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  • School board consolidates middle, high school admins

    Two years ago, citing declining enrollment, the Trimble County Board of Education decided to uproot the middle school from its home at 116 Wentworth Ave. and move it to the portion of the high school that previously housed Bedford Elementary.

    Last week, the board voted during its June 6 regular meeting to fully consolidate the administration of two schools under one name, Trimble County Junior and Senior High School.

  • Fisher travels to D.C. as part of WWII veterans honor flight

    Sixty-two veterans from Kentucky and nearby areas hopped on a chartered flight to visit Washington D.C. last week. Retired U.S. Army Col. Glenn Fisher was one of those on the most recent mission for Honor Flight Bluegrass.

  • Despite winds, Relay still draws crowd

    Despite the heavy winds, threat of rain Saturday evening and a venue change to inside Bedford Elementary School, the teams at Relay for Life fought to keep the event on track Saturday night.

    This year’s Relay for Life helped raise $37,294.16 for the American Cancer Society, according to event organizer Michelle Griffith. Last-minute and forgotten donations have until Aug. 1 to be counted into the total, which is currently just under $200 shy of the 2017 amount raised.

  • Taylor is 1 of 6 area ‘Good Neighbor’ essay contest winners

    BY TIM HENDRICK | Landmark News Service

    Carroll County youth Baily Blackburn, Kinley Huesman, Brayden Lair and Taylor Lair were recognized as “Great Neighbors” by Tractor Supply Company during the “Follow Us to the Fair” tour stop at the Carroll County Fair, June 2. Morgan Bohannon of Henry County and Trace Taylor of Trimble County also were recognized as “Great Neighbors” at the ceremony.

  • Bedford Rotary searching for next 'Citizen of the Year'

    BY CHARLES LISTON

    The Bedford Rotary Club is soliciting nominations for the annual “Citizen of the Year” award, from Trimble County residents. This award is given to an individual who has demonstrated non-paying “service above self” activities benefiting various Trimble County programs and organizations.

  • Trimble graduates 71 seniors

    After a few words of wisdom, celebration, hugs and tears, this year’s graduates of Trimble County High School walked out with diplomas in hand, ready to take on the next challenge that awaits them.

  • McArter to retire after 19 years at Milton UMC

    When Bro. Mike McArter was appointed as a United Methodist minister, many of his church placements required a move after several years. However, once he reached Milton United Methodist Church in 1999, his feet were planted here as he became part of the community for 19 years. That 19-year pastorate ends on Father’s Day, when McArter retires from full-time ministry.

    McArter’s ministry journey began 41 years ago while he was at the Alexandria United Methodist Church in northern Kentucky, where he first received the call to ministry.

  • Relay for Life is Saturday night

    Break out the walking shoes because it’s time for the annual Trimble County Relay for Life this Saturday at Bedford Elementary School.

  • Connector Road bridge still on schedule

    Since April 16, the narrow bridge spanning Connector Road has been closed, demolished and work has progressed on its larger replacement.

    “There’s still a lot of work to be done,” said Andrea Clifford, public information officer for the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet. She added that rain has hampered some of the work progress.

    Crews have worked on the end bents on both sides of the bridge approach and worked on the first of two piers on the new bridge. However, the first pier still needs to be capped before moving on to the next one.

  • Couch is coach: TCHS hires ‘91 alum to guide Raiders basketball

    Trimble County High School’s new basketball coach is no stranger to the school or the county, having walked the halls and worn a Raiders uniform himself.

    Ron Couch, a technology teacher for Madison Consolidated Junior High School, was introduced as the new head coach to parents and players last Wednesday. Principal Michael Slider spoke highly of his newest hire, putting him “through the ringer” during his interview.