Today's News

  • Playing for a Cure!
  • House passes 3 veterans’ related measures

    With January behind us, the General Assembly is finding the quick pace that defined the legislative session’s opening days is now settling into a more measured routine.

    The first few weeks, of course, were dominated by two main actions: Governor Beshear’s speeches on the state of the Commonwealth and his budget proposal; and redistricting, which the House and Senate undertake each decade to reflect population changes in their districts and those of the Kentucky Supreme Court and our congressional delegation.

  • Senate passes bills on education, mutual aid

    We are now a quarter way through session. Bills are flowing through the committee process and arriving on the Senate floor for consideration before the entire chamber.

    Three bills won passage this week and will now head to the House of Representatives. Senate Bill 55 allows for interstate mutual aid agreements among first-responders and other emergency response personnel. That is to say, that if an emergency occurs near local or state borders, emergency personnel can respond regardless of their home base.

  • Enrollment underway for Dove Field Program

    FRANKFORT, Ky. - Kentucky farmers can help carry on the hunting tradition and earn much-needed extra cash by enrolling in the Cooperative Dove Field Program. Enrollment is currently underway and will continue until mid-March.

    “Under the new Voluntary Public Access and Habitat Incentive Program, increased payments are available for 2012,” Rocky Pritchert, migratory bird biologist for the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources, said.

  • Arbor Day Foundation offers Colorado blue spruce trees

    Here’s an ideal way to get into the mood for spring planting: Join the Arbor Day Foundation and receive 10 free trees to plant when the weather turns warm.

    Every person from Kentucky who joins the Arbor Day Foundation in February 2012 will receive 10 free Colorado blue spruce trees.

  • Winter is for nesting: take time to examine your life

    Because we spend a lot of time indoors during the winter, we can channel these increased hours spent nesting to allow for a thoughtful examination of our life and goals. Often, resolutions to change financial burdens or eating habits are made in the beginning of the year, but it’s also a great time to assess life goals and priorities, and how they relate to happiness. This year, following several trying economic years, offers an opportunity to reevaluate what you want out of life and how you can find happiness with what you have.

  • Maintaining your horse’s condition during winter

    Fluctuating winter temperatures can lull a horse owner into under- or overfeeding. Our winter so far has been very mild, but it still is cold enough to compromise nutrients horses might get from our semi-dormant fescue pastures.


    Monday, Feb. 6: Pizza, cheese stick w/dipping sauce, tossed salad, California vegetables, pineapple, fresh fruit

    Tuesday, Feb. 7: BES & MES: Pork roast, mashed potatoes/gravy, peas, bread, apple crisp, fresh fruit TCMS&TCMS: Sub bar, French fries, lettuce tomato, apple crisp, fresh fruit

    Wednesday, Feb. 8:  Chicken nuggets, *rib e q, macaroni & cheese, green beans, glazed carrots, applesauce/fresh fruit, bread TCHS: Asian chicken

  • Synthetic drugs: Legal does not mean safe

    Ashley Stillwell, now a 19-year-old freshman at Western Kentucky University, was feeling on top of the world during the summer of 2011. She had just graduated from Warren East High School and felt like ‘The Hulk:’ “Nothing could touch me,” she said.

    She had never used drugs or alcohol before in her life, but on the night of Aug. 21, she made a decision that would alter her life forever: She took one hit of legal synthetic marijuana and was paralyzed for three hours.

  • TCMS names 7th grade Students of the Month

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

    “We appreciate all their hard work, and hope that you join us in celebrating their success,” Genton said.