Today's News

  • Over $200 million needed for teachers’ retirement

    FRANKFORT—The Kentucky Teachers Retirement System pension fund will need an additional $520.4 million in state contributions to be fully funded next fiscal year, a state pension oversight board heard today.
    The $520.4 million is in addition to around $380 million paid out to KTRS from the state General Fund this fiscal year, state Deputy Budget Director John Hicks told the Public Pension Oversight Board. All funds are needed to help KTRS meet 100 percent of its ARC, or annual required contribution.

  • Former students speak to 8th graders at TCMS

    Special to The Trimble Banner
    Rob Brooks and Ashby Drake made a guest appearance, per request of the eighth grade teachers at the Trimble County Middle School, to speak about goal setting. Both have taken different paths; yet had powerful messages.

  • Shane holds off Kelly to capture Detroit Hydrofest

    Special to The Trimble Banner
    DETROIT---Over the course of the 2015 H1 Unlimited Hydroplane season, Jimmy Shane in the Oberto/Miss Madison and J Michael Kelly in the Graham Trucking have put on a show that few boat racing fans will forget. 
    On Sunday, the two drivers didn’t disappoint the fans along the Detroit River shoreline. Shane held off Kelly this time to win the UAW-GM Spirit of Detroit Hydrofest in a battle that is becoming commonplace.

  • Lady Raiders open volleyball season with a win at Eminence

    The Trimble Banner
    The Trimble County Lady Raiders volleyball team opened the 2015 season on the road Tuesday, Aug. 18, defeating the Lady Warriors of Eminence by a 3-0 match score.
    Game scores were 25-13, 25-5 and 25-12 in favor of the Lady Raiders.
    Trimble was back in action the following night, traveling to Walton-Verona. The Lady Bearcats proved to be too much for Trimble as the Lady Raiders fell to a 0-2 defeat. Game scores were 12-25 and 15-25.

  • Football season in Trimble

    Special to The Trimble Banner
    On Friday, the Trimble County High School Raiders hosted the Eminence Warriors in the 2015 season opener for both teams. The Raiders showed a lot of heart but had no answer for the Warriors Freshman led offense that put up 52 points against the Raiders 12.

  • Choo-choo choosing to unhitch from the crazy train

    Just this morning my friend Tara and I were wondering if it’s possible to be addicted to drama.
    She calls it being on the crazy train. She said when the crazy train comes around and she hitches a ride on it she’s firing on all cylinders, she’s in high gear and overdrive, not to mention mixing metaphors.
    She feels alive, she says, yet at the same time she hates it with all her might.


    Aug. 29, 1985 (30 Years Ago)
    Suzy Sachleben of Milton, Kentucky won two first place ribbons for her entries in the statewide 4-H swine judging competition at the Kentucky State Fair in Louisville. Her wins were in the Yorkshire gilt senior sow category and the Yorkshire champion gilt.

  • Standing up for rural postal delivery

    By Marie Powell
    Center for Rural Affairs    
    Post offices are crucial anywhere, but especially crucial in rural areas that depend on the postal service to stay connected through news delivery, services crucial to businesses, and, in some communities, a link to prescription drugs and other services.
    The mail service is a national treasure that has been in operation for 240 years. Every day, the Postal Service provides affordable, universal mail service to all—without using taxpayer dollars for its operation.

  • Legislators working to ensure veterans receive benefits

    One of the ongoing challenges our country faces is making sure our veterans receive the full benefits they have rightfully earned.
    Unfortunately, as we discovered during a legislative meeting earlier this month, there are still some who are either unaware of what is available or who have become mired in bureaucracy. The good news is that, thanks to the Kentucky Department of Veterans Affairs (KDVA), we are making great strides in closing these twin gaps.