Today's News

  • Created for a purpose

    If you were to have an experience like George Bailey in the 1946 Christmas movie “It’s a Wonderful Life,” what would you discover to be the real meaning and purpose of your life on planet Earth?

    Living a life of purpose reflects who you are deep inside, your beliefs, values and passion for living. It is about following your heart and doing what you love to do with passion and purpose.

  • God bless the neighbor ladies

    It’s been a while since my neighbor lady has wreaked havoc on my life.

    However, this past week she made up for lost time.

    To bring you up to speed on who my neighbor lady is: She’s my evil twin, my alter ego, an overbearing, intrusive buttinsky mother who has trouble remembering that once the umbilical cord is cut moments after birth, it should not and cannot ever be reattached and it is futile and foolish to even try – although she’s been trying for more than 40 years.

  • School board approves chair, vice chair for 2018

    Special to the Banner

    The Trimble County Board of Education selected its chair and vice chair for the upcoming year at its regular meeting Jan. 3.

    The board approved keeping Jodi Ginn as chairperson and also elected William Robertson as vice chairman. Robertson said serving on the school board could sometimes be a thankless job and that he wished everybody has the same commitment to students and continues to work in their best interests.

    Also at the meeting:

  • Ways to save on winter heating costs

    With the winter we have had so far, chances are you’ve seen at least one or two high heating bills. While home heating costs can put a strain on your wallet during the winter, you can do certain things to help save money while still keeping your home warm.

    Sunlight, even in the winter, is a great way to add natural, free warmth to your home. Open your blinds and curtains during the day, particularly on south-facing walls as they get the most exposure to the sun. As the sun sets, close them to help trap in the warmth.

  • Safety with standby generators

    Standby generators provide emergency electrical power during disruptions caused by winter storms and other disasters. However, you need to take some special precautions to ensure safe, efficient operation of these generators.

    Purchase a generator that will supply more than what you need, so you don’t blow a fuse or damage the equipment you plan on attaching to the generator. You’ll find power information on the labels of appliances, lighting and other equipment. For example, the wattage on a light bulb indicates the amount of power it needs.

  • Wrong place, wrong time

    When I watch movies, I enjoy the action/adventure genre. One of my favorites involves a tsunami. Apparently, it is possible for watercraft to survive the crushing force of the wave, if the boat can make it over before it crests. The movie showed several small boats racing toward the monster to scale its surface. Sure enough, our dauntless heroes rocketed ever upward as the smaller boats discovered that gravity is a harsh mistress. Falling back into the trough of the wave, they were soon pulverized when it crested.

  • Raiders 1 and done in All ‘A’ Classic with loss to Carroll

    Landmark News Service

    After falling behind 11-6 at the end of the first quarter, Carroll County flipped the tables on Trimble County in the second, outscoring the Raiders 15-4 to take a six-point halftime lead and ultimately hold on for a 69-61 victory in the first round of the Eighth Region All “A” Tournament Jan. 9, at Owen County High School.

  • Lady Raiders step ahead of Carroll early but fall in second half, 41-29

    Building experience as a team has been the mantra of the Trimble County Lady Raiders this season. By halftime in the Jan. 10 matchup against Carroll County’s Lady Panthers in the All “A” Classic tournament at Walton-Verona, the team showed signs of strength, going into halftime with a one-point advantage.

    However, a couple of treys by Carroll’s Andrea Searcy to start the third quarter left the Lady Raiders playing a game of catch up and ultimately falling to the Lady Panthers, 41-29.

  • Winter weather continues pounding Trimble

    Editor's note: Milton fire chief Jason Long provided information about Monday's two rollover crashes on Milton hill to the Banner after Tuesday's presstime. He also provided information about a two-vehicle accident Tuesday afternoon on the same stretch of road. His information has been added to the story.

    Not even a week after the first bout of winter weather in 2018 and the county had to deal with even more snowfall, school closures and slick roadways.

  • Freezing rain hits Trimble on Monday

    As the Kentuckiana area spent 13 days with below freezing air temperature, the stage was set early Monday morning for hazardous conditions as the above-freezing rainfall froze to the cold surfaces.

    “It was a little worse than we’ve seen for a little while,” said Eddy Callis, supervisor of the Trimble County Road Department.