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    Look for Trimble County High School’s track program to ascend to a new level of achievement in 2011. Head Coach Jeff Vincent is very positive about both the girls’ and the boys’ track programs.

    “I’m pumped about this season,” he said in answering a preseason questionnaire. “Our goals include winning the NCKC, NCKTC, and Regional Championship and sending as many kids as possible to the state meet. Not only do we want to make it to state, we want to make noise there too. It should be a very fun season.”

  • Howdyshell signs to run for Campbellsville

    Trimble County High School standout runner Kyle Howdyshell has signed to run cross country at Campbellsville University next year. The signing came during a reception in the TCHS library Wednesday. Howdyshell and his mother, Lori Smith, were joined by coaches and members of the cross country and track teams for the event.

  • Banner joins couple’s campaign to raise ALS awareness

    I have some local friends who are waging a campaign to raise awareness of Trimble Countians and others in the local region about the incurable disease clinically known as Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, or ALS.

    Bedford residents Bob and Dianne McKinney have a special interest in helping to raise money for research to hopefully find a cure for those diagnosed with ALS in the future.

  • Girls win Wolverine Open at Western Hills Friday

    Trimble County’s track stars enjoyed a big day Friday in the Wolverine Open at Western Hills. Trimble’s girls’ won the 16-school meet while the boys finished 12th of 16.

    “This was our first big time win for the Trimble County track program,” Coach Jeff Vincent said.
    School records were set by Kelsie Courtney in the pole vault and 300m Hurdles, and by Chelsey Sparks in the 200m. Trimble team members recorded 28 personal best performances.

  • Trimble suffers shivering loss

    The outdoor temperature was almost better suited for a hockey match-up than a baseball game when the Carroll County Panthers came to do battle with the Trimble County Raiders on the baseball diamond Thursday.

    Spectators who braved the cold either snuggled in blankets on the aluminum bleachers or huddled by their car heaters as the boys of spring held a frost fest.

    Catcher’s mitts, fielders’ and batters’ gloves were no protection for the lads as heavy, gray clouds cast a gloomy pall over the event.

  • Raiders open diamond season with win

    The Trimble County Raiders opened the 2011 baseball campaign with a 4-0 shutout over Owen County on March 22. Josh Baker drove in two runs with a double in the second inning to give the Raiders the early lead. Trimble added two runs in the fourth inning for the final tally.

    “It was a good outing defensively,” Trimble Head Coach Frank Ragland said. “We made the plays we needed. We were alert and talking to each other.”

  • Trimble home to 4 certified roadside markets

    Trimble County is home to four of the 98 markets across the Commonwealth recently accepted into the 2011 Kentucky Farm Bureau Certified Roadside Farm Market Program. The members are: Bray Fruit, Bray Orchard & Roadside Market, Callis Orchards and Tingle Farms Roadside Market.

    In joining the Kentucky Farm Bureau Certified Roadside Farm Market Program, these markets have committed to offering quality products and service to their customers. Their acceptance by Farm Bureau tells customers that they meet the highest standards of quality, freshness, and marketing appeal.

  • Germinate seeds early, then transplant to garden

    Starting plants from seed early and transplanting them to the garden is a time-honored, economical and rewarding gardening tradition. Germinating seed at home increases the options for fall planting, when garden centers have stopped carrying a full array of plants, and it allows the home gardener to use saved seeds from unusual or favorite varieties that might be unavailable or hard to find.


    Thursday, March 31
    The Trimble County Extension District Board will meet at the Trimble County Extension Office, 43 High Country Lane in Bedford, at 10 a.m.
    Trimble County Babe Ruth summer baseball program sign-ups are being held through March 31. Applications available at the Milton Municipal Building. The league is open to youths ages 13-15. Call 268-5224.
    Fri.-Sat., April 1-2


    (Editor’s note: In an effort to protect the victim, who is still a minor, neither her name nor the names of members of her immediate family are given in this report. Additionally, the print version contains an error. The incident of rape that led to Frank McCane's arrest occurred April 8, 2008, not 2006. We regret the error. The story here is corrected.)