Local News

  • Relay numbers drop significantly

    The threat of an oncoming rainstorm forced an early end to last weekend’s Trimble County Relay for Life. Attendance was down compared to previous years. Funds raised at this year’s event took a nosedive as well.

    Relay is a community event – held nationwide – that raises funds for the American Cancer Society. During the event, teams sell items and offer activities to raise funds to add with donations received since the first of the year.

  • Trimble graduates awarded numerous scholarships

    Trimble County High School’s Class of 2011 has earned in excess of $900,000 in scholarship awards, according to TCHS Guidance Counselor Brigette Kunselman. On Monday evening the awards, which included Kentucky Excellence in Excellence Scholarships, totaled $900,118.

    “This number is an accurate amount for scholarships that have been accepted by the student, not just awarded,” Kunselman said. The total dollar figure would be higher had students accepted all award monies offered.

    Award recipients were:
    Zach Adair: KEES

  • Bedford Rotary Club seeks nominees for Citizen of the Year

    The Bedford Rotary Club is seeking nominations for Citizen of the Year.  This person should be someone who has gone above and beyond his/her normal duties.  Please describe in no more than 100 words why you think this person should be Citizen of the Year.  Please submit your entries by June 17th to P.O. Box 62, Bedford KY 40006.

  • Trimble’s 2011 Relay for Life this weekend

    Meetings have been held monthly, teams have been chosen, yard sales, cookouts, bake sales and bike runs have been going on for months. All to benefit the 2011 Trimble County Relay for Life.
    Friday night will start the fourth continuous year in Trimble County. And it’s the fourth year to use the front parking lot of Bedford Elementary School.

    The community is invited to attend the festivities Friday night. For those of you who do not know what the Relay for Life is all about, you will be in for a huge surprise.

  • Utilities warn of high rate increases


    Officials of the state’s utility companies told lawmakers Thursday that all Kentucky customers can expect average rate increases of 20 percent during the next five years. Utilities are preparing to spend around $9 billion over the next five or six years to comply with proposed or pending federal environmental regulations.

  • Congratulations!

    There were smiles. There were hugs. There were tears. There was music. There was applause. There were cheers. There were words of reflection, encouragement and congratulations. There were goodbyes.

    The Trimble County High School gymnasium was packed to capacity Saturday morning as family members, friends and faculty came to celebrate the completion of the secondary education of 90 young scholars.

  • Cyclist faces charges in accident

    A Milton man was transported to the Carroll County Memorial Hospital following a motorcycle accident on Hwy. 36 Friday.

    Trooper Michael Webb, Public Affairs Officer for the Kentucky State Police Post 5 at Campbellsburg, said yesterday that law enforcement and emergency personnel were dispatched to the scene about three-quarters of a mile east of Milton at 8:14 p.m.

  • Budget focus of Bedford Commission

    The Bedford City Commission approved the first reading of the annual budget for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2011, and ending June 30, 2012, during their May 23 meeting. The proposed budget includes General Fund income and expenditures of $267,000, sewer account income and expenditures of $171,000, projected income and expenditures of $546,000 from Miscellaneous Accounts and savings account certificates of deposit totaling $267,403.97.

  • Body found after fatal bridge fall

    An investigation continues into the death of a Madison, Ind., woman who police say “apparently jumped to her death from the Milton-Madison Bridge” early Sunday morning.

    Troopers from the Kentucky State Police Post 5 in Campbellsburg and officers with the Madison City Police Department responded to the bridge at 5:03 a.m. after receiving reports of an unattended vehicle left running in the roadway, according to Trooper Michael Webb, Post 5 Public Affairs Officer.