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Today's News

  • 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).

  • Liter earns designation as casualty underwriter

  • Hunt family welcomes daughter

    Heather and Chris Hunt of Vevay, Ind. announce the birth of their daughter, Hannah Marie Hunt.
    Hannah was born Jan. 28, 2011 at St. Elizabeth Hospital in Florence, KY. She weight 8 labs, 14 ounces.

    She has a sister Brittany Stewart.

    The paternal grandparents are Nancy Hancock, Milton and Charlie Hunt, Carrollton.

    Maternal grandparents are Danny and Lynn Kinman of Carrollton and the late Brenda Kinman.

  • Greenwood earns MBA at Xavier Univ.

    Chris Greenwood will take part in the graduation ceremony Saturday, May 14 at Xavier University in Cincinnati, Ohio. He graduates from Xavier University with a Master’s degree in Business Administration. Chris got his MBA degree and 3.8 GPA while also working full-time as an investigator with the U.S. Dept. of Labor. He earned his undergraduate degree in business at Hanover College.

    Chris is the son of Gary and Janet Greenwood of Milton, KY.

     

  • Concert to feature community band at Bedford Elementary on May 19

    A concert featuring the Madison Area Community Band will be held at the Bedford Elementary School on Thursday, May 19, at 7 p.m.

    The band, directed by former Trimble County High School band instructor Mark Johnson, includes several Trimble County and Madison residents and one member each from Henry and Switzerland counties.

    “We have fun,” Johnson said of the band members. “We use these concerts as a way to promote music among young people.”

  • THIS WEEK IN TRIMBLE COUNTY

    Wednesday, May 11
    The TCMS Site Based Decision Making Council meets at 5 p.m. at the school.

    Thursday, May 12
    Those interested in the Trimble County Apple Festival will meet at 7 p.m. at the Trimble County Judge-Executive’s office. The future of the event is in doubt due to the lack of volunteers needed to organize the autumn event. All interested citizens are urged to attend.

  • KSP: Meth materials can turn up in roadside clean-up activities

    Spring is at full strength in the Commonwealth as the landscape is coming to life and the weather warms. Along with spring, many civic groups and local organizations are beginning roadside clean-up efforts around the state.

    The Kentucky State Police would like to advise anyone participating in community clean-up projects involving roadside trash pick-up to be cognizant of materials associated with the manufacturing of methamphetamine.