Today's News

  • After a flood: Protecting property while doing so safely

    The following are guidelines for the period following a flood:

    Listen for news reports to learn whether the community’s water supply is safe to drink.

    Avoid floodwaters; water may be contaminated by oil, gasoline, or raw sewage. Water may also be electrically charged from underground or downed power lines.

    Avoid moving water.

    Be aware of areas where floodwaters have receded. Roads may have weakened and could collapse under the weight of a car.

    Stay away from downed power lines, and report them to the power company.

  • Kentucky Beef Expo this weekend in Louisville

    Kentucky, with its ever-increasing interest in purebred livestock, offers purebred cattle breeders one of the most unique and effective state-supported promotional events ever developed – the Kentucky Farm Bureau Beef Expo. This year marks the 23rd Annual Expo, which is held the first weekend in March, at the Kentucky Fair and Exposition Center in Louisville, Kentucky. This may only be the 23rd year of the expo, but looking back at previous years, the Kentucky Beef Expo actually has more history before its state supported start in 1987.

  • Key to preventing colon cancer may be in your gut

    March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month. It’s a good time to raise awareness about the third-most common cancer in the United States and talk about possible ways to prevent it. Recently, scientists have begun to show that a healthy gut may play an important role in colorectal cancer prevention.

  • Family mealtime is a tasty base for healthy development

    Between work, community activities and running errands, meals on the go have become a staple for many American families. You may not realize it, but taking those few extra moments to sit down for a meal with your family fills more than just your stomachs.

  • KDH offering free colon cancer testing

    MADISON, Ind. – In recognition of Colon Cancer Awareness Month in March, King’s Daughters’ Health (KDH) will again be providing free take-home, DNA-based colon cancer testing kits through its physician/provider offices. Testing kits are available from physicians who care for adult patients - Family Medicine and Internal Medicine providers.

  • Old Man Winter pitched a fit


    I’ve lived by the river for six years. Of those six years, three have involved flooding. I understand that rivers will flood. I’ve lived near the river my entire life.

  • Rising river to crest Saturday

    Editor's note: The National Weather Service has updated its river level forecast since the information provided at press time. The weather service now says the river will crest at 52.9 feet Saturday morning. A flood warning is in effect for portions of Trimble County along the river while the remainder of the county remains under a flood watch.

  • Public records | Feb. 22, 2018

    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 Feb. 12, 2018, with the Honorable Judge Diane E. Wheeler presiding:

  • Sheriff's call log | Feb. 22, 2018

    Feb. 13

    6:10 p.m., special detail (ballgame), 1029 U.S. 421N

    Feb. 15

    10:36 a.m., investigative follow up, Bedford Family Practice

    4:20 p.m., juvenile beyond control, Milton-Bedford Pike

    Feb. 16

    9:47 a.m., theft complaint, 7592 U.S. 42W

    10:34 a.m., school visit, Milton Elementary School

    10:38 a.m., school visit, Bedford Elementary School

  • Community Calendar | Feb. 22, 2018

    Saturday, Feb. 24

    Help make decorations for Project Prom from noon to 4 p.m. in the Trimble CARES office, Room 118 in the Board of Education Administrative Offices (the old middle school). You do not have to be an artist or crafty, just able to slap a bit of paint here and there.

    Monday, Feb. 26