Today's News

  • Bedford drafting alcohol sales ordinances

    Managing Editor
    Bedford Mayor Todd Pollock and City Attorney Amy Eversole are busy drafting ordinances to regulate licenses for the sale of alcohol as a result of last month’s local option election in which Bedford voters approved allowing the sale of alcohol beverages within the city limits.

  • Fewer teens using drugs and alcohol than their counterparts did in the 1990s, nationwide and in Kentucky

    By Melissa Patrick
    Kentucky Health News
    A new national study shows teen drug and alcohol use are at their lowest rates since the 1990s, a trend that is also seen in Kentucky’s teens.
    The national survey of about 50,000 high school students found that “considerably fewer teens reported using any illicit drug other than marijuana in the prior 12 months — 5 percent, 10 percent and 14 percent in grades 8, 10 and 12, respectively — than at any time since 1991,” says the news release.

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  • 50 acres offered free for veterans hospital in Radcliff

    By Ben Sheroan
    The News-Enterprise
    In hopes of becoming the new home of a VA medical center, Radcliff Mayor Mike Weaver is offering free land off Ky. 313.
    The 50-acre site in Millpond Business Center has all utilities in place, and all geotechnical studies and ground-soil testing are completed and on file. Also, Ky. 313 provides direct access from Interstate 65.
    “It would be much more convenient than where it is now or their proposed site,” Weaver said.

  • Level one drought declaration lifted

    FRANKFORT, Ky. - The Office of the State Climatologist and the Kentucky Energy and Environment Cabinet, in coordination with the Kentucky Drought Mitigation Team, have removed the Level One Drought Declaration that was issued for much of the state on Nov. 10.
    Following this weekend’s abundant precipitation, all of the state is above normal for precipitation for the past 30 days. 

  • Warning: Colder temperatures increase the risk for carbon monoxide poisoning

    Kentucky Press News Service
    As temperatures drop and the risk for carbon monoxide poisoning increases, Kentuckians are urged to be aware of the dangers of carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning due to improper use of heating or cooking devices.
    A press release from the Cabinet for Health and Family Services (CHFS) offers the following life-saving information:
    Items such as kerosene or propane gas stoves and ovens have been used as alternative heat sources indoors, sometimes with tragic results.

  • Bell choir

    I was recently invited to join the Bell Choir at my church. I have seen these choirs perform and I‘ve always enjoyed the experience. I was assured that I would be responsible for a mere two notes. Two notes? How hard can that be? I was in band in school and I was responsible for a lot more than two. Famous last words.

  • Create a car winter emergency kit

    Wintertime can be dangerous for travelers. Not only do you sometimes have to contend with deteriorating road conditions caused by snow and ice, but life-threatening situations can arise if you find yourself stranded on the road for a significant amount of time. Here are some tips to help you prepare and make your wintertime travels safer.
    It is always helpful to have the following in your car in case of an emergency:
    lA cell phone, portable charger and extra batteries
    lJumper cables
    lBlankets and extra layers of clothing like hats, coats and mittens

  • Managing horses in winter

    When winter arrives, horses feel it. You can lessen the blow and help your animals thrive in cold weather.  Ultimately, the ideal time to prepare for winter is in the fall, but there are still things you can do now.

  • Recent Trimble County Middle School basketball action