Today's News

  • When God loses His mind

    Every so often I’ll say to God, “With all due respect and with the full realization that you can fry me on the spot, which I admittedly deserve -- you have obviously lost your mind, Sir.”
    Here’s a perfect example: After many, many months of inviting a friend to my church, one day several years ago this friend finally decided to actually come.
    I should’ve been happy about that, but that particular week was right in the middle of a capital campaign, which meant the pastor would be talking about giving money.


    July 3, 1986  (30 years ago)
    All ablaze; Both Milton and Bedford Fire Departments and EMS responded to the scene of two house fires shortly after 6 p.m. Monday. The property was recently purchased by Jack Olds, who wanted the vacant houses destroyed.  The fire departments and ambulance crews used the opportunity to stage a working fire drill.

  • Churches encouraged to fill the pews with shoes for local students July 10

    Do you remember the week or so before school when you were not ready for school to begin, but were excited to see your friends from across the county?
    Would I get the teachers and classes I wanted? Thoughts in my head were of what I would do with my hair, which dress would give that grown up look for my new year? Which pair of shoes would I wear?
    What about our youth that are dreading the school experience because they do not have any shoes to wear? What will the others think of the holes and the taped up soles are the questions on their minds.

  • Fourth of July and the liberty we fight to preserve

    As it has for nearly two-and-a-half centuries, our nation will pause on Monday to celebrate its “birth” day, commemorating a time 240 years ago when the Founding Fathers declared our independence.

    Since July 4, 1776, we have weathered a war for our freedom, a war against ourselves, and wars against those who would like nothing more than to see us and our values falter. Although the world has changed in countless ways since Thomas Jefferson penned the Declaration of Indepen-dence, our commitment to protect and promote freedom has never wavered.

  • Trimble Fair Schedule

    There were some errors in the schedule published in the Trimble County Fair Guide published by The Trimble Banner last week. We apologize for the error. Following is the correct schedule for the week of events:
    Monday, July 4
    4:00 p.m. Both Gates Open
    6:00 p.m. Rides Begin – Family Fun Night $8.00
    6:00 p.m. Baby Contest – Open to all Ky. residents
    6:00 p.m. Rabbit and Poultry Show
    7:00 p.m. Kentucky Sharp Shooters Competition- Arena
    7:30 p.m. Cutie Pie Contest – Open to all Ky. residents

  • Trimble County Community Calendar

    Thursday, June 30
    Trimble County Senior Citizens golf lesson with Don offsite at Cardinal Hills Golf Course at 10:00 a.m.
    Juggling Show! Children and families are invited to a juggling show at Milton Elementary School! Join us at 2 p.m. to enjoy tricks and amusement provided by Paul Kelly. This is also a great opportunitity to learn more about the Trimble County Public Library’s summer reading program! Registration is not required. We hope to see you at MES!
    Friday-Sunday, July 1-3

  • Plan early for your retirement

    We all want to get the most out of our retirement, but financially that cannot be possible if we don’t start planning for it early in our careers. While retirement may seem like an eternity away for you, it will come sooner than you think.

  • Bedford hires attorney

    The Trimble Banner
    In a special meeting Tuesday June 14, Mayor Todd Pollock was given authority by resolution of the Bedford City Commission to sign a contract with Attorney Amy Eversole of James & Wells, P.S.C. to provide legal services as Bedford City Attorney. The contract takes effect on July 1, 2016.
    Bedford City Commissioners voted to give Mayor Pollock permission to work with KIPDA to develop a Regional Hazard Mitigation Plan during regular called meeting June 21.


    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 District Court during the week of June 20, 2016, with the Honorable Judge Diana E. Wheeler presiding:

  • Magistrates approve rural road plan

    The Trimble Banner
    Trimble County Fiscal Court during its June 20 meeting heard an update from Matt Bullock, District Five Chief Engineer for the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet, regarding the KYTC Rural Secondary Road Program for 2016.
    Bullock said that the department is late getting to the counties this year due to the change in the state administration.