Today's News

  • Community Calendar | March 8, 2018

    Thursday, March 8

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

  • This Week at the Library | March 8, 2018

    Knitting class

    Learn new knitting skills and make a slouchy knitted hat at 11 a.m. Thursday. Bring size 5 & 7 knitting needles and worsted weight yarn. The group is open to ages 14 and up. The class meets in the Trimble Library meeting room.

    Grief support group

  • House budget rejects some proposed cuts

    When Governor Bevin presented his budget to the General Assembly in late January, it quickly became clear that his proposed cuts to education would be too much for our schools to handle.

    It would reduce elementary and secondary funding by more than $380 million over the next two years and take away almost $160 million more from our colleges and universities. That’s 540 million steps back at a time when it is more critical than ever that we have our students running ahead.

  • Now it's the Senate's turn with budget

    Receiving the Commonwealth’s two-year, multi-billion dollar budget plan from our colleagues in the House highlighted one of our busiest weeks yet in the Senate as we reached the two-thirds point of the 2018 Session of the Kentucky General Assembly. Hundreds of visitors from all corners of Kentucky packed committee hearings and rallied for important causes in a week that saw no shortage of legislative activity.

  • Looking Back and Do You Remember | March 8, 2018

    March 10, 1988 (30 years ago)

    Trimble County Schools were selected through the Ohio Valley Education Cooperative for a five-year program to help students with severe handicaps to become less isolated and more self-sufficient, according to the Kentucky Department of Education.

    The Trimble County Retired Teachers Association elected Carl Allen to be the group’s president. Vernon Craig was elected vice president and Lola Stark was elected secretary-treasurer.

  • Encouraging one another with our words

    Have you ever thought about how certain events, words, situations, people, etc. are able to greatly encourage us?

  • Still looking for flying pigs

    A number of years ago a woman called me at work, wanting to tell me her story.

    She wanted to tell someone who would believe her and not laugh, someone who believes that God can and does do strange and wonderful, impossibly improbable things.

    She had heard that I believe that God makes pigs fly.

    That I do, although I haven’t seen any in a very long time, but I’m praying that I will.

  • Put on your seat belt, this might get a little bumpy

    Do volatile markets cause you sleepless nights? Are you to the point that you want to pull the plug on your investments?

    You’re not alone. Many investors want to disregard all logic and, unfortunately, make bad decisions when markets are turbulent. However, making investment decisions based on emotion, rather than good judgement, is usually the absolute worst thing you can do for your family’s financial future.

  • Trimble County receives recognition in organ donation campaign

    The Kentucky Circuit Court Clerks’ Trust For Life is honoring 28 counties for exemplary achievements in educating communities about the lifesaving gift of organ donation. Trimble County is one of them.

  • 2-dose Hepatitis A vaccine required for 2018-19 school year

    Special to the Banner

    A change in statewide policy means students enrolling in Kentucky schools for the upcoming year could need an additional vaccine.