Today's News

  • October is Farm to School Month

    By Elisha Smith
    Center for Rural Affairs
    October is National Farm to School month. “Farm to School” refers to schools serving local, farm-fresh foods ranging from fruits and veggies to honey and meat.
    The more local foods we serve our kids, the better. One-third of U.S. children are obese or overweight, and only 2 percent of children get the recommended serving of fruits and vegetable each day. Farm to School programs increase students’ daily fruit and vegetable consumption significantly.  

  • Comer predicts big future for industrial hemp

    LEXINGTON, Ky. – Industrial hemp will cover tens of thousands of acres and generate thousands of jobs in Kentucky in the near future, Kentucky Agriculture Commissioner James Comer told hundreds of hemp growers, processors, and enthusiasts at the Hemp Industries Association Conference today in Lexington.

  • Talking to your teenager about money management

    Why should families talk about money? Arguments over finances are a common problem in many families, regardless of income, age, and education. They are often due to inadequate family communication in general. Beginning to include your children in age-appropriate discussions about family finances is a great first step to helping them learn to value money and spend it wisely. If parents never talk with their children about money, they are not providing their children with the guidance and hands-on financial experience needed when they begin to spend money of their own.

  • Forestry fall webinar series

    The University of Kentucky Forestry Extension specialists will be conducting a webinar series in the coming weeks. The webinars will be broadcast from UK Forestry Extension to the Trimble County Extension Office. All webinars will be broadcast from 7:00 – 8:00 PM (Eastern Time). The schedule of webinar programs is as follows.
    October 29. Landowners and Federally Protected Species – What you Need to Know. (Jeff Stringer, UK Forestry Extension)

  • Middle school students participate in ‘See You at the Pole’
  • BES High Attendance Day
  • Milton Elementary Students of the Week
  • Trimble educators have new resources to personalize learning

    SHELBYVILLE, Ky.–Thirteen teachers in the Trimble County Schools spent last year working on strategies to give each student a voice and a choice in how they learn. When they returned to their classrooms in August, they were armed with new resources to zero in on what works. The teachers are part of the nation’s largest effort to personalize learning in America’s public school districts.

  • Free/reduced lunch and Title I

    This week I would like to take the time to express to our parents and community the importance of the free and reduced (F/R) lunch program that exists in our schools. This a vital program in so many ways but I feel the numbers for Trimble County are inaccurately reported due to applications not being filed. I hope that knowing how F/R lunch rates impact students and schools we will begin to see more parents taking the time apply for the program.

  • Lady Raiders 2nd in tournament at Southwestern

    The Trimble Banner
    The Trimble County Lady Raiders battled strong at Hanover Saturday and came away with the runner-up trophy in the Southwestern Volleyball Tournament.
    Trimble’s girls won all three of their matches in pool play to advance to the Championship match against Austin. In pool play, Trimble defeated Pekin Eastern High School 25-9 and 25-19; Shawe 25-18 and 25-8; then the host Southwestern 26-24 and 25-23.