Today's News

  • Lawn versus yard

    My success rate with horticulture is hit or miss. Last year my garden deteriorated into a state of decaying, exploding chaos. I have no clue what happened. Whatever it was it was ugly. I’m positive my Dad is in Heaven shaking his head in dismay. He taught me better than that! I just managed to forget critical elements.

  • Building ‘grand’ fathers

    Many of us have fond memories of our grandfathers… the stories, the candy, the fishing lessons and life lessons we learn while visiting them are things we treasure and carry with us throughout our lives. But as family dynamics have changed, more and more grandfathers are finding the old adage of “spoil them rotten and send them home” no longer a reality. In fact, around 2.4 million grandparents across the United States are now raising their grandchildren.

  • Jenna Rowlett to study in England

    BOWLING GREEN, Ky. – Eighty-six students from The Carol Martin Gatton Academy of Mathematics and Science in Kentucky, including Trimble resident Jenna Rowlett, are involved in some form of summer learning and features travel and study abroad opportunities for 54 Gatton Academy students.
    The Gatton Academy is once again partnering with Harlaxton College in Grantham, England, to offer a study abroad course. Jenna Rowlett of Bedford, a member of the Class of 2017, will study Honors: Introduction to Literature with Professor Walker Rutledge of the WKU Department of English.

  • Scott Turner among grads at SKYCTC

    Bowling Green, Ky. - Southcentral Kentucky Community and Technical College (SKYCTC) honored Trimble County resident Scott M. Turner among 587 graduates at the College’s Commencement Ceremony, Friday, May 6, 2016. The ceremony was held at the Southern Kentucky Performing Arts Center in Bowling Green, Kentucky.
    “We honor each of our graduates for the hard work they have put forth to achieve their educational goals. We also pay tribute to the family and friends for the great support they give to the graduates,” states Dr. Phillip Neal, President of SKYCTC.

  • Shelby Energy recognizes 2016 scholarship recipients

    Each year, Shelby Energy presents 6 outstanding high school seniors with $1,000 scholarships. These scholarships are given to further their education in any field of study. The recipients are chosen by district in the service territory.
    The 2016 scholarship recipients from Trimble County High School are: Jamie Smith and Gabrielle Murray.
    Congratulations to all of the 2016 recipients! For information about the scholarship program, call Shelby Energy at (800) 292-6585 or visit shelbyenergy.com.

  • TCHS and JCTC prepare high schoolers for college

    Special to The Trimble Banner
    This past school year 10 Trimble County High School students attended classes at the Jefferson Community Technical College Carrolton Campus, allowing the students to participate in college classes and earn dual credits.
    “We had to be very diligent in our studies, managing our time in order to keep up our good grades,” stated student Kallie Kaufman. “It was much different and more time consuming than high school classes.”

  • Coffee shop madness

    The old adage, “Truth is Stranger Than Fiction,” played out while I was eating breakfast one morning in Lynchburg, Tenn., (home of Jack Daniels Distillery and that might explain this story) sitting in one of those quintessential coffee shops that dot the town square of nearly every midwestern and southern town.

  • Chasing the monsters away

    My grandfather sold insurance by day and in his spare time he was an artist.
    He mostly painted clowns -- scary clowns.
    A few of his paintings hung in our house, which meant as a kid I had major heebie jeebies nearly all the time, especially at night.
    When you’re a kid getting up in the middle of the night to go to the bathroom and you know scary clowns are staring at you from the walls in the hallway, well, you grow up neurotic and afraid.


    June 12, 1986 (30 Years Ago)
    The Kentucky Public Service Commission, recognizing Louisville Gas and Electric Company’s need for a date certain to use for planning and budgeting in connection with the electric generating unit that the Company is building in Trimble County, has found that July 1991 “is appropriate for these purposes.” But the PSC said it will continue to review and monitor the need for the Trimble County plant. LG&E had scheduled the unit for completion in mid-1988, but the PSC last fall ordered a delay of at least three years.

  • New service offers residents protection from scams

    I wanted to be your Attorney General to build a better, safer state for Kentucky families.
    Unfortunately, too many Kentuckians are calling my office, upset and devastated after being scammed. They need help in recovering thousands of dollars they have sent to a con artist.
    These con artists are persuasive. Anyone can fall for their lies and threats.
    Just recently, a senior citizen in Elizabethtown was defrauded out of more than $50,000 in an Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Scam, from someone claiming to be an IRS agent.