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Today's News

  • Fla. doctors can now check patients’ pill use

    From the KPA News Content Service

    Florida has finally implemented an electronic database where the state’s doctors can check their patients’ prescription drug history. It’s hoped the information will curb doctor shopping and other pain pill abuses.

    The Palm Beach Post reported that the Electronic Florida Online Reporting of Controlled Substances Evaluation system went online Monday. The bill establishing the system was nearly killed by Florida’s Republican governor and other influential GOP lawmakers.

  • Certified Roadside Farm Market enrollment period now open

    The season for roadside farm markets is far from over, but Kentucky Farm Bureau wants to help market owners get 2012 off to a great start – enrollment for the 2012 Certified Roadside Farm Market program is now open.

  • Entrants sought for art & writing contest

    Thousands of students have participated in the Jim Claypool Art and Conservation Writing contests. Introduced in 1944 and 1974, respectively, the contests educate students on soil, water, forestry and wildlife conservation. Students take the knowledge they have gained and transform it into creative art work ad essays. Students can earn monetary prizes on the county, regional and state levels.

  • Time to rethink your wardrobe in a down economy

    As families face a new economic “normal,” they are shifting toward a cultural zeitgeist, perhaps permanent, that embraces financial conservatism.

    At home, this conservative behavior is illustrated by the rise in families who clip coupons, buy store brands, frequent discount stores, and delay purchases. Many family budgets now emphasize essential purchases, reducing debt and increasing savings, and limit treats and luxuries.

  • TRIMBLE COUNTY SCHOOL LUNCH MENUS

    Monday, Oct. 31: Haunted chili dog, *rib-e-q, freaky potato rounds, baby carrots/dip, chillin’ applesauce, baked beans, frightful fresh fruit

    Tuesday, Nov. 1: Spaghetti/meat sauce, tossed salad, peas, cottage cheese w/pineapple, fresh fruit

    Wednesday, Nov. 2:  Chicken nuggets, *turkey club, macaroni & cheese, green beans, glazed carrots, applesauce, fresh fruit

    Thursday, Nov. 3: Chili, toasted cheese or peanut butter jelly sandwich, broccoli & carrots / dip, baked pears, fresh fruit

  • Outstanding FB Youth
  • Help sought for Project Prom

    Trimble County High School Principal Stirling “Buddy” Sampson has issued a call for volunteers to begin developing plans for Project Prom to be held in conjunction with the high school prom next spring.

    What is Project Prom?

    “Project Prom is an annual drug and alcohol prevention event to keep students safe after prom,” Sampson said in an email. “Unfortunately, many young people choose to make bad decisions following their high school prom.”

  • FFA takes 2nd place at CC Tobacco Festival parade

    By Corey Cornett

    Special to The Trimble Banner

  • TCMS Parent Night tomorrow

    Trimble County Middle School hosts Parent Night Thursday, Oct. 27, from 5:30-8:30 p.m. A meal consisting of barbecue on bun, chips, Cole slaw, baked beans and a baked cookie with tea or lemonade will be served free to all family members of TCMS students from 5:30 to 7 p.m..

  • Ladies take third in Henry invitational

    The Trimble County High School cross country team traveled to New Castle Saturday to compete in the Henry County Renaissance Run.

    Trimble’s girls took third place overall of five teams. Top five Trimble runners were: Kylie Wilberding, fifth with a time of 21:04.89; Erin Gonterman, 12th in 21:39.52; Kirsten Baird, 13th in 21:41.93; Morgan Chappell, 24th in 22:59.28; and Emily Tingle, 27th in 23:41.02. There were 37 girls competing.