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  • Long gone are the days of companies offering monthly pensions to their retirees. While there are still some baby-boomers that have been grandfathered into these pension plans, most are left with only 401(k) plans. So, what’s the deal? Are matching contributions into a 401(k) plan better or worse than a company pension for the employee? Why does it appear that the younger generation is left out in the dark when it comes to a company pension? The fact is, depending on your specific company’s matching contributions, having a 401(k) might be better for you in the long run.

  • BY CHARLES LISTON | Special to the Banner

    David Marye recently joined the Bedford Rotary Club, and like many members brings a rich history of his career to share with others.

    Marye has worked with mental health programs his whole career since obtaining a Bachelor of Science psychology from Centre College and a Master of Science in clinical psychology from Murray State in 1973. He grew up near Lexington, began working in Trimble County in 1980, and has resided here since 1990.

  • One of my favorite authors is Anne Lamott.

    I don’t agree with her politics or her theology, but she loves Jesus with a raw, earthy, profound and honest love.

    She’s a recovering alcoholic and is not shy about openly telling her story.

    In her book “Traveling Mercies,” she writes about what she sarcastically calls her “beautiful moment of conversion.”

    It was during the week after her abortion when she stayed home, smoked dope and got drunk.

  • Bedford Baptist VBS

    Bedford Baptist Church is having its Vacation Bible School from 6:30-8:45 p.m. June 17-21 for infants through sixth grade. Transportation is available for VBS. For more information or to register, call Lisa at 502-255-3240.

    Milton Baptist VBS

    Milton Baptist Church will have its Vacation Bible School from 6-8:30 p.m. June 18-22 at the church. There will be food, fun, games and prizes. The church van will also run for those who need transportation.

  • Dear Readers,

  • BY CRYSTAL CAUDILLO | The Trimble Banner

    The Trimble County Board of Education was told Trimble County High School Principal Michael Slider had resigned during its regular meeting June 6 at the administrative office.

    The board then discussed the possibility of only having one principal for the middle and high schools and decided to support a motion to consolidate the two schools.

  • Seventh Grade All A

    Alivia Adams, Jet Chu, Aubree Craig, Emma Ginn, Audrey Howerton, Kinsley Humphreys, Gracie Jent, Olivia Jones, Ella Knight, Kinley Kunkel, Shelby McKinney, Mary Jewell Mekara, Maxwell Pyles, Taylor Sexton, Madelin Stark and Adelyn Weaver.

    Seventh Grade A/B

  • My family is fortunate enough to live in an older home with a lot of character. A section of the home is more than 100 years old. Along with the house are four trees that are irreplaceable. All of them are at least 100 years old. They make me look like a youngster in comparison. In short, I love our home. I can’t imagine living anywhere else.

  • A number of weeks ago, I injured my left knee.

    It had been months since I had gone to the Y to exercise and I had finally decided it was time to go back. I bought new exercise clothes and talked to the wellness director for even more motivation.

    I was psyched.

    On a Wednesday afternoon, I got to the Y 45 minutes before the Strong by Zumba class started so that I could walk on the treadmill first.

  • Hymn sing

    The Trimble County Hymn Sing will be at 7 p.m., June 7, at Antioch Baptist Church, 4247 U.S. Hwy. 421 S in Bedford.

    Apostolic Pentecostal revival

    Apostolic Pentecostal Church of the Living God, 124 Smith Lane in Bedford will offer a revival service, 7:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, June 8-9 and 6:30 p.m., Sunday, June 10. The speaker will be Bro. Jerry Cottrell from West Virginia.

    Vacation Bible School kickoff

  • Fourth Grade All A

    Gavin Beisler, Anna Brierly, Briley Clifford and Zachary Rice.

    Fourth Grade A/B

    Elliot Easter, Kieyah Fleck, Jackson Hosler, Mika Jett, Case Keeton, Kilei Law, Halle Liter, Rayven Nutgrass, Tatum Sandusky, Taylor Sparrow, Morgan Stark, Avery Stockdale, Jocie Stucker and Dani Sullivan.

    Fifth Grade All A

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

    Fifth Grade A/B

  • Fourth Grade All A

    Zachary Busack, Aiden Cable, Ellie Consley, Chloe Ginn, Emma Heaton, Brylee Jones, Aubrie Martin, Emma Newby, Peyton O’Neal and Bella Stewart.

    Fourth Grade A/B

    Sue Barrera, Erin Boggs, Alisyn Ely, Emmy Felts, Savannah Hendricks, Savanna McDowell, Jacqueline McCoy, Sophie O’Neal, Caleb Patrick, Ethan Pearson, Liberty Smith and Wyatt Wilson.

    Fifth Grade All A

  • My husband and I have broken one of our cardinal rules of money management; we’ve purchased a new car.

    It’s actually a used car with limited miles but it’s still pretty new to us. It’s at the stage of its life where it has logged enough miles to have proven its reliability, but not so many as to submerge into the “nickel and dime” age of unending repairs as parts and components decide it’s time to die.

  • The Rev. Douglas Salisbury delivered the benediction at Monday’s Memorial Day service. Salisbury provided a copy of the prayer to the Banner.

  • A number of years ago I wrote a story about a man who was as lost as a soul could be.

    When I met him, he was a pastor, although he didn’t look like a typical pastor, if there is such a thing.

    I remember his shaved head and “ROUGH” tattooed across the back of his neck. I also remember thinking he was one scary looking dude.

    His wasn’t a sanitized, heartwarming story, although it started out that way.

  • I’ve always harbored a fascination with hotel rooms.

    Upon check-in I spend a good bit of time searching the room. I start at the kitchenette. I poke around in a diminutive refrigerator that would fit perfectly in the treetop home of cookie baking elves. My son has one in his room so I don’t know why I’m so charmed by the tiny hotel kitchenette fridge.

  • My husband and I grew up in two different cultures. He is an assimilated Hispanic from up North. I’m a Southerner who recently became vegan. How’s that for diversity? This blend of traditions has made life interesting at our home.

    Food has provided many opportunities for learning, growing and absolute, unmitigated horror.

  • Sometimes you go to church and you hear the same stuff over and over.

    Sometimes it flies over your head or you’re thinking about what’s for lunch and the pastor sounds like the teacher in the Charlie Brown cartoons going, “Waah, waah, waah,” and you have no idea what he said.

    And sometimes you hear something that you’ve heard before but for some reason it’s like you’re hearing it for the first time. Or maybe it’s the thing that you needed to hear precisely at that moment.

  • It is that time of year when the calendar and all of nature begins to tell us it is summertime!

    Traditionally and recreationally, we are told that summer begins with the celebration of Memorial Day. We all enjoy the good times that summer brings. Time for various outdoor activities that otherwise would not be suitable. But it is also good for us to take time before the hustle of summer activities to do some “remembering.” In fact, it is always good to pause in the hectic pace of life and purposefully make time to reminisce about the days and years gone by.

  • My pastor tells the story about his son needing spine surgery when he was just a young boy.

    He talks about bringing his son to the hospital and the agony of letting go of his boy, handing him over to the surgeons.

    It was a terrible surgery, he says, and they were so relieved when it was over.

    However, shortly after they had come home from the hospital, the doctor called – they missed something and had to redo the surgery.