Today's Features

  • I’m not so sure that our possum Punchy was actually a boy. We’ve recently encountered a younger marsupial in our trash cans and our cat’s supper dishes. I’ve yet to introduce myself formally although I did have a recent close encounter.

  • Drones may seem like the ultimate remote control toy, but they are so much more. During the 4-H National Youth Science Day experiment, Drone Discovery, 4-H’ers will learn how drones are used to solve real-world problems like manage invasive weeds, find missing animals or deliver a package. Members will also get the opportunity to design their own drone.

  • Did you know there are actually health benefits to being positive?  Research has shown that people who are positive and at least once a week keep track of the things they are grateful for had fewer physical complaints than those who did not keep track.  Staying positive is an important part of mental health.  

  • If you think spring is the best time to take soil samples, you might want to rethink that. Fall is actually the optimum time to take soil samples for fertility analyses.

    Special to The Trimble Banner
    What a team!  What a purpose! Just when we are saturated by the bad news of the day about our country coming apart, about the loss of high values among the youth, about sand-box level fighting among our politicians—in other words all the stuff that makes headlines among the competing news media—along comes a fresh reminder that we have the next generation of great kids working hard to assure brighter futures and high civic responsibilities.

  • My wife and I have been married over 38 years, we built a house in 1986 and the best feature, in my mind, is the five toilets. The house is not that big, I just have a “thing” about bathrooms. When I was a child we lived in a house that had three bedrooms and a “path.” A decent distance from the back door and “downwind” was a two-holer outhouse equipped with a library and wasp spray. Thinking about it now, I don’t know why in the South, in the summer, anyone would want to “share” their bathroom experience; I think I can wait.

  • Last year we became quasi-temporary guardians of our youngest daughter’s two cats, Mohawk and Target.
    I say quasi-temporary because the daughter has since moved out after staying with us for a year, but the cats are still with us.
    Once our daughter left, we decided to move the cats’ litter box from the guest bathroom to the now-empty spare bedroom.
    To us humans, that’s a simple change, but not to the cats.

  • Sept. 25, 1986 (30 years ago)
    A Carroll County couple, John Henry and his wife Brenda were injured in a hayride accident at about 9pm Sunday.  The two were part of a reunion who had gone on a hayride which was traveling on Hwy. 316, Providence Hill at the time of the accident.  Henry apparently was falling off the wagon and his wife attempted to catch him, resulting in both getting injured.

  • 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 in Trimble District Court during the week of Sept. 19: