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Today's News

  • Thoughts on the prodigal’s dad

    Lately, I’ve been pondering the story Jesus told of the lost son, or what’s more commonly called the parable of the prodigal son.
    The son demands his inheritance from his father, which is basically him telling his dad he wishes him dead, and then takes the money and runs far away, squandering his wealth on wild living.
    When he ends up broke, he finds a job feeding pigs and finds himself so hungry that he longs to eat the pig food.

  • LOOKING BACK

    October 8, 1987 (30 Years Ago)
    Genon Ginn Hensley of Carrollton has been named assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney for the 12th Judicial District by Bruce Hamilton. Hensley is the first female to serve as assistant in the district which includes Oldham, Henry and Trimble counties. Hensley graduated from law school in 1984 and served a two-year stint with the Jefferson County public defender’s office. Hensley replaces Eurie Hayes Smith III who has been assistant for about a year.

  • Beshear: We must not be silent about domestic violence

    The rate of domestic related violence in Kentucky is higher than the national average.
    According to a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention study, in the United States, more than 27 percent of women and 11 percent of men have experienced contact sexual violence, physical violence or stalking by an intimate partner.
    In Kentucky, more than 37 percent of women and 31 percent of men are affected by this violence in their lifetime. It is a very real possibility that your neighbor, co-worker or extended family member is in danger right now.

  • DO YOU REMEMBER?
  • October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month

    Each fall, just a few weeks before Domestic Violence Awareness Month begins in October, many of the nation’s programs that serve those who have been battered or abused take a real-time census of their work over a 24-hour period. By focusing on an otherwise normal day, we can better see the tragic reach of one of society’s most enduring problems.

  • Bedford officials receive awards

    COVINGTON, KY – Nearly 200 city officials from across the state were recognized for their educational achievement during the City Officials Training Center (COTC) Awards Program at the 2017 KLC Conference & Expo on October 4, 2017. The annual conference drew in nearly 500 city officials and leaders from across the commonwealth.

  • This month at the Trimble library

    Saturday, Oct. 14: Harry Potter Fandom Party. Wizarding fans of all ages are welcome to join us at the Trimble County Public Library on Saturday, October 14 from 2 until 4 p.m. for our Harry Potter Fandom Party! We will experiment with witch’s brew elephant toothpaste, channel Bertie Botts with a Beanboozled challenge, have a snitch scavenger hunt, and make magical color-changing slime! There will be snacks and giveaways for everyone to enjoy. Please call Amanda at the library for more information at 502-255-7362.

  • Trimble County Community Calendar

    Friday, Oct. 13
    The Trimble County Board of Elections has changed the meeting date for this month. The meeting will be held Oct. 13, 2017 at 10 a.m.
    Saturday, Oct. 14

  • Banner editor guest speaker at Milton High reunion Sunday

    Dave Taylor, Managing Editor of The Trimble Banner and local history buff, will be the guest speaker for the annual Milton High School Black and Gold Reunion. The reunion is scheduled for Sunday, October 15, at 12:00 p.m., at the Pines Restaurant’s back room in Madison, Indiana.

  • Fall forest fire hazard season underway

    FRANKFORT, Ky. - The Kentucky Division of Forestry is again preparing for an active wildfire season. Each year, there are nearly 1,500 wildfires in the state of Kentucky, based on a 10-year average.
    Last fall, the division responded to 520 fires that burned 52,216 acres with a timber value loss of $20,642,663. The majority of the fires occurred in November.