Today's News

  • Rotary Club hears of tobacco barn converted to modern, yet rustic facility for weddings and other festive gatherings

    Special to The Trimble Banner
    Kelly Nichols and her husband Randy moved to Trimble County from Fillmore, Indiana, after they bought a small farm with house and tobacco barn in August, 2014 from Dorothy Wentworth at 504 Mt. Carmel Road. They labeled their farm the “Lazy Day Farm,” and following extensive renovations on the old barn, are now hosting weddings and other events.

  • Trimble County Adult Education Office moves to former TCMS

    Special to The Trimble Banner
    Due to the restructuring of the Trimble County School System, the JCTC Trimble County Adult Education Center has moved. We are now located in Room 112 of the old middle school. Simply enter the front door and turn right, our office is the last office on the right (Room 112).
    We are open during the summer months on Mondays – Thursdays from 8:00 – 3:00, or by appointment. Our telephone number has stayed the same, (502) 255 – 9191. However, it will not be functional until after July 20th.

  • Trimble County Adult Education celebrates success of Coghill

    Special to The Trimble Banner
     “Getting your education is everything.” With these words, Chance Coghill describes how he feels about obtaining his GED in June of this year. Chance began his journey in May with a determination to graduate with the class of 2016 on June 24th. After brushing up in some areas, Chance took and passed the four GED tests: Reading, Math, Social Studies, and Science. “It’s a blast!” Chance says, “It really is! It’s fun. It’s neat to get back into learning.”

  • Community support sought for nickel tax

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  • School lunch charge policy, walk-in freezers topics for school board discussion

    Special to The Trimble Banner
    The Trimble County Board of Education held its regular meeting for the month of July at the Board Office on Wednesday, July 13.
    Superintendent Steve Miracle and Jessica Wilcoxsin were the only contributors present for the Communications section. Miracle stated that since the principals were not in session the regular August meeting will catch up with their reports.

  • USDA announces $49 million public-private investment for critical wetlands

    LEXINGTON, Ky. – Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack has announced that USDA is awarding $44.6 million through its Wetland Reserve Enhancement Partnership to support 10 wetland enhancement projects on private and tribal agricultural lands in 12 States. Recipients for each project are providing more than $4.3 million in matching funds, bringing the total investment to approximately $49 million. In total, the projects will help to protect, restore or enhance 15,000 acres wetland acres in critical watersheds across the United States.

  • Water park

    This July 4th my family and I visited a nearby water park. The day was beautiful and the park was full. Dear Old Father Time, Bless his soul, has seen to it that roller coasters are no longer conducive to my optimum gastric stability. In short, my stomach will throw all engines into reverse and I will ruin the lunch plans for my fellow merry makers. Since my laptop causes motion sickness, imagine what a high-speed amusement projectile will cause. I now content myself with bumper cars, cars-on-a-track, and any kiddy ride on which I can stow away.

  • Help for canning salsa

    Salsas are usually mixtures of high acid foods, such as tomatoes and/or fruit, with low acid foods, such as onions and peppers. With the addition of lemon juice, citric acid, or vinegar in the right proportion, salsa becomes a high acid food and can be safely processed in a boiling water canner. However, only research-based recipes should be used. Other salsa recipes, found on the internet, in published books, or from grandma’s recipe stash, should not be home canned unless they have been properly tested for safety. Enjoy those salsas fresh, or frozen for longer storage.

  • Harvesting blueberries and blackberries

    Summer months are the harvest season for blueberries and blackberries, both of which have the potential to grow very well in Kentucky. Harvest time for blueberries, which are native to North America, is from early June through early August. Blackberry harvest is from mid-June to early October. These delicious fruits offer several health benefits, and they capture the essence of summer in their sweetness.