Today's News

  • County questions state mandate for local building inspector

    Trimble County Attorney Perry Arnold is preparing for the members of Trimble County Fiscal Court a summation of state building inspection statutes.

    The assistant director of the state Division of Building Codes Enforcement has sent letters to numerous county government leaders,

    including Trimble County Judge-Executive Randy Stevens, an interpretation by

    the Kentucky Department of Housing, Buildings and Construction with regard to local building inspectors.

  • KSP plans safety checkpoints

    The Kentucky State Police will be conducting traffic safety checkpoints in the counties of Oldham, Trimble, Henry, Owen, Carroll and Gallatin during the period of January 23 - February 6, 2012.

    The intent of a traffic safety checkpoint is to provide for high visibility public safety service, focusing on vehicular equipment deficiencies, confirming appropriate registration of vehicles and the licensing of drivers.  Violations of law or other public safety issues that arise shall be addressed in accordance with Kentucky traffic and regulatory laws.

  • New agriculture commissioner asks auditor to examine previous KDA administration

    Agriculture Commissioner James Comer formally requested on Jan. 11 that Auditor of Public Accounts Adam Edelen conduct a special examination of the Kentucky Department of Agriculture.   

    Comer, who was sworn in on Jan. 2, has already made some substantial changes to the KDA but said the audit is necessary to restore morale within the Department and to ensure the integrity of its operations.   

  • Starting a successful savings plan

    Many people start the New Year with a financial resolution: to reduce debt, save money, spend money more wisely, increase their retirement savings or something similar. But despite good intentions, New Year’s resolutions often get abandoned. To stay on track, consider the following tips, which are designed to help you achieve your financial goals.

    Write down the goals and post them in a visible place to serve as a daily reminder. The fridge, bedroom mirror or your computer are good places to keep your goals in sight.

  • Order Kentucky tree seedlings

    Plan now for your late winter and early spring tree-planting activities by ordering tree seedlings through the Kentucky Division of Forestry. 

    Nearly 50 species including baldcypress, black walnut, white oak, yellow-poplar, dogwood, redbud and many more are now available for public and private use.

    Species that have been added in the past several years include roughleaf

  • Finding ways to meet physical activity guidelines for youth

    Children’s activity levels have dropped in recent decades through a number of factors, among them, cultural shifts in the way parents and supervisors address issues of child safety and supervision, differences in built and outdoor environments, to an increase in screen time. The days of neighborhood kids safely playing kick-the-can in bucolic suburbs have given way to supervised meetings and organized activity, increased school hours with less physical activity built into the day and greater use of electronic media.


    Monday, Jan. 23: Chicken nuggets, mashed  potatoes, green beans, peach half, fresh fruit, white/wheat bread

    Tuesday, Jan. 24: Breakfast for lunch, sausage, egg pattie, *turkey wrap, hash brown stick, baked apples, fresh fruit-orange wedges, biscuit

    Wednesday, Jan. 25:  Pizza, *bosco stick, tossed salad, corn, pineapple, fresh fruit

    Thursday, Jan. 26: Ham/turkey/cheese sub, lettuce, tomato, broccoli/carrots/dip, dill spear, soup, pear half, fresh fruit, cookie

  • Punishment Wrestling competes in holiday tourney

    The Youth Wrestling Club, Punishment Wrestling Academy, which is located in Milton, Ky., competed in the North Oldham Holiday Classic Wrestling Tournament on Dec. 30 at North Oldham High School in Goshen, Ky.

    Fifteen Punishment Academy wrestlers competed with 12 of them placing in the top four of their respective classes and bringing home medals. Approximately 600 wrestlers competed.

  • Puppy mill defendant makes court appearance

    Terri L. Smith made her first court appearance Monday, Jan. 9, since being arraigned on 218 counts of second-degree animal abuse stemming from the Dec. 12 puppy mill/animal hoarding bust at her home in rural Campbellsburg.

    Judge Diane Wheeler gave Henry County Attorney Virginia Harrod until Feb. 6 to respond to a request for discovery, filed by Smith’s attorney, George R. Carter, of Louisville, and scheduled the next pretrial hearing for Feb. 20.

  • Stop playing games to resolve differences

    When two people argue, it means they are looking at two different perspectives of a situation.