Today's News

  • Fall is a great time to sample soil

    If you think spring is the best time to take soil samples, you might want to rethink that. Fall is actually the optimum time to take soil samples for fertility analyses.

  • Local news in brief

    TCHS Class of ’76 to reunite Saturday
    The Trimble County High School Class of 1976 has scheduled their 40 year reunion for

  • Milton High School reunion Oct. 16

    The Milton High School Annual Black and Gold Reunion for alumni and former students of the old school formerly located on School Hollow Road in downtown Milton will be held at Noon on Sunday, October 16, at The Pines restaurant in Madison.

  • TCHS GRIT team visits Rotary

    Special to The Trimble Banner
    What a team!  What a purpose! Just when we are saturated by the bad news of the day about our country coming apart, about the loss of high values among the youth, about sand-box level fighting among our politicians—in other words all the stuff that makes headlines among the competing news media—along comes a fresh reminder that we have the next generation of great kids working hard to assure brighter futures and high civic responsibilities.

  • Hard work by students, staff push test scores to new levels

    Dear Readers,
    With the public reporting of state assessment scores today you have hopefully seen the great academic progress made by our students and staff through last year’s instruction. Achieving the classification of Distinguished as a school and a district is quite an accomplishment and our students and staff deserve recognition for the outstanding work they put in last year. Trimble County truly has great students and some of the best teachers anywhere around. Let me put this into perspective for you.

  • TCMS Runnin’ Raiders compete at Hanover
  • Raiders overcome by Gallatin
  • Madison’s Charlie Grooms to serve as acting H1 chairman

    The Trimble Banner
    Madison resident and former Milton businessman Charlie Grooms will serve as Acting Chairman of H1 Unlimited Hydroplanes with the retirement of Chairman Steve David until a new Chairman is named. Grooms has served as Vice Chairman of H1 over the past few years. David announced following the Sept. 18 race in San Diego that he was stepping down after two years at the helm.

  • The outhouse

    My wife and I have been married over 38 years, we built a house in 1986 and the best feature, in my mind, is the five toilets. The house is not that big, I just have a “thing” about bathrooms. When I was a child we lived in a house that had three bedrooms and a “path.” A decent distance from the back door and “downwind” was a two-holer outhouse equipped with a library and wasp spray. Thinking about it now, I don’t know why in the South, in the summer, anyone would want to “share” their bathroom experience; I think I can wait.

  • I hate change!

    Last year we became quasi-temporary guardians of our youngest daughter’s two cats, Mohawk and Target.
    I say quasi-temporary because the daughter has since moved out after staying with us for a year, but the cats are still with us.
    Once our daughter left, we decided to move the cats’ litter box from the guest bathroom to the now-empty spare bedroom.
    To us humans, that’s a simple change, but not to the cats.