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Today's Features

  • Monday, April 11
    2:53 p.m. All EMS, 116 Wentworth Ave.
    Tuesday, April 12
    4:52 p.m. process service, block of 100 Smith Dr.
    4:53 p.m. investigative follow up, 199 Littrell Rd.
    5:18 p.m. social services, Ashtin Ln.
    Wednesday, April 13
    3:42 p.m. disturbance, Meskers.
    4:27 p.m. armed person, Sunnyside Dr.
    4:43 p.m. accident with property damage, 19 Fairground Dr.
    Thursday, April 14
    9:09 a.m. warrant, Alexander Ave.
    10:03 a.m. accident with property damage, 534 Lear Ln.

  • 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 the week of April 11:
    FELONY

  • My driving habits are in keeping with my approach to life; impulsive, distracted and a host of near misses. I don’t set out with the intention of wreaking havoc on the highways and byways of our fair Commonwealth. It just seems that my forays out into the big, bad world are destined for a mishap of one kind or another.

  • We’ve all heard the old saying, “If something is too good to be true, it probably is.” This saying continues to hold true for consumers who are constantly bombarded with products claiming to be cure-alls in areas ranging from germ protection to quick and extreme weight loss.

  • Springtime brings warmer temperatures and more abundant rainfall, and it’s typically when many winged termites emerge inside homes and other structures. Termites swarm from their colony to disburse, fall to the ground, find mates and start new colonies in the soil.
    Through May, you might see swarms of winged termites, called swarmers, inside your home, signaling an infestation that can cause extensive and costly damage. Since swarmers are attracted to light, you often see them or their shed wings around windows, doors and light fixtures.

  • Every Saturday morning I go to the Panera near my house and write my column for the following week.
    I order an egg white and cheese breakfast sandwich and a small coffee and sit at the table that faces the big window so I can watch the traffic go by.
    I spread my stuff out, my notepad and pen and laptop and assorted notes. Most weeks I already know what I’m going to write about, but not always.

  • Every Saturday morning I go to the Panera near my house and write my column for the following week.
    I order an egg white and cheese breakfast sandwich and a small coffee and sit at the table that faces the big window so I can watch the traffic go by.
    I spread my stuff out, my notepad and pen and laptop and assorted notes. Most weeks I already know what I’m going to write about, but not always.

  • April 24, 1986 (25 years ago)
    The fiscal court voted to set the Deputy County Clerk’s salary at $12,000 upon recommendation by County Judge-Executive Jack Couch. The salary setting came about after an investigation of several months after a request  by County Clerk Robert Moore. The salary funds will be derived from fees of the clerk’s office.