http://www.mytrimblenews.com/todaysnews/rss.xml en Robinson enters Alford pleas in Trimble animal abuse case http://www.mytrimblenews.com/content/robinson-enters-alford-pleas-trimble-animal-abuse-case <img src="http://www.mytrimblenews.com/sites/www.mytrimblenews.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/robinson_mugshot_0.jpg" alt="Marlena Robinson" title="Marlena Robinson" align="left" hspace="6" /><p> By DAVE TAYLOR<br /> Managing Editor<br /> Marlena Robinson entered Alford pleas last week to one count of cruelty to animals (Class A misdemeanor) and one count of improper disposal of animal carcasses (class B misdemeanor) in connection with the finding in February of numerous equine corpses on her farm on Perkinson Lane in Trimble County.<br /> In an Alford plea, the defendant does not admit the act and asserts innocence, but admits that sufficient evidence exists with which the prosecution could likely convince a judge or jury to find the defendant guilty..<br /> Evangelist marker dedication Sunday http://www.mytrimblenews.com/content/evangelist-marker-dedication-sunday <p> By DAVE TAYLOR<br /> Managing Editor<br /> Numerous organizations, under the leadership of the Trimble County Historical Society, will pay homage to Trimble County native, Dr. Henry Clay Morrison, Sunday, at the Hickory Grove United Methodist Church at 2:00 p.m.<br /> Morrison, a well-known international evangelist, publisher and author in the late Nineteenth and early Twentieth centuries, twice served as president of Asbury College (now University) in Wilmore, and founded Asbury Theological Seminary in 1923.<br /> Public inspects P&Z Comprehensive Plan http://www.mytrimblenews.com/content/public-inspects-pz-comprehensive-plan <p> By CRYSTAL CAUDILLO<br /> Special to The Trimble Banner<br /> The Trimble County Planning and Zoning Commission held a public hearing on April 11 at the old Trimble County Middle School gymnasium to provide the public with an opportunity to view the goals and objectives drafted for the Trimble County Comprehensive Plan. This was a time for the citizens of Bedford and Milton to provide input, ask questions and voice concerns with the plan.<br /> Nickel tax petition submitted to clerk http://www.mytrimblenews.com/content/nickel-tax-petition-submitted-clerk <p> By DAVE TAYLOR<br /> Managing Editor<br /> A petition challenging the nickel tax levied recently by the Trimble County Board of Education has been returned to Trimble County Clerk Tina Browning. The petition seeks a recall election in an attempt to allow all voters in the county to have a vote on the issue.<br /> Be ready for ticks http://www.mytrimblenews.com/content/be-ready-ticks <img src="http://www.mytrimblenews.com/sites/www.mytrimblenews.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/ag_figure_1_0.jpg" alt="Figure 1. Female lone star tick (left) and female American dog tick (right). Notice the differences in their mouthparts: long mouthparts on the lone star tick and short mouthparts on the female American dog tick. (Photo: Lee Townsend, UK) " title="Figure 1. Female lone star tick (left) and female American dog tick (right). Notice the differences in their mouthparts: long mouthparts on the lone star tick and short mouthparts on the female American dog tick. (Photo: Lee Townsend, UK) " align="left" hspace="6" /><p> The lone star tick and the American dog tick (Figure 1) are common problem species found in Kentucky and much of the eastern U.S. They are a significant threat to everyone who works, plays, hunts, hikes, or camps in or around overgrown or undisturbed areas. Reactions to bites vary from person to person based on the body&rsquo;s response to the salivary mix injected by ticks as they feed. The special misery of the lone star tick bite can linger for 7 to 10 days, and there is the potential for secondary infection if the wound is contaminated during scratching.<br /> Give blood and help save lives this spring http://www.mytrimblenews.com/content/give-blood-and-help-save-lives-spring <p> Eligible blood donors of all blood types are encouraged to give blood through the American Red Cross this spring to help ensure a sufficient supply for hospital patients.<br /> Sleep choreography http://www.mytrimblenews.com/content/sleep-choreography <p> Time to get out and play http://www.mytrimblenews.com/content/time-get-out-and-play <p>