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Today's News

  • Community support sought for nickel tax

    Dear Readers,

  • School lunch charge policy, walk-in freezers topics for school board discussion

    By CRYSTAL CAUDILLO
    Special to The Trimble Banner
    The Trimble County Board of Education held its regular meeting for the month of July at the Board Office on Wednesday, July 13.
    Superintendent Steve Miracle and Jessica Wilcoxsin were the only contributors present for the Communications section. Miracle stated that since the principals were not in session the regular August meeting will catch up with their reports.

  • USDA announces $49 million public-private investment for critical wetlands

    LEXINGTON, Ky. – Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack has announced that USDA is awarding $44.6 million through its Wetland Reserve Enhancement Partnership to support 10 wetland enhancement projects on private and tribal agricultural lands in 12 States. Recipients for each project are providing more than $4.3 million in matching funds, bringing the total investment to approximately $49 million. In total, the projects will help to protect, restore or enhance 15,000 acres wetland acres in critical watersheds across the United States.

  • Water park

    This July 4th my family and I visited a nearby water park. The day was beautiful and the park was full. Dear Old Father Time, Bless his soul, has seen to it that roller coasters are no longer conducive to my optimum gastric stability. In short, my stomach will throw all engines into reverse and I will ruin the lunch plans for my fellow merry makers. Since my laptop causes motion sickness, imagine what a high-speed amusement projectile will cause. I now content myself with bumper cars, cars-on-a-track, and any kiddy ride on which I can stow away.

  • Help for canning salsa

    Salsas are usually mixtures of high acid foods, such as tomatoes and/or fruit, with low acid foods, such as onions and peppers. With the addition of lemon juice, citric acid, or vinegar in the right proportion, salsa becomes a high acid food and can be safely processed in a boiling water canner. However, only research-based recipes should be used. Other salsa recipes, found on the internet, in published books, or from grandma’s recipe stash, should not be home canned unless they have been properly tested for safety. Enjoy those salsas fresh, or frozen for longer storage.

  • Harvesting blueberries and blackberries

    Summer months are the harvest season for blueberries and blackberries, both of which have the potential to grow very well in Kentucky. Harvest time for blueberries, which are native to North America, is from early June through early August. Blackberry harvest is from mid-June to early October. These delicious fruits offer several health benefits, and they capture the essence of summer in their sweetness.

  • TRIMBLE FAIR LIVESTOCK AUCTION
  • Callis Grove Camp Meeting dates set

    The Callis Grove Holiness Camp Meeting will be held beginning Friday, Aug. 5, and continuing through Sunday, Aug. 14, at the Callis Grove campground, located north of Bedford.
    The guest evangelist for the series of meetings is Rev. Bud Allman. Singers will be The Kellogg’s. Camp President is Chris Kendall.
    Services will begin at 7 p.m. Monday through Saturday, and 6 p.m. each Sunday.
    Everyone is welcome to attend. For more information contact Camp Secretary Deanna Schermer at 502-268-3205.

  • Milton Methodists to host yard sale

    Milton United Methodist Church, 1100 Hwy 421N on the Milton hilltop, will host a yard sale on Friday, Aug. 5 and Saturday, Aug. 6.
    Rental fees are $20 per space and $5 per table.
    A bouncy house will also be on site for the entertainment of the children.
    Call 502-663-1043 for more information.

  • Mending fences

    The railroad detectives had shown up at Jared’s front door for the second time in a month.
    “Mr. Walker, your boy is going to have to stay off the train trestle down at the river. One more time and I won’t be coming here to talk.”
    After they left, my uncle turned to Jared, my cousin, and said, “I have talked to your grandfather and grandmother and you are staying the summer with them. Maybe a good dose of farm labor will help you think before you jump.”