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  • Trimble County Sheriff's Log 02-29-12

    Monday, Feb. 20
    11:09 a.m., escort, Milton
    1:19 p.m., theft complaint, Millers Branch
    5:02 p.m., theft complaint, Trimble County Water Company

    Tuesday, Feb. 21
    9:06 a.m., school visit, Trimble County High School
    9:41 a.m., traffic hazard, 1200 block U.S. 421S
    12:38 p.m., meth lab, 3400 block Bray’s Ridge Rd
    1:29 p.m., property damage accident, Georges Creek Rd
    1:31 p.m., school visit, Bedford Elementary School
    1:51 p.m., attempt to locate, 10900 block U.S. 421N

  • News of Public Record 02-29-12

    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 in Trimble County Court the week of Feb. 20-Feb. 24, 2012.


  • ‘Bob’s Bunch’ ALS fundraiser Saturday

     “Bob’s Bunch Battling ALS” will hold a fish fry and auction fundraising event this Saturday, March 3, to raise funds for ALS research and bring awareness to the local region about the disease.
    ALS—Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis is commonly called “Lou Gehrig’s Disease,” after the Hall of Fame New York Yankees first baseman who succumbed to the disease in 1941.

  • Tornado Drill Tuesday

    Ronnie McCane, Trimble County Emergency Management Team Director, would like to inform the county of the Annual Statewide Tornado Drill, scheduled for 10:07 a.m. on Tuesday, March 6. 

    Everyone should take the time to check your survival kit, have plans made and practice what you and your family would do and go in case of a real tornado threat. Always be prepared and be safe.

  • Body may be missing Worthville resident

    Indiana authorities believe a body found along the Ohio River, about a half mile from Vevay, is that of 20-year-old Justin Hearn of Worthville.
    Hearn went missing Dec. 13, 2010, while on a duck-hunting trip with two friends, Joseph McDermott, then 21, and Jeremy Pence, then 20. The johnboat they were hunting in was submerged by a wave and they were tossed out. Both McDermott and Pence managed to swim to shore and survive the ordeal; searchers spent three days searching the freezing waters and found no sign of Hearn.

  • Bedford awarded Recreational Trails Grant

    The City of Bedford has received a $50,000 grant for a walking trail, playground and skate park at the site of the historic Bedford Springs.

    The award is a matching grant, meaning the city must come up with a match of $50,000 of either monetary or in-kind services, according to Rita Davis, Assistant City Clerk.

  • County oks rate hikes for EMS ambulances

    The Trimble County Fiscal Court last week approved rate increases for the county Emergency Medical Service ambulances.

    The increase was based on a proposed rate adjustment recommended by SDI Inc., a service provider for the EMT industry based in Lexington, Ky.

    The current rate for county residents using the ambulance service for scheduled transports is $11 per mile. The court voted to accept the recommendation, increasing the rate to $11.60 per mile.

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  • The importance of maintaining good dental health

    As the beginning of the gastrointestinal tract, the mouth starts the digestive system’s functions, so it is not surprising that nutrition and oral health are closely linked. When it comes to oral health and the teeth, nutrition is both protective and preventive. Good nutrition promotes maintenance of the mouth and teeth by mitigating the negative influences of food on teeth, where plaque can accumulate.

    Dental decay can be caused by many things:

  • Developing leadership skills in youth promotes success

    All youth need opportunities to develop leadership skills. By learning to interact with others and becoming engaged members of their communities, youth learn that they can make a difference.  

    In order for youth to be prepared to work in partnership with adults, they need to develop and/or enhance their leadership skills. Leadership education prepares youth to:

    •manage time

    •work as a team

    •set goals

    •start conversations

    •facilitate meetings