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Today's News

  • KY 55 bridge replacement in Henry to begin May 31

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. – The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet has awarded a contract for replacement of a bridge on KY 55 (Carrollton Road) in Henry County. This bridge over Daugherty Creek is located approximately one mile southeast of Interstate 71 near Jones Lane at mile point 6.1.
    Frederick & May Construction of West Liberty, Ky., was awarded this contract in the amount of $381,505. Contract crews will begin work along KY 55 next week by installing signs and relocating a water line in the project area.

  • Library seeking ‘volunteens’

    Do you know a middle or high school student who is looking for something fun and meaningful to get involved in this summer? The Trimble County Public Library is accepting applications for their VolunTeen program through June 2. Applications may be picked up at and returned to the front desk at the library.

  • 2016-17 budget projections

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  • School board discusses non-traditional instruction plan in May 18 meeting

    By CRYSTAL CAUDILLO
    Special to The Trimble Banner
    The Trimble County Board of Education convened its regular meeting at the Administration Office on May 18, opening with a discussion of a bond sale to be held the following day. The board approved a resolution, which approved refunding. The regular board was dismissed and the Finance Corporation was called to order. The Finance Corporation reported the potential of saving approximately $270,000.00. [See separate story on Page 1]

  • Water recreation guidelines issued

    FRANKFORT, Ky. -- With summer approaching, The Kentucky Division of Water and the Kentucky Department for Public Health offer these safety tips to help Kentuckians enjoy the many rivers, lakes and creeks in which to boat, fish, swim, canoe or otherwise enjoy our abundant water resources.
    Despite many water quality improvements, there is the potential for human health risks in any body of water. By using a common sense approach, your risks of experiencing water-derived health issues can be greatly decreased.
    DOW and DPH recommend that the public:

  • Seasons end for TCHS baseball, softball

    Staff Report
    Trimble County High School’s diamond teams were defeated in first round action of their respective 29th District Tournament action closing out the season for both softball and baseball.

  • Wilson is regional shot put champ

    By LAUREN HOLLOWAY
    Trimble Banner Intern
    The Trimble County High School track and field team competed in the Kentucky High School Athletic Association’s Region 5 Meet Saturday, hosted by Lexington Christian High School. While Trimble’s boys failed to field enough competitors for a team score, Trimble’s women placed sixth with 28 points among their Class A counterparts. Danville took first place with 112 points followed by Nicholas, Owen, Lexington Christian, and Burgin teams.

  • Gonterman to play college volleyball at Berea

    By TODD POLLOCK
    Special to The Trimble Banner
    As this year’s senior volleyball players are graduating from Berea College, one Trimble County High School senior is packing her bags and gearing up to take one of the team’s vacant spots. On Wednesday, Katie Gonterman signed a letter of intent to play volleyball for NCAA Division III Berea College.

  • Uncle Willis

    Uncle Willis, my alcoholic Uncle Willis, spent a year and day in the Jackson County, Alabama jail. Let me explain how it happened….
    Grandma said, “Willis is a good Christian boy, he just got baptized in dirty water.”

  • How not to ‘flunk’ sainthood

    On my last birthday I turned 61.
    I thought by this age I’d get the hang of the whole sainthood thing, at least the Protestant definition of a saint as simply being a follower of Jesus, although that somehow doesn’t seem to be enough. Shouldn’t there be more to it than that? Hitting a benchmark of obedience? Praying without ceasing? Saying no to temptation eight out of 10 times, or at least two out of 10?
    If so, then I’m a poor excuse for a “saint.”