Today's News

  • Fun indoor activities during the winter months to teach math skills

    During the cold winter months, it is harder to find activities to do with younger children. It seems all too easy to allow a child to spend more time on the computer or in front of the television. However, these activities can get in the way of time together as a family and can even impede development of important kindergarten readiness skills. What are some ideas that families can do instead to help young children learn math skills?

  • Families more dangerous than death taxes to farms

    Jan. 8, 1987 (30 Years Ago)
    The Tri-County Hospital, serving the counties of Oldham, Trimble and Henry, opened Monday in LaGrange. A full-service hospital, Tri-County has ultra-modern equipment to care for any type of ailment or procedure except open heart surgery and critically ill children. Construction of the $14 million facility began in the summer of 1985. The for-profit hospital will be operated by Basic American Medical, Inc., of Indianapolis.

  • Rand assessment: ‘So much harm in so little time’

    I fought hard during this first week of the 2017 session of the Kentucky General Assembly to protect the interests of Kentucky’s working families against a rising tide of wealthy corporate interests, but in the end, our best efforts were blocked by the new ruling majority in the Kentucky House of Representatives.

  • Bedford author publishes first book

    The Trimble Banner
    Your Identity is the title of new book published by Bedford resident Chan Smith. Born and raised in Trimble County, Smith said Your Identity is his first published book and was written “in order for Christians worldwide to know their identity. Without knowing your identity, you can’t walk in who you really are in Christ,” he writes in the introduction to the book.

  • William Robertson sworn in as school board member

    Special to The Trimble Banner
    The Trimble County Board of Education held their regular meeting Wednesday, Jan. 4, at the School Board office. Once the meeting was called to order board member-elect William Robertson was sworn in by Finance Officer Phillip Harmon.

  • Hanover grad selected to lead Indiana Economic Development Corporation

    Elaine Kops-Bedel, a 1974 Hanover College graduate, has been appointed by Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb ’90 to serve as president of the Indiana Economic Development Corporation.
    The IEDC is the state’s lead economic development agency, focusing its efforts on growing and retaining businesses in Indiana and attracting new business to the state.

  • Project 421 selects final alternative for improved Indiana approach to new Milton-Madison Bridge

    Managing Editor
    Local residents motoring back and forth across the Milton-Madison Bridge will likely see vast improvements in traffic flow sometime in 2019, once construction is completed on a new Indiana approach to the span.
    After nearly a year of studies and public input, officials with Project 421 have made their selection from alternatives proposed for improving traffic flow at the Harrison Street/Second Street intersection two blocks north of the bridge in Madison.

  • Cookie Monsters

    My first attempt at Christmas cookies may well be my last. Along with vegetable gardens, flower beds, painting and large car parking, baking the iconic Christmas sugar cookie is fraught with unexpected perils. Sugar cookies are a wonderful tradition during the holiday season and I determined that I would join in on the fun. When will I ever learn?