Today's News

  • Transition period underway for state government

    While last week’s gubernatorial election marked the end of this year’s campaign season, it also kicked off the beginning of a transition period that has been guided by tradition and the state constitution for much of our history.
    Not quite 60 people have served as governor since Kentucky joined the United States in 1792. In the beginning, voters did not have a direct say; instead, the decision was made by a group of electors, similar to our presidential elections today.


    Thursday, Nov. 12
    Trimble County Senior Citizens Center movie at 10:00 a.m.
    The Trimble County Local Emergency Planning Committee will meet at 6:30 p.m., at the Trimble County Cooperative Extension Service, 43 High Country Lane in Bedford. Agendas will be handed out at the meeting. For more information, call 502-558-6329.
    Milton City Commission will meet at 7 p.m. at the Milton Municipal Building.
    Fri.-Sun., Nov. 13-15

  • Students get taste of adulthood in ‘Reality Store’

    Special to The Trimble Banner
    Stakeholders, 4-H extension agent, students and educators come together one day a year to assist sophomores and eighth graders with adulthood “reality.” The students begin with choosing a career based on their GPA. They are then assigned children (if any) and their ages. Next they attend a multitude of “real life” booths to pay for items such as: childcare, utilities, furniture, transportation, taxes and much more.

  • Trimble’s Extension board sets special mtg

    Sharon Yocum has accepted the Trimble County Cooperative Extension  Board’s offer to purchase the land adjacent to the extension office.  A special meeting has been scheduled for Friday, November 13, 2015 at 10:00 a.m. at the Trimble County Cooperative Extension Service.  The purpose of the meeting is to discuss financing options, down payment amounts and contacting an attorney to begin the deed transfer.

  • Courts launch ‘rocket docket’

    Landmark News Service
    A new procedure in the 12th judicial circuit could reap major benefits to court officers, legal counsel, defendants and even taxpayers by speeding up the process of resolving very specific cases.
    Termed the “rocket docket,” the procedure allows the Commonwealth Attorney’s office to identify appropriate cases to expedite through the arraignment, plea and sentencing of the accused.

  • Tracey Poe: new assistant principal at TCMS

    By Teena Drake
    Special to The Trimble Banner
    Trimble County Middle School began the year with a new assistant principal, Tracey Poe. She is the former sixth grade social studies teacher and has for several years been furthering her education to become a principal. TCMS Principal Mike Genton hired Poe for her new role over the summer.

  • M&M Bridge declared complete

    The Trimble Banner
    Construction of the Milton-Madison Bridge has reached completion, according to an official announcement Monday from the Milton-Madison Bridge Project. Painting was finished last week and all traffic controls have been removed. The only thing left to do is re-stripe the pavement and conduct minor corrective work, the release said.
    The announcement was welcome news on both sides of the river.

  • Perryville Civil War Battlefield awarded $91,000 grant funding

    Kentucky Press News Service
    WASHINGTON, D.C. – National Park Service Director Jonathan B. Jarvis Tuesday announced more than $500,000 in grants from the Land and Water Conservation Fund to help preserve over 180 acres at three of America’s Civil War battlefields threatened with damage or destruction by urban and suburban development. The grant projects are at Perryville, Kentucky; Corinth, Mississippi; and Brandy Station, Virginia.

  • WISE: Wellness Initiative for Senior Education

    Are you 60 or older and looking for an opportunity to learn how to stay healthy and meet new people?
    The Wellness Initiative for Senior Education program offers a series of six lessons that cover a wide range of topics. Local seniors are invited to get involved with the WISE program where they can meet new people and:
    l Learn about the aging process and how to make healthy lifestyle choices
    l Celebrate this exciting stage of life and all the benefits that come with it
    l Discuss risk factors and behaviors you should avoid to stay healthy