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Today's News

  • TCHS set to host ‘Jim Hurst Holiday Classic’

    By DAVE TAYLOR
    The Trimble Banner
    Trimble County High School will host a boys’ basketball holiday invitational tournament next Monday and Tuesday, Dec. 29-30.

  • True Gift of Christmas trumps evil

    By RICHARD NELSON
    The Pew Research Center recently reported that nearly three-quarters of Americans are OK with religious displays on public property. Apparently, America still has room at the Inn, or at least the public square for baby Jesus and a nativity scene.  Only 20 percent according to the survey say that such displays should never be permitted. Must be Grinches, all of them.

  • Christmas reunion story

    I’m a sucker for a reunion story.
    In 2008, I covered the story of a couple who had been married and then divorced for 52 years. They had lost contact with each other until their daughter found her dad through an Internet search. By that time he was seriously ill, but well enough to come to Florida to be reunited with his ex-wife.
    The couple remarried, and the man died less than a month later. It was quite a story.

  • DO YOU REMEMBER?
  • LOOKING BACK

    Dec. 27, 1984 (30 Years Ago)
    Judith Ward, who joined the U.S. Postal Service as a part time clerk in 1970, was sworn in as postmaster of the Milton Post Office on Dec. 20, 1984. Ward succeeds Madalyn Wood, who retired in August. Ward brings extensive experience and personal knowledge of the community to her new position. She has over 14 years experience as a window clerk in Milton and Bedford post offices.

  • Legislative interim now complete

    Each year, the General Assembly has two distinct periods of activity: its legislative session, when laws are passed, and what is called the interim, when the House and Senate jointly review issues affecting the state.
    While much of the public’s attention is understandably focused on the former – which starts in early January and runs through either late March or mid-April, depending on the year – the latter plays an important, educational role as well.

  • Looking ahead to the new Congress

    Last month, the people of Kentucky elected me to be their Senator for the next six years and in the process helped me become Senate Majority Leader. I am deeply honored and humbled by the faith the voters have placed in me.
    The message from the electorate in Kentucky and nationwide could not have been more clear: the public wants a change in direction and expects things to get done in Washington. I am pleased to report that just in the past several weeks, I have been able to fight for and secure a number of positive measures to help improve the lives of Kentucky families.

  • Rotary hears of valuable program for troubled youth

    By CHARLES LISTON
    Special to The Trimble Banner
    Kentucky has a growing problem of neglected, abused and troubled youth. According to Jim Shields, of “Boys and Girls Haven,” Louisville, numbers of homeless children in the state—some 66,000—are staggering and shameful, and these examples show the tremendous needs in our communities to help address this problem. Shields cited a recent report by the Child Fatality and Near Fatality External Review Panel, Kentucky Human Rights Commission.

  • TRIMBLE COUNTY COMMUNITY CALENDAR

    Thursday, Jan. 1
    The Albert Pike Scottish Rite Club cordially invites all Master Masons in Trimble County to attend a New Year’s Day Reception from Noon to 3 p.m. at Fortitude Lodge #47, Main and Walnut Streets in LaGrange.
    Monday, Jan. 5
    Work Ready Community will meet at the Trimble County Public Library  at 6 p.m.
    SPECIAL NOTICES

  • Dec. 31 final day to change party registration

    Voters who are already registered should be aware that Dec. 31 is the final day to change their party registration for the 2015 primary election.
    The state constitutional offices will be on the ballot in 2015. These offices are governor/lieutenant governor, attorney general, auditor of public accounts, commissioner of agriculture, secretary of state and treasurer.
    Candidates have until 4 p.m. Jan. 27 to file to run in the primary for those offices.
    First-time voters have until April 20 to register for the primary elections.