Today's Features

  • 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.

  • 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 4 by the Honorable Judge Jerry D. Crosby II.


  • March 4

    9:36 a.m., death investigation, 1560 Peck Pike

    1:22 p.m., traffic stop, U.S. 421 at U.S. 42

    2:45 p.m., traffic stop, Watson Lane

    5:47 p.m., patrol, 152 Springhill Lane

    6:09 p.m., welfare check, 166 West St.

    6:36 p.m., knock and talk, 1312 Milton-Bedford Pike

    7:32 p.m., motorist assist, Peck Pike

    8 p.m., traffic stop, U.S. 421

    8:23 p.m., traffic stop, Riverdale Drive

    10:11 p.m., traffic stop, Spring Avenue

    March 5