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Today's News

  • Get the most out of a new energy efficient heating or cooling unit

    It’s a common misconception that purchasing a new home heating or cooling unit will automatically lower your energy bills. However, this answer is not always so simple.
    Purchasing a new energy efficient heating or cooling unit should lower your energy bills. However, you may want to ask yourself if your home is prepared to fully realize the potential cost savings of a new energy efficient unit.

  • Watch out for prussic acid or cyanide poisoning

    Our first frost this fall came about two weeks later than normal. Trimble County livestock producers should now be on the alert for prussic acid poisoning. Prussic acid poisoning occurs when livestock graze certain plants that contain cyanide-producing compounds. Such species include, but are not limited to, sorghum, sudangrass, sorghum-sudan hybrids, Johnsongrass, and wild cherry.

  • Who are the ‘church people’?

    Recently, someone passed on a bit of gossip to me.
    This person said, according to reliable sources, a certain person at a certain local church did something that, while doesn’t technically violate the letter of any of the Ten Commandments, is unseemly for, as this person put it, “church people.”
    That same week my pastor said someone came to him and informed him that a certain person who was attending the pastor’s class with the intent of joining the church was, indeed, not a very nice person, maybe even a despicable one.

  • LOOKING BACK

    Nov. 3, 1983 (30 Years Ago)
    District Court Judge Julia Fields ruled Tuesday that the Bedford firehouse is a public place. She said that she believed that the public use and public function with volunteer firemen overrides the private ownership interest in the firehouse. The point of whether or not the firehouse was a public place or a private one had been brought up in the defense of a young fireman who was cited for drinking beer in a public place after  Kentucky State Police Trooper Phillip Marshall passed by the firehouse on May 22 and saw the beer.

  • TIPS FOR A SAFE HALLOWEEN

    Halloween is an exciting time of year for kids, and to help ensure they have a safe holiday, here are some tips from the American Academy of Pediatricse.  
    ALL DRESSED UP: Plan costumes that are bright and reflective. Make sure that shoes fit well and that costumes are short enough to prevent tripping, entanglement or contact with flame. Consider adding reflective tape or striping to costumes and trick-or-treat bags for greater visibility.

  • Kentucky a leading state in workforce development

    Whenever corporate leaders scout for new locations to expand or re-locate their business, they consider such obvious things as infrastructure, government incentives, taxes and the cost to build.
    Above all else, though, they look at the quality of the local workforce, according to annual surveys done by Site Selection magazine, a national trade publication that tracks economic development.

  • Help 4-H celebrate America Recycles Day

    In 4-H, youth can learn to appreciate and become better stewards of their environment through various projects that explore the beauty and importance of our natural world. One of the great ways that you can help improve the environment, regardless of your age, is to recycle and reuse items you would normally discard. Nov. 15 is America Recycles Day and is a great opportunity to introduce young people to these important concepts.

  • Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) applications due Nov. 12 - Dec. 19

    By DAVE TAYLOR
    The Trimble Banner
    Applications for the Low income Heating Energy Assistance Program subsidy for the winter of 2013-14 will be taken from Tuesday, Nov. 12 to Thursday, Dec. 19, at the Tri-County Community Action Agency, 3240 Hwy. 421N at the Trimble County Park. Applications will be received daily from 9 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. excluding holidays, according to Pamela Sage, Trimble County Coordinator.

  • READING RAILROAD
  • TRIMBLE COUNTY COMMUNITY CALENDAR

    Sunday, Nov. 3
    Fall Back! Daylight Savings Time comes to an end. Be sure to turn clocks back one hour.

    Tuesday, Nov. 5
    Milton Elementary School will host a Veterans Day lunch at 12:15 p.m., and a Veterans Day Program at 1:30 p.m. Please RSVP 268-3322 for lunch reservations.

    Wednesday, Nov. 6
    The Trimble County Board of Education meets at the Milton Elementary School at 5:30 p.m.