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Today's News

  • Sixth graders pick up two wins

    By CRAIG LACEFIELD
    Special to The Trimble Banner

    Trimble County’s 6th grade boys team traveled to Madison on Sunday to take on the Southwestern Rebels. Southwestern scored first and held a 2-0 lead. That was the last lead the Rebels had all day.

  • Slow start dooms Lady Raiders at South Oldham

    South Oldham’s Lady Dragons gave the visiting Trimble County’s Lady Raiders a shellacking in the first quarter of Monday night’s game at Crestwood and rode to victory on the strength of that one quarter alone.

    Using tenacious defensive pressure to create steals and force rushed shots, South Oldham dismantled their guests quickly to race out to a 21-3 advantage after eight minutes of play. The Lady Dragons continued their scoring onslaught in the second quarter to increase the margin to 21 at halftime, leading 35-14.

  • Current version GED test to expire in 2013

    The current version of the GED test will expire at the end of 2013. The current version, known as the 2002 Series GED test, will be replaced with the new 2014 GED test on Jan. 2, 2014.

    Those who have taken the 2002 Series GED test, but not passed all five parts, have until the end of 2013 to pass or they will need to start over again in 2014 with the new GED test in order to receive their high school credential.

  • What’s in a name?

    On Nov. 24, the Jameson family named their newborn baby girl Hashtag, after Twitter’s use of the (#) symbol.

    The year before, an Egyptian man named his son Facebook, and in 2011 an Israeli couple named their baby Like.

    These babies join celebrities’ babies Spec Wildhorse Mellencamp, Moxie Crimefighter Jillette, Pilot Inspecktor Lee and Audio Science Clayton, which makes Apple Blythe Alison Martin sound almost traditional as a baby name.

  • Shelby Energy Cooperative to award $1,000 scholarships

    Shelby Energy Cooperative is offering six (6) $1,000 scholarships, in a program designed to enhance the education and resulting careers of high school seniors. Two scholarships per district served by Shelby Energy will be awarded.

    To qualify, the parent(s) or guardian(s) of the applicant must be a member of Shelby Energy.

  • Milton United Methodist hosting Valentine dinner

    Milton United Methodist Church will hold a Valentine’s Day Family   Fellowship Dinner and Game Night on Saturday, Feb. 16. The event will be held at 4:30 p.m. at the church, located at 11100 Hwy 421 North on the Milton hilltop. There will be games for both adults and children, photos, karaoke and door prizes. Everyone is welcome.
     

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  • Production stats for Kentucky industry quite impressive

    Kentucky is blessed to have not one but several “signature” industries, those areas of the economy where few if any states have a bigger impact.

    Since last summer, we’ve gotten a much clearer picture of just how extensive some of these industries are.

    The latest news about two of them, in fact, came last week.  First, we learned that Kentucky churned out more than a million cars and trucks last year, the most our four assembly plants have built since 2007.  Only three states produced more.

  • Congressman Massie signs on to REINS Act

    WASHINGTON – Congressman Thomas Massie (R-KY) has signed on as an original co-sponsor of the REINS Act. This bill aims to curb unchecked and costly regulations.

    “Overregulation stifles economic growth and hurts small businesses,” said Rep. Massie. “It is vital that Congress act to overhaul our regulatory process.”

    American small businesses spend roughly $10,500 per employee due to federal regulations.  This annual regulatory burden of $1.75 trillion leads to higher consumer prices, reduced wages, and fewer jobs.

  • Construction on Hwy. 36 bridge at Locust Creek under way soon

    The long-awaited replacement of the Hwy. 36 West bridge over Locust Creek will begin next month.

    The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet announced this week that crews will begin moving utilities in the area of the bridge Feb. 4 in preparation for the bridge closure March 1.

    In a news release, KYTC officials said the contractor, Judy Construction of Cynthiana, Ky., plans  to open the new bridge to traffic by June 1 and expects to complete the entire project by June 30, weather permitting.