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Today's News

  • Senate considers several bills in 2011

    Usually, the first week of the short legislative session is an organizational week, when the two parties elect their leadership.  This year was different. When we announced the Senate Majority legislative agenda in December, we committed to move aggressively on passing legislation regarding job creation, education, and transparent and responsive government.  With the passage of these bills, the “Agenda for Prosperity,” very few can say we didn’t deliver on that promise this first week.

  • Wintertime exercise can require some creativity

    With fewer hours of daylight, colder temperatures and more wet weather, winter is often when “couch-potato syndrome” kicks in for many of us.
    Getting the proper amount of physical activity may require creative thinking, especially for children not involved in school sports programs. 
    Children should engage in at least one hour of physical activity every day. This does not have to happen all at one time. Just 10 minutes of physical activity at a time can result in health benefits.

  • Organization part one of legislative session

    At the start of January, there are two things that can always be counted on: It will take at least two weeks to write the new year correctly on such things as checks, and the General Assembly will return to the Frankfort to begin a new legislative session.
    That got under way this past week, when I and the other just-elected or re-elected members of the General Assembly were sworn in and the House and Senate leaders formally chosen.

  • Milton woman pleads not guilty to Henry County charges

    Landmark News Service
    NEW CASTLE, Ky. – A Milton woman found in November unconscious in her still-running car, with two small children in the backseat, entered a not guilty plea in Henry County District Court.
    Kathy J. Thornton, 44, was charged on Nov. 15 with driving under the influence and two counts of first-degree wanton endangerment after Kentucky State Police responded to a report of a car in the middle of Pendleton Road with an unconscious driver.
    At her arraignment on Jan. 3, Thornton pleaded not guilty to the charges.

  • Sampson: Athletic upgrades ‘much needed’

    The Trimble Banner
    Principal Stirling “Buddy” Sampson Jr. said he isn’t worried about the Board of Education’s close scrutiny of a plan to build a new athletic facility for Trimble County High School.

  • 4th-grade Raiders end winning streak

    SPECIAL TO THE BANNER

  • McCane case ends in mistrial

    The Trimble Banner
    Just one day after a Trimble County jury began hearing testimony in the rape/sexual abuse case against Bedford resident Marion “Frank” McCane Sr., Circuit Court Judge Karen Conrad called a mistrial.
    McCane defense attorney Tobi Shartzer said the mistrial was the result of a misunderstanding over suppression of information that was introduced during his cross-examination of the first witness, Kentucky State Police Detective Todd Harwood.

  • Stevens arrested in Madison for drunken driving

    The Trimble Banner
    Trimble County Judge-Executive Randy Stevens, 43, was arrested Saturday, Jan. 7, on drunken-driving charges in Madison, Ind.
    According to a spokeswoman for the Madison Police Department, a Madison officer stopped Stevens at 3:41 a.m. at the corner of East Street and Vaughn Drvie. At the time, Stevens’ blood-alcohol content was above 0.08, the legal limit in Indiana.

  • Governor appoints Bowling Green mayor to secretary of state office

    FRANKFORT - Kentucky Secretary of State Trey Grayson announced today he is resigning to accept a post at Harvard University's Kennedy School of Government. Friday afternoon, Gov. Steve Beshear announced he will appoint Bowling Green Mayor Elaine Nogay Walker to finish out the 11 months of Grayson's term.

  • Santa visits Trimble County Public Library

    Pre-schoolers at the Trimble County Public Library Storytime got an extra-special surprise Dec. 15 when Santa came to visit. After telling Santa what they wanted for Christmas, each child received a package of Reindeer Food and a hardback children’s book donated by the Southeastern Medical Alliance. This is the second year the Alliance has donated children’s books to the library’s smallest patrons.