• Reader questions removal of shade trees from courthouse lawn


    I am gravely confused and dismayed regarding the beautiful trees that are now missing from our courthouse square. What in the world happened? Where did they go? And more importantly, why?  Who in the world authorized such destruction? 

  • Ely family expresses appreciation for community’s kindness


    On behalf of the Ely family, I would like to send out a very special thank you to the Milton and Bedford Communities.

    On the 7th of July, my brother Thomas Wayne Ely passed away at the very young age of 33. Tommy had no insurance and our family could not afford the cost of his final expenses. With the help of the community and several close friends, we were able to raise the $2,300 to help cover the costs.

  • Senior citizens express appreciation for success of Senior Carnival


    The Senior Carnival was a great success Friday, July 6. It wouldn’t have been possible without the support of local businesses and people.

  • Adult Education group thanks local businesses


    JCTC Trimble County Adult Education would like to thank the following business and individuals for allowing signs to be placed in the community:  Bray’s Orchards, Mrs. Ellen Robak, Mrs. Jane Beckner, and Mrs. Lois Adair.  

    We really appreciate them allowing us to advertise our services.

    Staff of JCTC Trimble Co. Adult Education

  • Milton resident expresses appreciation for help after injury


    On June 19, 2012, I was severely injured in an accident. I fell approximately 25 feet from a barn roof when the boards I was standing on gave way. I was lucky in the fact that a friend was there to make the call for help and responded to the accident like a professional. The Trimble County EMS and the Air Methods crew responded quickly and did an outstanding job in getting me to the hospital for proper medical care.

  • Nominations sought for Citizen of the Year

    I am writing to request nominations for the Bedford Rotary Club Citizen of the year award.

    Each year the Bedford Rotary Club looks for citizens of Trimble County that have “made a difference”. 

  • JCTC Adult Education staff says thank you


    JCTC Trimble County Adult Education held a year end semester party on June 14, 2012.  

    Thanks to our generous community, many prizes were earned by our students.  We would like to thank all of the following individuals and businesses for donations:
    Bedford Hardware Plus
    Bedford Stop-n-Go    
    Subway of Bedford    
    Trimble County Farm Bureau
    Little Town-n-Country    
    Country Collectibles    

  • Shelby Energy board of director’s election


    On Friday, June 22, 2012, Shelby Energy had their first contested election for a Board of Directors’ election in their 75 year history.  I was not successful in my attempt to be elected to the District III (Carroll and Trimble County) seat. 

  • Bedford fire chief alarmed over fiscal court budget cuts


    As you are reading this it has been over four weeks since Trimble County Fiscal Court approved the first reading of a “tighter” budget for 2012-13. It seems quite convenient that Judge Stevens announces his resignation two weeks later. His resignation made the paper, why didn’t the budget reading?

  • Successor suggested


    It appears Mr. Stevens is going on to bigger and better things and we the people of Trimble County are in need of new leadership. With no disrespect to the other members of the fiscal court, I, for one, would think that the person to replace Mr. Stevens would be able to have a vision to enhance the future of our county. I always thought that my very best friend, Dicky Webster, that has passed on was the best magistrate this county ever had until now.