Today's Features

  • A number of years ago a woman called me at work, wanting to tell me her story.

    She wanted to tell someone who would believe her and not laugh, someone who believes that God can and does do strange and wonderful, impossibly improbable things.

    She had heard that I believe that God makes pigs fly.

    That I do, although I haven’t seen any in a very long time, but I’m praying that I will.

  • Building a healthy diet starts at the grocery store. Knowing your store is helpful when shopping with a list to avoid making unnecessary purchases. Keep MyPlate in mind when creating your grocery list and shopping. Use these tips below to see how:

    Fruits and vegetables: Choose a variety. See what is on sale and what makes the most sense for your family. Try fresh, frozen, canned and even dried fruits and vegetables.

  • Livestock | Feb. 28, 2018

    Cattle receipts: 318

    Last week: 314

    Last year: 202

    Compared to the previous sale: Feeder steers and heifers sold steady to 2.00 higher with the most increase on grass-type cattle. Slaughter cows 3.00-4.00 higher, bulls 2.00 higher.

    Feeders: 281

    Slaughter: 28

    Replacements: 9

  • Do volatile markets cause you sleepless nights? Are you to the point that you want to pull the plug on your investments?

    You’re not alone. Many investors want to disregard all logic and, unfortunately, make bad decisions when markets are turbulent. However, making investment decisions based on emotion, rather than good judgement, is usually the absolute worst thing you can do for your family’s financial future.


    I’ve lived by the river for six years. Of those six years, three have involved flooding. I understand that rivers will flood. I’ve lived near the river my entire life.

    Special to the Banner

    Organizers of the Trimble CARES Coalition were on hand to discuss the history of fighting substance abuse and other issues prevalent in the community at the Feb. 20 meeting of the Bedford Rotary Club.

  • In James 1:19-20 the biblical writer tells the readers, “You must understand this, my beloved: let everyone be quick to listen, slow to speak, slow to anger; for your anger does not produce God’s righteousness” (NRSV).

  • Several years ago I began a column: “The other day a co-worker posted on Facebook that it had been the ‘week from hell.’

    “We had all felt it. It was as if a black cloud hovered over us, raining down all kinds of bad. We had made mistakes. Tempers flared. Fingers pointed.

    “Cranky people called, which didn’t help our own crankiness. We scowled. We sulked. We wished we were anywhere but here.

    “It was one B-A-D week.”

    That could be said of the past several weeks, locally and globally.

  • Murray State University

    Murray State University has announced its dean’s list recipients for the fall 2017 semester. The list recognizes the academic accomplishments of the University’s undergraduate students.

    “We take great pride in our students’ academic achievements,” said Mark Arant, provost and vice president for academic affairs. “This recognition is a testament to their hard work, dedication and excellence during the fall 2017 semester.”