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    Jerod Thomas spoke about his journey from being a football player to alcohol, drug addiction, jail and his long recovery to Trimble County Middle and High school students Jan. 19.

  • Kaylee Clifford of Bedford was named to the Kentucky Wesleyan College president’s list for the fall 2017 semester.

    To be eligible for the President’s List for superior academic achievement, students must attain a 4.0 grade point average while carrying a minimum of 12 semester hours.

    Kentucky Wesleyan College is a highly ranked four-year United Methodist-related academic institution offering a wide range of majors in the liberal arts. 

  • The meteorologists on every station warned us of a nasty stretch of winter weather heading our way. I wasn’t one of the panicked hoard that descended upon every grocery, big box store and stop-n-go frantically making purchases then racing home with milk and bread clutched in their hands. I honestly didn’t get the correlation between snowstorms and these two commodities. As for me a gallon of milk and a loaf of bread can last my family a week. Additionally, when the stores run short of 2 percent, my almond milk is always in stock! I think I may be their only customer.

  • 2017 was a groundbreaking year in national and local efforts to save lives through organ donation. In Kentucky, 2017 marked the second highest number of lives saved. Thanks to 108 heroic organ donors and their families, 361 organs were recovered and transplanted.  Tissue donations from 330 people helped heal thousands of patients.

  • Lice could be to blame for cattle scratching to the point of rubbing off large patches of hair or creating raw sores. The biting and sucking lice that infest cattle are most numerous and active during winter and can spread easily from animal by direct contact. Confirm that lice are the reason for the scratching by examining some animals in the herd. Part the animal’s hair in spots where lice are likely to occur and look for lice eggs (nits) attached to hairs (Figure 1).

    Biting Lice

  • Mold and mildew are two fungi that may appear from time to time in your home. They can trigger allergic reactions or asthmatic complications for certain people, so prompt removal is critical to protect your family’s health.

    Mold and mildew grow in moist environments, spread easily and live on various surfaces. Mildew is a type of mold that usually has flat growth and remains on the surface. Mold contains multiple identical nuclei and grows in patches of various colors and can penetrate beneath the surface of an infected material.

  • Yoga

    Take time to quiet your mind and gently strengthen your body with yoga at 6 p.m. Monday in the library meeting room. Wear comfortable clothes and bring your yoga mat. If you don’t have a mat you can borrow one from the library. The class is free and open to ages 16 and older.

    Heart pin craft

    Create a pin that celebrates a location special to you at 6 p.m. Tuesday in the library meeting room. This would make a great Valentine’s Day gift and is open to ages 16 and older.

    Roaming readers

  • Thursday, Feb. 1

    The Trimble County Board of Elections will meet at 2 p.m. in the county clerk’s office. The meeting will take place following the drawing for ballot positions in the May primary.

    Thursday, Feb. 8

    Milton City Commission meets at the Milton Municipal Building at 7:00 p.m.

    Saturday, Feb. 10

  • 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 judgments were rendered in Trimble County District Court during the week of Jan. 22, 2018, with the Honorable Judge Jerry D. Crosby II presiding: