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  • If you were to have an experience like George Bailey in the 1946 Christmas movie “It’s a Wonderful Life,” what would you discover to be the real meaning and purpose of your life on planet Earth?

    Living a life of purpose reflects who you are deep inside, your beliefs, values and passion for living. It is about following your heart and doing what you love to do with passion and purpose.

  • It’s been a while since my neighbor lady has wreaked havoc on my life.

    However, this past week she made up for lost time.

    To bring you up to speed on who my neighbor lady is: She’s my evil twin, my alter ego, an overbearing, intrusive buttinsky mother who has trouble remembering that once the umbilical cord is cut moments after birth, it should not and cannot ever be reattached and it is futile and foolish to even try – although she’s been trying for more than 40 years.

  • When I watch movies, I enjoy the action/adventure genre. One of my favorites involves a tsunami. Apparently, it is possible for watercraft to survive the crushing force of the wave, if the boat can make it over before it crests. The movie showed several small boats racing toward the monster to scale its surface. Sure enough, our dauntless heroes rocketed ever upward as the smaller boats discovered that gravity is a harsh mistress. Falling back into the trough of the wave, they were soon pulverized when it crested.

  • By THOMAS CIFRANIK
    Special to the Banner

    To start the new year, the Trimble County Public Library and the Trimble County High School partnered together to create scientific experiments.

  • Whenever I need big-time prayers, I go to the big guns: my 6-year-old great-niece, Leah.

    This past summer when Hurricane Irma was about to decimate Florida, Leah prayed for the “hurricane to go away” and especially that her “Tee Tee Nancy” wouldn’t be scared.

    Irma didn’t go away, but it did decrease enough in strength that at least my house didn’t blow away.

    So, I put that in the win column for Leah’s answered prayers.

    Plus, I wasn’t afraid, so that’s two wins for Leah.

  • By STEVE MIRACLE
    Trimble County Schools Superintendent

    Dear Readers,

  • By CRYSTAL CAUDILLO

    My family traveled to Arizona to see family. During the drive, it occurred to me that I couldn’t remember Arizona’s state motto. Despite bullying my memory to give up the goods, the answer stubbornly remained in hiding. In true Grinch fashion, I decided, “If I can’t remember the motto I’ll make one instead.” After making this decision the rest came easy. None of these are intended to mock Arizona or Arizonans. Some of my most beloved people live in this fascinating state.

  • CAMPBELLSBURG – The Kentucky State Police will be conducting traffic safety checkpoints in the counties of Oldham, Trimble, Henry, Owen, Carroll and Gallatin through Jan. 31.

    The intent of a traffic safety checkpoint is to provide for high visibility public safety service, focusing on vehicular equipment deficiencies, confirming appropriate registration of vehicles, the licensing of drivers, and detection of impaired drivers. Violations of law or other public safety issues that arise shall be addressed in accordance with Kentucky traffic and regulatory laws.

  • Members of the Trimble County Future Farmers of America Alumni Association and some current FFA members are pictured with the organization’s charter. The association’s first meeting of the new year will be 6 p.m. Jan. 30 at the Trimble County Extension Office, 43 High Country Lane in Bedford. Membership is open to everyone, even those who are not FFA alumni, and dues can also be paid at the meeting. For questions or more information, email tcffaalumni@yahoo.com.

  • Editor’s note: This column is adapted from Nancy Kennedy’s book, “Praying With Women of the Bible,” which is no longer in print.

    A number of years ago, amid the mice and filth of a Taliban prison in Afghanistan, two ordinary American young women wrote and sang praise songs to the Lord.

  • By THOMAS CIFRANIK
    Special to The Trimble Banner

    Living in a small town allows for a simple lifestyle filled with close friendly bonds. On Dec. 22, the fellowship of Bedford Christian Church epitomized the qualities of living in a small town while performing “When Christmas Left Rattler Canyon.”

  • Heroes come in all shapes and sizes. Throughout our journey we encounter a wide variety of people, places and lessons. Although many people are strangers passing by, others will uplift, encourage, inspire and motivate you. Dave Taylor is one of those people, who I classify as a hero.

  • By CHARLES LISTON
    Special to The Trimble Banner

  • By CRYSTAL CAUDILLO
    Special to The Banner

    Dr. Bob Wagner, Ohio Valley Education Cooperative representative, presented the 2017-18 Enrollment Projection and Demographic Information Report to the Trimble County Board of Education at their regular meeting on Dec. 13. The information compiled in this report enables school personnel in making decisions regarding the operation of the school system based upon the number of pupils enrolled in the school district.

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  • This time of year my email inbox gets flooded with holiday tips.
    Unless they involve tips to get free cookies or pie I generally delete them without even opening them.
    However, I got one the other day from strategy consultant Lisa McLeod that caught my attention. She writes a weekly column, usually about success in business, but sometimes she writes about more general topics, like her most recent one: “Tips for a Horrible Holiday.”