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Today's News

  • Tilley participates in Morehead State program

    MOREHEAD — INSIGHT, a postsecondary preparation program for high school students who are blind or visually impaired, was held on the Morehead State University campus June 9-16.

    In its 12th year, the program is a collaboration between MSU, Kentucky Office for the Blind, Kentucky School for the Blind, Kentucky Education Development Corporation (KEDC), and KSB Charitable Foundation.

    Participating in this year’s camp were 18 students, including Mason Tilley of Bedford.

  • Keep cool in the summertime heat

    In the midst of summer, Kentucky’s extreme temperatures, high humidity and prolonged heat can make being outdoors uncomfortable and dangerous. During this time, it’s important for you to know the signs and symptoms and prevent heat-related illnesses, such as heat exhaustion, heat cramps and the most serious heat-related illness, heat stroke (also known as sun stroke).

  • The eyes no longer have it

    The sands of time have done my eyes no favors. My arms have gradually shortened to the point that I can no longer read the directions on medicine bottles. For the past 10 years the safe dosage of any over the counter medicine remains a mystery to me. I do know that when my ears begin to ring I’ve taken too much.

  • Miss Madison takes 2nd in near-photo finish at Guntersville

    The fleet may have been small and weather conditions wreaked havoc on Friday and Saturday activity, but race fans finally got to enjoy thrilling race action Sunday at Guntersville Lake. In the final, Andrew Tate driving the U-9 Delta/Realtrac and Jimmy Shane in the U-1 Miss HomeStreet/Miss Madison battled nearly deck to deck for five heart-stopping laps before Tate edged ahead by less than half a boat length at the finish line to win the inaugural Southern Cup in Alabama.

  • Learning from the past

    It has been said, “history repeats itself.” I think that this is more than a random statement that someone made in the past. I believe there is truth spoken in these words. In fact, the Bible is full of history that would agree with this statement.

    Across centuries of time history records many accounts that seem to eventually be repeated again and again. One would think that by the 21st century, man would be wiser and more intelligent by having looked at the past with greater respect.

  • The other two 'great' prayers

    Lately, I’ve reconnected with a young woman I met years ago.

    In the past month or so she has rediscovered God. She said for many years she hadn’t believed, or maybe she believed but had put God in a back closet somewhere and shut the door.

    But recently, she opened the door to him and she contacted me to tell me about it. Ever since then she and I have been having conversations about faith and prayer and the love of God.

  • Church news | June 28, 2018

    Hymn sing

    The Trimble County Hymn Sing will be at 7 p.m., Thursday, July 5, at Campbellsburg Baptist Church, 8320 Main St., in Campbellsburg.

    Milton Methodist VBS

    Milton United Methodist Church will have its Vacation Bible School from 6:30-8:30 p.m. July 8-13 for preschool children through sixth grade. Pre-registration will be 5-6 p.m. July 8 and a family picnic will be at 6:30 p.m. July 13. For more info, call Beth at 859-613-2238.

  • School enrollment is critical to community

    The number of students in seats is absolutely essential in all forms of education, whether it’s in a county school district dependent on SEEK funding or a regional university that has to keep pleading a case for funding during the General Assembly each biennium.

  • Public-pension ruling affirms need for government transparency

    For those of us who opposed this year’s public-pension bill, the court ruling that struck it down last Wednesday was cause for celebration. It also re-affirmed something even more important: The people of Kentucky should never be shut out of the legislative process.

    Franklin Circuit Court Judge Phillip Shepherd’s opinion is just the latest – but not the last – step in a saga that has been going on for more than a year. The Kentucky Supreme Court will ultimately decide the law’s fate in the weeks ahead.

  • Looking Back and Do You Remember? | June 28, 2018

    June 30, 1988 (30 years ago)

    Jeanette McCreary, the daughter of John McCreary of Bedford and Diana McCreary of Lebanon Junction, was crowned Miss Madison Regatta. As Miss Regatta, she had the honor of presiding over the week of events, helping judge parade floats and presenting the trophy to the winning hydroplane driver.

    The Trimble County Board of Education, following the recommendation of J.W. Sachleben, voted to increase classified salaries 20 cents per hour to each level, with 10 cents per hour added between levels.