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Today's News

  • Make the heebie jeebies go away

    Today I have the heebie jeebies.
    I’ve been listening to a podcast (that’s like a radio program that you download from the Internet) about fear: Why are people afraid? How can they get rid of fear?
    The podcast began with a story about woman with Urbach-Wiethe disease, a rare condition that has three symptoms: a scratchy voice, raised dots around the eyes and absolutely no sense of fear.
    The part of her brain that registers fear is calcified. She can be happy, sad, angry, feel love and feel hate, but she can’t feel fear.

  • LOOKING BACK

    August 6, 1967 (30 Years Ago)
    An afternoon swimming outing quickly turned into tragedy when two girls, Joyce Michelle Stivers, age 9, and her sister, Hectoria Stivers, 7, drowned Monday evening in the Little Kentucky River near the vicinity of the bridge, known as the creek crossing. The accident occurred at about 6:15 p.m. The bodies were later found in five feet of water. The two girls were the daughters of Joe and Linda Stivers, Bedford.

  • DO YOU REMEMBER?
  • Growth slow in Kentucky’s Road Fund

    Kentucky’s Road Fund isn’t growing as fast as some would like. But it’s doing much better than it was two years ago.

  • General Butler Lodge, pool and restaurant temporarily closed for work Aug. 14-16

    CARROLLTON, Ky. -- The lodge, restaurant and swimming pool at General Butler State Resort Park in Carrollton will be closed Aug. 14-16.
    The temporary closure is so the service panel that provides power to the lodge can be replaced as part of the “Refreshing the Finest” initiative that is funding improvements at Kentucky State Parks.
    The park’s cottages and campground will remain open. The lodge is expected to be open for business on Aug. 17.

  • Readers on Vacation
  • Trimble County Community Calendar

    Thursday, Aug. 10
    Opening day of school for students in the Trimble County Schools.
    Wednesday, Aug. 16
    The Trimble County Board of Education will meet at the board office at 6:30 p.m.
    Thursday, Aug. 17
    Tri-County Community Action Agency’s Board of Directors will meet on Thursday, August 17, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. The meeting will be held at the John Black Community Center located at 1551 N. Highway 393, La Grange, KY 40031. The public is invited to attend. Tri-County CAA provides services in Henry, Oldham and Trimble Counties.

  • PSC grants rate increase to Shelby Energy

    FRANKFORT, Ky. – The Kentucky Public Service Commission has granted the Shelby Energy Cooperative a revenue increase that is nearly the same as the amount requested by the electric distribution cooperative.
    With the rate increase granted by the PSC, a typical Shelby Energy residential customer will see their average monthly electric bill rise by about $7.90 (6.1 percent), from $128.90 to $136.80. That includes a $4.86 increase in the monthly customer charge, to $15 from the current $10.14, as proposed by Shelby Energy.

  • Trimble High School celebrates 25 years with Sherri Penick

    By TEENA DRAKE
    Special to The Trimble Banner
    The moment your child does not tell you about the day to order their cap and gown for graduation, will be the day you learn how important Sherri Penick truly is! Come to think of it, the first day or moment your child enters Trimble County School District and becomes involved, will be the “AHA! Moment” of how and why we are celebrating the unforgettable Ms. Sherri.

  • Still no arrest 8 months after fatal hit and run

    By DAVE TAYLOR
    The Trimble Banner
    Kentucky State Police investigators from Campbellsburg Post 5 are continuing their investigation into the Dec. 8 hit and run traffic death of 28-year-old pedestrian Donna Frazier on the Ky. 36 bridge over Canip Creek in Milton. Eight months after the tragedy there still has not been an arrest nor has a suspect been identified in the vehicle/pedestrian hit and run accident, according to Trooper Joshua Lawson, Post 5 public information officer.