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Today's Features

  • 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.

  • 50 Years Ago (March 23, 1961)
    Prospects are building up for a most exciting county election year, and the races may take on a torrid complexion before May 23. Filing is still open and will be until April 8. Dallas Ogden is in the County Clerk’s race against Wallace Wright, and Ernest Rowlett is running against Tommie Powell for Magistrate in the Bedford-Barebone district. Other filings are Howard Long filed for Sheriff; Orville Smith and Norman D. Young have filed in their respective districts; Merchant Colbert filed for Trimble County sheriff.

  • Thursday, March 24
    Congressman Geoff Davis will be speaking at the Trimble County Senior Center from 3:15-4:15 pm. Q&A following presentation.
    Easy Exercise Group 4:30 p.m. featuring stretching, light aerobics, yoga & flexibility at the Extension office, 43 High Country Lane, Bedford. Wear loose clothing and bring a mat or large towel. $3 per class.

  • 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 records are from court records of March 14-18, 2011.
    Felony

  • Last Tuesday, students at Bedford Elementary School learned about preventing encounters with strangers and what to do if a person they do not know tries to take them.

    “The Child Connection Inc.,” is an independent, non-profit organization that actively searches for missing and exploited children throughout all of U.S.A. and Canada. TCC was founded in 1992 to aid and assist local law enforcement and other federal agencies in the recovery of missing children. TCC also acts as a liaison between law enforcement and parents.

  • During March, family and consumer science professionals with the University of Kentucky Cooperative Extension Service will make special efforts to educate citizens about ways to improve the quality of life for adults, youth, individuals and families.

    The emphasis is on eating right through nutrition and food safety, spending smart through financial management skills, enjoying home through safety, relationships and parenting skills, and sharing time through community and volunteerism.