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Today's News

  • Gospel dreamin’ leads to questions

    As I mentioned in last week’s column, here at the paper we never know what kind of conversation we’ll have when the phone rings.
    Recently, as I picked up the phone a woman blurted out, “Do you believe God talks to you through your dreams?”
    My first thought: Is this a trick question? Does she believe it or does she believe it’s hocus pocus hooey balooey?
    My second thought: I hope she didn’t dream that God wants her to run me over with a forklift.

  • Key pieces of state budget addressed

    In the final full week of legislative session, we continued to hash out state budget details with the House in conference committee after passing our versions of the budget bills.  Conference committees include the Executive, Judicial, and Legislative Budgets for the next two years, as well as the state’s road plan. There are many different opinions and philosophies on how to spend the money, raise revenue, and support the important public services for Kentucky.  The budget is the ultimate statement of priorities for the Commonwealth.

  • Legislators dash to finish agenda of current session

    If legislative sessions start like a marathon, they end like a 100-yard dash, as the House and Senate make a final push to turn their goals into law.
    Leading the agenda, of course, is the state’s two-year budget and highway plan.  Legislative leaders began meeting Wednesday to hammer out a compromise, and the good news is that there is some broad area of agreement.

  • Local charity sponsors play about child abuse

    In recognition that April is National Child Abuse Prevention month, the Ohio Valley United Charities, Inc., is sponsoring ten performances by the Blue Apple Players of Louisville, for area elementary students about ‘body safety’ at schools in Trimble, Carroll, Gallatin, Henry and Owen counties, April 21-29.

  • Library to host signing by local author, Goodin

    The Trimble County Public Library will be hosting new local author, Jennifer Goodin, for a discussion and book signing on Thurs., April 17 at 6:30 pm. Goodin’s new novel, Truth and Grace, will also be available for purchase at the event.
    Truth and Grace was independently published and has a five star review on Amazon. The plot of the novel is described as:

  • TRIMBLE COUNTY COMMUNITY CALENDAR

    Wednesday, April 3
    The Trimble County Board of Education will meet at 6 p.m. at the School Administration Building on Wentworth Ave.
    Saturday, April 5
    Annual Father-Daughter Dance for Local Girl Scout Troops  - 6 - 9 p.m. at Moose Lodge on Michigan Rd., Madison. $10 per couple, $6 single. Flowers, pictures, food. If you would like to request a song in advance go to musicinmotionofky@gmail.com
    Thursday, April 10
    The Milton City Commission will meet at 7 p.m. at the Milton Municipal Building.
    Friday, April 11

  • TRIMBLE COUNTY NEWS OF PUBLIC RECORD

    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 March 25, 2014.

    FELONIES

  • Trimble County Sheriff’s Department Call Log

    Monday, March 24
    9:03 a.m., lockout, 300 block Thornhill
    9:21 a.m., school visit, Trimble County Middle School
    10:08 a.m., school visit, Milton Elementary School
    11:26 a.m., school visit, Trimble County High School
    2:17 p.m., process service, Kinle
    2:25 p.m., suicide threat or attempt, Smith Dr
    4:27 p.m., social services referral, 600 block Devin Dr
    Tuesday, March 25
    7:54 a.m., alarm, Alexander Ave
    8:35 a.m., school visit, Trimble County Middle School

  • Free cross-river transportation offered

    By DAVE TAYLOR
    The Trimble Banner
    The City of Madison and Rockin’ Thunder Jet Boat Rides, LLC have agreed to provide passenger ferry service across the Ohio River during the remaining two weeks of the Milton-Madison Bridge closure. The service began Monday, Mar. 31.

  • Carrollton JCTC campus funded

    By JEFF MOORE
    The News-Democrat
    Funding for a new Jefferson Community and Technical College campus in Carrollton is heading to Gov. Steve Beshear’s desk for his signature as part of a budget agreement that passed in both houses of the legislature Monday night.