Today's News

  • Powell speaks at national event

    Trimble County High School graduate and current Union County, Ky., Superintendent Joshua Powell recently spoke at the National School Board Association meeting in San Francisco.  During his presentation, Powell said school turnaround can happen in any district with the support of a proactive board regardless of size, demographics or location. 

  • Trimble schools implement new computer learning plan


    A whole new system from 6th through 12th grades and beyond is now in place to help Trimble students prepare for college and career and find their own personal pathway to a successful life.  Representatives at Trimble County High School gave a presentation during the May 4 board of education meeting on the new computer system that is in force in the local school system that will help not only the students but also the parents of Trimble County.

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  • Leap, Taylor to wed May 21

    Dawn Michelle Leap and Ryan Matthew Taylor, together with their parents, announce their engagement and upcoming wedding.

    The bride-to-be is the daughter of Roger Mefford and Darlene Mefford. Dawn graduated from Carroll Co. High School in 1995 and is employed at North American Stainless, Ghent, Ky.

    Ryan’s parents are Gary Taylor of Bedford and Dawn Peak of Milton. Ryan is a 2004 graduate of Trimble County High School and a 2007 graduate of Jefferson Community Technical College and is employed at Progress Rail, Louisville. 

  • Curnutte to receive scholarship

    Nathan Alan Curnutte, son of Patricia Bradley of Bedford, has been awarded the Presidential Scholarship to attend Georgetown College. Nathan, a senior at Trimble County High School, will receive the scholarship upon matriculation in the fall.

    Presidential Scholarships are also academic scholarships, recognizing students for their academic achievements. 

    Recipients must maintain a high level of academic performance to remain eligible for the award each year.


    Baptist Hospital Northeast recently recognized a Bedford resident as a Shining Star. Shining Stars are recognized for going above and beyond outside the workplace. Jeff Wright, of Bedford, Medical Office Building, serves as assistant fire chief in Bedford. He was recognized after he heard a call on his scanner about a potential jumper when he was near the Madison Bridge, which is out of his jurisdiction and while he was off duty. He went to the bridge, found the woman and talked her down.

  • Rescue squads promote missing children program

    “Hug-a-tree” to save search time and lives, a simple but effective program to speed searches for lost or missing persons is being employed by many Kentucky Rescue squads.

    With only a few more weeks of school and the weather changing to the outdoor type weather we in Trimble County like, the Trimble County Emergency Search Unit would like to share a few simple rules to follow when your family is picnicking, hiking or camping.

  • Trimble residents among grads of KSP program

    Citizens from Trimble, Oldham, Henry and Carroll counties have recently completed the KSP Citizens’ Police Academy at Post 5 located in Campbellsburg. Nineteen people graduated on April 25, 2011 from the public outreach program at a ceremony and dinner held at Our Best restaurant located in Henry County.

  • Madison’s Lanier Days June 18-19

    Celebrate the life and culture of early Victorian-era Madison, Indiana, with thundering cannons!

    Lanier Days — Saturday, June 18 and Sunday, June 19 — features mock Civil War battles, a travelling medicine man show, artisans demonstrating 19th century trades, children’s activities, interesting historical talks, Victorian food preservation techniques and period music.

  • Storefront preacher exhibits grace

    I ran into Randy Riggs last week.

    It’s been a few years since I’ve seen him, and every time I do he oozes God.

    The rest of this column is a rerun of what I wrote about my first encounter with him in October 2000:

    I don’t know Randy Riggs well, but I love him with all my heart. That’s because God used him to whack me over the head when I needed whacking.
    Sometimes God does that.