much of the process began three years ago as the district worked on its strategic plan and began an accreditation process with AdvancED, an international non-profit that accredits primary and secondary schools.

  • PENSION PROTEST

    BY KATHERINE KNOTT | Landmark News Service

    FRANKFORT — For Woodland Elementary School first­grade teacher Penny Ellis, Monday’s rally in Frankfort wasn’t about teachers.

    “It’s about our kids and getting them the best education,” she said.

    As many districts are out for spring break, Ellis and thousands of current and retired educators from across Kentucky stormed Frankfort on a chilly Monday morning to rally for public education. They packed Capitol Avenue to send a message to state lawmakers.

  • Delivering a smile

    BY HILDA PARRISH

    How many of us have watched a viral video on social media of babies and their antics and not smiled? Both babies and animals are extremely entertaining and can take us away from the drama of life.

    The medical field has long recognized the advantage of pet therapy in the treatment for dementia and Alzheimer patients. Pets and babies calm patients when they are upset. It allows them to go back in time and connect with something long forgotten.

  • Battle lines: How Trimble defines magisterial districts

    All of the signs in front yards and fields along the main roads can only mean one thing: It’s county election season in Trimble County.

    With a lot of candidates on the slate this primary, some have asked about what district they live in, which either narrows or widens their crop of candidates to pick from for elected positions like magistrate or constable.

  • Auditor: Concerns in sheriff's fee account for 2016, '17

    Three concerns about the sheriff’s fee account were made public as State Auditor Mike Harmon released audits Thursday for 2016 and the beginning of 2017.

    The audits are for the time period in both years that the office was under the leadership of former Sheriff Tim Coons. The 2017 audit concludes on March 8, the day Coons died.

  • City to spend up to $15K on sewer repairs

    BY JACOB BLAIR AND HILDA PARRISH

    Bedford City Commissioners met March 20 in the warm confines of meeting room at City Hall as big flakes of snow, with some sleet pellets mixed in, came down outside.

    The March 20 meeting was geared to problems with the wastewater treatment plant and the lift stations. Public Works Director Jim Hoskins drew pictures for the other commissioners to help illustrate the work that needed to be done, Bedford Mayor Todd Pollock said.

  • Trimble students take part in protest

    BY JACOB BLAIR AND THOMAS CIFRANIK

    Students from Trimble County middle and high schools joined districts nationwide Wednesday as part of protests over gun violence.

    TCHS Principal Michael Slider said although he knew of the national event Wednesday, he wasn’t sure if anybody from the school was organizing anything until Tuesday afternoon.

    Slider arranged for the group, led by seniors Mary Williamson and Ella Aponte, to use the gymnasium for the protest.

  • A lesson for all the kids

    The Christian faith has been an important part of Ann Babel’s life since growing up in Milton and she’s continuing to share that message as a lesson to a young audience with the publication of her children’s book “Mosey Learns to Listen.”

    Babel, the former Ann Jones, will have a signing for her book at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Trimble County Public Library. She will also have a reading of the book for the children. Her other two prior books, “His Lamb I Am” and “Little Tree” for sale as well.

  • Fiscal court gets KentuckyWired update

    Magistrates were able to get an update on the status of KentuckyWired at Monday’s Trimble County Fiscal Court meeting.