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  • The first winter storm of the year dropped at least 4 inches of snow on Trimble County and Bedford, above, closing schools Thursday and Friday, Jan. 7-8, and cancelling Friday's homecoming game. Trooper Michael Webb of KSP Post 5 and county Sheriff Tim Coons both reported only minor traffic accidents during Thursday's storm. Lauren Smith, 4, of Bedford got to work immediately on a snow angel, while Gizzie Wood seemed less than impressed by the white stuff.

  • Thirty years ago, on January 1, 1980, Carrollton welcomed a new radio station to the community. The first voice broadcast when WIKI joined the airwaves in stereo at 6 that morning was mine. I had voiced a brief recording of the station’s signature sign-on, a short statement required by the Federal Com-munications Commission giving the station’s location at 100.1 on the FM dial, and that the station was licensed to the Titan Broadcasting Corporation in Carrollton, Ky.

  • Last week’s Christmas gathering at my house was more than a typical time of celebrating the birth of Christ, family togetherness and exchanging gifts. Now empty nesters, my wife Cheryl and I seldom have all the children home at the same time. This Christmas we also hosted a special guest and enjoyed a memorable week of cultural exchange. Our ol

  • Bedford was abuzz with holiday activity Friday, Dec. 4, as area residents prepared for Christmas.

    "Light Up Bedford" got into gear with vendors at the Morgan Community Center selling handmade and other items for Christmas shoppers to help fill out their lists. That evening, the Bedford Rotary held its annual chili dinner in the center's gymnasium.

  • Landmark News Service At a time in life when people usually kick back and contemplating retirement, Debbie and Mike Beeles decided to start a family. After more than 30 years of teaching and administering to hundreds of students, Debbie, the principal at Bedford Elementary, finally pulled the trigger on a decision to adopt — not one, but three children. Debbie received her e

  • The Trimble Banner

    Even when meeting Jim Pirtle and H. Shirmer Riley in person for the first time, the depth of their friendship is obvious.

    The two men have known each other for years and share many interests – but the one, true passion that seals their relationship is flying.

  • There was tons of fun to be had at Saturday's Fall Festival at Bedford Elementary School. From a cake walk, cornhole, golve and other activities, to raffles, vendors and lots of great fried-fish sandwiches, the event drew a large crowd.

  • Landmark News Service

    The Infinite Realm, a gospel music band organized by a group of Trimble County High School students in the late 1960s, will celebrate 40 years of Christian music ministry with a reunion concert at 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 7, at Bedford Baptist Church.

  • The Trimble Banner Their mission seemed simple: Design a rocket out of plastic 2-liter soda bottles and other materials that can be fueled by water and air pressure and launched at least 150 feet into the air. It wasn’t as simple as it seemed, but most of the students in Angela Pacheco’s advanced physics class were able to meet the challenge on the Raider athleti

  • This is a column about stories. Our newspaper is filled each week with stories about local happenings in government, school administration, courts and law enforcement, civic activities and the numerous happenings that influence our lives on an ongoing basis in Carroll County.

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    Though the official tally of attendees and funds raised at Saturday’s Fish Fry and fall festival at Milton Elementary School is not yet final, organizers were pleased with the crowds who came during the day-long event.

    There also was a large raffle, door prizes and an auction, and performances by MES students in the gymnasium.

     

  • The Trimble Banner Visitors to the Asphalt Angels’ October car show were greeted by sunny skies, crisp autumn air and some ghastly sights Sunday, Oct. 11, at Milton City Park. Angels’ member Joy Kidwell said the seventh annual Terry McCord Memorial Car, Truck and Motorcycle Show reached the 100-entry mark and attracted at least

  • By LISA CONNOR

    Special to The News-Democrat

    Eldon Brown’s life began on Oct. 25, 1959 in Covington. He was born to Eldon and Janet Brown. Life for the Brown family was difficult, and it was especially trying to care for a child as rambunctious and as energetic as their little Eldon.  

  • The Trimble Banner

    For 12 years, second-graders in Carolee Kunkel’s class at Bedford Elementary School have watched caterpillars turn into monarch butterflies.

  • Living out a dream and crossing things off my bucket list is what I have had the opportunity to do for the past two years as I have worked at The News-Democrat.

    As a child of 7 or 8, I produced a hand written newspaper of sorts for my subdivision in Mason, Ohio.  I only put out several editions before I realized how hard it was to hand write several copies every week.

    Next I was the editor of our junior high school newspaper and then worked on my high school yearbook and was editor of the high school newspaper when I was a senior.  

  • “If you have a garden and a library, you have every thing you need.” — Cicero

  • The Trimble Banner Special Olympics has a special place in Amy Hewitt’s life. A special education teacher at Cartmell Elementary School in Carrollton, Hewitt is one of the coordinators of the athletic program for physically and mentally challenged children and adults in Carroll County. Because children can’t join Special Olym

  • Landmark News Service

    “It soweth here with toil and care, But the harvest-time of love is there.”

    – Robert Southey

    Unusually wet weather and a cooler-than-normal July have made life interesting for owners of three local produce stands.

    “It’s been very, very trying,” said Jamie Pyles, owner of Bray Orchard and Roadside Market.

  • Alpenglow Adventures, the Carrollton organization founded by Camp Kysoc director Jim Ebert, recently completed another successful venture to the bottom of the Grand Canyon in Arizona.

    Providing hiking expeditions to people who cannot walk, or cannot walk without assistance, Alpenglow Adventures takes individuals to destinations attempted by very few, if any, disabled climbers.