Today's News

  • Milton bridge approach plan ‘on hold’

    Transportation officials in Kentucky and Indiana are in the process of finalizing alternatives to new approaches to the Milton-Madison Bridge in hopes of improving traffic flow through the downtown business sections of Milton and Madison.

  • School board discusses digital security status


    Special to The Trimble Banner

    The Trimble County Board of Education held its regular meeting at the new Board Office in the former middle school library.

    A moment of silence was held for Dylan Sutherland. Dylan was a middle school student who was lost to an ATV accident recently.

    Superintendent Steve Miracle presented the House Bill 5/Data Security Status report for Rod Smothers – Chief Technology Director.

  • Leisure Apartments to be demolished, rebuilt

    By Hilda Parrish

    Special to the Trimble Banner

    Tenants of the Leisure Apartments soon will be moved to other housing while the existing complex is demolished and rebuilt

    Bedford City Commissioner James Helm reported on the apartment complex renovation at Leisure Apartments on Cutshaw Lane at the commission’s meeting last week.

    Helm said the city received a letter from the Federal Housing Authority that the apartments are to be completely renovated.

  • Detroit celebrates 100 years of boat racing with Gold Cup


    Special to The Trimble Banner

    The City of Detroit is getting ready to celebrate its 100th anniversary of boat racing on the Detroit River this weekend (August 26-28) when the H1 Unlimited Hydroplane series returns to the Motor City for the UAW-GM Spirit of Detroit Hydrofest presents the APBA Gold Cup. A field of nine boats is expected to compete for the granddaddy of boat racing trophies.

  • Lady Raiders off to a 2-0 start

    The Trimble County Lady Raiders have begun the 2016 volleyball season in the aggressive style they are known for, quickly dispatching Eminence and Gallatin County in their first two outings, both by scores of 2-0. Trimble toppled Eminence on Aug. 16, 25-14 and 25-16,  and defeated Gallatin 25-15 and 25-10 on Aug. 18. Pictured in the above left photo (from left) Kate Staples and Kaylee Clifford watch as Cheyenne Riddle battles against Eminence. At right, Staples sets up a teammate for a possible score against the Lady Warriors.


    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 cases were heard in Trimble District Court during the week of Aug. 8, 2016, with the Honorable Judge Jerry D. Crosby II presiding:

  • 2016 Trimble County Fair Open Class Exhibit Champs

    Painting–MaryAnn Mitchell
    Water Color–Bethany Dearing, Kay Barnes
    Drawing–MaryAnn Mitchell, Kay Barnes
    Pastels–Mindy Shelton
    Oil Painting on Canvas–Kay Barnes
    Pottery–Mindy Shelton  
    Digital–Jordan Dennison
    Nature–Jordan Dennison, Kay Barnes
    TEXTILES                             Quilts

  • Saving for big ticket items

    For many consumers, purchasing a big-ticket item such as a new home theatre system, appliances, or furniture involves swiping a credit card or taking out a loan. Unfortunately, these buying strategies often contribute to an endless cycle of debt. Saving up for a significant purchase is an important step toward staying out of debt and ensuring your future financial success. If you are considering a big-ticket item purchase now or in the future, consider the following tips for saving:
    Establish a goal

  • UK breeder develops new tall fescue variety

    University of Kentucky plant breeder Tim Phillips has developed a new tall fescue variety that is nontoxic to grazing animals.
    The variety, Lacefield MaxQ II, is the result of selections Phillips, a member of the UK College of Agriculture, Food and Environment, made from endophyte-free Kentucky 31 and related lines. Phillips named the variety for UK Professor Emeritus Garry Lacefield upon his retirement to honor his numerous contributions to the forage industry and to the college.

  • 1979 tax, school impact on economic development addressed by superintendent

    Dear Readers,
    In last week’s edition of The Trimble Banner there was an article regarding the 10 cent tax that was passed back in 1979. I have some additional information on that to share this week and then I hope that discussion can be put to rest.