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Today's News

  • Created for a purpose

    If you were to have an experience like George Bailey in the 1946 Christmas movie “It’s a Wonderful Life,” what would you discover to be the real meaning and purpose of your life on planet Earth?

    Living a life of purpose reflects who you are deep inside, your beliefs, values and passion for living. It is about following your heart and doing what you love to do with passion and purpose.

  • God bless the neighbor ladies

    It’s been a while since my neighbor lady has wreaked havoc on my life.

    However, this past week she made up for lost time.

    To bring you up to speed on who my neighbor lady is: She’s my evil twin, my alter ego, an overbearing, intrusive buttinsky mother who has trouble remembering that once the umbilical cord is cut moments after birth, it should not and cannot ever be reattached and it is futile and foolish to even try – although she’s been trying for more than 40 years.

  • Ways to save on winter heating costs

    With the winter we have had so far, chances are you’ve seen at least one or two high heating bills. While home heating costs can put a strain on your wallet during the winter, you can do certain things to help save money while still keeping your home warm.

    Sunlight, even in the winter, is a great way to add natural, free warmth to your home. Open your blinds and curtains during the day, particularly on south-facing walls as they get the most exposure to the sun. As the sun sets, close them to help trap in the warmth.

  • Safety with standby generators

    Standby generators provide emergency electrical power during disruptions caused by winter storms and other disasters. However, you need to take some special precautions to ensure safe, efficient operation of these generators.

    Purchase a generator that will supply more than what you need, so you don’t blow a fuse or damage the equipment you plan on attaching to the generator. You’ll find power information on the labels of appliances, lighting and other equipment. For example, the wattage on a light bulb indicates the amount of power it needs.

  • Wrong place, wrong time

    When I watch movies, I enjoy the action/adventure genre. One of my favorites involves a tsunami. Apparently, it is possible for watercraft to survive the crushing force of the wave, if the boat can make it over before it crests. The movie showed several small boats racing toward the monster to scale its surface. Sure enough, our dauntless heroes rocketed ever upward as the smaller boats discovered that gravity is a harsh mistress. Falling back into the trough of the wave, they were soon pulverized when it crested.

  • Raiders 1 and done in All ‘A’ Classic with loss to Carroll

    By KRISTIN BECK
    Landmark News Service

    After falling behind 11-6 at the end of the first quarter, Carroll County flipped the tables on Trimble County in the second, outscoring the Raiders 15-4 to take a six-point halftime lead and ultimately hold on for a 69-61 victory in the first round of the Eighth Region All “A” Tournament Jan. 9, at Owen County High School.

  • Lady Raiders step ahead of Carroll early but fall in second half, 41-29

    Building experience as a team has been the mantra of the Trimble County Lady Raiders this season. By halftime in the Jan. 10 matchup against Carroll County’s Lady Panthers in the All “A” Classic tournament at Walton-Verona, the team showed signs of strength, going into halftime with a one-point advantage.

    However, a couple of treys by Carroll’s Andrea Searcy to start the third quarter left the Lady Raiders playing a game of catch up and ultimately falling to the Lady Panthers, 41-29.

  • Sheriff’s Call Log | Jan. 11, 2018

    Monday, Jan. 1

    12:11 a.m., miscellaneous complaint, 187 Cutshaw Lane

    Wednesday, Jan. 3

    7:24 a.m., repossession, Coopers Bottom Road

    12:22 p.m., shoplifting complaint, 19 Fairground Road

    3:23 p.m., process service, Hardy Creek Road

    3:38 p.m., investigation follow up, Cabinet for Health and Family Services

    Thursday, Jan. 4

    11:39 a.m., knock-and-talk, New Hope Road

    3:37 p.m., assault complaint, 43 Sportsmans Lane

  • News of Public Record | Jan. 11, 2018

    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.

    The following judgments were rendered in Trimble County District Court during the week of Jan. 1, 2018, with the Honorable Judge Diana E. Wheeler presiding:

  • Library partners with high school science classes

    By THOMAS CIFRANIK
    Special to the Banner

    To start the new year, the Trimble County Public Library and the Trimble County High School partnered together to create scientific experiments.