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Today's News

  • Trimble graduates awarded numerous scholarships

    Trimble County High School’s Class of 2011 has earned in excess of $900,000 in scholarship awards, according to TCHS Guidance Counselor Brigette Kunselman. On Monday evening the awards, which included Kentucky Excellence in Excellence Scholarships, totaled $900,118.

    “This number is an accurate amount for scholarships that have been accepted by the student, not just awarded,” Kunselman said. The total dollar figure would be higher had students accepted all award monies offered.

    Award recipients were:
    Zach Adair: KEES

  • Commencement 2011
  • Showing rabbits: a rewarding activity for youth

  • Temple to attend Institute for Future Agricultural Leaders

    Trimble County High School’s Katelyne Temple is among 89 high school juniors who have accepted invitations to attend Kentucky Farm Bureau’s Institute for Future Agricultural Leaders.

    The Institute is a unique five-day summer leadership conference that highlights a variety of careers in agriculture while exposing high school students to a preview of college life. IFAL students are among the top in their class, plan to further their education at the post-secondary level and have an interest in pursing a career in agriculture.

  • Crabtree on Dean’s List

    Derek Steven Crabtree, a freshman from Milton, has been named to the Dean’s List at Campbellsville University.

    Campbellsville University Vice President for Academic Affairs Dr. Frank Cheatham announced the academic honors’ list for the spring 2011 semester on Friday.

    Students who have achieved a grade point average of 3.5-3.99 are named to the Dean’s List; there are 249 named to that list.

  • TCMS to host 6th grade academy on Aug. 2-4, register by July 15

    All incoming sixth grade students are invited to attend the Sixth Grade Academy program at Trimble County Middle School, which will be held Aug. 2-4.

    The Academy is a three-day event designed to introduce incoming sixth grade students to everyday life at TCMS. Students attending the Academy will have the opportunity to learn the expectations and procedures of TCMS while being the only students in the building as well as the only students with access to the following information prior to the first day of school:

  • LOOKING BACK

         30 Years Ago
    (June 4, 1981)
    Debbie Moore, Ninetta Thompson, Howard Bentley and Larry Chandler, of the Trimble Co. EMS have successfully competed their certification classes with the American Heart Association to teach cardio pulmonary resuscitation classes.
    Trimble 4-Hers planted flowers around the courthouse as part of 4-H Community Pride project.
    Ann Yager-Powell graduated from U of L with a Master of Education degree.
    Corn Creek Church will hold its annual reunion Sunday, June 14.

  • Miracles bring faith to the cynical

    Joan Chipkar is one of those people I can’t say no to.

    In 2004, after Florida was hit by hurricanes, she convinced me to go with her to do laundry for health department staff working in the hardest hit area.

    Last year, when her beloved therapy dog Charlie died, I wrote an obituary column about the brown and white cocker spaniel.

    And when she called last week to ask me to write about her miracle great-grandson Landon in Alabama, I didn’t say yes, but I didn’t say no.

  • Cancer is top health concern among Kentuckians

    Earlier this year, The Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky asked more than 1,600 Kentuckians a simple question: What do you think is the most pressing healthcare issue for our citizens? The answer given most often was a word no one wants to hear: Cancer.

    There’s good reason why it’s the top health concern, because in the Commonwealth it’s the leading cause of death among women and a close second behind heart disease in men.  Unfortunately, it’s also more prevalent here than in other states.

  • BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION