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Today's Features

  • By CHARLES LISTON

    Special to the Banner

     “Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows.” (James 1:17, NIV)

  • Ramona Howard (right) was the guest of honor as staff at the Trimble County Public Library celebrated her retirement with an open house Friday. She is pictured with Marjorie Downey (left).

  • As the story goes, Chippy the parakeet never saw it coming.

    His owner had decided to use the vacuum cleaner hose to clean out Chippy’s cage – with Chippy still sitting on his perch.

    As Chippy’s owner turned on the vacuum cleaner, the phone rang, and as she reached to answer it, the vacuum cleaner hose moved slightly toward Chippy and – “thwuuupp!”

    Chippy’s owner immediately dropped the phone and tore open the vacuum cleaner bag to rescue a very dusty, very scared bird.

  • The following students made the honor roll during the second nine weeks at Bedford Elementary.

    Fourth Grade All A

    Gavin Beisler, Anna Brierly, Morgan Stark, Briley Clifford and Zachary Rice.

    Fourth Grade A/B

    Elliott Easter, Kilei Law, Halle Liter, Avery Stockdale, Jocie Stucker, Landon Carter, Alix Ellis, Jackson Hosler, Case Keeton, Rayven Nutgrass, Taylor Sparrow, Dani Sullivan and Maya Wigren.

    Fifth Grade All A

  • By THOMAS CIFRANIK

    Special to the Banner

    Jerod Thomas spoke about his journey from being a football player to alcohol, drug addiction, jail and his long recovery to Trimble County Middle and High school students Jan. 19.

  • Kaylee Clifford of Bedford was named to the Kentucky Wesleyan College president’s list for the fall 2017 semester.

    To be eligible for the President’s List for superior academic achievement, students must attain a 4.0 grade point average while carrying a minimum of 12 semester hours.

    Kentucky Wesleyan College is a highly ranked four-year United Methodist-related academic institution offering a wide range of majors in the liberal arts. 

  • The meteorologists on every station warned us of a nasty stretch of winter weather heading our way. I wasn’t one of the panicked hoard that descended upon every grocery, big box store and stop-n-go frantically making purchases then racing home with milk and bread clutched in their hands. I honestly didn’t get the correlation between snowstorms and these two commodities. As for me a gallon of milk and a loaf of bread can last my family a week. Additionally, when the stores run short of 2 percent, my almond milk is always in stock! I think I may be their only customer.

  • 2017 was a groundbreaking year in national and local efforts to save lives through organ donation. In Kentucky, 2017 marked the second highest number of lives saved. Thanks to 108 heroic organ donors and their families, 361 organs were recovered and transplanted.  Tissue donations from 330 people helped heal thousands of patients.

  • Lice could be to blame for cattle scratching to the point of rubbing off large patches of hair or creating raw sores. The biting and sucking lice that infest cattle are most numerous and active during winter and can spread easily from animal by direct contact. Confirm that lice are the reason for the scratching by examining some animals in the herd. Part the animal’s hair in spots where lice are likely to occur and look for lice eggs (nits) attached to hairs (Figure 1).

    Biting Lice