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Today's News

  • State police conducting traffic safety checkpoints

    The Kentucky State Police will be conducting traffic safety checkpoints in the counties of Oldham, Trimble, Henry, Owen, Carroll and Gallatin during the period of August 1 through August 31.   

  • The bugs of summer

    Fortunately for me the wasps and I have declared a ceasefire. I no longer have to avoid the unexpected sting of a winged sniper. Earlier this summer I often found myself pinned down in crossfire on a daily basis. Now, I can walk around my house undisturbed; I sometimes do it just because I can.

  • Ways to pep up lunch

    A new school year is upon us. One of the most challenging daily tasks that goes with back to school is finding something interesting, healthy and tasty for your child to eat if they take their lunch instead of participating in a school lunch program. Here are some tips to simplify the process.

  • Superintendent addresses ‘stream of misinformation’

    Dear Readers,

  • Tax hike for new high school in Scott County abandoned

    By Dan Adkins
    Georgetown News-Graphic
    Four weeks after announcing he would seek a 5-cent property-tax increase and two days after making his case at a public forum, Scott County’s new superintendent backtracked Thursday.
    The decision means activity toward building the proposed $60 million, 750-student Great Crossing High School — already delayed since last fall — will be pushed at least until spring and possibly farther into the future, Superintendent Kevin Hub said after the board’s monthly work session.

  • Alternatives for Indiana approach to Milton-Madison Bridge on view at Aug. 18 open house in Madison

    The Indiana Department of Transportation’s Project 421 team has been conducting technical studies to provide crucial insight to narrow the pool of nine alternatives to re-route U.S. 421 from the Milton-Madison Bridge through downtown Madison. Based on this data and public feedback, the alternatives have been narrowed to four:
    •Alternative 1: Do nothing, which serves as a basis for comparison for the other alternatives,
    •Alternative 4: Involves building a bridge over 2nd Street,

  • Rookie Andrew Tate wins Albert Lee Appliance Seafair Cup

    By Craig Fjarlie
    Special to The Trimble Banner

  • Fixing Lester’s cheek

    On Walker’s Bend, in the 1960s, when a loved one died, we didn’t have a proper funeral home; we had Brother Rannie. He was a mortician and part time taxidermist. He didn’t advertise it, but if you used him for your funeralizing needs, he would mount your next deer head free.  

  • Open letter to God

    Dear God,
    As you know, last Sunday morning I posted the following on Facebook:
    “Dear God,
    I’m trying to control the universe as best I can, but I think I’m failing at it. It might be time for me to step aside and let you take over -- I hear you laughing! -- but I’m not sure I know how to do that, seeing as I’ve been doing this for so long.
    “So, please be patient with me and don’t smite me with boils or ugly hair.
    “Thank you, NK”

  • LOOKING BACK

    August 14, 1986 (30 years ago)
    John Bayer descried his exchange trip as “the time of my life” when he went to Mexico as part of the Rotary foreign exchange student program. John said he enjoyed the beach and tried water skiing for the first time. The crafts there, he said were beautifully made from natural materials such as herbs and spices.