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Today's Features

  • BY CHARLES LISTON | Special to the Banner

    Rotary members engage in many, very diverse professions and disciplines. Each club is encouraged to assemble a membership that represents the local community at large in various business and professional endeavors.

  • Apostolic Pentecostal hosting concert Saturday

    Mark Bishop will perform in concert at 4 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 5 at the Apostolic Pentecostal Church of the Living God, 124 Smith Lane in Bedford. Love offering only. For more information, call 502-255-7510.

  • When you walk through a graveyard you will notice several things. First, you will notice people. People visiting deceased love ones and remainders of those they are visiting. Second, you will notice tears, sad faces and even a facial shadow of a fond memory. You might notice many other things, but the one thing that visibly states it is a graveyard are the tombstones.

  • I like to read psychological thrillers with twisted plots and even more twisted characters.

    In the last thriller I read, the main character, Emily, was tied up in a room about to be murdered by her crazy stalker. He goes out of the room and Emily starts thinking back on her life, pretty sure she only has hours or minutes to live. She remembers back to what she learned as a girl from a teacher at her Catholic school: When you’re in trouble, look for the cross. Once you find one, you’ll see them everywhere.

  • BY HILDA PARRISH

    A founding member of The Trimble County Historical Society in 1977 has devoted her life to research of her family and the families that helped create Trimble County. She has gleaned material from the four corners of the United States and foreign countries to compile books on the settling of Trimble County and Kentucky.

  • This Christmas Eve of 2018 marks the bicentennial of the first performance of “Silent Night,” the Christmas carol beloved by millions around the world.

    Many legends have circulated down through the years about the origins of this Christmas hymn — that it was written in one or two days by two men, first performed with guitar accompaniment because church mice had destroyed the bellows of the church organ and largely forgotten for many years after its first performance.

  • In Matthew 2, we read about the Magi, more commonly known as the Wise Men.

    These men traveled a great distance because of a bright, shining star. They knew that this star was shining because a King had been born in Israel and they wanted to worship this newborn King. When they finally arrived in Bethlehem they went to the house where the star stood over and worshipped the young child Jesus. They gave expensive gifts to the family in honor of Jesus.

  • When I was a kid, my family observed Advent, lighting the candles on a traditional evergreen wreath.

    Because there’s four of us kids, we each got to light one of the four candles, one candle for each of the four weeks in Advent.

    The first candle represents hope; the second, peace; the third, love and the fourth is joy. A center candle is the Christ candle — Jesus, the light of the world.

    My dad made the base of the wreath, because he’s awesome and can make anything, and he’d read prayers out of a booklet as we lit the candles.

  • The winter months are a great time to catch up on much needed family time. Yes, it’s cold. Yes, you cannot get outdoors as much, but around your home you have plenty of indoor activities to do with your children that can create a meaningful family experience and lots of wonderful memories.