Today's Features

  • As the story goes, at a synagogue in Eastern Europe when the Shema (the prayer that starts out “Hear O Israel, the Lord is one…”) was recited each week, half the congregation stood with hands raised and the other half remained seated.

    Although it might not have been a problem for this congregation, it was because each half insisted that their way was the synagogue’s tradition and, therefore, the right way.

    So, each week the standers stood and yelled at the sitters to stand up and the sitters sat and yelled at the standers to sit down.

  • I have a horse named Biscuit. He’s a flashy lad with a mind of his own. He has a stripe down his back and stripes on his legs. He has a white star on his forehead and black tips on his ears. He’s even managed to sneak a bit of white below his striped, black legs.

  • BY CHARLES LISTON | Special to the Banner

    Rotary International’s District 6710, comprised of 55 clubs with 2,700 members in central and western Kentucky, conducted an annual meeting last month in Paducah to celebrate the various activities and achievements by the clubs. The Bedford Rotary Club was selected to receive the “Outstanding Community Service Award” above the other clubs, both large and small, for this award.

  • BY CHARLES LISTON | Special to the Banner

    Since re-modeling the old Liston house begun in 2013, including attempts to increase energy efficiency such as foam insulations, better windows, and white metal roofs, an interest grew to incorporate renewable energy technology. After three years of study and planning, Jeff and Betsy Liston “took the plunge” and invested in solar panels. The duo discussed the endeavor in the Rotary Club’s June 19 meeting.

  • Have you ever been in a circumstance or situation in your life and wondered, “Why is this happening to me?” In actuality, it’s probably happened to you more than once. You find yourself in a season of change, loneliness, tragedy or a combination of these or other unfortunate circumstances.

  • July 14

    The Betsy Jackson Memorial Fundraiser for the Henry-Trimble Animal Shelter is 2-6 p.m. July 14 at the parking lot of Eminence Apothecary. Adoptable dogs will e at the event in addition to a bake sale and silent auction. All proceeds will go directly to the animal shelter. Donations can also be dropped off at the event.

    July 16

    The Trimble County Fiscal Court meets at 5:30 p.m. at the Fiscal Court Building.

    July 17

    The Bedford City Commission meets at 6 p.m. at Bedford City Hall.

    July 18

  • July 13

    Movie club: Families can enjoy a free movie and snacks. The family friendly movie will be shown at 10:30 a.m. in the meeting room.

    Outdoor concert: Enjoy a free concert at 7 p.m. in front of the library. James Puckett and band will be performing. Bring a lawn chair and the library will provide the music and refreshments.

    July 14

  • 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 July 2 by the Honorable Judge Diane E. Wheeler.


  • July 2

    2:52 p.m., process service, 1736 U.S. 42E

    3:02 p.m., process service, 256 Church St.

    3:09 p.m., traffic stop, 100 U.S. 42W

    4:15 p.m., DUI complaint, 18 Coopers Bottom Road

    July 3

    9:53 a.m., traffic detail, Ogden Ridge Road to I-71

    5:29 p.m., wanted person, 54 Coopers Bottom Road

    7:46 p.m., assault, 145 Riverdale Drive

    July 5

    2:43 p.m., investigative follow-up, 34 Kenlee Drive

    5:07 p.m., property damage accident, Cedarwood Road

    July 6

  • Since my husband and I have no beach getaway plans this summer, I thought it might be fun to take Sunday mornings and visit some out-of-town churches.

    So, a few weeks ago I researched online for churches that look interesting, making a list of ones to visit. The challenge: finding churches we both find interesting — we each look for different things in a church.