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Today's News

  • 1985 court order gave jail to Trimble historical society

    By DAVE TAYLOR
    Managing Editor
    The Old Stone Jail on the Trimble County Courthouse Square is officially in the custody of the Trimble County Historical Society.

  • Elisabeth Moore joins Owen Co. newspaper staff

    Landmark News Service
    Trimble County native Elisabeth Moore became the newest addition to the Owenton News-Herald’s staff June 7.
    Moore will serve as a reporter for the newspaper.
    She is a 2017 graduate of Western Kentucky University, where she received a bachelor’s degree in English with a minor in journalism.
    While attending WKU, Moore served as a reporter for the campus newspaper, the College Heights Herald.

  • TCMS Jr. Beta on the national stage

    By KATIE RAMOS
    Special to The Trimble Banner
    Each year, the Trimble County Middle School Jr. Beta Club competes at the State Convention. This year at State the students succeeded in earning 3rd place for their Club Scrapbook with the theme of “Above and Beyond” and 1st place in the Living Literature recreation of “The Three Musketeers” by Alexandre Dumas. Upon winning at the state level, schools are invited to compete at the National level.

  • TRIMBLE COUNTY NEWS OF PUBLIC RECORD

    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 July 10, 2017, with the Honorable Judge Jerry D. Crosby II presiding:
    FELONY

  • Kentucky Natl. Guard well prepared, lawmakers told

    FRANKFORT—Kentucky has 197 National Guard personnel currently deployed with the U.S. Army or U.S. Air Force, with future mobilizations planned for later this year and in 2018 and 2019, state lawmakers were told last week.

  • Secretaries: The heartbeat of Trimble County’s schools

    By TEENA DRAKE
    Special to The Trimble Banner
    Close your eyes and think about when you were in school. Who was the person everyone knew, who did you ask to call your mommy when you were sick at school? As parents, whom do we call when our school calendar disappears or when a family emergency occurs and we need to ensure our child doesn’t ride the bus home?
    The school secretary, that’s who.

  • Kentucky producers have until Aug. 1 to submit county FSA nominations

    LEXINGTON, Ky. — The U.S. Department of Agriculture Farm Service Agency Acting Executive Director for Kentucky, Robert W. Finch, reminds farmers and ranchers that they have until Aug. 1, 2017, to nominate eligible candidates to serve on local FSA county committees.

  • When should farmers retire?

    By Wyatt Fraas
    Center for Rural Affairs
    Retirement from a farm business may not mean moving away or giving up on mentoring the next generation, but it does entail transferring management decisions to someone else. It can be a gradual or sudden process. It may be driven by long-term goals, by sudden health issues, or events outside your family.

  • Rainmaker

    I have resigned myself to the fact that most attempts I make at outdoor chores are certain to be spoiled by rain. The amount of rainfall increases exponentially in comparison to the degree of work required to complete the task at hand. I can summon the rain by gathering the water hose, bucket, sponge, car shampoo and a look of determination. Mentioning how badly the flower beds need to be weeded will cause a torrential downpour. The mere thought of mowing the grass will trigger flash flood warnings.

  • Home canning tips

    Now is a great time to start canning. You can preserve some of your own fruits and vegetables or take advantage of the bounty of locally grown fruits and vegetables at your county’s farmers market. Home canning can save money, provide gifts for family and friends and leave you with a great feeling of accomplishment. For the best canned products be sure to follow USDA recommendations.
    l Start with fresh fruits and vegetables. Spoilage and loss of vitamins and nutrients begins right after harvest so you want to can fruits and vegetables at their peak.