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Today's News

  • Be mindful of your eating habits into the new year

    By JANE PROCTOR

    One of the most common New Year’s resolutions we make is to lose weight. Eating the correct portions of nutritious foods and engaging in physical activity are two keys to successful weight loss. One way that may help you keep your portions under control is to be mindful of what you eat.

    Mindful eating means you eat slowly and enjoy your food with all your senses. When you are more mindful of what you eat, you may become more aware of when you become full, which prevents overeating.

  • Kentucky Cattlemen’s Association convention starts next week

    By KEVIN PERKINS

    The 2018 KCA Convention is Jan. 11-12 in Lexington. The program will provide cattle producers the opportunity to learn and meet other farmers from across the state. In addition to cattle farmers, the meeting will be held with the Burley Tobacco Growers Cooperative Annual Convention and a joint Ag Industry Trade Show.

  • Hope for our soul's cold winter

    For the past few years, Christmas hasn’t felt merry.

    We’ve had some family struggles -- what family hasn’t at times? -- that have put a damper on our desire to celebrate. We didn’t even put up our Christmas tree the past two years.

    However, this year my husband surprised me by bringing the tree down from the attic the day after Thanksgiving while I was at work.

    He sent me a photo, which flipped a switch in my head. It hit a “hope” spot inside me, and I couldn’t wait to decorate it.

  • Public hearing draws crowd to talk planning, zoning

    Around 40 people attended Thursday night’s public hearing for the Trimble County Comprehensive Plan for implementing planning and zoning.

    Trimble County Planning and Zoning Commission Chairman Michael Pyles reiterated before the meeting began that the hearing was focused on the plan, which outlined goals and objectives for implementing zoning, not the actual zoning regulations.

    “(The plan is) not binding in anyway but it is mandatory in the process of developing zoning regulations for the county,” Pyles said.

  • Heading to the dock

    My good friend, the late boat racing legend “Wild Bill” Cantrell once related to me how in 1967 at the age of 59 he knew when the time had come to hang up his racing helmet and head for the dock.

  • Trimble Banner editor Dave Taylor to retire

    A familiar face in the community is closing the chapter on his full-time role at The Trimble Banner.

    Dave Taylor, a 1970 graduate from Trimble County High School, is retiring as editor of The Trimble Banner. He has served as the Banner editor since February 2011.

    Taylor, originally from Madison, Ind., called Trimble County home from the seventh grade through his high school years as his father, Henry F. Taylor, was a pastor for Mt. Tabor Wesleyan Church and later the Milton Wesleyan Church.

  • Blair promoted to Banner editor

    The first issue of The Trimble Banner in 2018 will be under the capable guidance of a new editor. Bedford resident Jacob Blair becomes the editor succeeding this writer, effective tomorrow, to steer the community newspaper into the future.

    Blair, 24, becomes the second consecutive Trimble County High School graduate to hold the position, following in the footsteps of such previous locally-educated journalists as the late Frank Bell, Clyde E. Greenwood, June Lehue Rand and Becky Jackson.

  • Banner looks back at 2017: A year-in-review

    Compiled by JACOB BLAIR

    January 5

    Bedford drafting alcohol sales ordinances – Bedford Mayor Todd Pollock and City Attorney Amy Eversole began drafting ordinances to regulate the sale of alcoholic beverages within the city limits. The ordinances would require approval of the first and second readings before becoming law.

    January 12

  • Trimble County News of Public Record | Dec. 28, 2017

    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.

  • Beshear rules bus crash settlement must be released

    By Tim Hendrick
    Landmark News Service

    Kentucky Attorney General Andy Beshear returned an opinion that the Carroll County Board of Education failed to properly respond to an open records request from an attorney for the manufacturer of the bus involved in 2012 wreck that claimed the lives of two Head Start children.