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Today's News

  • TRIMBLE COUNTY COMMUNITY CALENDAR

    Thursday, Sept. 10
    Milton City Commission will meet at 7 p.m. at the Milton Municipal Building.
    Sat.-Sun., Sept. 12-13
    The Trimble County Apple Festival will be held around the Trimble County Courthouse Square in Bedford.
    Wednesday, Sept. 16
    The Trimble County Board of Education will meet at 6:00 p.m. at the administration office on Wentworth Ave.
    Monday, Sept. 20
    The Trimble County Fiscal Court will meet at 9:00 a.m. in the meeting room of the judge-executive’s office.
    Tuesday, Sept. 21

  • School board revives the ‘D’

    By TODD POLLOCK
    Special to The Trimble Banner
    The D is back.
    The debate about bringing back the infamous letter D to the grading scale at Trimble County High School is finally over. During last Wednesday’s meeting of the Trimble County Board of Education, Chairperson Tony Walker asked the board for a vote on the matter and it passed 4-1. Board member Scott Burrows wanted to make certain the record showed that he was against bringing back the letter D.
    Principal reports

  • Canine calamities & avian accidents

    The morning began in its usual fashion: my husband crawling out of bed to get ready for work accompanied by me, climbing over dogs, cats and crawling husbands. The Doggy Dawn Patrol charged down the Sinister Steep Stairs for their early morning potty break, nearly taking me along for the ride in the process.

  • County agricultural investment program application extended

    The Trimble County Cattlemen’s Association is offering farmers who missed the previous deadline of July 3, 2015 the opportunity to apply for 50 percent cost share reimbursement on farm improvements.  Applications are available at the Trimble County Extension Office.  Projects must be completed and receipts must be dated December 3, 2014 – December 15, 2015.
    Application Period: August 15, 2015 – September 15, 2015.  

  • What does food dating mean?

    Many food packages have a date on them, along with the words “sell by,” “best if used by” or “use by.” This information can be confusing. Does it mean that the food is unsafe to eat if the date has passed? Do you need to throw it away? Most often, the answer to those questions is “No.” “Sell by,” “best by,” and “use by” dates are used to ensure good food quality. They are not safety dates.

  • Bridge up for top national awards

    Indiana and Kentucky’s transportation departments are encouraging the public to vote for the Milton-Madison Bridge Project in a national competition for the best transportation project.
    Voting for the People’s Choice Award in the America’s Transportation Awards competition is taking place online. To vote, simply go to votemmbridge.com. Each person may cast up to 10 ballots per day through September 11.

  • Cafe owners bet jet boats will propel business boom

    By Molly Haines
    Owenton News-Herald
    Despite Friday’s cloudy skies, the area around New’s Café, Antiques and Gold Star Bed & Breakfast bustled with excitement as passengers on the Rockin’ Thunder jet boat made a lunch stop at Gratz.
    The Rockin’ Thunder Jet Boat Rides LLC, based in Madison, Ind., offers the two-day Kentucky River Adventure for $199 per person. Cafe owners Earl and Linda New are hopeful the ride will help transform Gratz back into the busy river town it once was.

  • TCMS volleyball ladies open season

    The Trimble County Middle School Lady Raiders volleyball teams had a very successful season-opening outing at Owen County, according to Coach Vanita Fogle.
    The sixth grade ladies won their match by a 2-1 score. Game scores were 8-15, 15-7 and 15-9.
    In seventh grade action, Trimble also claimed the match by a 2-1 score. Game scores were: 13-21, 21-15 and 15-8 for the match.
    The eighth graders fell 0-2 in their match, game scores being 8-25 and 12-25.

  • Schools offer alternate payment plan for lunches

    By TODD POLLOCK
    Special to The Trimble Banner
    The Trimble County Board of Education has come up with a plan to give parents another way to pay for school meals for their children.

  • 12 H1 hydroplanes ready for the 99th anniversary of boat racing in the Motor City this weekend

    By BRUCE MADEJ
    Special to The Trimble Banner
    DETROIT--A November, 2014 announcement that Detroit would not host the unlimited hydroplanes in 2015 was met with gloom and doom. So, when the official word came down this past June from the Detroit Riverfront Events, Inc. and H1 Unlimited Hydroplanes that the City of Detroit would host an unlimited hydroplane race in 2015, boat racing fans reacted with euphoria. The race was saved and the 99th anniversary of the big boats running on the Detroit River would take place.