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Editor's Desk

  • Readers’ assistance sought in providing news tips, photos

    We at The Trimble Banner do our best to keep up with all the newsworthy activities and events that involve our neighbors and friends here in Trimble County. However, due to limited staff resources we cannot be at every event.

    We have a number of folks who are kind enough to provide photos and news stories and tips. I especially want to salute my photographer friends Teresa Tebib, Jim Pirtle and Todd Pollock who frequently contribute their work to the cause.

  • Get involved in your government: Vote

    There are many ways in which local citizens can participate in government. Becoming a candidate for political office or attending meetings to understand the political process and expressing your opinions are among these. One of the basic ways to participate in government is by voting. When we vote, we help determine who will lead our nation, state, county and local governments. Voting gives us each a say in who will make our laws and protect our freedoms.

  • Letters to the editor not to be confused with rumor or fact

    A letter to the editor written by Milton resident Larry Graves and published in last week’s issue of The Trimble Banner apparently has ruffled feathers in and around Milton. It has been brought to my attention that the letter has generated some criticism leveled at this newspaper--to the point that some have questioned whether The Trimble Banner reports rumor or fact.

  • Editor’s fascination with Wildcats spans five decades

    The Big Blue Nation celebrates again!

    University of Kentucky basketball followers all over the world are celebrating this week after the Wildcats held off a furious comeback attempt by Kansas Monday night to claim the school’s eighth national title. The win capped a monumentally successful season that saw the Cats claim victory 38 times in 40 game appearances.

  • Heroes live (& die) among us in the form of public servants

    Front page announcements in The Trimble Banner this week and last informed the community of the deaths of two public servants of years past—former sheriffs David Craig and Denny Long. Both performed the duties of the county’s highest law enforcement office admirably and professionally. Both were quality individuals, both while in public office and in private life.

    Ironically, the passing of these two gentlemen within 14 days of each other leaves us without a living former sheriff in Trimble County.

  • Son’s squadron returns home from deployment

    When it comes to ceremony, pomp and circumstance, no one does it better than the United States Marine Corps.

  • Holiday movie moments are like visiting old friends

    Almost everyone has a favorite Christmas song, movie or story. While I enjoy the songs and stories of the Christmas season I want to take a nostalgic look at some of my all-time favorite movies to watch at this time of the year. At the Taylor house it has always been a rule that we don’t listen to Christmas songs or watch Christmas movies until Thanksgiving evening.

  • Thanksgiving in America: How the holiday has evolved

    The Thanksgiving Day holiday is an American tradition dating to the time of the Pilgrims at Plymouth, Mass., in the early 17th century. What was once a singular occurrence of thankfulness among a colony of strangers in a new land for the blessings of Providence in their first year in New England has since evolved through multiple cultural changes as each new generation survived the last to become akin to a bridesmaid in the shadow of the commercially popular Christmas holiday season.

  • Lady Raiders took volleyball to a new level this fall

    Trimble Countians should all be pleased with the outstanding volleyball season our Lady Raiders put together this fall! The stellar 22-9 record compiled by this team of girls ranks with some of the best records ever compiled in any sport – basketball included – by some of the best teams ever fielded by good old Trimble High and Milton High schools in days of yore.

  • A makeover for our courthouse cannon?

    We’ve all seen them, those items of armament from wars fought long ago displayed in the public squares of small towns in rural America. They can be seen in courthouse lawns, at meeting houses of Veterans of Foreign Wars and American Legion organizations, airports, etc. They are visible reminders of battles fought, victories won, adversaries overcome, sacrifices made and “heroes proved through liberating strife,” as Katherine Lee Bates so skillfully memorialized in the lyric of “America, the Beautiful.”