Today's Opinions

  • Bash supporters appreciated

    Editor, Merchants and Fellow Business People:
    The 25th Annual Bedford Bash was a hit. Also, we raised over $800 for the needy kids Christmas Party from the sale of the T-shirts. I, personally, would like to thank you for your support of the Bash and would like to hear any suggestions to improve the Bash. Without your commitment and the help of the Bank’s staff, the event would not be the event it is.
    Thank You.
    Jon A. Dunlap,
    Senior Vice President
    Bedford Loan & Deposit Bank

  • State’s crime stats show positive trends

    For nearly three decades now, the Kentucky State Police has annually produced a detailed report on the previous year’s crimes and arrests.
    This wealth of information highlights the investigative work of the more than 8,100 sworn officers and nearly 2,200 full-time civilian employees who staff our state and local law enforcement agencies.
    What they do – 24 hours a day, 365 days a year – is no small task.

  • Go ahead and laugh

    In 1998, I had a bad week.
    It began when my neighbor, Sandy, had asked me to feed her dogs, let them outside in the fenced-in yard during the day and put them in their kennels for the night while she was out of town.
    Any idiot can do that, I thought. Except one day I forgot the part about letting them outside and only remembered later when I discovered one of the dogs had eaten Sandy’s couch that was on the porch.
    He didn’t eat all of it — he left the springs.

  • Sponsors help make car show a success

    The Trimble County Emergency Search Unit would like to say “Thank You” to the following Sponsors and Individuals who help make the 8th Annual Bedford Bash Car Show a success. The Search Unit raised over $795.00. Thank you for your support and hope to see you next year.

  • What to do if you inherit someone’s 401(k)

    By Jason Alderman
    Talk about good news wrapped in bad: In the midst of grieving the loss of a loved one, you learn that you were named beneficiary of their 401(k) plan. Chances are you’ve got too much on your mind to make any sudden decisions about what to do with the money.
    However, don’t procrastinate too long. The IRS has ironclad rules, deadlines and penalties concerning inherited retirement accounts, which vary depending on what type of account it is. This column discusses inherited 401(k) and similar employer-provided plans.

  • Life lessons in the mud

    Although I personally don’t get the fascination with running races through mud, these days lots of people do.
    A few years ago, my two daughters did a mud race together. My oldest daughter, Alison, said the obstacles freaked her out and she doesn’t like climbing cargo nets and was leery of leaping over fire.
    “Otherwise, the mud was fun,” she said. “Once you commit to being muddy and know you’re going to feel gross and will be cleaning mud out of your ears for weeks after, it’s just plain fun.”

  • Lady Raider golfers thank scramble sponsors

    The Trimble County Girls Golf Team held a golf scramble on May 31st at Cardinal Hills golf course. Thanks to all of our sponsors, it was a very successful day. Please help us show our appreciation to these generous sponsors by expressing our thanks if you should cross their path.  They are:
    Hole Sponsors:
    Craig Toyota
    American Legion Post 9
    McCubbin Ford
    Bedford Bank
    Bill Mudd Electric
    Earl Floyd Ford
    Lynda & Bruce Perry
    Farmer’s Bank
    Bluegrass Drug Center

  • State programs aimed at Kentucky’s reforestation

    There is a saying that the best time to plant a tree is 20 years ago, and the second best time is now.
    Earlier this spring, state leaders joined with local Scouting organizations and utility companies to begin bringing that saying to life, and to do it in a way no other state has ever attempted. Their long-term goal, known as “Kentucky’s 20/20 Vision for Reforestation,” is to plant 20 million seedlings over the next 20 years.