Today's News

  • COMPASS provides direction for those struggling with addictions

    By Melissa Blankenship
    Landmark News Service
    A new program of the Tri County Community Action Agency (TCCAA) hopes to provide assistance to individuals and families struggling with addiction.
    The COMPASS program serves Henry, Oldham and Trimble counties with a focus on offering guidance, support and resources to anyone interested in treatment for substance abuse.

  • Whitt trial underway in Madison

    The Trimble Banner
    The trial of a Milton man facing numerous charges, including murder, in the April 16, 2015 shooting death of 17-year-old Brennan Stewart got underway Wednesday of last week in Jefferson Circuit Court in Madison, Ind., before Jefferson Circuit Judge Darrell Auxier.

  • Wet/dry election provides challenge for clerk

    The Trimble Banner
    The Dec. 20 Local Option Election to determine whether Bedford residents will permit the sale of alcohol within the city limits comes quickly on the heels of the Nov. 8 General Election, providing a challenge of scheduling for Trimble County Clerk Tina Browning.
    The clerk’s office will have to provide at least 12 days of absentee voting for the Local Option Election, Browning said. The county’s voting machines will be under quarantine for 30 days following the General Election and that will be through Dec. 8.

  • Bruner joins circuit court clerk colleagues for educational sessions

    FRANKFORT, Ky. – Trimble County Circuit Court Clerk Stacy M. Bruner joined other circuit clerks from across the state at the 2016 Circuit Court Clerks Fall College in Lexington. The Administrative Office of the Courts provided the educational program Sept. 26-29 for the state’s circuit court clerks.
    The circuit court clerks received an update on the court system from AOC Director Laurie K. Dudgeon and attended sessions on jury management, record retention and court technology.

  • Credibility

    I have a credibility problem. The medical profession has an axiom which advises, “When you hear hoof beats look for horses, not zebras.” In other words, look for the most likely explanation and not the unordinary. In my case when I hear hoof beats I think of unicorns! Once an idea is in my head, no matter how unlikely, it captures my imagination and reduces me to a novelty.

  • It’s your reality
  • Watch for deer on area roads this fall

    Over 3000 vehicle-deer collisions occur each year in Kentucky, and autumn is the peak season.  According to the Kentucky State Police, almost half of all such collisions occur in October, November and December.  November is the peak month by far, averaging around 750 collisions annually.  Three people were killed in each of the past two years.

  • Now is the time to think about the winter hay needs for our horses

    It’s hard to believe that winter is right around the corner. If you’re a horse owner, you should already be preparing your winter hay supplies.
    How do you estimate the amount of hay you will need? If you have mature horses at maintenance level, you want to feed a mainly forage diet.
    The estimate would be similar to a 1,100-pound horse eating 2 percent of its body weight. That equals 22 pounds of hay per day. Feeding for 120 days, December through March would equal 1.3 tons of hay per horse.

  • Commissioners give department reports

    Special to The Trimble Banner
    The Bedford City Commission held its meeting on Oct. 18, 2016 at the Morgan Community Center. The Commission first discussed the status and concerns of the cemetery, sanitation and streets/sidewalks.
    Mayor Todd Pollock had received a complaint from a citizen regarding the upkeep of a family member’s grave. Pollock responded that the caretaker of the cemetery had been in the hospital and unable to perform his duties.
    Sanitation had no concerns.

  • Board reviews assessment results

    Special to The Trimble Banner
    The Trimble County Board of Education held their regular meeting on Wednesday, Oct. 19 at the Trimble County High School library. The Board recognized Governor’s Scholars Tessa Chilton, Trevor Browning, Chandler Howerton and Zachary Wright.
    The Board also recognized Bedford faculty member Mandy Clark who is the Reading Recovery teacher for Bedford Elementary. Clark described how the program is implemented as well as its use in conjunction with other programs.