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Today's Features

  • BEDFORD – Signature HealthCARE of Trimble County is celebrating a landmark step in the international culture change organization for health care, the Eden Alternative Registry. The achievement reflects the center’s commitment to the person-directed care philosophy and empowering both elders and stakeholders.

  • Recently, the youth pastor at my church gave the sermon.

    One of the things he said: Hope doesn’t always look the way you expect it to or want it to.

    I’ve been thinking about that a lot.

    Last year I wrote about his daughter, Blakely.

    She was born with a rare and fatal brain abnormality, and the fact that she was born at all is a miracle.

    The youth pastor, Michael, and his wife expected a stillborn birth and didn’t even bring a car seat to the hospital when it was time for the baby’s delivery.

  • Ivy Tech names dean’s list students

    More than 120 students were named to the dean’s list for the Fall 2018 semester at the Ivy Tech Community College Madison campus.

    The college names to the dean’s list any degree-seeking student who has accumulated 12 or more earned credit hours, is enrolled in a minimum of six credit hours during the term involved, and earns a grade point average of 3.5 or higher. The following area students, listed by their hometowns, were among those named to the dean’s list.

  • BY CHARLES LISTON | Special to the Banner

    To many of us “older” library users, which sort of defines many of our Rotary Club members, heading to the library usually means taking advantage of only a very limited set of offerings to advance our education.

  • I recently had LASIK done on my eyes. It was a Christmas present from my husband who was tired of watching me squint, lose glasses and be a hazard to myself and others when driving at night.

  • We are nearly two weeks into 2019. How are your resolutions?

    Are you still going strong? Have you given up already? Did you even consider any resolutions this year? Resolutions are a good thing. They cause us to reflect on who we are, what we’ve done and what we want to change this new year. We often make resolutions to become healthier and maybe shed a few pounds. Sometimes we make resolutions to get out of debt and save more money. We make a resolution to read more, perhaps travel more, or some other effort at self-improvement.

  • Years ago, I wanted to write a book called “When Pigs Fly,” but the publisher would be stuck putting a pig with wings on the cover and people might think it was a tutorial on barnyard animals in flight.

    The book was going to be about stories, about how people are themselves stories and how sometimes on the way to the happy ending the stories get hijacked and the characters end up gasping for air and grasping for meaning.

  • I always enjoy the promise of the new year. Like so many I see it as a time to make positive changes, meet some goals and simply go through my days without everything around me dissolving into a state of unrelenting chaos. Unfortunately, it was not in the cards.

  • With each and every new year, we have the opportunity to start fresh by re-evaluating our past and deciding how to more efficiently move forward without making the same mistakes and refocusing on what we deem important. Most of us know this process as making New Year’s resolutions. Now before you stop reading, I am just as aware as you are that by February, 80 percent of people are no longer following their resolutions.

  • Forages at Kentucky Cattlemen Association will be at the Owensboro Convention Center on Jan. 18 and will focus on “The Dollars and Sense of Grazing”. Register online at https://kycattle.org/convention

    Heart of America Grazing Conference will be hosted by the Indiana Forage Council in Ferdinand, Ind. Jan. 22-23. This is a regional event, attracting speakers, producers and industry representatives from Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Kentucky and Missouri. Visit https://indianaforage.org for more information.