Today's News

  • IRS changes forms for FSA producers, vendors

    LEXINGTON, Ky. - John W. McCauley, USDA Farm Service Agency State Executive Director, announced last week that calendar year 2012 brings several changes to the way FSA reports a producer’s farm program payments to the producer and to IRS. In past years, IRS Forms 1099-G would be issued to show all program payments received from the Farm Service Agency, regardless of the amount.

  • Pyles offers calculations for estimating winter hay needs

    Winter hay supplies are expected to be short this year due to the extended drought. However, we did receive almost 2 inches of rain this past weekend that will go a long way in kick starting our pastures.  Right now is a good time to estimate the amount of hay you have on hand to see if you have sufficient supplies to meet your winter feeding needs. If you are going to be short, additional hay or feeds will need to be secured or you will have to cull animals from your herd.

  • Kentucky apples and sweet potatoes loaded with nutrients

    Fall—just the thought of it brings visions of colorful leaves, cooler temperatures and wonderful Kentucky fall foods, such as sweet potatoes and apples.  Not only are these foods delicious, but they are jam-packed with nutrients.

    Apples and sweet potatoes are two of nature’s great nutritional gifts, and even the wrapping is edible.  They are low in calories, fat, and sodium. 



    Offered @ Breakfast Daily:Milk/Juice/Fruit/Cereal/Toast
    Breakfast -- free
    Lunch -- $1.85
    Milk  -- .45

    Offered Daily:  Milk / Juice / Chef Salad / Yogurt
    All bread is whole grain

    Monday, Sept. 10: Hot dog on WG bun, chili sauce, sweet potato puffs, broccoli, applesauce or grapes.

    Tuesday, Sept. 11: Spaghetti w/meat sauce, salad, peas, orange wedges or pineapple tidbits.

  • Lady Raiders survive aggressive, determined Carroll team

    It wasn’t always pretty, but it was a win.

    The Trimble County Lady Raiders managed to pull out a win on the road against the Carroll County Lady Panthers 3-1 Thursday night, despite not playing their ‘A’ game.

    Trimble head coach Ruth Staples said to come out with a win when your team plays bad is “encouraging.”


    30 Years Ago (Sept. 9, 1982)

     Thursday’s storm broke off trees, flattened tobacco in the fields and demolished a tobacco barn on the Allen Willis farm on Pecks Pike.

    Complaints made by citizens concerning the sewer work, in particular the settling of dust; the noise and drainage after excavations were done.

    Marlena Jean Smith, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jeff Smith is now home. Marlena was born July 30, but weighed only 3 lbs. and 14 ounces. Now at 5 lbs. she is a hefty enough to leave the hospital.

  • Election campaigns in full swing, time to register to vote

    In most years, September is the month when the election season starts to warm up as the weather begins to cool. That makes it a good time to reflect on our civic duties as citizens.

    In many ways, Kentucky does quite well in this regard. We exceeded the national average in voting registration and voter turnout in 2010, for example, continuing a trend that dates back to the late 1990s. Before then, we traditionally trailed the country when voting in mid-term elections.

  • A bittersweet story of lost & found

    Editor’s Note: Linda Webster approached me two weeks ago inquiring of my interest in a news tip. She completed this story on Friday, Aug. 31. On the following day, Linda and her sister, Thelma Tingle Gray, were fatally injured in a traffic accident in Henderson County, Tenn. We extend our deepest condolences to the family.

    By Linda Tingle Webster

    Special to The Trimble Banner