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Today's News

  • The Prayer of Jabez

    My friend Tara recently asked me about a book that swept through the Christian culture like a Category 4 hurricane back in 2000, “The Prayer of Jabez,” by Bruce Wilkinson.

    Tara jokingly wondered aloud if maybe her pooh-poohing the book and not jumping on the “pray like Jabez” bandwagon was coming back to bite her in the butt. Maybe her life would be different if she had been a Jabez prayer pray-er.
    If you’re not familiar with the book, here’s a mini crash course:

  • LOOKING BACK

    30 Years Ago (July 15, 1982)
    HUD project is going up on Cutshaw Lane. The 40 apartments should be ready for occupancy in March or April of next year. Rental applications probably will be taken in February. The units will consist of one, two and three bedrooms.

  • DO YOU REMEMBER?
  • State’s water supply precious commodity in drought season

    Although milder temperatures this week are certainly welcome, it will be some time before we forget the string of triple-digit temperatures and the lack of rain we have suffered through during the last month.

    Even before June began, Kentucky was on track for an especially dry year.  The rainfall from January through May was almost half of what the state got during the same period in 2011, and there have only been two years since 2000 that have been drier.

  • Kentucky Colonel
  • Helton is Hanover graduate

    Milton resident Jon Helton was among 228 students who received the bachelor of arts degree during Hanover College’s 179th annual commencement ceremony. The graduation was held Saturday, May 28, in Collier Arena.

    Helton, a political science major, is the son of Joey Helton and Jan Helton. Prior to attending Hanover, he graduated from Trimble County High School.

    Located on 650 acres overlooking the Ohio River in southeastern Indiana, Hanover, founded in 1827, is the oldest private, four-year college in Indiana.

  • Milton’s Wilma Oakley attends funeral director’s convention

    Wilma Oakley, owner of the Wood-Oakley Funeral Home in Milton, recently attended the 130th Annual Funeral Directors Association of Kentucky’s Convention, held June 18-20, 2012, at the Kentucky International Convention Center and the Hyatt Regency in Louisville.

  • Trimble County Community Calendar

    Wednesday, July 11
    Preschoolers, bring a favorite adult and come to a story time at the library at 10:30 a.m.! Registration is not required.

    Thursday, July 12
    Shelby County Kentuckians for the Commonwealth meeting at the Stratton Community Center, 215 Washington St, Shelbyville from 5-7:30 p.m.  For more information call Nancy at (502) 589-3188.
    Milton City Commission  meets at 7 p.m. at the Milton Municipal Building.

    Friday, July 13

  • Mason Tilley represents Ky. in California Braille event

    SARAH BEACH
    The Trimble Banner Intern

    Reading can be hard enough, but try doing it with your eyes shut.

    Mason Tilley, 10, of Bedford, after being born blind, has been able to do exactly that from the age of three.

    Mason learned to read Braille from Shannon Stark and Carla Ginn, teachers of the visually impaired. Mason is a fifth grader at Milton Elementary School.

  • Lift of 1st bridge truss completed

    The “big lift” operation for the Milton-Madison Bridge Project has been completed, successfully placing the first span of the new bridge onto temporary piers. The lift is the first of several steps in the innovative replacement of the bridge.