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Today's News

  • News of Public Record | Jan. 11, 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 Jan. 1, 2018, with the Honorable Judge Diana E. Wheeler presiding:

  • Library partners with high school science classes

    By THOMAS CIFRANIK
    Special to the Banner

    To start the new year, the Trimble County Public Library and the Trimble County High School partnered together to create scientific experiments.

  • Community Calendar | Jan. 11, 2018

    Thursday, Jan. 11

    Milton City Commission meets at the Milton Municipal Building at 7 p.m.

    Tuesday, Jan. 16

    Trimble County Fiscal Court meets at 5:30 p.m. in the meeting room of the Trimble County Judge-Executive’s office.

    Bedford City Commission meets at 6 p.m. at Bedford City Hall located in the Morgan Community Center.

    Wednesday, Jan. 17

    Trimble County High School Site Based Decision Making Council will meet at the TCHS library at 4:30 p.m.

  • Rotary gets update on Haiti work

    By CHARLES LISTON
    Special to the Banner

    Chartered Rotary International clubs are required to demonstrate interests beyond the borders of local communities when able. Clubs and districts apply for grants to help provide better living conditions, health and education in developing countries.

  • Looking Back | Jan. 11, 2018

    Jan. 14, 1988

    (30 years ago)

    Trimble County’s volunteer emergency services provided assistance on 458 separate occasions in 1987. The Bedford Fire Department made 56 runs while the Milton Fire Department made 36 runs. Trimble County EMS responded to 374 emergency calls during the year. All of the services combined equated to more than 3,500 free hours provided to citizens of Trimble County.

  • McConnell reflects on US Senate’s 2017 work

    In November 2016, the American people sent President Trump to the White House and Republican majorities back to Congress. We worked together to make 2017, by any objective standard, a year of extraordinary accomplishment. While the national media may overlook or downplay any of these successes, the fact remains that Congress has achieved a number of priorities this past year for the people we represent.

  • Budget, pension reform remain top concerns for 2018 General Assembly
  • Key issues mean plenty to debate this session

    The first few weeks of a legislative session may seem slow at first glance, but that doesn’t diminish the importance of these opening days.

    That’s because this is the time when legislators and the governor alike lay out their priorities, setting the stage for what we hope can be accomplished by the time we finish our work, which this year will be April 13.

  • Refining our 'silver' prayers

    Whenever I need big-time prayers, I go to the big guns: my 6-year-old great-niece, Leah.

    This past summer when Hurricane Irma was about to decimate Florida, Leah prayed for the “hurricane to go away” and especially that her “Tee Tee Nancy” wouldn’t be scared.

    Irma didn’t go away, but it did decrease enough in strength that at least my house didn’t blow away.

    So, I put that in the win column for Leah’s answered prayers.

    Plus, I wasn’t afraid, so that’s two wins for Leah.

  • Raiders take early advantage but fall late to Rebels

    When the highly touted Southwestern Rebels came to Bedford Friday for a matchup with the Trimble County Raiders, everyone anticipated an exciting contest and were rewarded for their expectations. While Trimble held the advantage in the first two quarters, it was in the final half that the game was decided in Southwestern’s favor by a 65-57 score.