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Today's Features

  • With the holiday season upon us, it’s important to remember to reduce holiday stress and the after-holiday bills by developing a budget for gift giving, food and entertainment expenses.      

  • The Louisville area extension services will be offering the USDA Beginning Farmer Rancher Program starting in January of 2012.  This program will be open to individuals who currently farm 20 acres or more, and who have been farming on their own for less than 10 years.   The program is meant to be a very in depth farm management program, so some basic farming knowledge is required.   The schedule of classes has been planned to hopefully minimize classes during busy times of the year.  

  • Monday, Dec. 19: Pizza, tossed salad, Calif. vegetables, pineapple, fresh fruit

    Tuesday, Dec. 20: Ham/turkey/cheese on bun, lettuce, tomato, french fries, apple crisp, fresh fruit

    Wednesday, Dec. 21:  Christmas Break until Jan. 3.

    * – denotes options available for high school students

    Milk, juice, yogurt and chef salad offered daily. Menu subject to change.

  • This week I turned 57.

    I thought by this age I’d get the hang of the whole sainthood thing. The Protestant definition of a saint is simply a follower of Jesus.

    However, that doesn’t seem enough. There should be more to it than that. For instance, by now I should have at least the beginning buds of a halo or be able to say no to temptation eight out of 10 times — or two out of 10!

    But the truth is, I still struggle.

  • Years Ago (Dec. 17, 1981)
    Glen Perkinson took over the duties of Property Valuation Administrator on Dec. 7. His office staff includes Shirley Ginn and Tammi Hatton.
    Northbank Ski Management plans to open Dec. 16-18 depending on the weather and the snow machines. This will be the first major alpine ski slope in the Bluegrass State and it can be used at Butler State Park.

    Trimble County Bands from 5th grade through high school and Jazz ensemble had a concert Dec. 13.

  • Thursday, Dec. 15
    Tri-County Community Action Agency’s Board of Directors will meet at 10 a.m. at the Campbellsburg State Police Post meeting room located at 160 Citation Lane just off the I-71 exit in Campbellsburg. The public is invited to attend. Tri-County CAA provides services in Henry, Oldham and Trimble counties.

    Saturday, Dec.  17
    Breakfast with Santa from 9 a.m.-12 noon at Our House Restaurant.

  • Monday, Nov. 28
    6:54 a.m., meth labs, 300 block Bucks Run Rd
    5:17 p.m., property damage accident, 6800 block U.S. 421N
    5:48 p.m., miscellaneous complaint, 11000 block U.S. 421N

    Tuesday, Nov. 29
    8:34 a.m., property damage accident, 4900 block U.S. 421N
    11:25 a.m., driving under the influence complaint, Milton Dollar Store
    11:33 a.m., domestic abuse, 4200 block U.S. 42E
    11:37 a.m., EMS medical call, 2800 New Liberty Pike
    2:42 p.m., process service, criminal summons, 1200 block New Hope Rd

  • Items published in court news are public record.

    The Trimble Banner publishes all misdemeanors, felonies and small-claims judgments recorded in district court, as well as all civil suits recorded in circuit court. Juvenile court cases are not published.

    Crime reports are provided by local law enforcement agencies. Charges or citations reported to The Trimble Banner do not imply guilt.

    The following cases were heard the week of Dec. 5-Dec. 9, 2011.

    Felony

  • People can become confined to their home for many reasons—sickness, recovery from surgery, chronic illness, disability and even weather.  With limited access to the outside, a person’s world can shrink considerably and create a disconnect from people and the community.  To help a homebound friend or relative stay engaged in life, you can:

    •Plan to call or visit when you are not rushed for time

    •Arrange a regular date to get together

    •Encourage the person to express emotions and to listen