Today's Features

  • Barry and Jan Alsup Joyce celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary July 5. They were married in Milton at the Milton Baptist Church. They have been blessed with three children: Gretchen (Jon ) Mansfield, Matthew (Kimberly) Joyce, and Christopher (Angela) Joyce. They are the proud grandparents of 6 grandchildren: Kaitlyn, Ethan, Jackson, William, Braxton and Beckham.

  • Are you listening to all the white noise out there?

  • Like a scene from “O Brother, Where Art Thou?” the congregation of Pleasant View Baptist Church in Wises Landing went in convoy down to the Ohio River where they prayed and sang and witnessed the baptism of five new followers of Christ.

    On a beautiful Sunday morning following the worship service, Pastor Gregg Fisher and Deacon JR Sparkman baptized each one in the water.

    Afterwards each one received a certificate with the date recorded. 

  • This has been a crazy week and my thoughts have been scattered.

    So, here’s a scattering of things I’m thinking about this week:

    * In 2016, New York magazine ran an article on the science of disappointment. Apparently, when we have certain expectations for something good to happen, the anticipation causes our brain to produce dopamine, a feel-good hormone. And if that good thing happens, we get an extra dose of dopamine.

    But if that good thing doesn’t happen, our dopamine levels plummet.

  • Mosquitos can ruin outdoor activities in the warmer months. It may seem like a never-ending battle when you’re fighting to control the pesky insects. With mosquito-borne diseases becoming more prevalent, it’s even more important to know how to take control of these pests around your home. Learning to do a few simple things could help protect you from more than the itchiness of a mosquito bite.

  • I was puzzling over seed packets trying to determine what I was doing wrong. Every time my neighbor was working in his garden I felt he was mocking me with its vibrancy, I felt like throwing a rock at him in a fit of jealousy. I knew that my envy wasn’t justification for stoning him; I was simply monumentally exasperated by my horticultural mishaps.

  • BY CHARLES LISTON | Special to the Banner

    The importance of a 2020 accurate U.S. Census (required every 10 years) was well described by Michelle Elison from the U.S. Census Bureau at a recent Rotary meeting.

    Elison, a Kentucky partnership specialist for the Philadelphia Regional Census Center, Also noted was how each of us can assist, and possibly snag a good paying job throughout the upcoming process.

  • Recently, I attended a leadership summit with a slate of world-class, successful leaders as speakers.

    Most, if not all, talked about their failures and how they value them.

    Bear Grylls, a British former SAS serviceman and survivalist who once climbed Mt. Everest, talked about how he failed his first attempt at joining the elite SAS and how it only made him work harder and made him a better soldier.

  • Foodborne illnesses and food recalls due to contamination are constantly in the news. Each year, 48 million Americans get sick from eating contaminated food.  While you cannot completely prevent foodborne illnesses, you can reduce your risk by practicing good food safety at home.


    Sept. 20

    Trimble County Board of Elections will have its monthly meeting and set the voting machines for the upcoming election at 9 a.m. in the in the courthouse.

    Sept. 21

    Trimble County High School class of 1970, will have a reunion at 6 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 21, 2019, at Harry’s Stone Grill 621 Clifty Dr. on Madison’s hilltop. For more information call Nancy Hancock, 502-221-5101 or ElmaSue Craig 502-268-3204.

    Sept. 27-29