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Today's News

  • Fiscal Court: County tax rates to remain unchanged

    The members of Trimble County Fiscal Court voted Monday not to increase the county’s tax rates for 2011.

    “Our current real property tax rate is 7.2 cents per $100,” Trimble County Judge-Executive Randy Stevens told the magistrates. “Personal property taxes—we never raised it or lowered it since I’ve been here—at 7.5 cents per $100 assessed value. The motor vehicle and watercraft property tax rate is 8.8 cents per $100 assessed value. The fire acreage tax is 3 cents per acre. The bank deposit rate is 2 percent.”

  • Ramping Up!
  • Varsity Volleyball Schedule

    Thurs., Aug. 11, Walton-Verona at home

    Mon., Aug. 15, at Carroll County

    Tues. Aug. 16, Gallatin County at home

    Thurs., Aug. 18, at Henry County

    Tues. Aug. 23, at Williamstown

    Thurs., Aug. 25, at Oldham County

    Mon. Aug. 29 at Eminence

    Tues., Aug. 30, at South Oldham

    Thurs., Sept. 1, Carroll County at home

    Sat., Sept. 3, Class A Tourn. vs. Eminence at Williamstown

    Wed., Sept. 7, at Owen County

  • FALL SPORTS PREVIEW: VOLLEYBALL

    The Trimble County Lady Raiders will open the 2011 volleyball season in the friendly confines of the TCHS gymnasium tomorrow night. Trimble entertains Walton-Verona, one of the toughest opponents on the schedule, according to Head Coach Ruth Staples.

    “Unfortunately, we’re in a district with Oldham County,” Staples said. “As opponents they’re class 5A and 6A schools and we’re a class single A school. Other than that probably our next toughest opponent is Walton-Verona.”

  • Smartsnacks for families and children

  • Your farm’s hidden asset: Its woodlands

    Maximizing every bit of profit from a farm is one of the keys to success. One thing that may not be at the top Kentucky landowners’ minds is their farm’s woodlands, but woodlands should be thought about and managed just like crops, fields, gardens or other agricultural endeavors suggests Billy Thomas, UK Extension Forestry Specialist.

  • TRIMBLE COUNTY SCHOOL LUNCH MENUS

    Week of Aug. 11-12

    Thursday: ham, turkey, cheese on bun, lettuce, tomato, pickle, chips, fresh fruit, baked cookie, pear half.

    Friday: Hamburger or cheeseburger, lettuce, tomato, pickle, French fries, peach half, fresh fruit, ice cream cup

    Week of Aug. 15-19

    Monday: Corn dog, baked beans, broccoli, carrots with dip, Madarin oranges, watermelon wedge.

    Tuesday: Taco salad in a bag, corn chips corn, lettuce, tomato, salsa, pineapple, fresh fruit.

  • LOOKING BACK

    30 Years Ago (Aug. 6, 1981)

    Seven Counties Services, Inc. authorities came to the July meeting of Trimble County Fiscal Court to propose that the court consider passing an ordinance that would allow the electorate to vote a tax rate sufficient to help provide a full range of mental health and other services to the people of Trimble County. Dave Marye, therapist on mental health in the Bedford office said he held a total of 2,279 sessions from Sept. 1978 to March 31, 1981 for 164 residents dealing with emotionally disturbed children to drug and alcohol abusers.

  • Adult education sees enrollment growth

    It has been a little more than a decade ago since the General Assembly revamped the state’s adult education programs, a high point in the legislature’s ongoing efforts to improve the classroom from preschool to the workplace.

    While a lot of work remains, the past decade has been exactly what we had hoped. In fact, from 2005 to 2009, adult education enrollment grew by 30 percent – faster than any other state over the same period. There are now about 40,000 citizens who are helped academically each year.

  • Customer Appreciation Day