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Today's News

  • Board of Education votes again to levy nickel tax

    EDITOR’S NOTE: According to a legal advertisement placed in today’s edition by the Trimble County Schools, on March 9, 2017, the Trimble County Board of Education adopted a General Fund rate of 72.6 cents per hundred dollars of assessment. Of this rate, 5.7 cents is subject to recall.
    Trimble County Clerk Tina Browning has advised that a citizen picked up a recall packet from her office on Monday, seeking to form a committee to petition the community for another county-wide vote on the nickel tax.
    By CRYSTAL CAUDILLO
    Special to The Trimble Banner

  • Meet Sheriff Charlie Kelton

    By DAVE TAYLOR
    Managing Editor
    Former Kentucky State Police Sgt. Charlie Kelton was sworn in as the new Trimble County Sheriff on Tuesday afternoon, March 14. Trimble County District Court Judge Diane Wheeler administered the oath to Kelton and his entire staff.
    Sheriff Kelton succeeds the late Tim Coons, who passed away last week following a valiant battle with cancer. Coons had served 14 years as Trimble’s sheriff and was midway through his fourth term when he reached the end of his watch. Kelton will serve out the remaining 22 months of that term.

  • County bids farewell to Sheriff Coons

    By DAVE TAYLOR
    Managing Editor
    Unit 1201 has signed off for the last time.
    Trimble County Sheriff Tim Coons has succumbed to his battle with cancer. Following several months of treatment, including frequent trips to Chicago for specialized care, Coons, 58, reached the end of his earthly watch on Wednesday morning, March 8, 2017, while resting at his Trimble County home.

  • Charlie Kelton sworn in as new Trimble County Sheriff

    Former Kentucky State Police Sgt. Charlie Kelton was sworn in as the new Trimble County Sheriff on Tuesday afternoon, March 14. Trimble County District Court Judge Diane Wheeler administered the oath to Kelton and his entire staff.

    Sheriff Kelton succeeds the late Tim Coons, who passed away last week following a valiant battle with cancer. Coons had served 14 years as Trimble’s sheriff and was midway through his fourth term when he reached the end of his watch. Kelton will serve out the remaining 22 months of that term.

  • Writer recounts experience of riding out last week’s storm

    By TEENA DRAKE
    Special to The Trimble Banner
    “We better watch the weather tonight, I heard bad weather is coming!”
    That was the comment from my husband last Tuesday night, Feb. 28. Wow! Was he correct! WAVE 3 had three meteorologists analyzing and reporting what they knew about the storm, throughout the night. They were providing the general public with times, areas, and expectations. Their timeline was impeccable.

  • County communications contest

    Do you like to speak in front of a group? Do you like to teach others how to do things? Would you like to learn the skills and gain the confidence to be an outstanding public speaker? Then you should participate in the Kentucky 4-H Communications Program! 4-H members can learn how to prepare and present a speech on any topic they feel passionate about. Or, if you are a more hands on person, you can learn to give a demonstration, a “how to” presentation in which you will teach someone how to do something using posters and other props.

  • Cutting the TV cable cord

    If you are like every other cable consumer in the United States, you have most likely noticed a sharp increase in the cost of cable over the past decade.  As a result of these rising costs, many consumers have chosen to cut the cable cord.  Fortunately, increasingly widespread home internet access and the introduction of streaming services such as Netflix, Amazon, Hulu, and HBO Now have made cutting the cable cord much easier.

  • Routine tractor maintenance

    Don’t let the maintenance of your tractor go by the wayside when you get busy. There’s a tendency to put maintenance on the back burner as spring and summer field activities get into full swing. Often when we do think about maintenance, it is the implement we think about, and we ignore the tractor.

  • Hanover College scholars, civic group examine area zip-line feasibility

    Students in the Hanover College Business Scholars Program are working with ENVISION Jefferson County to determine the feasibility of establishing a zip line in the Madison, Ind., area.
    The scholars are conducting research regarding pricing, potential sites and other important factors. As part of this effort, the students seek to gauge local interest and collect opinions through an online survey. The survey is available at www.hanover.edu/ziplinesurvey and on the ENVISION Jefferson County and the City of Madison Facebook pages.

  • Trimble County Advisory Board covers wide range of topics

    By Angela Stethen
    Special to The Trimble Banner
    After having a wonderful year last year, the JCTC Trimble County Adult Education center is experience extremely low numbers of students. Our rankings in the state are very bad at this time. As mentioned in the last notes, we desperately need assistance from our community partners to let students know about our services.  At this time and while funds are available, we are paying for students to take the GED Test for free. We offer other testing for free, as well.