Today's News

  • Trimble County Community Calendar

    Friday, Sept. 26
    Bingo with Lana at Signature Healthcare, 12:30 p.m.
    Arthritis Exercise with Shirley at 1:30 p.m. at the Trimble County Senior Citizens Center.
    Saturday, Sept. 27

  • Alzheimer’s warning signs

    Whether you are a caregiver or someone who has concerns about memory loss, knowing the risk factors for dementia can help you make lifestyle changes that can benefit the health of your brain. Early diagnosis can also help you seek proper treatment and plan for the future, including decisions about caregiving, living arrangements, transportation, safety, financial and legal matters. Early diagnosis also allows those living with the disease to be an active member of the caregiving team and support network.

  • Bedford Commission meets

    Bedford City Commission is planning to hire a former employee to fill in for City Clerk Rita Davis on an as-needed basis.
    The commissioners plan to meet with Cindy Liter at the next meeting to discuss hiring her, possibly as an independent contractor, as an office assistant to work when Davis cannot be in the office. At that same meeting, they plan to interview prospective candidates for a maintenance position. That position is responsible for salting and clearing city streets in the winter and other duties.

  • Fall landscape chores

    You have probably heard me say this many times before, but fall is my favorite time of year. I enjoy the cool, crisp mornings, blue skies and the beautiful red, orange, yellow and burgundy of the tree leaves before they fall. Raking leaves, however, isn’t one of the activities on my bucket list.

  • Trimble County Sheriff’s Department Call Log

    Monday, Sept. 8

    • 10:08 a.m., domestic dispute, parking lot at Bedford Medical, U.S. 421 N
    • 11:26 a.m., juvenile complaint, 9245 U.S. 421N
    • Tuesday, Sept. 9
    • 1:59 p.m., abandoned vehicle, Hardy Creek Road
    • 3:05 p.m., civil complaint, Megan Lane
    • 3:57 p.m., juvenile complaint, 2560 New Hope Road

    Wednesday, Sept. 10

  • Legislators going ‘Back to School’ nationwide

    Starting this week, hundreds of state legislators from across the country will begin visiting classrooms to kick off the 16th annual “America’s Legislators Back to School Program.”

    Sponsored by the National Conference of State Legislatures, this event initially lasted just one day but now extends through much of the school year.  While most students tour the state Capitol at least once, often during a field trip in elementary school, this program brings state government to them.

  • DNA research and your diet

    Compiled by the Rev. Patrice Joy Masterson, MA Reiki Master Instructor, from the book, “How to Reprogram Your DNA for Optimum Health,” by Adelle LaBree

    Anew field called “Nutrigenomics”is devoted to the study of the effects of foods on genetic behavior. By analyzing how different foods interact with specific genes, researchers have confirmed that the food you eat directly influences the metabolic programming of your cells.

  • Whether it’s things or feelings, hoarding is never good for you

    When we moved to Florida from California 23 years ago, we did so with only the things we could fit into two vehicles.

    That meant getting rid of 15 years’ worth of possessions to start over, which was both sad and exciting.

    I especially hated parting with the coffee table my husband had accidentally autographed. He tends to write hard and had been signing checks. After that, at a certain angle you could see a half-dozen “Barry Kennedy” indentations in the table top.




    Sept. 20

    Handshakes and Pancakes Free Breakfast, 8:30-10:30  a.m. at the Sligo Baptist Church basement, 65 N. 42 Loop. Free pancakes, bacon, sausage, eggs, coffee, juice and milk. Everyone welcome. Contact Karen Eldridge 502-222-0918, email: info@kaensbookbarn.com.

    Sept. 19

    Arthritis Exercise with Shirley at 12:30 p.m. at the Trimble County Senior Citizens Center. Bring cookies or brownies for a golf scramble.