Today's News

  • Trimble football to remain 2A for 2019, beyond

    Although the 2019 football season is more than a year away, the Kentucky High School Athletic Association Board of Control met back in January to begin discussing plans for classifying schools.

    Every four years, the Board of Control analyzes the number of boys enrolled in a high school over the last four years, said Trimble County Athletic Director Frank Ragland. From the enrollment numbers, the 32 schools with the highest enrollment are classified as 6A while the 32 schools with the lowest are single A, he said.


    Emergency responders, city and county officials kept watch on the weather forecast last week, waiting for the Ohio River’s rise. By daybreak Monday, some places in the county had taken on water in places that haven’t flooded in more than 20 years.

  • Schools stay open despite flooded roads in county

    As several state and county roads incurred flooding, Trimble County Schools officials had to weigh the decision to have classes for Monday or opt to close. A neighboring district decided to close for three days as their main roads were affected. Meanwhile, Trimble stayed open with minimal impacts.

    “We were watching that closely since Friday, knowing that the weather was coming,” Superintendent Steve Miracle said.

  • Beshear: Kentuckians protected against price gouging during state emergency


    FRANKFORT – Now that a state of emergency has been declared in Kentucky, Attorney General Andy Beshear is asking Kentuckians to report price gouging to his office.

    Beshear said due to recent storms and flooding, anyone with information regarding possible price gouging should contact the Office of the Attorney General at 888-432-9257 or email consumerprotection@ky.gov.

  • District is taking threats to student safety seriously

    School districts throughout Kentucky have faced threats in the wake of the Parkland, Fla. school shooting that claimed the lives of 17 people. Trimble County has faced two threats of its own.

    Superintendent Steve Miracle said the district has had two threats in the last two weeks, both at the high school. He said the first step is to get local law enforcement involved immediately.

    “The district takes the direction of law enforcement as credibility is assessed,” he said.

  • Board approves 2018-19 calendar, recognizes student artwork

    Special to the Banner

    The Trimble County Board of Education approved the calendar for the 2018-19 academic year during its regular meeting Feb. 21.

    The first day for students will be Aug. 9 while the opening day for teachers will be Aug. 8. The calendar allows for four weekdays of flexible professional development prior to the opening day for educators.

  • Fiscal court helps Community Day for event's 2nd year

    The Trimble County Fiscal Court stepped up for the second year and unanimously approved a $500 donation to help with the second annual Community Day event April 14 at the county park.

    Last year’s event drew an estimated crowd of more than 500 people, said Shawna Jent, coordinator for the Trimble County Family Resources and Youth Services Center. More than 40 service providers also had booths at the event, held in conjunction with Trimble County Little League’s opening day, Jent said during the fiscal court’s regular meeting Feb. 20.

  • Fiscal court approves up to $30K for new tractor, rail mower

    The Trimble County Fiscal Court discussed and ultimately approved the purchase of a new tractor and mower for county road crews.

    Judge-Executive Jerry Powell presented magistrates with several photographs of a John Deere 7130 tractor and rail mower that was being surplused by the state highway department garage down in Spencer County.

    In addition to the 7130 model, Powell received a call from someone at the state’s surplus department that they believed a tractor even better than the one being looked at by magistrates would be available, he said.

  • Ohio River forecast to reach moderate flood stage

    This story will be updated as needed.

    Update No. 14 (10 a.m. Wednesday): KY 36 has reopened to traffic and KY 1848 (Corn Creek Road) has also reopened, according to the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet. Both roads reopened overnight after being closed due to flooding.

    Update No. 13 (9 p.m. Monday): The Ohio River crested earlier this morning. The Clifty Creek gauge had the river level at 457.3 feet, just above moderate flood stage.

  • Flood safety tips from Kentucky emergency management

     Kentucky Emergency Management

    Kentucky Emergency Management activated its State Emergency Operations Center in support of heavy rainfall and flooding conditions throughout Kentucky forecasted over the next several days. The SEOC has activated at a Level 4, which consists of KYEM personnel monitoring the weather system and damage reports from affected counties.