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Today's News

  • Legislation allows taxpayers to contribute to Farms to Food Banks

    Frankfort, Kentucky – At a time when food banks are experiencing unprecedented demand for emergency food assistance, Kentucky residents will soon have a new opportunity to join the fight against hunger. Surrounded by farmers and anti-hunger advocates, Governor Steve Beshear on June 15 signed a bill that will allow Kentucky residents to donate a portion of their income tax refund to support the Farms to Food Banks Trust Fund.   

  • Safely tips for riding an ATV on Kentucky’s rolling hills

    Kentucky is known for its rolling hills, but these hills can pose great dangers when navigated by inexperienced all-terrain vehicle drivers.  Under-standing how to safely ride on hills is important for ATV drivers of all ages and experience levels.
    Navigating hills improperly could cause the driver to lose control or cause the ATV to overturn. Both could result in serious personal injury or death.

  • Blackberries and peaches sweeten the summer season

    Few fruits signify summer in Kentucky more than fresh blackberries.  This wild fruit had been tamed over the years, but wild or tame, they are still satisfying.

  • Hannah Davis is recipient of prestigious scholarship

    By SARAH BEACH

    The Trimble Banner Intern

    Not only is Trimble County High School 2012 graduate Hannah Davis the first in Trimble County to receive the Singletary Scholarship to the University of Kentucky, she is the first in her family to attend college.

    The Singletary Scholarship covers tuition and room and board. It also provides her with a free iPad 2, a $2,000 stipend for Study Abroad and a $1,500 yearly stipend of spending money.

  • 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.