Today's Features

  • Years ago, I was terrified of flying.

    You wouldn’t have wanted to sit by me in an airplane because, if you weren’t already nervous, my white-knuckled grip of the arm rest and my yelping at every strange noise or shake of the plane would have made you nearly as crazy as I was.

    One time got on a plane — it was the first of four flights over the course of a weekend — I got ready for my usual fear-fueled meltdown, but it didn’t happen.

    I wasn’t afraid one bit.

  • My contacts like to hide. On two occasions one or the other has determined that the exceptionally snug spaces beneath my upper lids are the perfect locale for respite from a hectic day.

  • While driving through the countryside of hills, valleys and streams from one of my offices to another, I noticed another vehicle that resembled a gigantic mud ball rather than any recognizable make or model. It had obviously been driven in a “mud run,” adding considerable volume and weight to its original design. The sight of it caused an uneasy feeling for me as I imagined being that driver. In my own car I can hardly wait after a bug or a bird’s “gift” hits my windshield to stop to remove it from sight.

  • Many urban homeowners are not sure what to do about the stream in their backyard. Who owns it? How can I take care of it? What plants are good for my streambanks?

    These common questions lead to some confusing answers. This website is designed to help homeowners to backyard streams appreciate this resource, protect personal property, and improve water quality and habitat. https://www.uky.edu/bae/backyardstreams

  • The National Sleep Foundation conducted a survey in 2014 among families in the United States.

    They wanted to get a better picture of sleep patterns in families with at least one school-aged child. Parents were asked to rate the importance of sleep for their family’s health. They were also asked about their children’s sleep habits. Habits included things like sleep total, quality, bedtime rules, routines and sleep issues.

  • Aug. 28

    There will be a Bunco game to benefit a baby adoption fundraiser starting at 6 p.m. at the Morgan Community Center. An extra prize opportunity will be given for bringing three friends or bringing a whole Bunco group. Admission is a $10 donation and food will be available for purchase. For more information, call Chris Boatman at 770-480-3786.

    Aug. 29

  • The Trimble County Senior Center is located at 3240 U.S. 421N in Bedford at the Trimble County Park. It is operated by Tri-County Community Action Agency and open from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. For more information, contact site manager Vickie Newton at 502-255-7514.

    Aug. 23

    Communities from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

    Aug. 24

    Blood pressure check with Jill from Kindred at Home at 10:30 a.m.

    Aug. 27

    Senior voice with Sherry at 10:30 a.m.

    Aug. 29

  • Aug. 23

    POUND class: Sweat, sculpt and rock with POUND, the fastest growing group fitness phenomenon inspired by the infectious, energizing fun of drumming. POUND is a full body cardio jam session taking place at 10:30 a.m. each Thursday at the library. The class is free and takes place in the meeting room. All levels of fitness are welcome.

    Aug. 25

  • Aug. 13

    8:53 a.m., litter complaint, 1167 Carmon Creek Road

    9:04 a.m., animal complaint, 1200 U.S. 421N

    10:47 a.m., escort, 487 Corn Creek Road

    3:23 p.m., motorist assist, 11000 U.S. 421N

    3:58 p.m., motorist assist, 2800 U.S. 421N

    4:13 p.m., property damage accident, U.S. 42

    Aug. 14

    9:32 a.m., suspicious person, Trimble County Park

    1:11 p.m., prisoner transport, Jefferson County, Ind.

    4:21 p.m., welfare check, 110 Ridgeway Court

    Aug. 15

  • 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 Aug. 13 by the Honorable Judge Diane E. Wheeler.