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Today's Features

  • There’s a group of people in North Carolina who call themselves People of the Second Chance (POSC).
    One of the things they do is throw parties -- for people just out of prison, for recovering drug addicts, for misfits, for the discouraged, for the uncelebrated and forgotten, for the overlooked and hurting, for those bowed down with guilt and shame.
    What they do is backwards and upside down. The parties aren’t for the straight A student, the athlete of the year, the one who does things right most of the time.

  • Dec. 11, 1986 (30 Years Ago)
    Franklin Roark was returned to the Oldham County Jail 48 hours after he burrowed through a cell wall and escaped Thursday, Dec. 4. Roark is being held on grand jury indictments from both Trimble and Oldham counties on charges of rape, sodomy, burglary, robbery, and three counts of persistent felony offender and now an escape charge. He was picked up by investigators in Strongville, Ohio, near the home of an ex wife.

  • Editor’s Note: Following is a transcript of the now-famous speech delivered 75 years ago today by President Franklin Delano Roosevelt before a joint session of Congress seeking a declaration of war against Japan on the day following the surprise attack on U.S. military installations in Hawaii.

    Mr. Vice President, Mr. Speaker, members of the Senate and the House of Representatives:

  • By CHARLES LISTON
    Special to The Trimble Banner
    Seven counties services’ name was changed to Centerstone effective Nov. 1.  Centerstone is one of the nation’s largest non-profit providers of community- based behavioral health care, offering a full range of mental health services, substance abuse treatment and intellectual and developmental disabilities services in Florida, Indiana, Illinois, Kentucky, and Tennessee. It serves over 150,000 people of all ages annually.

  • Thursday, Dec. 8

  • Monday, Nov. 28
    9:37 a.m., check on welfare, 28 McCord Ln
    1:00 p.m., alarm, 11543 U.S. Hwy 421N
    5:35 p.m., check on welfare, 712 Culls Ridge Rd

    Tuesday, Nov. 29
    9:08 a.m., lockout, Fishers Ridge Rd
    1:25 p.m., property damage accident, car wash
    2:22 p.m., miscellaneous complaint, 174 Sunnyside Dr
    4:39 p.m., emergency protection order service, Windy Ridge Rd
    Wednesday, Nov. 30
    3:06 p.m., traffic stop Trimble County High School
    Thursday, Dec. 1

  • 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 cases were heard in Trimble District Court during the week of Nov. 28, 2016, with the Honorable Judge Jerry Crosby presiding:
    FELONY

  • “If you don’t like the weather wait a few minutes and it will change.” I firmly believe that this statement should be added to the signs marking our state lines. The past few years have seemed to become increasingly capricious. We apparently have run out of springs and falls and dive directly into summers and winters. Ouch! This makes me sad.

  • Country ham is a regional delicacy that many of us enjoy but may not know how to properly prepare. Here are some tips and tricks to make country ham the star of your holiday dinner.
    l Country hams may contain mold, which is a result of the curing process. Mold is normal, but it could produce mycotoxins which could cause a food-borne illness. Remove mold by washing the ham with hot water and scrubbing it with a stiff vegetable brush.
    l Soak the ham for 4 to 12 hours in the refrigerator.
    l Cover with water and boil the ham for 20 to 25 minutes per pound.