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Today's Features

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • COMMUNITY CALENDAR

    Dec. 20

    Tri-County Community Action Agency’s Board of Directors will meet at 10 a.m. at the Henry County Tri-County office located at 125 Park Road Road, New Castle. The public is invited to attend. Tri-County CAA provides services in Henry, Oldham and Trimble counties.

    Dec. 21

    Christmas music with James Puckett and a cookie exchange begins at 6:30 p.m. at the Trimble Senior Center.

    Dec. 23

  • Items published in court news are public record.

    The Trimble Banner publishes all misdemeanors, felonies and small-claims judgments recorded in district court, as well as all civil suits recorded in circuit court. Juvenile court cases are not published.

    Crime reports are provided by local law enforcement agencies. Charges or citations reported to The Trimble Banner do not imply guilt.

    The following cases were heard the week of Dec. 10.

    FELONY

  • Dec. 10

    7:18 a.m., for informational purposes, en route to Campbell County

    8:12 p.m., animal complaint, 1286 Mt. Carmel Road

    9:12 p.m., custody dispute, 7658 U.S. 42 West

    9:55 p.m., death, 2703 Leeport Road

    Dec. 11

    3:31 p.m., motorist assist, 196 Bray Ridge Road

    5:56 p.m., warrant service, 10640 U.S. 421 North

    6:55 p.m., assault, 1314 Joyce Ridge Road

    7:43 p.m., traffic stop, Trimble County Courthouse

    Dec. 12

  • If you’re like me, you think this is the best time of the year. After all Christmas is here. That means there will be gifts, and great food, Christmas music, gifts, visiting with family, gifts, Christmas movies, gifts, Christmas trees, gifts...Come on, we all know Christmas is special because of gifts. It’s the time of year when the toy companies bring out the best toys. But what is the best gift?

  • During Advent, one of the first Christmas carols we sing at my church is “O Come O Come Emmanuel.”

    It’s a melancholy song of Israel’s lament, of their crying out to God for relief from bondage and slavery, begging God to come and free them.

    But then the chorus goes: “Rejoice, rejoice, Emmanuel shall come to thee, O Israel.”

    Rejoice — to feel and/or show great joy or delight.

  • Hovering, floating, spinning and drifting, helicopters are sailing through the sky.