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Today's Features

  • Editor’s Note: Following is a transcript of the now-famous speech delivered 75 years ago today by President Franklin Delano Roosevelt before a joint session of Congress seeking a declaration of war against Japan on the day following the surprise attack on U.S. military installations in Hawaii.

    Mr. Vice President, Mr. Speaker, members of the Senate and the House of Representatives:

  • Dec. 11, 1986 (30 Years Ago)
    Franklin Roark was returned to the Oldham County Jail 48 hours after he burrowed through a cell wall and escaped Thursday, Dec. 4. Roark is being held on grand jury indictments from both Trimble and Oldham counties on charges of rape, sodomy, burglary, robbery, and three counts of persistent felony offender and now an escape charge. He was picked up by investigators in Strongville, Ohio, near the home of an ex wife.

  • There’s a group of people in North Carolina who call themselves People of the Second Chance (POSC).
    One of the things they do is throw parties -- for people just out of prison, for recovering drug addicts, for misfits, for the discouraged, for the uncelebrated and forgotten, for the overlooked and hurting, for those bowed down with guilt and shame.
    What they do is backwards and upside down. The parties aren’t for the straight A student, the athlete of the year, the one who does things right most of the time.

  • Just as soon as I thought that I had finally taken my most humiliating picture, along came the passport photo requirement. I went to the post office to apply for this document with that familiar, sinking sensation I experience whenever a camera is pointed in my direction. My image ranges from goofy to ghastly; I simply do not know what happens within the recesses of the camera. Whatever it is, it’s nightmarish.

  • This year in Trimble County, the 4-H Teen Council has decided on making rugs for the local animal shelter as their service project. The 4-H Teen Council is composed of local 4-H’ers in Trimble County Middle and High school.

  • During the winter months, we tend to gather together, especially during the holidays.  This is a great time to be with family and friends, but is can also be a time when illnesses spread quickly.  Staying healthy is important, especially if you do not want to miss out on all of the fun.
    Below are some ways you can keep from spreading illnesses among your family and friends this holiday season:

  • By CHARLES LISTON
    Special to The Trimble Banner
    Seven counties services’ name was changed to Centerstone effective Nov. 1.  Centerstone is one of the nation’s largest non-profit providers of community- based behavioral health care, offering a full range of mental health services, substance abuse treatment and intellectual and developmental disabilities services in Florida, Indiana, Illinois, Kentucky, and Tennessee. It serves over 150,000 people of all ages annually.

  • Thursday, Dec. 8