Today's News

  • Hornback, Rand town hall Saturday

    Senator Paul Hornback (R-Shelbyville) with Representative Rick Rand (D-Bedford) will hold a town hall meeting at the Trimble County Fiscal Court meeting room in the judge-executive’s office this Saturday, Jan. 30 at 11:00 a.m.

  • FEMA approves funds for Bedford storm repairs

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    Bedford Mayor Todd Pollock and city commissioners received good news this week from FEMA. They received a letter from the Federal Emergency Management Agency that after receiving all applications for Public Assistance due to the two-day downpour in July, applications had been reviewed and approved for payment of $461,168.00 to the City.

  • Circuit judge joins conversation about use of courthouse

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    In an effort to resolve conflicts with a lease agreement between Trimble County government and Kentucky’s Administrative Office of the Courts, Trimble County Judge-Executive Jerry Powell plans to invite a facility representative from the AOC to meet locally with county officials and representatives from Alpha Energy Solutions regarding the unique qualities of the heating and air conditioning system at the Trimble County Courthouse. Alpha is a Louisville firm that routinely performs maintenance on the aging HVAC system at the facility.

  • State parks busy with winter activities

    FRANKFORT, Ky. – The Kentucky State Parks will be open this winter with a busy schedule of outdoor and indoor events.
    These events include wildlife viewing weekends for elk, eagles and sandhill cranes; guided hikes and Winter Adventure Weekend Jan. 29-31 at Carter Caves State Resort Park. There are more than 300 miles of hiking trails at Kentucky State Parks.

  • Beshear: Downtown Louisville bridge to be named for President Abraham Lincoln

    LOUISVILLE, Ky.  – Governor Steve Beshear Monday announced that the new Ohio River bridge between Kentucky and Indiana in downtown Louisville will be named the Abraham Lincoln Bridge – connecting, as it does, the states of Lincoln’s birth and raising.
    Kentucky law provides a process for naming bridges. By executive order, Gov. Beshear directed Kentucky Transportation Secretary Mike Hancock to issue an official order naming the bridge for the 16th President.

  • USDA begins 49th enrollment period for the Conservation Reserve Program

    WASHINGTON – Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack Tuesday reminded farmers and ranchers that the next general enrollment period for the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) begins today, Dec. 1, 2015, and ends on Feb. 26, 2016. December 2015 also marks the 30th anniversary of CRP, a federally funded program that assists agricultural producers with the cost of restoring, enhancing and protecting certain grasses, shrubs and trees to improve water quality, prevent soil erosion and reduce loss of wildlife habitat.

  • Tiny Comets

    My family and I were watching a Doomsday movie about a pair of rogue comets hitting the Earth causing an extinction level event. I really don’t know why I watch these kinds of movies because I am always disturbed afterwards and have trouble sleeping. I have insomnia so these worries about extinction level events do nothing to help me sleep; so I experience 4:30 a.m. This part of the morning is the time when my worries about all things dark and gloomy hold sway over my thoughts.

  • Tips for holiday food safety

    Food is an essential part of our lives, particularly during the holiday season, when families get together and enjoy different varieties of food prepared at home. During this time it is also very important to keep food safety in mind, specifically while serving the immunocompromised individuals including: young children, the elderly, pregnant women, and people fighting illnesses.

  • Blacklegged ticks are active

    Encounters with adult blacklegged ticks (Ixodes scapularis) (Figure 1) have in Kentucky over the past 2 years according to Lee Townsend, University of Kentucky Extension Entomology Specialist.
    This is apparently due to an increase in numbers of this species in the state and perhaps a widening of its distribution. Most recently it was reported from Crittenden County. Currently the blacklegged tick has been reported in fourteen Kentucky counties including Trimble and Carroll counties in 2013.

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