Today's News

  • William Byron wins Camping World Truck race

    Landmark News Service
    Before Thursday night, William Byron had three wins this season in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series: Kansas, Texas and Iowa. He was able to add Kentucky to that list Thursday night and clinch a spot in the truck series’ chase for the championship.
    Byron started the race in third and led for 70 of the 150 laps in the Buckle Up in Your Truck 225. As the race waned into the closing laps, he had to fend off fierce competition from John Hunter Nemecheck and Daniel Hemric.

  • Keselowski claims third Kentucky win in six races

    The Trimble Banner
    SPARTA, Ky.—Brad Keselowski squeezed enough fuel out of his Team Penske Miller Lite Ford and held off hard-charging Carl Edwards to win Saturday’s 6th annual Quaker State 400 Presented by Advance Auto Parts. The win was “Bad Brad’s” third to go along with two other top five finishes in the six Sprint Cup races held at the Kentucky Speedway.

  • Escaping your jar

    An old story illustrates the limitations caused by jumping to conclusions without considering the larger picture.
    A young soldier and his commanding officer boarded a train and sat down next to a grandmother traveling with her pretty young granddaughter. As they continued the trip, the young soldier and young lady were obviously attracted to each other. As the train roared through a tunnel, you heard a kiss and then a slap.
    The commanding officer rubbed his jaw and thought, “the young lady meant to slap my impudent soldier and hit me instead.”

  • Dead man laughing

    Ten years ago I wrote: “My friend Mike ate breakfast last week, which is nothing short of a miracle.
    “He doesn’t shake anymore or wake up in the middle of the night sweating. The little green monkeys that haunt him are gone too.”
    This week, my friend Mike is celebrating 10 years being sober. Not just sober, but healed and forgiven, whole and hopeful. He’s tasted the mercy of God, felt his hand of grace that pulled him from the abyss.


    July 10, 1986 (30 years ago)
    The Trimble County population continues to grow according to figures released by a Population Studies Program.  The study reveals that Trimble’s population has increased by 84 people from 1980-1985. Projected growth calls for added growth in the future, for instance predicting a population increase of 194 between the years of 1985 and 1990.

  • New fiscal year begins with new laws taking effect

    The halls of the Capitol may be relatively quiet when July arrives, but that doesn’t detract from the month’s importance when it comes to running state government. It marks the start of another fiscal year and, in even-numbered years, is when most new state laws take effect.

  • Sophia L. Adams of Milton named to Spring 2016 Dean’s List at Saint Michael’s College

    Colchester, VT - Sophia L. Adams of Milton was named to the Dean’s List at Saint Michael’s College for the Spring 2016 semester. Adams, a Junior Mathematics major, is the daughter of Nathaniel Adams of Milton and a graduate of Plymouth Regional High School.

  • Hanover to offer engineering programs

    Nearly 25 percent of all high school graduates are interested in studying for a career in science, technology, engineering or math. Beginning in the fall of 2017, Hanover College will offer majors in engineering and engineering science for incoming students.

  • New Rotary Club president