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Today's Features

  • Thursday, Feb. 17: Hamburger/cheeseburger, *shaved ham on bun, lettuce/tomato/pickle, french fries, sliced peaches, fresh fruit, brownie

    Friday, Feb. 18: Soft taco, *chicken fajita, lettuce/tomato/salsa, Mexican rice, refried beans, mandarin oranges, fresh fruit

    Monday, Feb. 21: Chicken stars, mashed potatoes, green beans, peach half, fresh fruit, cookie

  • 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 court cases were heard the week of Feb. 7-11, 2011.

    FELONIES

  • The recent economic situation has many people trying to save more money.  In 2005, the personal savings rate had fallen to below 1 percent, indicating that many Americans were spending either all or even more than they were earning. 
    The current personal savings rate, nearly 6 percent, shows more Americans are building their savings.
    Savings provides many people with a feeling of financial security – knowing they have money set aside to pay off debt, prepare for retirement, or purchase a big-ticket item, such as a house or car. 

  • Selections from the school cafeteria don’t always tickle the taste buds. So, if you are a do-it-yourself kind of person who wants to pack your own lunch, here’s how.
    Plan ahead. Write down ideas for each school-day menu and review them with mom or dad to come up with a week’s worth. Go grocery shopping so you can help pick foods you like or want to try.
    Prepackaged foods aren’t always your best choice; they taste good and are easy to prepare., but many contain excessive quantities of calories, fat and salt.

  • The drought of 2010 was extremely hard on Trimble County pastures and hayfields. Now is the optimal time to consider renovating these fields.
    To be sure you use legume varieties that will perform well in your area, call the Trimble County Cooperative Extension Service office at (502) 255-7188 for the results of forage variety trials from the University of Kentucky’s College of Agriculture.
    These trials, among others, will help you pick the best varieties for your particular operation.

  • FELONIES

  • The following are programs planned for February and aimed at producers and others involved in horticulture and agriculture.

    Produce meeting

  • It’s winter in Kentucky, and what a beautiful time of the year.
    But beauty can also be costly. Heating and cooling costs account for more than 50 percent of energy use in a typical U.S. home. In most households, it often is the largest energy expense.
    It’s no secret that energy use will peak, but there’s no need to panic. Here are a few ways to offset excessive energy usage and electric or gas bills.

    Tips for saving energy

  • Weather buff? Learn to spot tornados

    Trimble and Henry county Emergency Management officials are offering a free tornado spotter’s class at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 16, at Kentucky State Police Post 5, Citation Lane, Campbellsburg, Ky. For more information or to sign up, call (502) 255-4281.

    Relay teams host 2nd Chili Cook-Off

  • Wednesday, Feb. 16

    Trimble CARES meets at noon in the Family Resouce and Youth Services Center at Trimble County High School. Lunch provided.
    The Trimble County Board of Education meets at 6 p.m. at the board office on Wentworth Drive, Bedford.
    The annual Youth Spaghetti Dinner is 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the Morgan Community Center. Cost is $7 for adults, $3 for children 11 and younger. Proceeds will be used to help send young people to the General Assembly this summer.