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Today's News

  • Special care needed for successful post-flood mold cleanup

    Torrential rains and resulting flood damage in April have left a path of destruction for homeowners across Kentucky. Sunny skies and warm temperatures will help clean-up efforts, but with high-moisture content in the air, conditions are ripe for the growth of mold and fungi in waterlogged buildings.

  • Beware of bacterial soft rot on transplants due to recent rain

    The tremendous amount of rain that has fallen over much of Kentucky during the past month, along with extended periods of cool and overcast weather, is really starting to push outbreaks of diseases in tobacco float beds. We received almost thirteen inches of rainfall, alone in April and more than four inches of rainfall in early May. There have been reports of target spot, Sclerotinia collar rot, and Pythium root rot across the state.

  • Trimble wrestlers in area meets

    Indiana events
    On Saturday, April 23, Christian Academy of southern Indiana in New Albany held the Lil Warrior Beginners Folkstyle Open Wrestling Tournament. Brady Cull, seven-year-old son of Daniel and Christy Cull of Bedford won first place, a Gold medal.

    Bryce Turner, 8, son of Chris Turner, Bedford and Devin Turner, Salem, Ind., won first place receiving a Gold medal in the Bantam Division of the “Indian Creek Freestyle Open Wrestling Tournament.” This tournament was held at Indian Creek High School in Trafalgar, Ind.

  • Changing the world through recycling

    By TAJA DURAND

    Many people think they don’t have an impact on this world; but they do!

    Recycling is something small that you can do that has an overall, big impact on the world. Many people aren’t aware of how important recycling is. Environmentally speaking, it can help limit the amount of greenhouse gasses released from landfill sites, the amount of waste that produces pollution is reduced and it helps make our community a better place to live.

  • Event held to raise child abuse awareness

    April was Child Abuse Prevention month and in recognition of that occasion the staff of Trimble County Department of Community Based Services held an event on April 21 to raise awareness of child abuse in Trimble County.

  • JCTC honors Trimble students
  • Mindfulness to change your brain

    I want to tell you an interesting story about a client named Belinda. She came to me because she was having trouble with organizational skills. She said her brain felt scattered and she had trouble focusing on one thought or one task. I told her about a technique called Mindfulness that is being practiced in over 200 hospitals around the United States. The scientific studies showed that the practice of Mindfulness is a form of meditation that not only organizes mental function, but it lowers blood pressure , diminishes the risk of stroke and reduces stress and chronic pain.

  • Celebrate the abundance in the lives of friends

    The condition has a name: Facebook Envy.

    It’s symptoms include twinges of resentment, pangs of self-pity and thoughts of “Why not me?”
    Some blame it on technology itself, although the condition has been around since B.C. — Before Computers.

    For those not familiar with Facebook, it’s a Website where friends, which can be people you actually know or people you might sort of know, post news or random thoughts or pithy messages for their friends and sometimes the general cyber public to read.

  • LOOKING BACK

     30 Years Ago (May 7, 1981)
    Dana Riddle was elected State Treasurer of Future Business Leaders of American at their convention April 26-28. Tyla Brewer was chosen regional secretary at the regional meeting in Cynthiana.
    Under the direction of Ms. Debbie Shelton, all three school bands won Superior at the state competition. It was the first time for the high school band to obtain a superior rating.

    Deaths: Stanley Deboe, 70, Sue Fisher Suter, 41, Bedford, died from injuries in an accident.

     70 Years ago (May 8, 1941)

  • Banner editor encourages readers’ stories of celebrities

    I have enjoyed many roles in my professional career: journalist, musician, announcer/broadcaster, author and laborer. Most of those roles have provided avenues to rub shoulders with celebrities from all walks of life.

    I’ve hung out with racing celebrities including several Indianapolis 500 winners, almost every famous personage in boat racing over the past 40 years and Carroll Shelby (yes, the designer of the Shelby Cobras).