Today's Features

  • It’s been a while since my neighbor lady has wreaked havoc on my life.

    However, this past week she made up for lost time.

    To bring you up to speed on who my neighbor lady is: She’s my evil twin, my alter ego, an overbearing, intrusive buttinsky mother who has trouble remembering that once the umbilical cord is cut moments after birth, it should not and cannot ever be reattached and it is futile and foolish to even try – although she’s been trying for more than 40 years.

  • When I watch movies, I enjoy the action/adventure genre. One of my favorites involves a tsunami. Apparently, it is possible for watercraft to survive the crushing force of the wave, if the boat can make it over before it crests. The movie showed several small boats racing toward the monster to scale its surface. Sure enough, our dauntless heroes rocketed ever upward as the smaller boats discovered that gravity is a harsh mistress. Falling back into the trough of the wave, they were soon pulverized when it crested.

    Special to the Banner

    Global activities for the recycling of used materials to reduce waste and transform it into useful products have accelerated the past several decades. This is part of a global effort to lessen the human footprint on our planet.

  • With the winter we have had so far, chances are you’ve seen at least one or two high heating bills. While home heating costs can put a strain on your wallet during the winter, you can do certain things to help save money while still keeping your home warm.

    Sunlight, even in the winter, is a great way to add natural, free warmth to your home. Open your blinds and curtains during the day, particularly on south-facing walls as they get the most exposure to the sun. As the sun sets, close them to help trap in the warmth.

  • Standby generators provide emergency electrical power during disruptions caused by winter storms and other disasters. However, you need to take some special precautions to ensure safe, efficient operation of these generators.

    Purchase a generator that will supply more than what you need, so you don’t blow a fuse or damage the equipment you plan on attaching to the generator. You’ll find power information on the labels of appliances, lighting and other equipment. For example, the wattage on a light bulb indicates the amount of power it needs.

  • Tuesday, Jan. 30

    The Trimble County Future Farmers of America Alumni Association meets at 6 p.m. at the Trimble County Extension Office, 43 High Country Lane, Bedford.

    Wednesday, Jan. 24

    Trimble County Board of Education meets at the Board of Education Office.


  • Jan. 8

    9:28 a.m., property damage, Burton Hill Road

    9:29 a.m., traffic hazard, 1800 Louden Lane

    2:30 p.m, welfare check, 56 Miles Road

    4:46 p.m., process service, 27 Estelle Lane

    Jan. 9

    8:25 p.m., shots fired, 322 School Hollow Road

    Jan. 10

    6:56 a.m., suspicious person, 361 Perkinson Lane

    8:31 a.m., miscellaneous complaint, 158 Smith Drive

    8:42 a.m., informational purposes, 1706 Bray Ridge Road

  • 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. 8, 2018, with the Honorable Judge Jerry D. Crosby II presiding:

    Special to the Banner

    To start the new year, the Trimble County Public Library and the Trimble County High School partnered together to create scientific experiments.

  • Whenever I need big-time prayers, I go to the big guns: my 6-year-old great-niece, Leah.

    This past summer when Hurricane Irma was about to decimate Florida, Leah prayed for the “hurricane to go away” and especially that her “Tee Tee Nancy” wouldn’t be scared.

    Irma didn’t go away, but it did decrease enough in strength that at least my house didn’t blow away.

    So, I put that in the win column for Leah’s answered prayers.

    Plus, I wasn’t afraid, so that’s two wins for Leah.