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Today's Features

  • My daughter calls me Fruit Fly.
    She explained this choice because, “You have the attention span of a fruit fly!”
    Fruit flies drift through life in a cloud. I live my life in a perpetual state of distraction.  Fruit flies don’t sting or bite but they do have the exasperating habit of flying into your eyes or up your nose. I’m not particularly mean. I am exasperating, but I will give your eyes and nose a wide berth. I exasperate in many, many other ways!

  • We hear a lot of financial advice about planning for retirement but receive less advice about what to do with our money once retirement sets in. If you are retired or will be soon, here are some tips to make your money go further.
    Create a budget. Knowing how much money you have coming in and going out sounds so simplistic, but it is so important. Think about all your income sources. For many people this includes Social Security benefits, employer sponsored benefit plans and personal investments.

  • A Back to School Fair will be held from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. tomorrow, July 29, at the Bedford Elementary School Cafeteria.
    Billed as the “one stop to all you need to return to school,” the fair will be the place to get school supplies, health and immunization information, parenting tips, ACES packets, back to school information, community resources information and food resources information. There will be door prizes and other freebies.

  • Staff Report
    This summer, The Kentucky Center hosted more than 250 eager young artists from every region of the Commonwealth, as The Kentucky Center Governor’s School for the Arts (GSA) took place at Danville’s Centre College from June 19 to July 9. 

  • By JENNIFER GOODIN
    Special to The Trimble Banner
    JCTC Trimble County Adult Education recently celebrated the success of student, Kirsten Towels, who received her GED in June. Kirsten worked hard to pass four tests in the areas of reading, math, social studies, and science. She says she was inspired because, “I wanted to better myself so I could have a good job and stable life later on.” Already, Kirsten has found that her GED has paid off, “I am working a better paying job,” she informed us.

  • The Callis Grove Holiness Camp Meeting will be held beginning Friday, Aug. 5, and continuing through Sunday, Aug. 14, at the Callis Grove campground, just off New Hope Road and U.S. 421N north of Bedford.
    The guest evangelist for the series of meetings is Rev. Bud Allman. Singers will be The Kellogg’s. Camp President is Chris Kendall.
    Services will begin at 7 p.m. Monday through Saturday, and 6 p.m. each Sunday.
    Everyone is welcome to attend. For more information contact Camp Secretary Deanna Schermer at 502-268-3205.

  • I’ve been thinking a lot about the Serenity Prayer.
    That’s the one that goes: “God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can and the wisdom to know the difference.”
    Although the prayer is often attributed to St. Francis, it was written in 1926 by Reinhold Niebuhr, a Lutheran theologian.
    Fun fact: Niebuhr also wrote one of my favorite quotes about humor being the “prelude to faith” and laughter being the “beginning of prayer.”

  • July 31, 1986 (30 Years Ago)
    Trimble County farmers were generous in their contribution to South Carolina farmers by getting involved in “Operation Haylift.” The drought-stricken southeastern part of the nation has already suffered crop and livestock losses estimated at more than $1 billion. Some sections have been rocked by a yearlong drought and excessive heat, resulting in 48 deaths due to the excessive heat. Trimble County farmers have pledged to send 1,500 square bales of hay for the relief effort.