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Today's News

  • Last time filing taxes under 'arcane' federal system

    This time of year, Americans are taking part in an annual headache-inducing ritual: filing their income tax returns. Most of us dread completing this complicated paperwork and writing a check to the IRS each year, particularly under the current arcane federal tax system. Thankfully, as a result of the historic overhaul of the federal tax code, this is the last time that you will have to file under the outdated and expensive system that has held our country back for far too long.

  • Looking Back and Do You Remember?

    April 21, 1988 (30 years ago)

    Trimble County recorded the lowest unemployment rate in all of Kentucky’s counties at 3.9 percent. However, local officials and University of Kentucky agricultural economists disputed the number. The economists cited problems with the way the Bureau of Labor Statistics measures the rate results in statistics lower than true unemployment.

  • The road to Emmaus is the road to hope

    Easter has passed, but I’m still thinking about a part of the gospel story of Christ’s resurrection that I often miss.

    It happened on that Sunday.

    Early in the morning the women had gone to the tomb where they had placed Christ’s body on Friday after his crucifixion.

    The women found the tomb empty and an angel told them Jesus wasn’t there, that he had risen, just as he had said.

    That part of the story I’ve never forgotten.

  • Drama Club to perform 'Pride and Prejudice'

    BY THOMAS CIFRANIK | Special to the Banner

    This weekend the Trimble County High School Drama Club will be performing the classic heartfelt drama, “Pride and Prejudice” this weekend.

    The club’s adaptation has been brought to the stage based off of the 2005 screen edition. Performance times are 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and at 2:30 p.m. Sunday. Admission to the show is $3 for students and $5 for adults. Funds from admission go toward future endeavors and the productions of the Drama Club.

  • Bedford Elementary 3rd 9 Weeks Honor Roll

    Fourth Grade All A

    Gavin Beisler, Anna Brierly, Briley Clifford, Kieyah Fleck, Zachary Rice, Morgan Stark and Dani Sullivan.

    Fourth Grade A/B

    Michael Chandler, Elliott Easter, Alix Ellis, Bailey Hertz, Jackson Hosler, Mika Jett, Case Keeton, Kilei Law, Halle Liter, Montana Moore, Raven Nutgrass, Tatum Sandusky, Taylor Sparrow, Avery Stockdale, Jocie Stucker, Shawn Walls, Maya Wigren and Jayden Wright.

    Fifth Grade All A

    Hannah Chilton, Addison Mosley, Collin Stark, Landon Tuttle and Jolie Wilcoxson.

    Fifth Grade A/B

  • Circuit clerks celebration National Donor Life Month

    Every April, the Kentucky Circuit Court Clerks’ Trust for Life along with the entire United States celebrates National Donate Life Month. This a time to focus national and local attention on every individual’s power to make life possible by registering his or her decision to be an organ and tissue donor and learning more about living donation.

  • Physical activity important for all ages

    Regular physical activity is good for everyone’s health and people of all ages and body types can be physically active. May is National Physical Fitness and Sports Month, so it is a great time to spread the word about the benefits of becoming active.

  • Certain Age

    I belong to a generation that holds to the philosophy that “a lady never tells her age.” I adhere to that policy despite the obvious physical signs that I, indeed, belong to generation that keeps certain secrets. I completely realize if time is like a river mine has nearly reached the ocean is and somewhat worse for the wear.

  • 4-H County Communications Contest
  • Community Day at the Park scheduled for Saturday

    As Trimble County Little League teams hit the baseball diamond, other activities will be in abundance for family and community members Saturday at the second annual Community Day at the Park.

    The event is hosted through a partnership with the Trimble County Fiscal Court and the Trimble County Family Resources and Youth Services Center (FRYSC).Shawna Jent, director of Trimble County FRYSC, said the idea was spurred from a discussion she had with a family.