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Today's Features

  • Beach towels, flip flops, and lawn chairs line the isles of local stores. It can only mean one thing — summer has arrived! To many individuals summer means backyard barbeques. However, these summer gatherings can often be costly not only to our pocket books but also our environment. Due to rising prices everywhere, from the gas pump to the grocery store, more and more Kentuckians are finding ways to save money.  This summer save money and go green by following a few simple tips when hosting a backyard barbeque:

  • By Katie Pratt
    Flies are annual summer pests of cattle and other livestock. Controlling them could mean happier, healthier and heavier livestock, according to Lee Townsend, Extension Entomologist with the University of Kentucky College of Agriculture.

    Horn flies are small flies that feed off the blood of cattle and in rare cases, horses. Young animals are the most susceptible to horn flies, as large numbers of flies feeding on an animal can cause lower weights.

  • 30 Years Ago (July 9, 1981)
    Eileen Lantz will become the home agent in Trimble County on Aug. 3, replacing Cecilia Oak, who has resigned. Cecilia and husband Jerry Oak just had their second child, Sarah, who joins her two-year old sister, Stacy.

  • Thursday, July 7
    Trimble County Hymn Sing will be at 7 p.m. at the Bedford United Methodist Church. Everyone welcome.

    Wednesday-Friday
    July 13-15
    Bedford Springs Church VBS “Walking with Jesus” will be from 5-8 p.m. for ages 4-13. Call 255-7482 if you need transportation, leave info, will call back.

    Thursday, July 14

  • SHERIFF’S CALL LOG

    Monday, June 27
    7:22 a.m., suspicious vehicle, Morton Ridge Rd
    4:30 p.m., property dispute, Reynolds Way

    Tuesday, June 28
    2:35 p.m., ATV on highway, Fairview Circle
    2:55 p.m., criminal mischief, 300 block Devin Dr
    4:22 p.m., miscellaneous complaint, 300 block McDowell Ln

    Wednesday, June 29
    11:24 p.m., domestic abuse, 9000 block U.S. 421N

    Thursday, June 30
    12:35 a.m., alarm, McCord Ln
    1:13 a.m.; patrol requested, Greenbriar

  • 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 records were heard the week of June 27-July 1, 2011

    Felony

  • Summer months are the harvest season for blueberries and blackberries, both of which have the potential to grow very well in Kentucky according to John Strang, UK Extension Fruit and Vegetable Specialist. Blue-berries, which are native to North America, are harvested from early June through early August. Blackberries are harvested from mid-June to early October. These delicious fruits offer newly recognized health benefits (high in cancer fighting antioxidants), but best of all, they capture the essence of summer in their sweetness.

  • The MyPlate icon, with a plate, fork and drinking glass, simplifies the message for healthy eating. The plate is divided into four unequal sections—vegetables and fruits fill the left half, and grains and protein fill the right. The glass represents dairy products. The straightforward visual makes the recommendations for eating different food groups clear.

  • I’ve recently discovered the secret to getting rid of internal turmoil and stress – I’ve stopped listening to news talk radio and political talking heads shows on TV.

    Instead, I listen to my iPod – music and podcasts of sermons and science, food and history. It’s amazing how my inner agitation and anxiety have gone way down, and I haven’t missed a thing. I still know what’s going on in the world – I do work for a newspaper – without having to endure all the yelling.

  • 30 Years Ago (July 2, 1981)