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Today's Features

  • Last Saturday I went to a graduation unlike any other I’ve attended.

    No caps and gowns. No “Pomp and Circumstance.”

    Just a bunch of rag-tag kids with behavior problems.

    George Schmalstig, a local guy in the community who has spent most of his career working with juvenile offenders, heads up a nonprofit organization that takes at-risk kids and teaches them stuff they need to know to keep them from a lifetime in and out of jail.

    He uses dirt bikes to do it.

  • A few weeks ago, I was re-watching the first Marvel “Avengers” movie. They were airing it on television in preparation for the release of “Avengers: Endgame.” It was the first of the “Avengers” franchise and it was the first time all the major characters were together in one film. In one part of the film, Nick Fury has all of “the Earth’s mightiest heroes” together on an aircraft carrier to discuss their plan of action.

  • COMMUNITY CALENDAR

    June 15

    The Trimble County Historical Society meets at 10:30 a.m. at 68 Wentworth Ave., Bedford (behind Campbellsburg Chiropractic). Everyone is invited to attend, see the research room and join the society.

    June 20

    Tri-County Community Action Agency Board of Directors meet at 10 a.m. at the Henry County Senior Center, 125 Park Road in New Castle. The public is invited to attend.

    June 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 June 3 by the Honorable Judge Diana E. Wheeler.

    FELONY

  • Back in 2010, on a warm Wednesday evening at a nearby lake, Minnie Sockman’s sins were washed away.

    She was 67 at the time and couldn’t remember ever being baptized, although she thought maybe she had been.

    As a kid, she was in church every Sunday, but then she took a 32-year hiatus from regular church attendance.

    When she started going again she wanted to make sure she was baptized, so, she invited a bunch of her friends to her baptism and me, the newspaper’s religion reporter.

  • I’m no expert at plumbing. Much like electricity I regard it with a mixture of dread and superstition. While I regard both entities with due respect I prefer to respect them across the room, out in the yard or through a conveniently placed window. Respect is one thing; unnecessary bodily damage quite another. I have nothing to prove in these areas and if I do I don’t care.

  • COMMUNITY CALENDAR

    June 6

    The Trimble Hymn Sing begins at 7 p.m. at Antioch Baptist Church, 4247 U.S. 421 South.

    June 11

    Interested in visiting Italy? there will be an informational meeting at 6 p.m. at the Trimble County Public Library to discuss details for a trip to Rome, Venice and Florence, Italy. Everyone is welcome to attend. Contact Angela Brown for more information at angela.brown759@gmail.com.

    June 12

  • 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 May 27 by the Honorable Judge Jerry D. Crosby II.

    FELONY

  • Cats are not the only animals attracted to me. I’ve diversified into reptiles. During the time I’ve walked this earth reptiles have appeared in the strangest places. I’ve poached the scaly catches of cats. Snakes have materialized in my upstairs closet and snakes have appeared on my kitchen floor.

  • A number of months ago, I hung a poster on the wall by my desk.

    The image is a flower that’s starting to bloom and the caption reads: “When you’re in a dark place, you sometimes tend to think you’ve been buried. Perhaps you’ve been planted.

    “Bloom.”

    I’ve been studying that for all these months, thinking about the dark places every one of us has been in or will be in — or is in now.

    It happens to all of us who are human. We live in a fallen world, filled with dark places.