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Today's News

  • Wrecked Oberto repeats as champ

    A hot, muggy weekend of racing on the Ohio River was dampened by two serious accidents on the water during the Madison Regatta Sunday.

    In the final outcome Miss Madison’s Oh Boy! Oberto was declared the 2011 Lucas Oil Indiana Governor’s Cup champion. It was a bittersweet victory. The winning hydroplane was a broken behemoth and winning driver Steve David a bruised warrior learned of his victory in a hospital emergency room.

  • Hawkins earns degree in mechanical engineering

    Zachary Hawkins of Milton, Kentucky graduated from the University of Kentucky on May 8, 2011 with a Bachelors of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering.  

    While at the University of Kentucky Zach was a member of the UK Solar Car Team, serving as Aerodynamics Team Leader.  Zach designed and constructed the belly pan of the 2011 solar car.  The UK Gato Del Sol IV competed in the Formula Sun Gran Prix, May 5 – 7, 2011, held at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

  • Baird signs with Union

    Mike Baird, a 2011 Trimble County High School graduate, received an athletic scholarship to ride for the Union College cycling team in Barbourville, Ky.

    Union, a one-time Division 2 National Champion and two times National runner up, competes against the top cycling schools in the country.

  • Former resident shares BIG fish story

    By CHRISTY CLEM
    Special to The Trimble Banner

    We chartered a 60-foot fishing vessel called the Point Runner and went deep sea fishing out of the Outer Banks of North Carolina on Sunday, June 5.

     We were hoping to catch some big fish and have a good time. We ended up landing memories that will last a lifetime!

  • Help available for getting your GED

    By Lisa Moore

    JCTC Trimble Co. Adult Education Program Specialist II

    Have you ever thought of getting your GED and then let something hold you back?  Well, you are not alone.  Many people have had this goal and then some obstacle gets in the way.  These barriers may include transportation, costs, motivation, test anxiety, or learning issues.  The instructors at JCTC Trimble County Adult Education want to help you reach your goals.

  • Harvesting blueberries and blackberries for full flavor

    Summer months are the harvest season for blueberries and blackberries, both of which have the potential to grow very well in Kentucky according to John Strang, UK Extension Fruit and Vegetable Specialist. Blue-berries, which are native to North America, are harvested from early June through early August. Blackberries are harvested from mid-June to early October. These delicious fruits offer newly recognized health benefits (high in cancer fighting antioxidants), but best of all, they capture the essence of summer in their sweetness.

  • MyPlate: A new icon and suggestions for eating healthy

    The MyPlate icon, with a plate, fork and drinking glass, simplifies the message for healthy eating. The plate is divided into four unequal sections—vegetables and fruits fill the left half, and grains and protein fill the right. The glass represents dairy products. The straightforward visual makes the recommendations for eating different food groups clear.

  • Winning the conflict could mean losing the relationship

    I’ve recently discovered the secret to getting rid of internal turmoil and stress – I’ve stopped listening to news talk radio and political talking heads shows on TV.

    Instead, I listen to my iPod – music and podcasts of sermons and science, food and history. It’s amazing how my inner agitation and anxiety have gone way down, and I haven’t missed a thing. I still know what’s going on in the world – I do work for a newspaper – without having to endure all the yelling.

  • LOOKING BACK

    30 Years Ago (July 2, 1981)

  • Lawmaker draws comparisons to other states

    One of the more persistent challenges state leaders face from year to year is determining just how well Kentucky measures up against its sister states. We need to know where we stand before we decide in which direction we should move.