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Today's News

  • Learning more about backyard stream care

    Many urban homeowners are not sure what to do about the stream in their backyard. Who owns it? How can I take care of it? What plants are good for my streambanks?

    These common questions lead to some confusing answers. This website is designed to help homeowners to backyard streams appreciate this resource, protect personal property, and improve water quality and habitat. https://www.uky.edu/bae/backyardstreams

  • Helping children with healthy sleep habits

    The National Sleep Foundation conducted a survey in 2014 among families in the United States.

    They wanted to get a better picture of sleep patterns in families with at least one school-aged child. Parents were asked to rate the importance of sleep for their family’s health. They were also asked about their children’s sleep habits. Habits included things like sleep total, quality, bedtime rules, routines and sleep issues.

  • Behind the Lens

    My contacts like to hide. On two occasions one or the other has determined that the exceptionally snug spaces beneath my upper lids are the perfect locale for respite from a hectic day.

  • Life more efficient

    While driving through the countryside of hills, valleys and streams from one of my offices to another, I noticed another vehicle that resembled a gigantic mud ball rather than any recognizable make or model. It had obviously been driven in a “mud run,” adding considerable volume and weight to its original design. The sight of it caused an uneasy feeling for me as I imagined being that driver. In my own car I can hardly wait after a bug or a bird’s “gift” hits my windshield to stop to remove it from sight.

  • Special education gets WHAS Crusade grant

    More than 200 grants were awarded this year from the WHAS Crusade for Children and Trimble County Schools was one of those grant recipients.

    The district asked for $10,000 to go toward devices for sensory needs at the elementary schools. Of the amount requested, the schools received $7,500 to help students with special needs, said Nick Easter, director of special education.

  • New roles for two at Trimble Senior Center

    Tri-County Community Action Agency has announced two new roles for employees at the Trimble County Senior Center following the retirement of long-time staff members Pamela Sage and Shirley Young.

    Vickie Newton has taken over the role of Trimble site manager. Newton, who has been with Tri-County for more than 16 years, also serves as home care coordinator for the agency. She previously served 14 years as the activities coordinator for the adult day care program and more than a year as the adult day care director.

  • Feed the Children seeks aid from Milton commission

    Charles Reed was at Thursday’s Milton City Commission meeting with one request on behalf of the Feed the Children Coalition, a donation to help the organization resupply its pantry.

    “We are kind of strapped right now,” Reed said. “We got one more meal of totes and snacks, and it could very possibly go next week.

    “Without funds, we can’t order. And the order is around $3,000 to $4,000 each time we make an order and it lasts for six months or longer.

  • Public records | Aug. 16

    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 Aug. 6 by the Honorable Judge Jerry D. Crosby II.

    FELONY

  • Soul catch up time

    As the story goes, a group of tourists on an African safari hired several native porters to carry their supplies.

    After three days, the porters announced they needed to stop and rest for a while. However, they didn’t appear to be tired, so the tourists asked why they needed to stop.

    One of the porters said, “We are not tired, but we have walked too far too fast and now we must wait for our souls to catch up.”

    I thoroughly understand. Often I go too far too fast and life zips by and my soul is somewhere else, left behind in the dust.

  • Readers on Vacation

    Sam Burgess went on vacation to Ocean Isle, N.C. with a few of his family members and they brought along the Trimble Banner to read in their spare time. Pictured left to right are Mark Sawyer, Sherri Sawyer, Sam Burgess, Gwen Fothergill Knight, Linda Brown, Holly Hughes Yowler, Robert Yowler, and Benetta Knight. 

    Planning a getaway for fall break or later this year? Take along a copy of the Banner and send a picture of the family with the newspaper to editor@mytrimblenews.com.