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Today's Features

  • Home canning jams, jellies, and other soft spreads is fun and satisfying. Soft spreads all contain four main ingredients (fruit, sugar, pectin, and acid), and they differ only in their consistency. The formation of a gel depends on the right amount of each of the main ingredients. If you understand the science of gelling, all your soft spreads will be a success.
    Soft Spreads
    •  Jams are made by cooking crushed or chopped fruits with sugar until the mixture will round up on a spoon. Jams do not hold their shape and are spreadable.

  • Recent news reports of unsafe drinking water in the Great Lakes area have drawn national attention to toxic algal blooms. In Kentucky, cyanobacteria, also known as blue-green algae, recently were found in Green River Lake, Taylorsville Lake, Barren River Lake, Nolin Reservoir and Rough River Lake at levels that prompted a recreational advisory.

  • By CHARLES LISTON
    Special to The Trimble Banner
    The Trimble County booth at the Kentucky State Fair will have the theme “Quilting in Trimble County” during August 14 -24 at the Kentucky Fair and Exposition Center in Louisville.

  • Eastern Kentucky University recognized 1,707 graduates at the conclusion of the Spring 2014 semester. The graduates honored at commencement ceremonies on May 10 included Milton resident Eric Lee Muncie, who earned a PSYS in School Psychology.
    The new degree holders join more than 137,000 Eastern alumni in Kentucky and across the United States and world. Eastern Kentucky University is a comprehensive university serving approximately 15,500 students.
     

  • By TEENA DRAKE
    Special to The Trimble Banner
    Congratulations are in order for 2014 Trimble County High School graduate Conner Ball for receiving the Otis A. Singletary Scholarship—one of the most prestigious scholarships offered at the University of Kentucky. Through perseverance and a strong support group Conner has received a gigantic jumpstart on his educational goals. The opportunities that accompany this honor are amazing.

  • New Extension Canning Publications are Available

  • Our friends at the Farm Service Agency in Carrollton wanted me to remind farmers of this impending sign-up deadline. Produ-cers who suffered eligible livestock, honeybee or farm-raised fish losses have until August 1, 2014, to submit a notice of loss and application for payment under the Emergency Assistance for Livestock, Honeybees and Farm-raised Fish Program (ELAP). Time is short. You only have about fifteen (15) days left to submit a claim if you have suffered a loss.

  • Lexie Roberts made the A/B Honor Roll for Trimble County High School for the 4th nine weeks. Lexie’s name was inadvertently omitted from the honor roll list, which was published in the June 12 edition of The Trimble Banner.

  • By JACOB BLAIR
    The Trimble Banner Intern
    Some of Trimble County’s youngest students helped the school district surpass the state average scores during the first year of a standardized kindergarten screening.