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Today's News

  • Coloring Contest Winners
  • High school greenhouse to open

    By Taylor Curnutte

    The Agricultural students of Trimble County High School are opening up the greenhouse this spring. Under the direction of Jo Ann Gripshover, the greenhouse students have been seeding and transplanting plants for sale to the community. They have all sorts of plants: delicious tomatoes, spicy peppers, beautiful wave petunias, begonias, impatiens, colorful zinnias, geraniums, and many more.

    Flats and hanging baskets are $14, single pots and cell packs are $1.50. Proceeds go to the Trimble County Agriculture classes.

  • TCMS honors 6th graders, staff members

    Trimble County Middle School Principal Mike Genton has announced the sixth grade students and staff members who are being recognized for their achievements last month.

  • Lady netters win at Williamstown

    The Trimble County High School girls’ tennis defeated Williamstown last week. In No. 1 Singles Trimble’s Kalee Cookdefeated Sarah Hicks, 8- 0. In No. 2 Singles, Trimble’s Sabrina Vest defeated Julie Fryman, 8-0. In No. 3 Singles play, Trimble’s Elisabeth Moore defeated Savanna Moss, 8-1.
    In No. 1 Doubles Trimble’s duo of Alex Lawhorn and Micah Hess defeated their opponents 8-0. In No. 2 Doubles, Trimble’s Ciarra Harmon and Whitney Wingham defeated Hayley Mulling and Alexis Whaley, 8-3.

  • Implementing the skill of listening

    Have you ever met someone who seems to enjoy talking just for the joy of hearing themselves speak? They go on and on and don’t seem to need a response, or allow time for one. It is as though they are filling the space around themselves with their own words. Time goes by and you find yourself wanting to get away from them. Perhaps this person just never learned good conversational skills which are based on listening. Everyone wants an opportunity to have their say and to be validated.

  • Getting back to the garden

    When we first moved to Florida, our oldest daughter was 14 and not happy about the move. Being 14, she cried. A lot.

    One of her many places of tears was Sunken Gardens, the old Florida attraction in St. Petersburg. It’s supposedly the oldest commercial tourist attraction on Florida’s west coast and one of the first botanical gardens in the U.S.

    In 1903, George Turner, Sr., a plumber and avid gardener, bought the site, which included a shallow lake, 10 feet below sea level. He drained it and planted a “sunken” garden.

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  • Senate stalls road plan forcing special session this week

    When the General Assembly wrapped up much of its work at the end of last month, there was only one day left in this year’s legislative session.

    Traditionally, this time is spent just considering any vetoes the governor might issue on the bills making it through the House and Senate. This year, however, there was still some unfinished business that had to be addressed, with the most pressing being the state’s road plan and a budget for the Transportation Cabinet. The agenda also included a major initiative to curb prescription drug abuse.

  • Senate stalls road plan forcing special session this week

    When the General Assembly wrapped up much of its work at the end of last month, there was only one day left in this year’s legislative session.

    Traditionally, this time is spent just considering any vetoes the governor might issue on the bills making it through the House and Senate. This year, however, there was still some unfinished business that had to be addressed, with the most pressing being the state’s road plan and a budget for the Transportation Cabinet. The agenda also included a major initiative to curb prescription drug abuse.

  • Entrepreneur Kim Brand to address business people at Madison event

    MADISON, Ind. – As part of its effort to strengthen local businesses, the Madison Main Street Program has invited Indianapolis entrepreneur Kim Brand to make a presentation at the Lanier-Madison Visitors Center on Tuesday, April 24.

    He’s calling his talk “Five Almost-Always Near-Fatal Mistakes to Avoid If You Run a Business.”

    Coffee and refreshments will be available at 8 a.m. and Brand’s talk will begin at 8:30 a.m. The Visitors Center is located at 601 W. First St.