Today's News

  • Hushing Jesus up

    Years ago I visited with a woman who sold biblical toys, action figures of Bible characters like Moses, David and Goliath and Jesus.
    The Jesus doll, about twice the size of a G.I. Joe, had movable fingers and joints and if you pressed a button on Jesus’ back he talked.
    As the woman demonstrated, Jesus started reciting Bible verses -- and wouldn’t stop.
    I was there to interview the woman for a newspaper story and tried to have a conversation with her but couldn’t concentrate because Jesus wouldn’t stop talking.


    August 21, 1986 (30 years ago)
    Trimble County Fiscal Court has prepared and submitted a draft solid waste management plan to the Division of Waste Management, Kentucky Natural Resources and Environmental Protection Cabinet. The plan is a 20-year strategy outlining proposals to manage the solid waste generated within the county, including its storage, collection, transportation, disposal and opportunities for resources recovery.

  • Analysis of state’s traffic accident trends offered

    About a decade ago, Kentucky started to see a welcome trend as the number of highway fatalities began a steady decline.
    Totals that regularly exceeded 900 a year before 2007 dropped to 638 in 2013, a figure not seen in the commonwealth since the 1940s.
    Unfortunately, that was as low as it would go. The number of fatalities on our roads last year was almost a fifth higher than the benchmark set just two years earlier, and through the first seven-plus months of this year, it’s eight percent ahead of where it was last August.

  • Bridge documentary wins Emmy

    A television documentary commissioned by Louisville ad and PR agency Doe-Anderson to tell the story of a small-town bridge project has been honored with an Emmy Award – something not typically associated with the world of advertising and public relations. The actual Emmy for the show, “The Milton-Madison Bridge: History on the Ohio,” goes to independent producer Mark Crowner, who worked with Doe-Anderson to create a compelling tale from the unique communities and visual aspects of the project. Crowner served as writer, videographer and editor.

  • Trimble County Community Calendar

    Thursday, Aug. 18
    Tri-County Community Action Agency’s Board of Directors will meet on Thursday August 18th 2016 @ 10:00am at The Oldham County Red Cross. It is located at 1215 North Highway 393 La Grange KY. 40031. The public is invited to attend. Tri-County CAA provides services in Henry, Oldham and Trimble Counties.
    Fri-Sun Aug. 19-21

  • Public hearing set Aug. 30 concerning LG&E landfill

    Staff Report
    The Kentucky Energy and Environment Cabinet has scheduled a public hearing to be held on Tuesday, Aug. 30, at 7:00 p.m., concerning a proposed Special Waste Landfill on property owned by Louisville Gas & Electric Company in Trimble County.
    The public hearing at Trimble County High School, 1029 U.S. 421N, Bedford, will be an opportunity for the public to make oral comments for the record. Written comments may also be submitted at the meeting.

  • Welcome Trimble’s new library director Dena Riley

    Special to The Trimble Banner
    Trimble County Public Library has a new director. Her name is Dena Riley. Dena is originally from the state of Idaho. Family obligations brought her to Kentucky. Riley holds a B.S. in General Education from the University of Idaho. She also has a M.S. in Library Sciences from U.K.

  • Candidates announced for local races in November

    The Trimble Banner
    Bedford residents came out of the woodwork to file their candidacy for a seat on the Bedford City Commission prior to the 4 p.m. filing deadline on Tuesday, Aug. 9. Ten candidates will be vying for one of four seats available on the commission in the Nov. 8 General Election, according to Trimble County Clerk Tina Browning.
    The candidates and their order of appearance on the ballot include the following:

  • Bedford Bash is tomorrow

    Staff Report
    The Bedford Loan & Deposit Bank will host the 27th Annual Bedford Bash tomorrow in the bank parking lot.
    This year’s Bash will feature music by The Thrillers. Bedford Bank will also be giving away prizes for both children and adults. The Bedford Volunteer Fire Department will once again be having a fish fry in conjunction with the event. The Bedford Rotary Club lunch wagon and other food vendors will also be on location to satisfy every appetite.