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Today's News

  • The “Tail” of the Talking Cat

    During the Depression Era the so called hobo had a series of symbols which only their fellows could decipher. For example, a particular symbol informed other hobos a meal could be obtained at the house indicated.
    I have been given an invisible mark that can only be seen by cats. I believe this mark can only be read by cats. The meaning of this mark informs any feline within a mile radius that the bearer of this mark is a sucker for those with nine lives.

  • Promote sportsmanship over winning

    Most adults know winning a competition isn’t a prerequisite for future success in life. Sometimes, however, we can get caught up in the moment and put too much pressure on our children to win at whatever they do, be it at school or on the athletic field. At no time of the year is this more true in Kentucky than the start of basketball season.

  • My Farewell

    Well, by the time you read this, I will be retired. I can hardly believe it has been almost thirty-five years since Carole and I moved to Trimble County. After just over two years as County Extension Agent for Agriculture in Harlan County, we moved to Trimble County in February, 1981 following Millard Maxey’s retirement. Carole grew up in Trimble County. I grew up In Carroll County, so moving here was almost like moving back home to me and, now Trimble County is my home.

  • Hosparus offers training Feb. 27 in Louisville

    Hosparus needs patient support volunteers in Jefferson, Bullitt, Henry, Shelby, Spencer and Trimble counties and will offer a free training on Saturday, Feb. 27 (lunch provided), from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at its main Louisville campus, 3532 Ephraim McDowell Drive. To pre-register, call 502-814-5436 or email HLvolunteer@hosparus.org by Monday, Feb. 22.

  • Taylor named to Hanover College fall term Dean’s List

    HANOVER, Ind. – Trent Taylor was one of more than 300 Hanover College students who earned Dean’s List honors for the fall 2015 semester. To qualify for Hanover’s Dean’s List, students must have a GPA of 3.5 or better.
    Taylor, a junior political science major, is the son of Tim and Michelle
    Taylor, Milton. He is a graduate of Trimble County High School.
    Located on 650 acres overlooking the Ohio River in southeastern Indiana,
    Hanover is a premier, nationally ranked, liberal arts institution that has

  • Robert Haney named to Fall Dean’s List at Georgia Tech

    ATLANTA, GA -- Robert Haney of Bedford made the Dean’s List for the Fall 2015 semester at the Georgia Institute of Technology. This designation is awarded to undergraduate students who have a 3.0 or higher academic average for the semester.    
    One of the nation’s leading research universities, the Georgia Institute of Technology is in the business of creating the next--the next idea, the next technology, and the next legion of agile minds well equipped to imagine and engineer our future.

  • School district budget explained

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  • TCMS academic team repeats as Quick Recall Champs!

    The Trimble County Middle School Academic Team has been crowned Quick Recall District Champions once again. This past week TCMS hosted the Governor’s Cup District Academic Tournament.
    Quick Recall is much like that of the game show Jeopardy except it is four on four as opposed to one on one. There are two 12-minute halves comprised of 40 questions each. When a team member buzzes in and answers correctly, their team receives a point.

  • Judge: Pastor can testify in trial

    By Todd Kleffman
    The Advocate-Messenger
    A Michigan pastor who led police to suspect Kenneth Allen Keith in the murder of three people at a Danville pawn shop will be allowed to testify during Keith’s trial.
    Boyle Circuit Judge Darren Peckler on Friday denied a defense motion to suppress Tracy Herald’s testimony on the grounds that four conversations between Keith and Herald were confidential and privileged because Keith confided in Herald as his pastor.

  • Good news about bad news

    When someone says, “I have good news and bad news,” which one do you prefer to hear first?
    Joe went to his doctor who posed that question to him.
    “Give me the good news first,” Joe said.
    “You have 24 hours to live,” the doctor told him.
    Clutching his chest, Joe said, “If that’s the good news, what’s the bad news?”
    The doctor said, “I meant to tell you yesterday.”
    Ba dump bump. (Groan.)