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Today's News

  • LOOKING BACK

    Oct. 15, 1987 (30 Years Ago)

  • The Boy Scouts are no more

    By Richard Nelson
    The Boy Scouts of America (BSA) made waves when it announced that it’s accepting girls into its ranks. This latest identity crisis for the 107-year old organization may be the straw that sinks their original mission to train young boys to become men.
    BSA’s Chief Scout Executive Michael Surbaugh cited the need to “evolve how our programs meet the needs of families interested in positive and lifelong experiences for their children.” No mention was made by Scout leadership about how they will fulfill their commitment to boys.

  • DO YOU REMEMBER?
  • Despite educational gains, room remains for improvement

    When taking the long view, Kentucky has covered quite a bit of ground since we overhauled elementary and secondary education in 1990.
    Several years ago, for example, a study out of Harvard University found that only seven states saw their schools make greater progress during the previous two decades. Education Week’s most recent Quality Counts study, meanwhile, ranks Kentucky 16th when focused just on academic achievement.

  • This month at the Trimble library

    Monday, October 23 & 30: Yoga - Take time to quiet your mind and gently strengthen your body with yoga. Wear comfortable clothes and bring your yoga mat or a towel. The class is free and meets in the Trimble County Library meeting room at 6 p.m.
    Wednesday, Oct. 25: Roaming Readers - Don’t let the colder weather keep you from exercising. Meet up with fellow walkers at the Trimble County Board of Education (old middle school) gym every Wednesday morning at 9 a.m. for a 30-minute walk. Join us and get your steps in!

  • Trimble County Community Calendar

    Thursday, Oct. 19
    Trimble County Public Schools will host the first Raider Round Table event on Thursday, Oct. 19 at 6 p.m. at Bedford Elementary School.
    Friday, Oct. 20
    The Trimble County FFA Chapter will have a FFA Bonfire at 420 Miles Road. The bonfire is for anyone interested in becoming part of the FFA alumni or past FFA members. There will  also be a contest for whoever brings the oldest FFA jacket. The bonfire starts at 6:00 p.m.
    Saturday, Oct. 21

  • Raider Round Table open to public today at 6 p.m. at BES

    Trimble County Public Schools will host the first Raider Round Table event today at 6 p.m. at Bedford Elementary School.
    The Raider Round Table is the first of several forums addressed at making change and creating growth for Trimble County students. Superintendent Steve Miracle will address the assemblage about current programs and the future of Trimble County Public Schools.
    Free dinner will be provided for the entire family. Activities for the children will be provided by the staff of the Trimble County Public Library.

  • Cutshaw named Outstanding Extension Support Staffer
  • Kentucky Proud produce growers, buyers invited to Nov. 8 meeting in Lexington

    FRANKFORT — Kentucky Proud fruit and vegetable producers and buyers are invited to a meeting Nov. 8 aimed at helping participants make connections that will generate business opportunities.
    The meeting is scheduled for 9 a.m.-2 p.m. EST at the Fayette County Cooperative Extension Service office, 1140 Harry Sykes Way, Lexington. The meeting is sponsored by the Kentucky Department of Agriculture (KDA) and the Kentucky Vegetable Growers Association.

  • Historical society members work to preserve local cemeteries

    By HILDA PARRISH
    The Trimble Banner
    Summer’s gone and fall is here. The snakes have gone undercover and the Trimble County Historical Society Cemetery Committee is out again.