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Today's News

  • At the Library | Feb. 15

    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.

    Yoga

    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.

    Pine cone bird feeder craft

  • Looking Back & Do You Remember | Feb. 15

    Feb. 18, 1988

    (30 years ago)

    The Trimble County Rescue Squad purchased the Jaws of Life. The equipment was bought with money borrowed from the bank and members planned to sell baked goods and take donations in order to pay off the purchase. “This is one of the best tools ever purchased,” said Sheriff Howard Long. “We’ve called Madison three different times last year. With these here, we won’t have to call them. It’s essential to have such a tool, it’s a tool that can save time and lives.”

  • Dissecting the budget

    As a bill, the state budget isn’t particularly long, but it’s not a quick read, either, with blocks of text periodically broken up by rows of numbers.

  • Protecting students in the Commonwealth

    Last December, Bernie Sanders, a liberal Senator from Vermont, led every single Senate Democrat to impose an endowment tax of around $1 million per year on Berea College.

  • Notes on being a neurotic mess

    A number of years ago, I flew a plane, Delta flight 837. OK, I didn’t exactly fly it, but I definitely helped.

    My daughter and granddaughter were on that flight from Atlanta to Honolulu, a nine-hour, 14-minute flight that, except for bathroom breaks, I tracked on my computer to make sure they got there safely.

    At one point, about an hour off the California coast, I noticed that the plane icon on my computer faced east instead of west.

  • Lady Raiders struggle in two road games

    The Trimble County Lady Raiders endured two frustrating nights on the road last week, suffering losses at Gallatin County Thursday night, 63-24, and at Owen County, Friday, 63-25.

  • Raiders fall to Gallatin, find success on the road in Owen

    The gymnasium scoreboard showed the making of a tight match up when the Gallatin County Wildcats traveled to take on the Raiders Friday night in Bedford.

    At the end of the first and third quarters, the margin between the two teams was four points favoring Gallatin. At the half? Only a three-point difference. Despite the Raiders scoring 16 points in the final quarter, they fell to Gallatin County with the final score 65-55.

  • Preparing the garden for April showers

    There is no surer sign of spring than blooming gardens and flowerbeds, but what happens behind-the-scenes to get them to that point?

    Much of the work goes in before you even break the soil. Before digging in, it’s important to choose the proper site, plan what you’ll grow and prepare the soil to yield the best possible results. A garden is nothing without a good foundation, making it extra important to choose the correct site.

  • The multicooker craze

    The “Instant Pot,” a small kitchen appliance, is the latest craze to hit the culinary world with consumers touting health benefits and ease of use in the trendy appliance.

    The Instant Pot is just one brand of multi-cooker. Several companies manufacture multicookers like the Instant Pot.

    Multicookers have several different functions all contained in one unit. A single appliance can be used to steam, sauté, brown, slow cook, pressure cook, make yogurt or stir food while it is cooking. It depends on the unit design and brand. 

  • 'Ballin' for a Cure' games are Tuesday

    The Trimble County Lady Raiders will host its annual Relay for Life night Tuesday. This year’s theme is “Ballin’ for a Cure.” The varsity girls and boys basketball teams will play Henry County in a doubleheader that evening. The girls’ game begins at 6 p.m. and the boys’ varsity game will follow at approximately 7:30 p.m.