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Today's News

  • Library to close Thursday, Aug. 25 for relocation

    The Trimble County Public Library will be closed beginning August 25. During the closing, the library will be relocating from the present location at 112 Hwy 42 to the new library building at 35 Equity Dr. in Bedford, Ky. The grand opening date will be announced soon.

    During the library closing, library books and dvds may be returned in a book drop available for your convenience outside the new library.

  • City looks to cut spending

    The Bedford Commission took steps Friday to reduce spending while anticipating reduced revenue in the current budget.

    Commissioners voted to accept an amended plan of recommended cost-cutting measures presented by Mayor Russell Clifton but stopped short of addressing Clifton’s recommendation that the city cease paying half of the garbage bill for city residents.

  • Hammer away!
  • Schools set to open

    School buses will be operating as the 2011-12 school year begins tomorrow in Trimble County.

    For some twenty-three million students nationwide, the school day begins and ends with a trip on a school bus. Unfortunately, each year many children are injured and even killed in school bus related crashes.

    Last year, Kentucky had 985 school bus related crashes resulting in 278 injuries and four deaths. With school starting in many communities, KSP Spokesman Lt. David Jude is urging motorists to be alert for loading and unloading school buses.

  • State races: Beshear ahead as Fancy Farm approaches

    By PAUL GLASSER
    The State Journal

    Gov. Steve Beshear has the advantage over his Republican challenger David Williams leading to the unofficial start of the gubernatorial campaign at Saturday’s Fancy Farm Picnic, political analysts say.

    However, they disagree on how fiercely the two candidates will clash when they deliver stump speeches at the historic political gathering in Western Kentucky. This is the 131st year of the picnic, known for its homemade barbecue mutton and desserts.

  • Hazards of excessive heat

    Heat is the number one weather-related killer in the United States, resulting in hundreds of
    fatalities each year. In fact, on average, excessive heat claims more lives each year than floods, lightning, tornadoes and hurricanes combined.

  • Vegetable growers face disease issues

    Warm temperatures and rain have caused several diseases to pop up on tomatoes and cucurbits throughout the state during the past month. 
    University of Kentucky extension plant pathologist Kenny Seebold said he’s seen cases of bacterial leaf spot, early blight, Septoria leaf blight and bacterial canker on tomatoes.

  • Kentucky’s summer squash are tasty, easily prepared

    Summer squash are staples in Kentucky gardens and at local farmers markets. Their versatility makes them easy to prepare for tasty summer meals and side dishes.  Two of the more popular varieties include yellow squash and zucchini.

  • Summer Band Camp
  • Receive dogwoods with your support of the Arbor Day Foundation during month of August

    Add color to your landscape all year long by joining the Arbor Day Foundation in August.

    Everyone who joins the nonprofit Arbor Day Foundation with a $10 donation will receive 10 free white flowering dogwood trees through the Foundation’s Trees for America campaign.