Today's News

  • News of Public Record | Feb. 1, 2018

    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 judgments were rendered in Trimble County District Court during the week of Jan. 22, 2018, with the Honorable Judge Jerry D. Crosby II presiding:

  • Trimble County Sheriff's Log | Feb. 1, 2018

    Jan. 22

    8:27 a.m., lockout, Luckett Lane

    8:55 a.m., warrant service, 44 Riverside Drive

    3:01 p.m., welfare check, Tommy Circle Road

    Jan. 23

    9:59 a.m., property damage accident, 1034 Peck Pike Road

    2:24 p.m., knock-and-talk, Hardy Creek Road

    Jan. 24

    9:52 a.m., miscellaneous complaint, 2207 U.S. 42W

    12:35 p.m., social services referral, 1285 Mt. Carmel Road

    2:34 p.m., prisoner in custody, Madison, Ind.

  • New voting machine demonstration at clerk’s office

    Ross Roberson of Harp Enterprises set up two of Trimble County's new voting machines for demonstration purposes Monday in the deed room of the Trimble County Clerk's Office. Harp Enterprises provides voting machines for 97 of the 120 counties in Kentucky. Voters can cast a fictional paper ballot or use the disability voting machine, also set up, to print a ballot with the voter’s selections. The two machines will be set up for 30 days, said County Clerk Tina Browning.

  • Signature spiritual director talks importance of nursing home volunteers to Rotary


    Special to the Banner

     “Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows.” (James 1:17, NIV)

  • Ramona retires

    Ramona Howard (right) was the guest of honor as staff at the Trimble County Public Library celebrated her retirement with an open house Friday. She is pictured with Marjorie Downey (left).

  • At the Library | Feb. 1, 2018


    Take time to quiet your mind and gently strengthen your body with yoga at 6 p.m. Monday in the library meeting room. Wear comfortable clothes and bring your yoga mat. If you don’t have a mat you can borrow one from the library. The class is free and open to ages 16 and older.

    Heart pin craft

    Create a pin that celebrates a location special to you at 6 p.m. Tuesday in the library meeting room. This would make a great Valentine’s Day gift and is open to ages 16 and older.

    Roaming readers

  • Community calendar | Feb. 1, 2018

    Thursday, Feb. 1

    The Trimble County Board of Elections will meet at 2 p.m. in the county clerk’s office. The meeting will take place following the drawing for ballot positions in the May primary.

    Thursday, Feb. 8

    Milton City Commission meets at the Milton Municipal Building at 7:00 p.m.

    Saturday, Feb. 10

  • House bill creates earmarked fund for drug settlements

    In ways large and small, illegal drug use touches all of us. It steals the future of those addicted, it tears at the lives of their loved ones, it fills our prisons beyond capacity, it strains local and state government budgets, it overwhelms first responders and substance-abuse treatment programs and it keeps businesses from finding the workers they need.

  • Do you remember, Looking Back | Feb. 1, 2018

    Feb. 4, 1988 (30 years ago)

    More than 70 citizens packed the Trimble County courtroom to discuss concerns about Valley View Landfill accepting waste from as far away as New Jersey. Laidlaw Waste Systems, owners of the landfill, filed a request to expand the refuse site by 300 acres. The facility’s permit allowed 80 acres. Judge Jack Couch said although the community development committee was studying alternatives, there were no moves made to adopt an ordinance for planning and zoning in the county.

  • Chippy’s misfortune and other hardships of life

    As the story goes, Chippy the parakeet never saw it coming.

    His owner had decided to use the vacuum cleaner hose to clean out Chippy’s cage – with Chippy still sitting on his perch.

    As Chippy’s owner turned on the vacuum cleaner, the phone rang, and as she reached to answer it, the vacuum cleaner hose moved slightly toward Chippy and – “thwuuupp!”

    Chippy’s owner immediately dropped the phone and tore open the vacuum cleaner bag to rescue a very dusty, very scared bird.