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Today's News

  • Cifranik, EKU students volunteer at Carter Historic Site

    RICHMOND, Ky. – They gave up their spring break to help beautify the Jimmy Carter Historic Site in Plains, Georgia.
    Then the four Eastern Kentucky University students – Bedford resident Tanya Cifranik, Esther Epps, Joel Robinson and Emma Schadler – enjoyed an intimate, informal dinner with their models for such selfless service: former President Jimmy Carter and First Lady Rosalynn.

  • Confederate veterans home event planned

    Staff Report

  • Public meeting on planning and zoning planned April 11

    Staff Report
    Local residents will have an opportunity on April 11 to get a first look at the Comprehensive Plan currently being drafted by the Trimble County Planning and Zoning Commission.
    Trimble County Fiscal Court in a unanimous vote on April 18, 2016 approved an order to form a joint planning unit with the cities of Milton and Bedford to explore the possibility of the county and cities enacting planning and zoning.

  • Mullins joins newspaper staff

    By TIM HENDRICK
    Landmark News Service
    Perry Park resident Renee Mullins has joined the staff of The News-Democrat and The Trimble Banner as the newspapers’ new circulation coordinator.
    Mullins most recently worked at the Carroll County Memorial Hospital, handling accounts receivable for patients, before starting at The News-Democrat, March 6.
    She has always worked in customer service and accounting, bring those key skills and experience to the job.

  • Energy efficiency can help rural families save $

    By Lu Nelsen
    Center for Rural Affairs
    Families below the poverty line spend 8 percent of their income on electricity, a much larger proportion than higher income families, according to the American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy.
    And in rural areas, 17.7 percent of families live below the poverty line, as noted by the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

  • Courier

    The last leg of the water tower epic is reaching the end; I hope. The day of the transmission of the photos, diagrams and my invoice ended on a surprisingly positive note.

  • Simple living and better health
  • Summit Basecamp at TCMS

    Dear Readers,
    I am excited to share information this week regarding Trimble County Middle School. Due to the positive leadership of Principal Tracy Poe and her staff TCMS has applied for and been accepted into the Summit Basecamp training this summer. What is Summit Basecamp? It is a free program that provides educators with resources needed to bring personalized learning into the classroom.
    The mission of Summit is to prepare a diverse student population for success in a four-year college or university and to be thoughtful, contributing members of society.

  • 3rd NINE WEEKS HONOR ROLLS

    BEDFORD ELEMENTARY
    All A
    4th Grade—Finnegan Beisler, Hannah Chilton, Trinity Crawford, Sadie Evans, Hayden Gividen, Donovan Prince, Addison Mosley, Landon Rice, Landon Tuttle, Kaylanie Walters, Elane Wightman and Jolie Wilcoxson.
    5th Grade—Ciara Gilley, Drew Herman, Thomas Karcher, Bree Turner, and Justin Vittitow  
    6th Grade—Jet Chu, Hannah Evans, Olivia Jones, Kinley Kunkel, Whitnee Louden, Shelby McKinney, Kaylee Payton, Abbigail Spegal, Maddi Stark, Adelyn Weaver and Roman West.
     All A & B

  • Parks assessing alternative uses for three 9-hole golf courses

    FRANKFORT, Ky. – Kentucky State Parks announced last week that it will look at alternative recreational uses for the 9-hole golf courses at Carter Caves State Resort Park and Kincaid Lake State Park.
    The parks previously sought proposals for private businesses to manage the golf courses, but did not receive any responses.
    As a result, the course at Carter Caves will close permanently April 2. The course at Kincaid Lake will remain open through Oct. 31, 2017.