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Today's News

  • Lawmakers learn progress of sorghum-to-ethanol project

    CARLISLE, Ky.-Brazil is doing it; so are places in Florida and Texas. And now retired IBM chemical engineer and Southeast Biofuels President Stephen Popyach, of Mt. Sterling, wants Kentucky to invest more in production of ethanol using sorghum as feedstock.

  • Kyle Busch hopes for repeat win

    By SARAH BEACH

    The Trimble Banner Intern

    Have you ever had a deep-fried bacon-wrapped bourbon ball? Neither had Kyle Busch, until a special media session at the Kentucky Speedway on June 13. In fact, he’d never even had a bourbon ball before.

  • Beshear inspects parking, crowd flow improvements

    Oh, what a year it has been for the Kentucky Speedway.

    After the checkered flag fell and Joe Gibbs Racing driver Kyle Busch and his team celebrated winning the inaugural NASCAR Sprint Cup Quaker State 400, Speedway officials patted themselves on the back and then immediately began scratching their heads about what to do to alleviate the traffic and lack of parking issues that kept thousands of fans from making it to the Sparta track.

  • Attitudes to accomplish your goals

  • Tortures of travel time

    When it comes to traveling, my oldest daughter thinks she’s cursed.

    I don’t know about “cursed,” but she definitely has had her share of mishaps.

    Last summer she and granddaughter Caroline took a trip from their home in Virginia to visit my other daughter in Charlotte, N.C.

    The three of them went to Charleston, S.C. and Caroline barfed, which put a damper on their plans. Then Caroline stayed sick, ending Alison’s plans for a side trip to visit a friend on the way home.

  • LOOKING BACK

    30 Years Ago (June 24, 1982)
    Jerry L. Powell declined in a letter to Judge-Executive Clyde Greenwood to accept the appointment of Trimble County Treasurer. The nomination came as a result of the firing of Wilma Olivigni, who had been treasurer for the past 12 years.

    Some roads in and some out of the Rural Secondary System. Al Lemieux, Hwy General Manager for District 5, and Judge-Executive Greenwood worked out an agreement to include Sulphur Road into the Rural Secondary System.

  • DO YOU REMEMBER?
  • Energy production, use high in Kentucky; research ongoing

    When it comes to energy, it could be said that Kentucky burns the candle from both ends. That’s because only four states produce more power than we do, and only seven use more per person.

    That’s not surprising, of course, since Kentucky plays prominent roles nationally in coal production as well as manufacturing, especially in the auto and aluminum industries.

  • Power family welcomes daughter

    Shane and Rita Power of Owenton would like to announce the birth of their daughter, Makenzie Brooke Power, born, Monday, March 26, 2012, at 11:43 p.m. at Frankfort Regional Hospital in Frankfort, Ky. She weighed 5 pounds 11 ounces and was 18.5 inches long.

    Maternal grandparents are Melba Taylor of Carrollton, and John and Charlotte Carter of Trimble County.

    Paternal grandparents are Scott and Joan Power of Carrollton.

    Great-grandparents are Katherine Carter of Carrolton and Eula “Poppy” Perkins of Owenton.

  • Muscular Dystrophy