Today's News

  • A nickel tax clarification

    The old adage goes, “The only two things certain in life are death and taxes.” Recently, I got a lesson on the tax-side of that saying.

    In the Jan. 11 edition of the Banner, Trimble County Schools Superintendent Steve Miracle wrote a column seeking opposing opinion to the nickel tax with a survey. In this article, he discussed how the nickel tax would apply in certain situations, such as farms, for example. He also provided his source information to the Banner.

  • The kings of Homecoming

    Three games in four nights proved to be an exhausting stretch for the Trimble County Raiders last week. The boys played the first two on the road, resulting in a 63-61 loss at Louisville’s J. Graham Brown High School on Tuesday and a hard-fought 70-58 defeat at Gallatin County on Thursday night. In spite of fatigue, the Raiders returned home on Friday to capture a 62-56 win over Villa Madonna in the annual Homecoming Game.

  • Bedford Elementary announces students for 2nd 9 weeks honor roll

    The following students made the honor roll during the second nine weeks at Bedford Elementary.

    Fourth Grade All A

    Gavin Beisler, Anna Brierly, Morgan Stark, Briley Clifford and Zachary Rice.

    Fourth Grade A/B

    Elliott Easter, Kilei Law, Halle Liter, Avery Stockdale, Jocie Stucker, Landon Carter, Alix Ellis, Jackson Hosler, Case Keeton, Rayven Nutgrass, Taylor Sparrow, Dani Sullivan and Maya Wigren.

    Fifth Grade All A

  • Lice infecting cattle most active during winter

    Lice could be to blame for cattle scratching to the point of rubbing off large patches of hair or creating raw sores. The biting and sucking lice that infest cattle are most numerous and active during winter and can spread easily from animal by direct contact. Confirm that lice are the reason for the scratching by examining some animals in the herd. Part the animal’s hair in spots where lice are likely to occur and look for lice eggs (nits) attached to hairs (Figure 1).

    Biting Lice

  • Thomas pleads with students to avoid alcohol, substance abuse


    Special to the Banner

    Jerod Thomas spoke about his journey from being a football player to alcohol, drug addiction, jail and his long recovery to Trimble County Middle and High school students Jan. 19.

  • Clifford named to Kentucky Wesleyan president’s list

    Kaylee Clifford of Bedford was named to the Kentucky Wesleyan College president’s list for the fall 2017 semester.

    To be eligible for the President’s List for superior academic achievement, students must attain a 4.0 grade point average while carrying a minimum of 12 semester hours.

    Kentucky Wesleyan College is a highly ranked four-year United Methodist-related academic institution offering a wide range of majors in the liberal arts. 

  • School spirit alive and well at Homecoming
  • Safety first while removing mold, mildew from the home

    Mold and mildew are two fungi that may appear from time to time in your home. They can trigger allergic reactions or asthmatic complications for certain people, so prompt removal is critical to protect your family’s health.

    Mold and mildew grow in moist environments, spread easily and live on various surfaces. Mildew is a type of mold that usually has flat growth and remains on the surface. Mold contains multiple identical nuclei and grows in patches of various colors and can penetrate beneath the surface of an infected material.

  • High tech ice scraper

    The meteorologists on every station warned us of a nasty stretch of winter weather heading our way. I wasn’t one of the panicked hoard that descended upon every grocery, big box store and stop-n-go frantically making purchases then racing home with milk and bread clutched in their hands. I honestly didn’t get the correlation between snowstorms and these two commodities. As for me a gallon of milk and a loaf of bread can last my family a week. Additionally, when the stores run short of 2 percent, my almond milk is always in stock! I think I may be their only customer.

  • Historic number of lives saved in 2017 through organ donation

    2017 was a groundbreaking year in national and local efforts to save lives through organ donation. In Kentucky, 2017 marked the second highest number of lives saved. Thanks to 108 heroic organ donors and their families, 361 organs were recovered and transplanted.  Tissue donations from 330 people helped heal thousands of patients.