Today's News

  • McConnell's office monitoring weather impacts

    Over the last week, heavy rains and strong winds caused widespread destruction across Kentucky. Sustained rainfall has led to devastating flooding in many communities, especially along the Ohio River.

  • Pension bill filed in Kentucky Senate

    After weeks of anticipation and months of discussions and meetings with stakeholders, the Kentucky Senate Majority Caucus filed its comprehensive pension reform bill as Senate Bill (SB) 1 on Tuesday, Feb. 20. While SB 1 marked the filing of one of the most significant pieces of legislation of the 2018 Session, we continued to hold committee meetings and voted bills out of the Senate chamber, making for another busy week in Frankfort.

  • Bill undermines bipartisan work

    Although it wasn’t his intention, Governor Bevin’s plan to radically change Kentucky’s public retirement systems has sparked a textbook example of democracy in action.

    Since he and other legislative leaders presented a framework of ideas last fall, there have been dozens of public forums, hundreds of people crowding the Capitol’s hallways and thousands of letters, phone messages and emails – almost all of which have been in opposition to what the governor would like to do.

  • Looking Back, Do You Remember | March 1, 2018

    March 3, 1988 (30 years ago)

  • We should be quick to listen, slow to speak

    In James 1:19-20 the biblical writer tells the readers, “You must understand this, my beloved: let everyone be quick to listen, slow to speak, slow to anger; for your anger does not produce God’s righteousness” (NRSV).

  • Hope in the night, light in the darkness

    Several years ago I began a column: “The other day a co-worker posted on Facebook that it had been the ‘week from hell.’

    “We had all felt it. It was as if a black cloud hovered over us, raining down all kinds of bad. We had made mistakes. Tempers flared. Fingers pointed.

    “Cranky people called, which didn’t help our own crankiness. We scowled. We sulked. We wished we were anywhere but here.

    “It was one B-A-D week.”

    That could be said of the past several weeks, locally and globally.

  • Boys fall in 29th District tourney to Oldham County

    The 2017-18 high school basketball season came to an abrupt end for the Trimble County Raiders who fell to eventual 29th District Champion Oldham County by a score of 83-46 in the opening round of postseason play.

    The Raiders fell behind 24-11 after the first eight minutes of play and trailed 39-22 at halftime. The defensive effort of Oldham’s Colonels held Trimble to only 7 points in the third frame and the contest was all but decided after three quarters of play with Oldham fronting by 26 points, 55-29, with eight minutes left to play.

  • Lady Raiders fall to South Oldham Lady Dragons in tourney, 84-31

    Trimble County High School’s Lady Raiders were eliminated from postseason play in the Kentucky High School Athletic Association’s 29th District Tournament on Feb. 20, falling to South Oldham 84-31 in the opening round at Goshen.

    Sophomore Abby Ponder scored 14 points to lead the Lady Raiders offensively. Freshman Shelby Wilcoxson scored eight points, freshman Emma Ginn added six points, freshman Emma Horn had two points and Karli Tilley, Trimble’s lone senior, added a free throw.

  • College students earn academic honors

    Murray State University

    Murray State University has announced its dean’s list recipients for the fall 2017 semester. The list recognizes the academic accomplishments of the University’s undergraduate students.

    “We take great pride in our students’ academic achievements,” said Mark Arant, provost and vice president for academic affairs. “This recognition is a testament to their hard work, dedication and excellence during the fall 2017 semester.”

  • After a flood: Protecting property while doing so safely

    The following are guidelines for the period following a flood:

    Listen for news reports to learn whether the community’s water supply is safe to drink.

    Avoid floodwaters; water may be contaminated by oil, gasoline, or raw sewage. Water may also be electrically charged from underground or downed power lines.

    Avoid moving water.

    Be aware of areas where floodwaters have receded. Roads may have weakened and could collapse under the weight of a car.

    Stay away from downed power lines, and report them to the power company.