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Today's News

  • Vaughn Whitt sentenced to 65 years

    By CRYSTAL CAUDILLO
    Special to The Trimble Banner
    Vaughn Whitt appeared before Jefferson Circuit Judge Darrell Auxier on Nov. 22 to hear his fate regarding the April 16, 2015 shooting of 17-year-old Brennan Stewart. Whitt was tried in the Madison, Ind., court in October and was found guilty of murder, a fire arms enhancement on the murder charge, two Level 5 felony counts of intimidation, four Level 6 counts of pointing a firearm and a misdemeanor count of possession of a firearm without a license. Charges were filed against Whitt on April 17, 2015.

  • Bedford stores observe Small Business Saturday

    By TEENA DRAKE
    Special to The Trimble Banner
    What is Small Business Saturday? Maybe you saw the commercials leading up to the Saturday after Thanksgiving and wondered what does it mean to shop small? Each year small businesses join together to offer a day of shopping small. According to Tracie Heveline this was created by American Express to help promote entrepreneurs to boost their sales.

  • Rumpke awarded bid for City of Bedford sanitation

    By HILDA PARRISH
    The Trimble Banner
    The City of Bedford received only one bid in answer to their advertisement for city sanitation collection.

  • Beware seasonal employment scams

    FRANKFORT, Ky. – Attorney General Beshear is warning Kentuckians to be wary of seasonal employment scams targeting those looking to make some extra cash for the holidays.
    The scam often appears as an online advertisement seeking a mystery shopper, package or shipping position or similar employment where Kentuckians can work from home and receive immediate payment.
    Here is how the scam often plays out:

  • Hometown hero turns 40

    By TEENA DRAKE
    Special to The Trimble Banner
    According to Webster’s Dictionary a hero is a man admired for his courage, fortitude, prowess (great skill), and courage. Words that have been utilized to describe Michael Shelley have been kind, caring, courageous, high achiever, delightful and dedicated. Therefore, he is considered one of our hometown heroes!

  • Hog killing with the old timers

    By HILDA PARRISH
    The Trimble Banner
    I post entries on the Trimble County Historical Society’s Facebook page from John L. Wright’s journals he kept from 1909-1943. In the year 1915 at this time of year they were getting ready for “hog-killing.” He wrote that they had gone to get the gammon sticks and I was asked what those were. I know many of the old-timers will remember how this is done and it is a dying art—and farming IS an art.

  • Ping Pong Weather

    “If you don’t like the weather wait a few minutes and it will change.” I firmly believe that this statement should be added to the signs marking our state lines. The past few years have seemed to become increasingly capricious. We apparently have run out of springs and falls and dive directly into summers and winters. Ouch! This makes me sad.

  • How to cook a country ham

    Country ham is a regional delicacy that many of us enjoy but may not know how to properly prepare. Here are some tips and tricks to make country ham the star of your holiday dinner.
    l Country hams may contain mold, which is a result of the curing process. Mold is normal, but it could produce mycotoxins which could cause a food-borne illness. Remove mold by washing the ham with hot water and scrubbing it with a stiff vegetable brush.
    l Soak the ham for 4 to 12 hours in the refrigerator.
    l Cover with water and boil the ham for 20 to 25 minutes per pound.

  • Save landfill space by composting yard waste

    Are you surrounded by a yard full of leaves every fall? Whether they are yours or the ones that your neighbor’s tree has graciously donated to you, recycling leaves at home can be to your advantage. Composting is an environmentally beneficial process to dispose of leaves and other yard wastes this fall.

  • Ohio Valley United Charities kicks off fundraising campaign

    “We Care, We Share” is the Ohio Valley United Charities, Inc., theme for its 2017 Fundraising Campaign it launched this month as it seeks financial support for 34 area charities for grants totaling over $165,000.00. In operation since 1998, the non-profit organization composed of volunteers from Carroll, Gallatin, Henry, Owen, and Trimble counties seeks pledges and donations from area businesses and industries that helps designated charities give back services to the community.Services funded for area charities include: