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Today's Features

  • Foods containing antioxidants can boost a person’s immunity and go a long way in preventing disease.

    Antioxidants are vitamins, minerals and other compounds in food that protect cells in the body from damage by compounds called free radicals. Free radicals occur naturally when the body breaks down food or when it is exposed to tobacco smoke or radiation. Free radicals may play a role in heart disease, cancer, and other diseases.

  • 30 Years Ago
    March 26, 1981

    A skeleton was found Sunday afternoon fastened in tree roots on the river bank in Spring Creek bottom.

    Forrest Burkhardt was walking along the Ohio River about a quarter ‘till 5, when he noticed the human skeleton ensnarled in tree roots left exposed by the undercutting of the water. Obviously it is surmised that the skeleton was washed in and lodged amid the roots.

  • Trimble County is home to four of the 98 markets across the Commonwealth recently accepted into the 2011 Kentucky Farm Bureau Certified Roadside Farm Market Program. The members are: Bray Fruit, Bray Orchard & Roadside Market, Callis Orchards and Tingle Farms Roadside Market.

    In joining the Kentucky Farm Bureau Certified Roadside Farm Market Program, these markets have committed to offering quality products and service to their customers. Their acceptance by Farm Bureau tells customers that they meet the highest standards of quality, freshness, and marketing appeal.

  • Starting plants from seed early and transplanting them to the garden is a time-honored, economical and rewarding gardening tradition. Germinating seed at home increases the options for fall planting, when garden centers have stopped carrying a full array of plants, and it allows the home gardener to use saved seeds from unusual or favorite varieties that might be unavailable or hard to find.

  • Thursday, March 31
    The Trimble County Extension District Board will meet at the Trimble County Extension Office, 43 High Country Lane in Bedford, at 10 a.m.
    Trimble County Babe Ruth summer baseball program sign-ups are being held through March 31. Applications available at the Milton Municipal Building. The league is open to youths ages 13-15. Call 268-5224.
    Fri.-Sat., April 1-2

  • Eastern redcedar is the most widely distributed conifer in the eastern United States and many Trimble County landowners have an abundance of it. But what can you do with it?

    To find out, plan to attend the “Got Cedar: Now What” educational program this Thursday, March 24, from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the Franklin County Extension Office. The Franklin County Extension Office is located at 101Lakewood Court in Frankfort.  

  • The newly released food guidelines from the U.S. Department of Agriculture indicate a major shift in the recommendations that the agency is making for Americans. An increasing percentage of the population suffers from overweight, poor diet, obesity, forms of cardiovascular disease, diabetes and other serious illnesses. The USDA’s revised guidelines are meant to raise awareness of the inherent risks in prevalent American lifestyle choices, characterized by an over-consumption of non-nutrient-dense highly processed foods and a sedentary lifestyle.

  • Many families are facing economic hardship from being laid off, suffering a job loss, shortened hours per week, and other reductions driven by a weak economy. With a high level of debt and low level of savings, families can find themselves in difficult financial situations.

  • By TERESA TEBIB
    The Trimble Banner

    The Trimble County Board of Education during their March 16 meeting answered a challenge by Kentucky’s top education official to increase the rates of college and career readiness over the next four years. The board signed on to pledge to that end.