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Today's News

  • NEWS AT A GLANCE

     

    Air Methods, MVFRD
    negotiate to reopen base

  • County to seek legal advice on need for courthouse firearms ban

    A discussion over the need for an ordinance to ban firearms from the Trimble County Courthouse and other county-owned facilities consumed much of Fiscal Courth’s meeting March 21.

    The issue was raised in letters written to the county by Circuit Judge Karen Conrad and Trimble County Attorney Perry Arnold, whose review of Kentucky statutes revealed a surprising loophole.

  • Rand’s Medicaid bill passes House, ready for Senate’s consideration

    FRANKFORT — The House voted 94-4 Monday night to allow the governor to fill a $139 million state Medicaid shortfall through expanded Medicaid managed care programs.

  • “Got Cedar: Now What?” program set

    Eastern redcedar is the most widely distributed conifer in the eastern United States and many Trimble County landowners have an abundance of it. But what can you do with it?

    To find out, plan to attend the “Got Cedar: Now What” educational program this Thursday, March 24, from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the Franklin County Extension Office. The Franklin County Extension Office is located at 101Lakewood Court in Frankfort.  

  • 2011 food guidelines, health and 4-H

    The newly released food guidelines from the U.S. Department of Agriculture indicate a major shift in the recommendations that the agency is making for Americans. An increasing percentage of the population suffers from overweight, poor diet, obesity, forms of cardiovascular disease, diabetes and other serious illnesses. The USDA’s revised guidelines are meant to raise awareness of the inherent risks in prevalent American lifestyle choices, characterized by an over-consumption of non-nutrient-dense highly processed foods and a sedentary lifestyle.

  • Learning to live on a reduced income

    Many families are facing economic hardship from being laid off, suffering a job loss, shortened hours per week, and other reductions driven by a weak economy. With a high level of debt and low level of savings, families can find themselves in difficult financial situations.

  • Board of Ed commits to college, career readiness improvement

    By TERESA TEBIB
    The Trimble Banner

    The Trimble County Board of Education during their March 16 meeting answered a challenge by Kentucky’s top education official to increase the rates of college and career readiness over the next four years. The board signed on to pledge to that end.

  • Trimble cagers recognized for season achievements

    Monday night the Raider and Lady Raider basketball teams held their annual awards banquet in the high school cafeteria.  After an opening prayer by Lady Raider Jessica Ball, those present enjoyed desserts before the award ceremony began.

  • Concert in Madison Sunday
  • LOOKING BACK

    50 Years Ago (March 23, 1961)
    Prospects are building up for a most exciting county election year, and the races may take on a torrid complexion before May 23. Filing is still open and will be until April 8. Dallas Ogden is in the County Clerk’s race against Wallace Wright, and Ernest Rowlett is running against Tommie Powell for Magistrate in the Bedford-Barebone district. Other filings are Howard Long filed for Sheriff; Orville Smith and Norman D. Young have filed in their respective districts; Merchant Colbert filed for Trimble County sheriff.