Today's News

  • At the Library | Feb. 8, 2018

    Knitting class

    Learn new knitting skills and make a pretty hanging dishcloth at 11 a.m. today in the library meeting room. The library supplies the yarn and the group is open to ages 14 and older.


    Take time to quiet your mind and gently strengthen your body with yoga at 6 p.m. Monday in the library meeting room. Wear comfortable clothes and bring your yoga mat. If you don’t have a mat you can borrow one from the library. The class is free and open to ages 16 and older.

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  • Reeds offer insight into 'Feed the Children' programs


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  • House bills focus on drug education, financial literacy

    The one thing a legislative session guarantees is that no two days are alike. My House colleagues and I may spend an hour or more debating a bill that could have a profound impact on education or public safety, and then pivot to discuss another important to farming.

    Since some bills move through the committee system faster than others, their arrival before the full chamber is generally not coordinated. And yet, it is not uncommon for themes to emerge, as one did last week.

  • Bills for recognizing school bus drivers, seasonal labor laws, among others passing through Frankfort this week

    This week was the busiest yet in Frankfort with a number of bills moving through committees and on to the Senate and House floors for votes. We were also visited by a number of statewide advocacy groups that championed their great causes and rallied in the Capitol Rotunda. Between visiting constituents, committee meetings, and voting on the Senate floor, we continued to discuss the upcoming budget.

  • Looking Back & Do You Remember | Feb. 8, 2018

    Feb. 11, 1988 (30 years ago)

    The Trimble County plant for Louisville Gas and Electric was 50 percent complete, although the utility was fighting a battle to prove the plant’s future power would be enough for rate increases.

  • Raiders fall on the road at Walton-Verona, 71-34

    It was a weak scoring night for the Trimble County Raiders after traveling to the Boone/Kenton county line to face the Walton-Verona Bearcats Saturday. The Raiders fell behind early and never could get the offensive engine clicking on all cylinders, eventually falling by a 71-34 score.

  • Caffeine and kids: what you should know

    Caffeine is the most commonly ingested drug found naturally in teas and coffees, the most popular beverages consumed around the world. It can also be found in many beverages commonly consumed by children and youth, such as soft drinks, energy drinks and even chocolate milk. Caffeine is popular because of its energy-boosting, mind-jolting effects, but research is starting to surface that explains the effects this drug may have on children and youth during development.

  • The computer and I


    I have three computers. The three are dedicated to specific roles. The oldest only holds photos. I’m afraid to overwhelm its capabilities. My second laptop initiated an auto destruct but was stopped before the point of no return. We dumped everything it ever knew and started afresh. It’s got a new lease on life. I’m using it for this article.

    The newest member to my little laptop crew has developed a thirst for adventure.

  • The sacred ordinary

    These past few weeks, my husband and I have been doing a whole lot of nothing.

    We both had a mini version of the flu around New Year’s, and his hung on for the rest of the month. So, we mostly spent time at home doing a whole lot of nothing, which turned out to be something.

    One day we hosed off the back porch. One day my husband cleaned the kitchen.

    We sat in the living room – a lot. We watched back-to-back-to-back reruns of “Law and Order,” the regular version as well as SVU and Criminal Intent.

  • Stahl to perform at Bedford Baptist

    Everyone is welcome to attend a concert of Christian music presented by David Stahl at 11 a.m. Sunday at Bedford Baptist Church. For a ride to 10 a.m. Sunday school, please call the church office at 255-3240 by 8 a.m. Sunday.