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Today's News

  • Quarles participates in natl ag summit on Farm Bill

    WASHINGTON — Agriculture Commissioner Ryan Quarles said Monday that industry and government leaders must do more to attract young people to careers in agriculture.
    “We must do all we can to make farming attractive to young people so our country can continue to produce and export agricultural products to sustain us at home and to export around the world,” Commissioner Quarles said at the Agri-Pulse Farm Bill Summit at the National Press Club.

  • Health conscious? Don’t let lack of sleep weigh you down

    A good night’s sleep is as important as physical activity or healthy eating to maintain a healthy weight and optimum wellbeing. Sleep allows us to relax, restore and revitalize our bodies and minds every night. Research over the last decade has advanced understanding about the importance of sleep to maintaining a healthy weight.

  • Prolonged freezing temps could damage Kentucky crops

    Kentucky has enjoyed a mild winter which has resulted in many trees, plants and crops beginning to sprout and bloom before their usual times. The recent forecast was not good news for those early bloomers.
     “We have to remember it’s still wintertime in Kentucky, even though recent temperatures have convinced us otherwise,” said Matt Dixon, meteorologist in the UK College of Agriculture, Food and Environment.
    Some Kentucky wheat has already reached the jointing stage.

  • Milton Baptist revival starts Sun.

    Milton Baptist Church, 10076 Hwy 421 N., in Milton, will host a Spring Revival, beginning Sunday, March 26 and continuing through Wednesday, March 29, 2017. All  friends and neighbors in the Trimble County community are invited to attend. Services will start at 7:00 p.m. each evening.

  • Looking for real love?

    A number of years ago I got a phone call from a reader with a request.
    He said he was 90 years old and had outlived two wives, yet he wasn’t sure he knew what real love is and he hoped that I could explain it.
    I don’t know if he’s still one of my readers -- I haven’t heard from him since that one time. But if he is, here’s my best answer to his question:
    When I was in middle school, I loved red-haired Paul Minardi with all my 13-year-old heart. We passed notes in class and he walked me to homeroom, carrying my books.

  • Massie introduces bill to eliminate federal education department

    Should a presidential appointee and an army of bureaucrats in a remote office building thousands of miles away decide what values, morals and ideas to instill in your children? I think not. Of all the harmful things our government in Washington, D.C., does, micromanaging education is perhaps the worst.

  • Senate passes school legislation

    Early mornings turned to late nights and spirited debate echoed through the House and Senate chambers as we closed in on the final days of the 2017 Legislative Session in Frankfort. A flurry of bills were sent to Governor Matt Bevin’s desk this week, highlighted by measures to empower our Kentucky teachers and create better learning environments for our Kentucky students.

  • Limited discussion on House bills regarding education

    Fifteen minutes – that’s how long the new House Majority let opponents to charter schools discuss a last-minute funding bill that will siphon money from our public schools for years to come.
    It was an 11th-hour sneak attack on March 15th, offered in the final moments of the final day for passing legislation. It was certainly not the first assault on the democratic process during the 2017 session, but it’s the one with the most potential for damaging the future of Kentucky’s school children.

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  • Weapons topic for Rotary

    By CHARLES LISTON
    Special to The Trimble Banner
    Thinking about carrying around a handgun for extra protection? Well, there is a lot about gun technology and safety that one needs to know, and requirement to pass a “Carry and Conceal Deadly Weapons” course is needed before a permit is granted. This was all described by Deputy Sheriff Glen Powell of the Trimble County Sheriff’s Office. Powell is well qualified to instruct in this, and has been teaching the course for many years.