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Regional

  • Trimble Banner moves to new location in Bedford

    The Trimble Banner office in Bedford has moved to a new location above the new Campbellsburg Chiropractic office at 127 Hwy. 42 East.

    “The building is easy to spot with the red roof, directly across the street from Bobby True’s law office,” Publisher Jeff Moore said. “Managing Editor Dave Taylor will be based at the new location to provide our readers with the coverage they expect of Trimble County.”

  • Ending child abuse means more funding needed to be invested for social workers

    The Kentucky Standard

  • Obesity is a major issue in Ky.

    Kentucky New Era

    Many of Kentucky’s health problems are a direct result of unhealthy habits. From smoking to sedentary lifestyles and lousy diets, most of these habits could be changed. It takes willpower and an understanding of how choices affect a person over time.

  • State aims to improve Medicaid managed care

    By TOM LOFTUS

    The Courier-Journal

    In a step intended to address concerns of patients and providers, the state has decided to seek bids for new standardized contracts to manage the massive Kentucky Medicaid program.

    The Kentucky Health and Family Services Cabinet announced Monday it is advertising for new bids rather than exercising its option to extend for a year current contracts with five managed-care organizations that will expire June 30.

  • Absentee voting begins

    Eligible voters may begin casting mail-in absentee ballots in Kentucky’s May 19, Primary Election. Individuals who may be eligible to vote by mail-in absentee ballot include:

    •Military personnel, their dependents, and overseas citizens

    •Students who temporarily reside outside the county

    •Voters who temporarily reside outside Kentucky (e.g., vacationers)

    •Voters who are incarcerated but have not yet been convicted

  • New booster seat law; how to buckle in correctly

    By MIKE WYNN

    The Courier-Journal

    Starting this summer, parents will be required to keep children secured in booster seats a little longer under a new state law that aims to improve safety in motor vehicles.

    The law, enacted in this year’s legislative session, includes two key changes related to age and height that parents should heed, otherwise they could face a $25 fine.

  • Remember importance of dialing 8-1-1 during National Safe Digging Month

    As part of April’s “National Safe Digging Month,” Louisville Gas and Electric Company and Kentucky Utilities Company urge customers to dial 8-1-1, the Federal Communication Commission’s designated call-before-you-dig number, to identify buried lines that could be damaged as a result of excavation work.

  • Banner editor pens Christian music history

    By TEENA DRAKE

    Landmark News Service

    The latest publication from the pen of author Dave Taylor, also known as Managing Editor of The Trimble Banner, has been released by LexingtonHaus Publications and Amazon.

    “Happy Rhythm: A Biography of Hovie Lister and the Statesmen Quartet” is the third and final edition of a book first published in 1994. A hardback edition was published in 1998 on the 50th anniversary of the gospel vocal group’s founding. Both previous editions sold out years ago.

  • Backyard politics: Scott stands out as other GOP gubernatorial candidates struggle to distinguish themselves during recent Oldham County debate

    By RAE HODGE

    Landmark News Service

    Only hours after Kentucky’s junior Sen. Rand Paul, announced his bid for the U.S. presidency from the lavish perch of Louisville’s historic Galt House, the wooden pews of LaGrange Baptist Church were filled with the faithful. 

  • Court case elevates bullying problems

    Kentucky New Era

    A case before the Kentucky Supreme Court could lead to a legal precedent that determines when school teachers and administrators have to bear responsibility for a bullied student’s suicide.

    The court heard arguments last week in a lawsuit filed by a Floyd County family whose 13-year-old son shot himself to death at home in 2007. Stephen Patton’s mother says teachers, a principal and two superintendents knew her son was bullied but did not intervene to help him.