Today's Features

  • The stork of the canine world saw fit to deliver unto us a squirming, writhing, whining, yelping litter of beagles. A half dozen to be precise, although precision has never been my strong suit. Suffice it to say thanks to that infernal bird, and the callousness of the one who abandoned the dog in the first place, we are awash in four legged infants.

    Special to The Trimble Banner
    For the past three years Trimble County Middle School has offered an enrichment class entitled STEM, which is an acronym for Science Technology Engineering Mathematics. This class allows students to utilize critical thinking skills, become innovators, design a multitude of projects, problem solve and have fun while learning.

  • Participants are being sought for the Trimble County Fair Hymn Sing, which will be a highlight of the fair activities on Senior Night, Thursday, July 9, according to fair board member Debbie Perry.
    The hymn sing is set to begin at 7:30 p.m. and continue through 9:30 p.m. at the Trimble County Park. All participants in the program will be admitted to the fairgrounds free of charge on that evening. Senior citizens, ages 62 and up will also be admitted free with a clip out coupon from The Trimble Banner Fair Guide, published last week.

  • June 27, 1985 (30 Years Ago)

  • A special blood drive is being held on Tuesday, June 30, in memory of Trimble County High School student, Christopher Goodin.
    This is the second year the school system has hosted the blood drive in Christopher’s memory. He passed away two years ago, at age 17, after battling cystic fibrosis.
    Carla Goins works in the Trimble County School system and is helping to coordinate the blood drive. She remembers Christopher as one of Trimble County High School’s “great students” and says hosting this annual drive is a wonderful tribute to him.

  • Tuesday, June 30
    The Second Annual American Red Cross Blood Drive in memory of Christopher Goodin will be held from 1:00 - 6:00 p.m. at the Trimble County Middle School cafeteria.
    Fri.-Sun., July 3-5
    The Madison Regatta featuring the Indiana Governor’s Cup Race.H1 Unlimited hydroplanes will return for the 65th year of spectacular action on the Ohio River. Also, the Grand Prix West hydroplanes make their debut at Madison. You do not want to miss the thundering power of their big block, methanol powered engines that will shake the riverfront!.

  • Many of you know that one of my hobbies is taking photos of butterflies. Butterfly populations, and that of the Monarch in particular, have been on the decline in recent years. This is due in part to the loss of habitat; plants that Monarchs and other butterflies depend upon for food and on which they lay their eggs. While encouraging farmers to control weeds in their pastures and crop fields, we have, perhaps, destroyed valuable habitat that butterfly populations need to survive. Perhaps we need to be a little more conservation minded and preserve areas where they can flourish.

  • 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 June 8:

  • Sugar sweetened beverages include a variety of commonly consumed liquids, such as sodas, energy and sport drinks,  lemonade and fruit drinks, sweet tea, flavored water, and coffee. Sales from sugary drinks in the United States totaled $14.3 billion in the year 2013, making them the single largest source of calories in our diet and one of the biggest contributors to high rates of obesity.