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Today's News

  • Exciting finish caps Columbia Cup race

    After one of the most action packed days of racing in the history of the Air National Guard H1 Unlimited Series and a photo finish in the winner-take-all championship Final Heat, Jimmy Shane of Havre de Grace, Maryland found him self atop the podium flanked by J Michael Kelly in second place and Dave Villwock in third.

    Steve David led the final two laps in the 6 Oh Boy! Oberto and would have been the winner except for a violation of the score-up buoy before the start of the race which sent him around for an extra lap.

  • New head coach to lead Raider football

    Trimble County High School has a new head football coach for the second year in a row. Carrollton resident Justin Franklin succeeds William Blair III who left the program and a teaching position at Trimble County Middle School following the 2011-12 school term ended.

    Franklin, a 1999 Carroll County High School graduate, is married to the former Krista Hughes of Trimble County. Franklin served as an assistant football coach at Manual High School for the past four years, according to Trimble County High School Athletic Director Frank Ragland.

  • New TCHS athletic complex taking shape near BES

    By SARAH BEACH

    The Trimble Banner Intern

    Trimble County High School is getting its own baseball, softball and tennis facilities.

    Previously, football players shared their field with the baseball players. This was accomplished by building a fence across the 40-yard line and then taking it down after baseball season, said Trimble County Schools Superintendant Marcia Dunaway.

    Softball players went to the middle school to practice, and tennis players went to the county park.

  • Bedford Pentecostal Church welcomes pastor and family

    Bedford Pentecostal Church welcomes Pastor Carl Litchfield III and family from Portland, ME.

    Pastor Litchfield began his ministry as a young man working alongside his father, Rev. Carl L. Litchfield Jr. Pastor Litchfield attended Apostolic Bible College of Memphis, Tenn. He pastured a home missions work and street ministry in Portland, Maine. In Scottsburg, Ind., he started a home missions work and has assisted fellow ministers in the Indiana area.

  • Callis Grove Camp begins Friday

    The annual Callis Grove Camp Meeting begins this Friday, Aug. 3, and will continue through Sunday, Aug. 12. Services will be held each evening—Monday through Saturday—beginning at 7 p.m. Sunday services will be held at 6 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 5 and 12.

    The evangelist for the series of meetings will be the Rev. James Southerland. Rev. and Mrs. Southerland will serve as the music evangelists for the encampment.

  • New Christian radio station joins airwaves, transmits from Trimble

    Trimble County is the point of origin for the broadcast signal of a new radio station that joined the airwaves yesterday.

    Good Shepherd Radio, Inc., based in Columbus, Ind., has added WHMO, located at 91.1 on the FM dial, to the company’s family of southern gospel broadcast properties. Although transmission facilities are in Trimble County and programming will be generated in Columbus, the station’s identity will be as a Madison radio station, joining WORX 96.7 FM, WXGO 1270 AM and WIKI 95.3 FM.

  • LOOKING BACK

    30 Years Ago (Aug. 5, 1982)
    Bedford residents were shocked Saturday morning, July 31, 1982, when a two-truck crash just outside of Bedford took the life of Michael W. Schmidt, 28, Bedford. Steven Lee Taylor, 22, Bedford, driver of the other vehicle, sustained substantial injuries and was taken to the King’s Daughters’ Hospital in Madison by the Trimble County Rescue Squad.

  • KSP crime report analyzed

    Earlier this month, and continuing a trend dating back to the late 1980s, the Kentucky State Police issued its annual report on crime in Kentucky, giving us a much clearer picture of the impact these actions have had on our citizens.

    In one sense, the numbers from 2011 are positive when compared to earlier crime reports. When measured against 1995, there were 50 fewer homicides, 6,000 fewer burglaries and almost 5,000 fewer DUIs last year even in the face of population gains, while auto thefts and robberies were almost half of what they had been.

  • DO YOU REMEMBER?
  • Get involved in your government: Vote

    There are many ways in which local citizens can participate in government. Becoming a candidate for political office or attending meetings to understand the political process and expressing your opinions are among these. One of the basic ways to participate in government is by voting. When we vote, we help determine who will lead our nation, state, county and local governments. Voting gives us each a say in who will make our laws and protect our freedoms.