Today's News

  • Beautiful but deadly


    It’s been my experience that some of the most beautiful things in the world have a dark side – a very, very dark side. One of the most strikingly colored snakes is highly venomous. The Coral Snake is banded with yellow, red and black stripes. Unfortunately, to be bitten by one of these pretties would prove to be an extremely disappointing way to get close to nature.

  • Waugh ready to move forward in life

    Jaclynn Waugh came to Jefferson Community and Technical College’s Trimble County Adult Education to get her GED. Although Waugh expected the process to take a while, she accomplished it in a short amount of time and with very little assistance. Walking through the doors of Adult Ed was the “start of a new life to success,” Waugh said. Getting her GED feels like a weight has been lifted and Waugh said she could now move on with her life. She wanted everyone who is thinking about getting a GED to know about her experience with the Adult Education program.

  • Public records | Feb. 15

    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. 5, 2018, with the Honorable Judge Jerry D. Crosby II presiding:

  • Sheriff's call log | Feb. 15

    Feb. 6

    12:11 p.m., informational purposes, Trimble County Public Library

    4:54 p.m., process service, 10628 U.S. 421N

    5:02 p.m., process service, 56 Water Court

    5:09 p.m., process service, 20 Flat Rock Road

    5:21 p.m., property dispute, 2317 Liberty Road

    5:24 p.m., process service, 60 Orchard Court

    5:50 p.m., process service, 423 Harley Lane

    6:05 p.m., process service, 64 Sullivan Lane

    6:14 p.m., process service, 2024 Morton Ridge Road

  • INDOT public hearing is Tuesday

    The Indiana Department of Transportation and the Project 421 team will have a public hearing from 4-8 p.m. Tuesday at the Brown Gym, 100 Broadway St. in Madison about the preferred alternative for improving a half-mile section of U.S. 421 through Madison.

    The purpose of the project is to select a route that best addresses the safety concerns, mobility challenges and economic development needs of Madison, according to a news release.

  • Community calendar | Feb. 15

    Tuesday, Feb. 20

    Trimble County Fiscal Court meets at 9 a.m. in the meeting room of the Trimble County Judge-Executive’s office.

    Bedford City Commission meets at 6:00 p.m. at Bedford City Hall located in the Morgan Community Center.

    The 4-H Agriculture Club meets at 6:30 p.m. at the Trimble County Extension Office, 43 High Country Lane in Bedford. New members are welcome.

    Wednesday, Feb. 21

  • At the Library | Feb. 15

    Knitting class

    Learn new knitting skills and make a pretty hanging dishcloth at 11 a.m. today in the library meeting room. The library supplies the yarn and the group is open to ages 14 and older.


    Take time to quiet your mind and gently strengthen your body with yoga at 6 p.m. Monday in the library meeting room. Wear comfortable clothes and bring your yoga mat. If you don’t have a mat you can borrow one from the library. The class is free and open to ages 16 and older.

    Pine cone bird feeder craft

  • Looking Back & Do You Remember | Feb. 15

    Feb. 18, 1988

    (30 years ago)

    The Trimble County Rescue Squad purchased the Jaws of Life. The equipment was bought with money borrowed from the bank and members planned to sell baked goods and take donations in order to pay off the purchase. “This is one of the best tools ever purchased,” said Sheriff Howard Long. “We’ve called Madison three different times last year. With these here, we won’t have to call them. It’s essential to have such a tool, it’s a tool that can save time and lives.”

  • Dissecting the budget

    As a bill, the state budget isn’t particularly long, but it’s not a quick read, either, with blocks of text periodically broken up by rows of numbers.

  • Protecting students in the Commonwealth

    Last December, Bernie Sanders, a liberal Senator from Vermont, led every single Senate Democrat to impose an endowment tax of around $1 million per year on Berea College.