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Today's News

  • Resident faces 97 charges after dead horses found on Trimble County farm

    By DAVE TAYLOR
    The Trimble Banner
    A 33-year-old Bedford woman was arrested Thursday after the remains of 15 dead horses and several dead rabbits were found on her farm on Perkinson Lane in Trimble County.

  • Pretty in Pink
  • The Week in Frankfort

    FRANKFORT -- State lawmakers returned to the Capitol last week to start the second part of the General Assembly’s 2017 session. The first portion of the session, held over the course of five days in early January, featured a quick start as seven bills were passed into law.
    The second part of the session is sure to feature its own history-making moments as lawmakers consider hundreds of bills – each with the potential to affect people across the state.

  • Used Cars: A Requiem

    It is with profound sorrow that I announce that my lengthy relationship with the used car has come to an end. My “Wee Beastie” has incurred at least half of its purchase price in repair bills. Despite the nature of the repair the amount due to the mechanic has consistently amounted to $1500.00; give or take a dollar. While I was once able to jest that if this kept up I would eventually have a new car, the checks became harder and harder to write. I realize that car repair is complicated work but I just can’t keep pouring money into my beloved money pit.

  • Farm show expected to draw 300,000

    By Sheldon S. Shafer
    The Courier-Journal
    The 52nd annual National Farm Ma­chinery Show is expected to draw more than 300,000 agriculture-minded visitors from across America to the Kentucky Exposition Center this week.
    The event, Feb. 15-18, is billed as the country’s largest indoor farm show.
    It also is one of the most lucrative trade shows staged annually in Louis­ville. It likely will generate at least $17 million in spending to shore up the area’s economy, the Louisville Convention & Visitors Bureau has estimated.

  • Water: Drink up for your health

    Most of us hear early on that we should drink water for good health, but some of us may not know why it is so important.
    More than two-thirds of our bodies are made of water. It helps lubricate our joints, and without water, our organs could not properly function. Water is also essential in helping us remove waste from our bodies.
    If you don’t consume enough water, you run the risk of becoming dehydrated. Dehydration can cause headaches, mood changes, fever, dizziness, rapid heartbeat and kidney problems among others.

  • Quarles seeks to make Ky. agriculture more competitive

    FRANKFORT — Agriculture Commissioner Ryan Quarles has endorsed legislation that would help Kentucky farmers transport their goods more efficiently and make Kentucky agriculture more competitive with other states.
    House Bill 174, sponsored by state Rep. Richard Heath of Mayfield, passed in the House Agriculture Committee on Wednesday morning. The measure would extend a 10 percent weight tolerance for vehicles carrying poultry, livestock, meats, crop products, or feed for livestock and poultry on state roads other than interstate highways.

  • Bill to ban tobacco products from school property heads to Senate following changes

    By Melissa Patrick
    Kentucky Health News
    FRANKFORT, Ky. – The idea of a statewide ban on smoking in workplaces has hit roadblocks in the General Assembly, but a bill to ban tobacco use on school properties and at school events might be a mandate legislators can accept.

  • Attorney General files complaint to remove Gallatin board member

    Kentucky Press News Service
    FRANKFORT – Attorney General Andy Beshear is seeking the removal of a Gallatin County Board of Education member for not meeting the legally required educational standard to serve in his current capacity.
    The Attorney General’s office filed a complaint in Gallatin Circuit Court Friday against school board member Chad Allen Murray for violating Kentucky law, a news release said.

  • UK announces fall Dean’s List

    University of Kentucky Dean’s List for the fall 2016 semester includes Trimble County residents, Jessica Lindsie Ball, a senior majoring in Chemical Engineering; Richelle Marie Cassell, a senior majoring in Biology; Katelyne S. Temple, a senior majoring in Elementary Education; Jordan Thomas Tingle, a junior majoring in Pre-Public Health; and Colyn Guyn True, a senior majoring in Human Nutrition.