Today's Features

  • Have you ever had everything seem like it’s going your way then out of nowhere you get blindsided by the worst news you can think of? Some of you are there right now. Some parts of your life are really good, but something is weighing it down. So where is God in those valleys?

  • BY CRYSTAL CAUDILLO | The Trimble Banner

    Presentations were in abundance from second and fourth grade students in addition to the junior/senior high Student Technology Leadership Program, the junior high student council and BETA Club at the Trimble County Board of Education’s March 5 regular meeting at Bedford Elementary.

    The local AARP Grandparent of the Year essay winner Raven Nutgrass read her essay to the board and audience members.

  • EKU announces fall 2018 graduates

    Eastern Kentucky University recognized 1,072 graduates at the conclusion of the fall 2018 semester.

    The graduates were honored at separate academic college commencement ceremonies Dec. 14 at Alumni Coliseum.

    Local EKU graduates include: Allison Glenn Fornash, of Carrollton, Bachelor of Science in psychology; Laura Elizabeth Rich, of Richmond, Bachelor of Fine Arts in art; Micah Hess, of Arlington, Ind., Bachelor of Science in recreation and park administration.

  • BY CHARLES LISTON | Special to the Banner

    Spring is coming soon, so I hear. It’s been a long winter, but recent sunshine and warmer air stirs the blood, and watching the daffodils growing again generates much anticipation for coming beautiful flowers and fruitful gardens. The search will soon be on for evidence of active pollinators (butterflies, bees, moths hummingbirds) again doing their annual work, free of charge, in assuring bountiful supplies of heathy human foods.

  • LEXINGTON – More than 250 Kentucky women in agriculture gathered in Lexington this past weekend for the Kentucky Farm Bureau (KFB) Women’s Leadership Conference at the Embassy Suites in Lexington.

    The Kentucky Farm Bureau (KFB) Women’s Leadership Conference provided Kentucky women involved in agriculture a chance to network, hear from KFB leadership about a number of topics, and participate in informative workshops. It was also an opportunity to celebrate KFB’s centennial and the history of women’s engagement in agriculture in our state.

  • LOUISVILLE – The Kentucky Farm Bureau Beef Expo recorded total sales of $896,402 in its 33rd running March 1-3 at the Kentucky Exposition Center.

    With one less breed and 30.25 fewer lots than last year, Beef Expo sales averaged $2,150 per lot for 417 lots.

  • March is a peculiar month, even by my standards. It’s unpredictable, temperamental and completely dishonest. No other month is associated with lions, lambs and madness. Not one of the other eleven warned Caesar to “beware the Ides (15th) of March.” Not one of the other eleven is that creepy.

  • In describing a child attempting to be a successful student after being a victim of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE), Dr. Kenneth Fox said, “it’s like trying to play chess in the middle of a hurricane.”

    A child’s brain undergoes an amazing period of development from birth to three—producing more than a million neural connections each second.

    The development of the brain is influenced by many factors, including a child’s relationships, experiences and environment.

  • Many companies are offering both Pre-tax 401k and After-tax 401k Roth contributions within the company retirement plan. One of the most frequently asked questions I get is which one is the best for me to invest? The answer depends on your personal situation but, let me help shed some light so you can hopefully make an informed decision for your investments.

  • It’s that time of year when we get excited about our tax refunds. By responsibly using this one-time infusion of cash, you can improve your financial standing.