Today's News

  • Explanation of crop insurance hidden benefits

    By Traci Bruckner
    Center for Rural Affairs
    During the last farm bill debate we heard Congressional leaders say, farmers don’t get a check, they get a bill for their crop insurance.
    While that statement may be true, it’s also true that crop insurance is heavily subsidized, providing unlimited premium subsidies to the nation’s largest and wealthiest farms on every acre, every year, regardless of prices, production or farm profitability.
    We created a mock “explanation of benefits” to demonstrate the largess.

  • Baby Giraffe

    I have always had an admiration for grace, rhythm, and dexterity. I possess none of the above. Be that as it may, I have learned to laugh at my blunders. If I didn’t have a sense of humor I would hide under the house in abject mortification; sneaking out only at night to raid the refrigerator.

  • Do you know GMOs?

    A lot of terminology exists surrounding genetically modified organisms, also known as GMOs, and other methods of food biotechnology. It can get confusing. Some basic information can help you as a consumer make informed decisions about the kinds of foods that are best for your family.
    First, here’s a little background on the history of food biotechnology.

  • UK industrial hemp research making progress

    Industrial hemp research at the University of Kentucky is moving along in its second year. In August, I attended a field day that Researchers in the University of Kentucky College of Agriculture, Food and Environment hosted to showcase their current hemp projects, conducted under the guidance of the Kentucky Department of Agriculture.

  • TCMS tops Carroll

    Special to The Trimble Banner
    The Carroll County Middle School Panthers visited Bedford last Thursday evening to take on the Trimble County Middle School Raiders. The contest was hard fought by both teams, but when the final whistle blew the Raiders came out ahead with a score of 26-6.

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  • Trimble County Middle School volleyball
  • Trimble grabs late win over visiting Henry County

    The Trimble Banner
    It took seemingly forever for play to get underway Thursday when Trimble County hosted the Henry County Lady Wildcats in a freshmen/junior varsity/varsity triple-header in Bedford. The referees were nearly two hours late arriving due to a traffic delay caused by a road-blocking traffic accident in Oldham County. Fortunately for the refs, they were not involved but the highway shutdown impeded their progress.

  • They will know we are Christians by our love

    This past week at church we sang the song, “They’ll Know We Are Christians By Our Love,” which made me smile.
    Written by a Catholic priest in 1968, I knew the song from my childhood. I have a vivid memory of my little brother singing it -- while beating the tar out of my other brother.
    I’m sure neither of my brothers appreciated the irony.


    Sept. 12, 1985 (30 Years Ago)
    C. Leslie Dawson, Transportation Cabinet Secretary, writes that engineers “have looked into the possibility of a truck escape ramp on the U.S. 421 hill approaching the City of Milton and an approach to the bridge across the Ohio River. After reviewing this situation, I am advised that we have an ongoing project and are moving toward finalization of the project.” The entire project will cost about $356,000, which will include designs, rights-of-ways, utilities and construction.