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Today's Features

  • It is likely Eastern Tent Caterpillars will begin to hatch soon, said Lee Townsend, University of Kentucky College of Agriculture, Food and Environment extension entomologist.

    After spending about nine months as eggs in masses on twigs of wild cherry and related trees, the first few tiny Eastern Tent Caterpillars of the season soon should be leaving their eggs, Townsend said.

  • You may have noticed an increase in your take-home pay recently due to the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act passed by Congress in December. Now, you need to determine how that will affect you when it comes time to file taxes next year. The IRS has released a new withholding calculator to help you determine whether to change your withholding status on your W-4 to reflect these changes to the tax law.

    Everyone is encouraged to check their withholding status, but it is particularly important for the following individuals:

    Two-income families.

  • Thursday, March 15

    The 4-H Communications Contest and Talent Show is at 6 p.m. at the Trimble County Cooperative Extension Service. The contest and talent show is open to county youth between the ages of 9 years old and 19 years old. For more information or to register, please call the extension office at 502-255-7188 by March 13.

    Monday, March 19

    Trimble County Fiscal Court meets at 9 a.m. in the meeting room of the Trimble County Judge-Executive’s office.

    Tuesday, March 20

  • Knitting class

    Learn new knitting skills and make a slouchy knitted hat at 11 a.m. Thursday. Bring size 5 & 7 knitting needles and worsted weight yarn. The group is open to ages 14 and up. The class meets in the Trimble Library meeting room.

    Yoga

    Take time to quiet your mind and gently strengthen your body with yoga at 6 p.m. Monday. Wear comfortable clothes and bring your yoga mat. If you don’t have a mat you can borrow one of ours. The class is free and meets in the Trimble County Library meeting room and is open to ages 16 and up.

  • 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 March 5 by the Honorable Judge Jerry D. Crosby II.

    MISDEMEANOR

  • March 5

    5:07 a.m., escort

    8:25 a.m., reckless driver, U.S. 421N

    11:56 a.m., social services referral, 159 Bluegrass Court

    4 p.m., process service, 20 Ridgetop Drive

    4:49 p.m., DUI complaint, 6849 U.S. 421N

    March 6

    12:52 p.m., DUI complaint, 25 U.S. 421N

    1:19 p.m., informational purposes, 7039 U.S. 42W

    5:15 p.m., process service, 28 Rowlett Ave.

    5:42 p.m., process service, 1028 New Hope Road

    7:35 p.m., intoxicated person, U.S. 42W

    March 7

  • Have you ever thought about how certain events, words, situations, people, etc. are able to greatly encourage us?

  • A number of years ago a woman called me at work, wanting to tell me her story.

    She wanted to tell someone who would believe her and not laugh, someone who believes that God can and does do strange and wonderful, impossibly improbable things.

    She had heard that I believe that God makes pigs fly.

    That I do, although I haven’t seen any in a very long time, but I’m praying that I will.

  • Do volatile markets cause you sleepless nights? Are you to the point that you want to pull the plug on your investments?

    You’re not alone. Many investors want to disregard all logic and, unfortunately, make bad decisions when markets are turbulent. However, making investment decisions based on emotion, rather than good judgement, is usually the absolute worst thing you can do for your family’s financial future.

  • By CHARLES LISTON
    Special to the Banner

    The printed word is still popular and valuable.

    Each year, the Bedford Rotary Club presents all third graders in county schools with personalized dictionaries for them to use throughout their school years. These are not just full of word definitions, but contain many important facts about our country, such as our state geographies, a listing of our presidents, and the U.S. Constitution. Students have expressed how they have valued these books many times in past years.