Today's News

  • Erin Gonterman contributes to Berea XC success

    The Trimble Banner
    Former Trimble County “Runnin’ Raider” Erin Gonterman helped lead her Berea College Mountaineers cross country team to the United States Collegiate Athletic Association Women’s Cross Country Championship last weekend in the Florida heat at Lakeland, Fla. Berea’s ladies were the class of the 23-team field in the competition. Berea swept the USCAA competition by also winning the Men’s Championship in the event.

  • Give thanks for rural health

    By John Crabtree
    Center for Rural Affairs
    Thursday, November 19th is National Rural Health Day. On the Thursday before Thanksgiving each year, rural Americans give thanks for our health and the doctors, nurses, pharmacists and other providers that help keep us that way. In truth, most rural and small town Americans are thankful for our health, healthcare providers and the hospitals, clinics and other businesses where they work most other days as well.

  • All days give praise

    Sometimes when we’ve had a good day at our house, as we crawl into bed I’ll say to my husband, “Nobody cried and nobody threw hard-boiled eggs.”
    The “nobody cried” is self-explanatory. The “nobody threw hard-boiled eggs” refers to the time I became so frustrated and enraged that I took a plastic container filled with a dozen hard-boiled eggs that I had just finished peeling and threw them with all my might, one by one, on the entry floor.


    Nov. 21, 1985 (30 years ago)
    A Bedford City employee, Jim Jennings was injured last week after a chemical gas explosion when a sewer line broke at the system’s treatment plant. Jennings was taken to Carroll County Memorial Hospital and immediately transferred to King’s Daughters’ Hospital in Madison, Ind. He was put into intensive care and kept for three days under observation. Jennings is recovering but is still weak.

  • Asleep at the Wheel

    By Kendra Palmer
    Director of Environmental Services
    Franklin County Health Department
    For The State Journal
    Driving while intoxicated gets the most attention, but about one in every six fatal auto accidents in the United States is due to driving while drowsy, according to a new study by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety.
    Even worse: 41 percent of us are guilty of driving while drowsy.
    Falling asleep at the wheel is scary and unsafe, but being drowsy also affects your ability to drive safely.

  • New study confirms education does pay

    In the late 1990s, the state rolled out a simple but effective campaign summarized by two words: “Education pays.”
    That popular slogan came on the heels of a landmark overhaul of our public postsecondary schools and the creation of such programs as KEES, the lottery-based college scholarships that high school students earn with good grades, and “Bucks for Brains,” which added hundreds of millions of state and private dollars to our university research budgets.


    Thursday, Nov. 19
    The Trimble County Senior Citizens offsite Nutrition and Bingo at Fairground Apts at 1:00 p.m.
    Friday, Nov. 20
    The Trimble County Senior Citizens Commodities from  12:00 to 2:00 p.m., followed by going out to eat and shopping at LaGrange.
    Saturday, Nov. 21
    The Trimble County Historical Society will hold its November meeting at 1 p.m. at the Trimble County Public Library. The election of officers will beheld during this meeting.
    Monday, Nov. 23

  • Sligo Baptist offers free breakfast Saturday
  • How to sign up for REACH ALERT

    The City of Milton issued the following statement regarding REACH ALERT:
    “The City of Milton is now part of REACH ALERT. This emergency response plan will allow us to notify our Milton residents of any situations they need to know, such as Boil Water Advisories for Milton water customers, road closures, broken water lines, weather, etc.
    “To sign up for this alert:
    1. Call 1-877-307-9313 or
    2. Go to www.reachalert.com to sign up, click CREATE ACCOUNT, follow prompts and enter your contact information, enter Milton when asked which network.