Today's News

  • Ark encounters resistance

    By Richard Nelson
    The Ark Encounter celebrated its first anniversary this month but instead of fanfare and praise, some news media and protestors poured rain on its parade. The Biblical theme park, which consists of a life-size replica of Noah’s Ark based in Northern Kentucky, faced 75 protesters and criticism from a columnist who said the group promotes “fringe beliefs.” But hey, it’s the Ark, right?  Compared to criticism that Noah faced, I’m sure this modern-day rendition will weather the storm.

  • When God says ‘I told you so’

    One of the great pleasures in life is being able to say, “I told you so.”
    I don’t get to say it often, but when I do, especially when I can say it to my husband, I do it with immense glee. I may even dance around and sing.
    Moms get to say I told you so a lot.
    Remember Ralphie’s mom in “A Christmas Story”? Ralphie kept asking for Red Ryder BB gun and his mom kept saying, “You’ll shoot your eye out.”


    July 16, 1987 (30 Years Ago)

  • Making Washington work for Kentucky

    After celebrating our nation’s Independence Day, I traveled around the Commonwealth to hear directly from Kentuckians. By engaging with families, individuals, and community leaders across the state, I am better able to bring their concerns to the United States Senate and serve as their voice in Washington.

  • Rapid DNA testing demonstrated for legislators

    Laura Sudkamp with the Kentucky State Police crime lab remembers when it took months to process one DNA sample.
    “You literally had to stick the film in the freezer for six to eight weeks,” the KSP Central Lab manager told the Interim Joint Committee on Judiciary last week. Her lab can now generate a profile on a DNA sample in one or two days, she said, but even that’s a bit longer than need be under some new technology.

  • Trimble historical group moving forward

    By HILDA PARRISH, President
    Trimble County Historical Society
    Summer is off to a great start! We in the Trimble County Historical Society has a full schedule this year. We are welcoming new members and contributions from area families.

  • Judge-Executive meets with commissioners over planning/zoning proposal

    Special to The Trimble Banner
    The Milton City Commission met Thursday, July 13, for their regularly scheduled meeting. Mayor Denny Jackson introduced Trimble County Judge-Executive Jerry Powell to discuss the goals and objectives of the county’s planning and zoning proposals. Judge Powell informed the commission that the City of Bedford had approved the proposal earlier this month and once the City of Milton approves the plan, fiscal court would vote on it. The Commission voted unanimously to approve the proposal.

  • Trimble County Community Calendar

    Thur. July 20-Fri. July 21
    Mt. Byrd Christian Church hosts Vacation Bible School from 6:30-8:30 p.m. This year’s theme is Galactic Starveyors. VBS is for children up to sixth grade. Experience galactic games, music, Bible stories, crafts and snacks.
    Thur. July 20-Sun. July 22
    Vacation Bible School will be held at Pleasant View Baptist Church in Wises Landing. VBS will start at 6:30 p.m. and conclude at 8:45 p.m. on Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights, July 19-21. On Sunday, July 22, the VBS will begin at 4 p.m. Everyone is welcome to attend.

  • Bedford hosts Citizen Appreciation Day, ‘Welcome Home’ celebration for local Vietnam veterans

    Staff Report
    The City of Bedford had a Citizen Appreciation Day/Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans party on Saturday, July 15 at the Morgan Community Center.
    The party was kicked off with a parade beginning at Trimble County High/Middle School and went through town to end at Signature Health Care (Trimble Nursing Center). At the community center was Razen Blazen BBQ, live music, and bouncy houses for entertainment.