Today's News

  • Trimble County Community Calendar

    Thursday, Dec. 1
    The Trimble County Hymn Sing will be hosted by the Pleasant View Baptist , 489 Wise’s Landing Rd. in Bedford,  7 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 1. The public is invited.
    Friday, Dec. 2
    Ernie Haase & Signature Sound in concert at the North Madison Christian Church at 7 p.m. Doors open at 6 p.m.
    Saturday, Dec. 3
    In conjunction with “Light Up Bedford” festivities, the Bedford Rotary club will be offering its Annual “Rotary Chili Dinner” at Morgan Community Center from  5:30 to 7:30 p.m.


    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 County District Court during the week of Nov. 21, 2016, with the Honorable Judge Diane Wheeler presiding:

  • Middle school basketball action
  • Rumpke awarded bid for City of Bedford sanitation

    The Trimble Banner
    The City of Bedford received only one bid in answer to their advertisement for city sanitation collection.

  • Bedford stores observe Small Business Saturday

    Special to The Trimble Banner
    What is Small Business Saturday? Maybe you saw the commercials leading up to the Saturday after Thanksgiving and wondered what does it mean to shop small? Each year small businesses join together to offer a day of shopping small. According to Tracie Heveline this was created by American Express to help promote entrepreneurs to boost their sales.

  • ‘Light up Bedford’ Saturday

    “Light up Bedford” will be held on Saturday, Dec. 3, to give a kick start to the upcoming Christmas season.
    The agenda of activities is as follows: 3 to 8 p.m., Christmas Shopping Vendor Sales; 3 to 4:30 p.m., Children’s Christmas Tea; 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., Bedford Rotary Chili Dinner; 6 to 6:30 p.m., light up at the courthouse lawn; 6:30 to 8:00 p.m., Santa and festivities.

  • Vaughn Whitt sentenced to 65 years

    Special to The Trimble Banner
    Vaughn Whitt appeared before Jefferson Circuit Judge Darrell Auxier on Nov. 22 to hear his fate regarding the April 16, 2015 shooting of 17-year-old Brennan Stewart. Whitt was tried in the Madison, Ind., court in October and was found guilty of murder, a fire arms enhancement on the murder charge, two Level 5 felony counts of intimidation, four Level 6 counts of pointing a firearm and a misdemeanor count of possession of a firearm without a license. Charges were filed against Whitt on April 17, 2015.

  • ‘Hold us ... steadfast in the faith of our forefathers’

    EDITOR’s NOTE: The following editorial was originally published 93 years ago in the Nov. 29, 1923 issue of The Trimble Democrat.

    This date marks the return of another Thanksgiving Day, a time when we as Americans should express our gratitude for the bountiful blessings which, through the dispensation of a kind Providence, has been meted out to us as a people.

  • Trimble County Sheriff’s Department Call Log

    Monday, Nov. 14
    11:20 a.m., miscellaneous complaint, 173 Riverdale Dr
    3:29 p.m., property damage accident
    Tuesday, Nov. 15
    10:45 a.m., welfare check, 1900 U.S. 42E
    Wednesday, Nov. 16
    7:48 a.m., property damage accident, 9245 U.S. 421N
    12:31 p.m., traffic stop, U.S. 421at New Hope Rd
    3:29 p.m., property dispute, 11619 U.S. 421N
    4:05 p.m., miscellaneous complaint, 1130 Joyce Mills Rd
    4:07 p.m., miscellaneous complaint, McDowell Ln
    4:20 p.m., terroristic threatening, 200 block Luckett Ave

  • One on one with Raiders varsity coach Stacey May

    EDITOR’S NOTE: Last year was Stacey May’s first season as head coach of a Trimble County Raiders hevily laden with underclassmen. The Trimble Banner fielded questions to Coach May about his expectations for the upcoming 2017-18 basketball season.

    Banner: Last season was one of you developing a very young team, you getting used to them and the boys getting used to your coaching style. I noticed with the young team last year, your coaching style had more of a teaching approach. How do you build on that?