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Today's News

  • April 15 deadline approaches: Take control of your taxes

    It’s tax time! In 2011, over half of tax payers received a refund, with an average yield of over $3,000.  For many Americans, this payment may be the largest lump sum received during the year.  Although it might be tempting to spend your tax refund on something fun, it is important to develop a plan to use the refund to help meet financial goals for 2012.

  • Importance of maintaining conventional septic systems

    Septic systems are used in Kentucky where municipal sewage treatment is not available. They are an effective, long-standing method of collecting, treating and disposing of homeowner wastewater, provided they are properly sited and installed. However, a well-sited, properly sized and installed system will fail if not properly maintained. A failed septic system creates problems such as noxious odors, lower property values, surface water contamination and groundwater pollution and may be a health hazard. Repair and replacement costs are considerable.

  • Free GED testing, NCRC assessments offered

    (FRANKFORT, Ky.) – Two important education and workforce credential tests will be free to eligible Kentuckians on a first-come, first-served basis through June 30 or until funds are expended. Free GED tests and assessments to earn a National Career Readiness Certificate are sponsored by Kentucky Adult Education, a unit of the Council on Postsecondary Education, and the Department of Workforce Investment, an agency of the Education and Workforce Development Cabinet, using federal Workforce Investment Act (WIA) incentive funding.

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  • Andrews earns degree

    Angelea Andrews of Bedford has received a Master of Arts in Teaching degree in Elementary Education from Western Governors University. On Feb. 11, the online, nonprofit university held its semi-annual commencement ceremony in Atlanta, Georgia, and celebrated the graduation of more than 2,600 graduates—WGU’s largest class ever.
     

  • TCMS salutes 7th grade Students of Month

    Trimble County Middle School Principal Mike Genton has announced recognition of the seventh grade Students of the Month and Teacher and Staff Member Spotlights for January.

  • A TCAE student success story

    By Lisa Moore

    JCTC’s Trimble County Adult Education can assist students in achieving their goals.  One main goal of students today is making a successful transition to college.  Being prepared to enter college is no easy task and if you find that you are not quite there, the instructors at TCAE can help you accomplish this task.  The Center is offering summer workshops to help students get ready for college in the fall.

  • Trimble sophs score well in state’s PLAN assessment

    Trimble County High School sophomores showed what TCHS Principal Stirling “Buddy” Sampson called “phenomenal” improvement in the Kentucky Department of Education’s PLAN Assessment given last fall. Sampson was comparing the PLAN scores to results of the EXPLORE scores compiled by the same students as eighth graders in 2009.

  • House passes budget, education, others spared

    For the last several years, the biggest challenge facing the General Assembly and Governor Beshear has been keeping the state on track as it weathers the toughest worldwide recession in more than 70 years.

  • House passes budget, education, others spared

    For the last several years, the biggest challenge facing the General Assembly and Governor Beshear has been keeping the state on track as it weathers the toughest worldwide recession in more than 70 years.

  • Legislature works under ‘somber cloud’ after storms

    By the time you are reading this, a week will have passed since the monster tornadoes targeted many of our communities. I want to tell the victims that you are not alone; Kentucky stands with you. The Red Cross has been overwhelmed with Kentuckians’ generosity, so much so, that they are now asking for cash donations instead of material items.