Today's News

  • Kentucky Saves’ Piggy Bank Contest

    Saving money is important no matter your age, especially with an economy that is much like a roller coaster. Kentucky youth can learn the importance of saving money by participating in the Piggy Bank Design Contest. The contest is a way for the youth of Kentucky to display their creative skills to their county and potentially the state, while becoming more aware of how to build wealth and reduce debt. The Piggy Bank Design Contest is the youth component of Kentucky Saves. Kentucky Saves Week begins Feb. 24 and ends March 2.

  • Extension educational meetings

    Goat and beef producers may find these October programs of interest:

  • Using social media wisely

    Social media are very much a part of our culture, and many young people and adults regularly use the sites to connect with their friends and family. When used appropriately, social media can be very positive. When misused, there can be serious consequences for a family. Instances of cyberbullying and sexting have increased with the popularity of social media. In some cases, thieves have used social media accounts to find their next victims.

  • Jenna Rowlett completes prestigious SCATS program

    The Center for Gifted Studies hosted the 30th annual Summer Camp for Academically Talented Middle School Students June 10 - June 22, 2012, for nearly 200 campers, both residential and non-residential. Among those participating in the prestigious program were Jenna Rowlett, an eighth grader at Trimble County Middle School. Located on the campus of Western Kentucky University in Bowling Green, Ky., SCATS provides enhanced learning opportunities for academically talented sixth, seventh, and eighth grade students.  

  • Milton Fire & Rescue urges residents to ‘have two ways out!’

    If you woke up to a fire in your home, how much time do you think you would have to get to safety? According to the nonprofit National Fire Protection Association, one-third of Americans households who made and estimate they thought they would have at least 6 minutes before a fire in their home would become life threatening. Unfortunately, the time available is often less.

  • Trimble tops Lady Panthers for 4th time this season

    The post-game coaches’ comments told the story in a nutshell following last Wednesday’s high school volleyball matchup between visiting Carroll County and Trimble County:

    “We played terrible!”

    “We came out ready to play!”

    A quick look at the final scores is an indication of which comment belongs to which coach. Trimble dismantled the Lady Panthers quickly by scores of 25-8 and 25-17.

  • Grace defined, tattoo designed

    If I had to choose just one favorite book of the Bible, I would choose Romans, chock full of theology, which I love.

    And if I had to choose just one favorite chapter in all of Romans, hands down it would be chapter 8.

    And if I could choose only one verse in chapter 8 to tattoo across my shoulder, it has to be verse 1: “Therefore, there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus.”

  • Milton Methodist congregation to celebrate 180th anniversary

    The congregants of the Milton United Methodist Church will celebrate the 180th anniversary of the congregation during the morning worship service at 10:30 a.m. this Sunday, Oct. 7.

    Bro. Jack Couch will give the morning message at the celebration. Several members will be honored for their past and current service to the church. A pitch-in meal will be served at the conclusion of the service.


    30 Years Ago (Oct. 7, 1982)

     Trimble County received $20,000 from KIPDA, earmarked for the county’s road department and to be used for the purchase of two trucks.

  • Perryville affords opportunity to relive history, memories

    This weekend I plan to travel back in time.

    Although real time travel remains a product of science fiction, I plan to do the next best thing. Wife Cheryl and I and our granddaughter Elizabeth will make the trek to Perryville in Boyle County, Ky., for the 150th anniversary commemoration of the Civil War battle fought there on Oct. 8, 1862 (see story on Page 11).