Today's Features

  • Summer’s heat and dry weather can take a toll on your flower garden, but with a little extra care, it is possible to bring it back to life for a few more weeks of vibrant color and texture according to Rick Durham, University of Kentucky Extension Horticulture Specialist.
    With both annuals and perennials, making sure they get plenty of water is always important, but even more so in late summer. Annuals, in particular, will start to decline without an adequate supply of water to keep the ground moist.

  • We all know how it feels when someone swipes our favorite swing or we come in second in a contest we thought we should have no problem winning. Unfortunately, disappointing events like these occur early in our lives and the lives of our children. Helping children learn how to channel their disappointment can actually help them develop emotionally, intellectually and socially and positively impact their future happiness and achievements.

  • Aug. 29, 1985 (30 Years Ago)
    Suzy Sachleben of Milton, Kentucky won two first place ribbons for her entries in the statewide 4-H swine judging competition at the Kentucky State Fair in Louisville. Her wins were in the Yorkshire gilt senior sow category and the Yorkshire champion gilt.

    Special to The Trimble Banner
    The 2015 Trimble County booth for the 2015 Kentucky State Fair was ready for the fair’s opening day last Thursday and has received a steady flow of visitors in the “Pride of Counties” section in the South Wing.

  • Thursday, Sept. 10
    Milton City Commission will meet at 7 p.m. at the Milton Municipal Building.
    Sat.-Sun., Sept. 12-13
    The Trimble County Apple Festival will be held around the Trimble County Courthouse Square in Bedford.
    Wednesday, Sept. 16
    The Trimble County Board of Education will meet at 6:00 p.m. at the administration office on Wentworth Ave.
    Monday, Sept. 20
    The Trimble County Fiscal Court will meet at 9:00 a.m. in the meeting room of the judge-executive’s office.
    Tuesday, Sept. 21

  • The morning began in its usual fashion: my husband crawling out of bed to get ready for work accompanied by me, climbing over dogs, cats and crawling husbands. The Doggy Dawn Patrol charged down the Sinister Steep Stairs for their early morning potty break, nearly taking me along for the ride in the process.

  • The Trimble County Cattlemen’s Association is offering farmers who missed the previous deadline of July 3, 2015 the opportunity to apply for 50 percent cost share reimbursement on farm improvements.  Applications are available at the Trimble County Extension Office.  Projects must be completed and receipts must be dated December 3, 2014 – December 15, 2015.
    Application Period: August 15, 2015 – September 15, 2015.  

  • Many food packages have a date on them, along with the words “sell by,” “best if used by” or “use by.” This information can be confusing. Does it mean that the food is unsafe to eat if the date has passed? Do you need to throw it away? Most often, the answer to those questions is “No.” “Sell by,” “best by,” and “use by” dates are used to ensure good food quality. They are not safety dates.

    Special to The Trimble Banner
    The Trimble County Board of Education has come up with a plan to give parents another way to pay for school meals for their children.