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Today's News

  • County oks rate hikes for EMS ambulances

    The Trimble County Fiscal Court last week approved rate increases for the county Emergency Medical Service ambulances.

    The increase was based on a proposed rate adjustment recommended by SDI Inc., a service provider for the EMT industry based in Lexington, Ky.

    The current rate for county residents using the ambulance service for scheduled transports is $11 per mile. The court voted to accept the recommendation, increasing the rate to $11.60 per mile.

  • 29th District Tournament
  • The importance of maintaining good dental health

    As the beginning of the gastrointestinal tract, the mouth starts the digestive system’s functions, so it is not surprising that nutrition and oral health are closely linked. When it comes to oral health and the teeth, nutrition is both protective and preventive. Good nutrition promotes maintenance of the mouth and teeth by mitigating the negative influences of food on teeth, where plaque can accumulate.

    Dental decay can be caused by many things:

  • Developing leadership skills in youth promotes success

    All youth need opportunities to develop leadership skills. By learning to interact with others and becoming engaged members of their communities, youth learn that they can make a difference.  

    In order for youth to be prepared to work in partnership with adults, they need to develop and/or enhance their leadership skills. Leadership education prepares youth to:

    •manage time

    •work as a team

    •set goals

    •start conversations

    •facilitate meetings

  • Glyphosate-resistant weeds spreading in Kentucky

    Kentucky farmers have battled weeds resistant to herbicides containing glyphosate for the past decade. A recent survey of agriculture and natural resource agents with the University of Kentucky Cooperative Extension Service indicates these weeds are becoming more widespread.

    Marestail (also known as horseweed), Palmer amaranth and waterhemp are examples of weeds that are not being controlled with glyphosate. All three weeds can pose problems for soybean growers according to James Martin, UK Weed Science Specialist. 

  • TRIMBLE COUNTY SCHOOL LUNCH MENUS

    Monday, Feb. 27: Corn dog, *toasted cheese, baby carrots w/dip, baked beans, potato smiles, mandarin oranges, fresh fruit

    Tuesday, Feb. 28: Taco salad, *beef or chicken, lettuce, tomato, salsa/cheese, corn, corn chips, pineapple, fresh fruit

    Wednesday, Feb. 29:  Chicken tenders, *manager’s choice, baked potato, broccoli w/cheese sauce, fruit cup/fresh fruit, roll

    Thursday, Mar. 1: Baked spaghetti casserole, *quesadilla, tossed salad, peas, pineapple, garlic cheese bread stick, fresh fruit

  • Meteorology 101 at Milton Elementary
  • Project Prom committee seeking photos, donations

    Project Prom in Trimble County has been scheduled for Saturday, April 28, 2012 at Trimble County High School.  Project Prom is a community-wide effort to help young people celebrate their Prom substance free.  This year’s Project Prom’s theme will be “Party of the Century”, as this year will mark the 100th graduating class at Trimble County High School. 

  • Trimble’s elementary teams enjoy success in league play

    Trimble County’s 5th grade boys have won their league tournament for the second year in a row. In the semifinal game the Raiders took on Switzerland County, a team that had taken Trimble into overtime only two weeks prior. Trimble adjusted their defense by putting David Duncan on the Pacers’ main scoring threat, which helped shut him down and kept the Raider big men out of foul trouble. Trimble led 30-13 at the half en route to an easy 41-24 final.

  • Henry spoils Raiders’ Senior Night

    The Trimble County Raiders closed out the home portion of the 2011-12 basketball regular season by honoring the team’s seven seniors on Valentine’s Day. One of the larger crowds to attend a home contest this season—including parents, family members, friends and fellow students—who were on hand to honor the seniors watched as the Raiders fought valiantly but unsuccessfully to erase a sizable deficit en route to a 65-51 loss at the hands of the visiting Henry County Wildcats.