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Today's Features

  • Most beef cattle-producing states have been able to escape drought conditions so far this year and Kentucky producers enjoyed significant rainfall in early July that put them in a good position this summer. Still, weather aside, Cattle prices have improved from recent declines but remain lower than this time last year.

  • August 6, 1967 (30 Years Ago)
    An afternoon swimming outing quickly turned into tragedy when two girls, Joyce Michelle Stivers, age 9, and her sister, Hectoria Stivers, 7, drowned Monday evening in the Little Kentucky River near the vicinity of the bridge, known as the creek crossing. The accident occurred at about 6:15 p.m. The bodies were later found in five feet of water. The two girls were the daughters of Joe and Linda Stivers, Bedford.

  • Thursday, Aug. 10
    Opening day of school for students in the Trimble County Schools.
    Wednesday, Aug. 16
    The Trimble County Board of Education will meet at the board office at 6:30 p.m.
    Thursday, Aug. 17
    Tri-County Community Action Agency’s Board of Directors will meet on Thursday, August 17, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. The meeting will be held at the John Black Community Center located at 1551 N. Highway 393, La Grange, KY 40031. The public is invited to attend. Tri-County CAA provides services in Henry, Oldham and Trimble Counties.

  • By Trevor Browning
    Special to The Trimble Banner
    The Trimble County Clerk’s office is selling customizable bird houses for $20 apiece. The bird houses, which are made from recycled license plates deemed unusable by the state, are a product meant to benefit and raise funds for The Veteran’s Program Trust Fund as well as the Kentucky County Clerks Association’s “H.A.V.E. Program”: which stands for “Help a Veteran Every Day”.

  • I have a long, unfortunate and adversarial relationship with sharp-edged objects. The list of the things I’ve managed to hurt myself on grows longer by the month. Yes, I said month. Many companies have signs to highlight how many days the employees have gone without an accident. Any sign of mine would be embarrassingly short, if not blank.

  • For some of us, eating fresh corn off the cob is one of our top summertime, food-related experiences. Corn is one of the many great offerings at the roadside produce markets this month.
    Farmers harvest corn in July and August in Kentucky. You can boil, steam, roast, microwave or grill it. It is naturally sweet so try to avoid using butter, salt or other seasonings that make it unhealthy. Instead, flavor with fresh lemon or lime juice, or season it with fresh herbs like thyme, paprika, garlic powder or black pepper.

  • By Trevor Browning
    Special to The Trimble Banner

  • Today I have the heebie jeebies.
    I’ve been listening to a podcast (that’s like a radio program that you download from the Internet) about fear: Why are people afraid? How can they get rid of fear?
    The podcast began with a story about woman with Urbach-Wiethe disease, a rare condition that has three symptoms: a scratchy voice, raised dots around the eyes and absolutely no sense of fear.
    The part of her brain that registers fear is calcified. She can be happy, sad, angry, feel love and feel hate, but she can’t feel fear.