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Today's News

  • Commission okays training incentives

    By DAVE TAYLOR
    The Trimble Banner
    The Bedford City Commission Monday approved the second reading of an ordinance per House Bill 119 adopting an incentive program for officials to obtain training related to city government.

  • Girls' tournament action
  • Raiders pull out nail biter over Fort Knox in tourney

    By DAVE TAYLOR
    The Trimble Banner
    Coach Johnny Leep’s Trimble County Raiders led by a single digit on the scoreboard with about two minutes left to play but rallied behind a strong closing performance by junior forward Josh Rexroat to race to a 71-62 victory over visiting Fort Knox in the opening round of the Jim Hurst Holiday Classic Monday.

  • Magistrates sworn in
  • EPA falls short on coal ash rule

    Lexington Herald Leader
    Regulations issued last week by the Environmental Protection Agency for waste from coal-fired power plants are welcome but fall short of fully protecting the public.
    Coal ash — the residue left over after coal is burned to produce electricity — contains varying amounts of carcinogenic and toxic metals such as arsenic, barium and lead.
    Kentucky produces about 9 million tons a year of the waste, which is stored in ponds and landfills.

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  • Economic growth reflected in report

    Although there is no doubt that we still have a long way to go to recover fully from the national recession that began seven years ago, there have been some encouraging signs in recent days.
    Early last week, for example, the U.S. Commerce Department reported that the economy grew by five percent between July and September, the fastest quarterly uptick in a decade.

  • Hanover receives recognition

    Staff Report
    For the fourth consecutive year, Kiplinger’s Personal Finance has included Hanover College on its list of the country’s best values in private education. The New York-based publication’s annual list ranks 100 liberal arts college and 100 private universities.
    Citing Hanover for its high first-to-second-year retention rate, Kiplinger’s also noted the College’s low average student debt at graduation, good student-to-faculty ratio, excellent on-campus resources and overall great value.

  • Kentucky Chamber reports on state’s 2014 economic performance

    Staff Report
    The Kentucky Chamber of Commerce has released a report on the state’s economic conditions, with detailed county-by-county employment data and summaries of the nine economic regions of the state. The study, conducted by Dr. Paul Coomes, the Chamber’s senior economic advisor, looks at the latest data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics on job and payroll growth since the bottom of the 2008-09 national recession. Download the full report at kychamber.com/2014economicdata.

  • Circuit court clerk promotes gift of life

    This time of year, most of us are busy buying gifts, making plans, and celebrating with family. Two years ago, Kenedy Maze and her family were just trying to make it through the holidays alive.  Kenedy, of Fleming County, Kentucky, was missing a lot. She missed her friends because she was not allowed to go to school due to the advancing Cystic Fibrosis disease taking over her lungs. She missed being able to run and play because she was now tethered to 6 liters of oxygen just to breathe. She missed her sister, Kaylee, who lost her fight against CF in 2007.