Kentucky Press News Service
FRANKFORT – Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders has requested a statewide recanvass of the results of the May 17 Democratic primary for president, Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes announced. She received the written request from the Sanders’ campaign Tuesday.
Unofficial vote totals indicate Sanders trails opponent Hillary Clinton by less than 2,000 votes.
On Monday, our nation will pause as it has for more than 150 years to remember and pay tribute to those who gave their lives protecting our nation.
There are more than 1.2 million names on that list, about half of which were added during the four years of the Civil War.
This weekend we honor the brave men and women who gave their lives for this great country. Originally referred to as “Decoration Day,” the holiday originated after the Civil War as Americans would decorate the graves of fallen soldiers with flowers each year. Following WWI it took on new significance and all of America’s wars were from then on included and observed in the holiday we now know as “Memorial Day.”
May 29, 1986 (30 years ago)
Alumni Banquet Enjoys 21st Gathering
The twenty-first fathering of the Trimble County Alumni Association was held May 17 at the high school with approximately 175 in attendance. Owen Lee Clifford was Master of Ceremonies.
Pierce Retires As TCHS Cook After 30 Years
On my last birthday I turned 61.
I thought by this age I’d get the hang of the whole sainthood thing, at least the Protestant definition of a saint as simply being a follower of Jesus, although that somehow doesn’t seem to be enough. Shouldn’t there be more to it than that? Hitting a benchmark of obedience? Praying without ceasing? Saying no to temptation eight out of 10 times, or at least two out of 10?
If so, then I’m a poor excuse for a “saint.”
Uncle Willis, my alcoholic Uncle Willis, spent a year and day in the Jackson County, Alabama jail. Let me explain how it happened….
Grandma said, “Willis is a good Christian boy, he just got baptized in dirty water.”
By TODD POLLOCK
Special to The Trimble Banner
As this year’s senior volleyball players are graduating from Berea College, one Trimble County High School senior is packing her bags and gearing up to take one of the team’s vacant spots. On Wednesday, Katie Gonterman signed a letter of intent to play volleyball for NCAA Division III Berea College.
Do you know a middle or high school student who is looking for something fun and meaningful to get involved in this summer? The Trimble County Public Library is accepting applications for their VolunTeen program through June 2. Applications may be picked up at and returned to the front desk at the library.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. – The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet has awarded a contract for replacement of a bridge on KY 55 (Carrollton Road) in Henry County. This bridge over Daugherty Creek is located approximately one mile southeast of Interstate 71 near Jones Lane at mile point 6.1.
Frederick & May Construction of West Liberty, Ky., was awarded this contract in the amount of $381,505. Contract crews will begin work along KY 55 next week by installing signs and relocating a water line in the project area.