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Today's News

  • General Butler Lodge, pool and restaurant temporarily closed for work Aug. 14-16

    CARROLLTON, Ky. -- The lodge, restaurant and swimming pool at General Butler State Resort Park in Carrollton will be closed Aug. 14-16.
    The temporary closure is so the service panel that provides power to the lodge can be replaced as part of the “Refreshing the Finest” initiative that is funding improvements at Kentucky State Parks.
    The park’s cottages and campground will remain open. The lodge is expected to be open for business on Aug. 17.

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  • Trimble County Community Calendar

    Thursday, Aug. 10
    Opening day of school for students in the Trimble County Schools.
    Wednesday, Aug. 16
    The Trimble County Board of Education will meet at the board office at 6:30 p.m.
    Thursday, Aug. 17
    Tri-County Community Action Agency’s Board of Directors will meet on Thursday, August 17, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. The meeting will be held at the John Black Community Center located at 1551 N. Highway 393, La Grange, KY 40031. The public is invited to attend. Tri-County CAA provides services in Henry, Oldham and Trimble Counties.

  • PSC grants rate increase to Shelby Energy

    FRANKFORT, Ky. – The Kentucky Public Service Commission has granted the Shelby Energy Cooperative a revenue increase that is nearly the same as the amount requested by the electric distribution cooperative.
    With the rate increase granted by the PSC, a typical Shelby Energy residential customer will see their average monthly electric bill rise by about $7.90 (6.1 percent), from $128.90 to $136.80. That includes a $4.86 increase in the monthly customer charge, to $15 from the current $10.14, as proposed by Shelby Energy.

  • Trimble High School celebrates 25 years with Sherri Penick

    By TEENA DRAKE
    Special to The Trimble Banner
    The moment your child does not tell you about the day to order their cap and gown for graduation, will be the day you learn how important Sherri Penick truly is! Come to think of it, the first day or moment your child enters Trimble County School District and becomes involved, will be the “AHA! Moment” of how and why we are celebrating the unforgettable Ms. Sherri.

  • Still no arrest 8 months after fatal hit and run

    By DAVE TAYLOR
    The Trimble Banner
    Kentucky State Police investigators from Campbellsburg Post 5 are continuing their investigation into the Dec. 8 hit and run traffic death of 28-year-old pedestrian Donna Frazier on the Ky. 36 bridge over Canip Creek in Milton. Eight months after the tragedy there still has not been an arrest nor has a suspect been identified in the vehicle/pedestrian hit and run accident, according to Trooper Joshua Lawson, Post 5 public information officer.

  • Congregation closes doors, Wesleyan facility up for sale

    By DAVE TAYLOR
    The Trimble Banner
    A “for sale” sign in the front lawn of the Milton Wesleyan Church signals the close of a community ministry that began more than 90 years ago in the small river town.

  • George & Beverly Rawlings Women’s Center opens at LaGrange

    La Grange, KY -- Expectant parents who deliver at Baptist Health La Grange will now do so in a newly-renovated $2.5 million George & Beverly Rawlings Women’s Center
    The new Women’s Center includes an expanded nursery, two new OB triage rooms for monitoring expectant mothers, all-private post-partum rooms and Labor/Delivery suites with updated furnishings and décor, new operating room for C-section procedures, dedicated lactation room and expanded family waiting areas.

  • Eclipse shines a light on the past

    By Stuart W. Sanders
    On August 21, Kentucky will be the epicenter of a rare total solar eclipse. From Bowling Green to Paducah, thousands of visitors will come to Kentucky to view this phenomenon.
    Nearly 150 years ago, on August 7, 1869, the Bluegrass State was the focal point of another total eclipse. Just like today, astronomers and curious travelers flocked to the state to watch the moon obscure the sun.

  • Bird houses for a good cause

    By Trevor Browning
    Special to The Trimble Banner
    The Trimble County Clerk’s office is selling customizable bird houses for $20 apiece. The bird houses, which are made from recycled license plates deemed unusable by the state, are a product meant to benefit and raise funds for The Veteran’s Program Trust Fund as well as the Kentucky County Clerks Association’s “H.A.V.E. Program”: which stands for “Help a Veteran Every Day”.