Today's Features

  • Once upon a time I was content with one pillow. This solitary pillow was sufficient to cradle my head through the nighttime hours. I spurned extra pillows and throw cushions because it just seemed redundant. After all, I only had one head so why on earth was it necessary to own more than one pillow? I found the body pillow to be creepy and intrusive. Yes, I was more than content with the lone pillow.

    Special to the Banner

    The printed word is still popular and valuable.

    Each year, the Bedford Rotary Club presents all third graders in county schools with personalized dictionaries for them to use throughout their school years. These are not just full of word definitions, but contain many important facts about our country, such as our state geographies, a listing of our presidents, and the U.S. Constitution. Students have expressed how they have valued these books many times in past years.

  • The Kentucky Circuit Court Clerks’ Trust For Life is honoring 28 counties for exemplary achievements in educating communities about the lifesaving gift of organ donation. Trimble County is one of them.

  • Have you ever thought about how certain events, words, situations, people, etc. are able to greatly encourage us?

  • A number of years ago a woman called me at work, wanting to tell me her story.

    She wanted to tell someone who would believe her and not laugh, someone who believes that God can and does do strange and wonderful, impossibly improbable things.

    She had heard that I believe that God makes pigs fly.

    That I do, although I haven’t seen any in a very long time, but I’m praying that I will.

  • Building a healthy diet starts at the grocery store. Knowing your store is helpful when shopping with a list to avoid making unnecessary purchases. Keep MyPlate in mind when creating your grocery list and shopping. Use these tips below to see how:

    Fruits and vegetables: Choose a variety. See what is on sale and what makes the most sense for your family. Try fresh, frozen, canned and even dried fruits and vegetables.

  • Livestock | Feb. 28, 2018

    Cattle receipts: 318

    Last week: 314

    Last year: 202

    Compared to the previous sale: Feeder steers and heifers sold steady to 2.00 higher with the most increase on grass-type cattle. Slaughter cows 3.00-4.00 higher, bulls 2.00 higher.

    Feeders: 281

    Slaughter: 28

    Replacements: 9

  • Do volatile markets cause you sleepless nights? Are you to the point that you want to pull the plug on your investments?

    You’re not alone. Many investors want to disregard all logic and, unfortunately, make bad decisions when markets are turbulent. However, making investment decisions based on emotion, rather than good judgement, is usually the absolute worst thing you can do for your family’s financial future.


    I’ve lived by the river for six years. Of those six years, three have involved flooding. I understand that rivers will flood. I’ve lived near the river my entire life.