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  • State tourism offers plenty of attractions for all

    There is a proverb that says it is “better to see something once than to hear about it a thousand times.” That’s especially true when it comes to Kentucky tourism.

  • Five reasons to shop at farmers markets this year

    Shopping at the farmers market is an excellent way to invest in your community. During the late spring and summer months, it is a great place to find fresh fruits and vegetables, along with other local goods. Here are the top five reasons to shop at your market this year.

    Supporting local farmers and the economy.

    This gives farmers a better return on their produce. It also directly supports the local economy because farmers are selling straight to you with no middleman.

    Freshly picked options.

  • The ill-advised turtle

    Cats are not the only animals attracted to me. I’ve diversified into reptiles. During the time I’ve walked this earth reptiles have appeared in the strangest places. I’ve poached the scaly catches of cats. Snakes have materialized in my upstairs closet and snakes have appeared on my kitchen floor.

  • Lessons from under the dirt

    A number of months ago, I hung a poster on the wall by my desk.

    The image is a flower that’s starting to bloom and the caption reads: “When you’re in a dark place, you sometimes tend to think you’ve been buried. Perhaps you’ve been planted.


    I’ve been studying that for all these months, thinking about the dark places every one of us has been in or will be in — or is in now.

    It happens to all of us who are human. We live in a fallen world, filled with dark places.

  • Building up each other is central to Christianity

    The writer of Hebrews 10:24-25 admonishes us “let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds, not giving up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but encouraging one another.”

  • A look at Kentucky's higher education system

    Twenty-two years ago this month, the General Assembly adopted one of the most far-reaching laws in the Kentucky’s history when it revamped our public postsecondary system. As part of that work, it set a series of ambitious goals to reach by the year 2020.

  • Community events | May 30, 2019

    May 28

    The Trimble County 4-H Ag Club will have a vet check at the part starting at 6 p.m. Participants must stay the full two hours to receive credit.

    June 1

    Milton Fire Department will host its monthly fish fry from 10:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. at Milton Fire Station No. 1 at the top of Milton hill.

  • Public records | May 30, 2019

    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 May 20 by the Honorable Judge Diana E. Wheeler.


  • Here's how Required Minimum Distributions work

    Most folks over the age of 60 are familiar with the term Required Minimum Distribution (RMD), however, many don’t understand all the rules associated with taking your RMD. Let’s examine RMDs in this month’s column and hopefully answer any questions you may have on the subject.

  • The life and times of a farmer's tobacco barn


    Hello, I am a barn. I’m not a red barn or a green barn. I’m not even a blue barn. I’m just a plain old wooden barn.

    I have double doors on the front and double doors on the back. Mr. Farmer, my owner, calls me his Tobacco Barn. He has a Hay Barn and a Cow Barn, but they can tell you about themselves later.