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Today's News

  • Health department says flu is now epidemic in Ky.

    By MELISSA PATRICK

    Kentucky Health News

    The state Department for Public Health says this season’s influenza activity is now considered an epidemic.

    Health officials warned this season’s strain of the flu virus can be extremely serious, even deadly – and not just for those in high-risk categories. In general, children, the elderly, extremely obese people, and those with chronic health conditions or weak immune systems are considered at higher risk of getting the flu.

  • Rising river to crest Saturday

    Editor's note: The National Weather Service has updated its river level forecast since the information provided at press time. The weather service now says the river will crest at 52.9 feet Saturday morning. A flood warning is in effect for portions of Trimble County along the river while the remainder of the county remains under a flood watch.

  • Public records | Feb. 22, 2018

    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 judgments were rendered in Trimble County District Court during the week of Feb. 12, 2018, with the Honorable Judge Diane E. Wheeler presiding:

  • Sheriff's call log | Feb. 22, 2018

    Feb. 13

    6:10 p.m., special detail (ballgame), 1029 U.S. 421N

    Feb. 15

    10:36 a.m., investigative follow up, Bedford Family Practice

    4:20 p.m., juvenile beyond control, Milton-Bedford Pike

    Feb. 16

    9:47 a.m., theft complaint, 7592 U.S. 42W

    10:34 a.m., school visit, Milton Elementary School

    10:38 a.m., school visit, Bedford Elementary School

  • Community Calendar | Feb. 22, 2018

    Saturday, Feb. 24

    Help make decorations for Project Prom from noon to 4 p.m. in the Trimble CARES office, Room 118 in the Board of Education Administrative Offices (the old middle school). You do not have to be an artist or crafty, just able to slap a bit of paint here and there.

    Monday, Feb. 26

  • Wheeler talks about new juvenile justice program

    By CHARLES LISTON
    Special to the Banner

  • Government should build bridges, not roadblocks

    My work as a state legislator may not have much in common with a doctor’s, but when I am considering which bills to support or oppose, I keep that profession’s primary rule in mind: First, do no harm.

    That doesn’t mean there aren’t tough decisions to be made. In an era where costs are outpacing revenues, we’re just not able to do all we would like.

    At the same time, I believe the state needs to do the most good for the most people whenever possible, which is why some of the legislation being considered this year raises concerns.

  • Looking Back and Do You Remember? | Feb. 22, 2018

    Feb. 25, 1988 (30 years ago)

    The Trimble County Historical Society worked on the publication of a yearbook that would have between 50 to 100 pages of historical articles and information and would be free to paid members of the society or available for $10 per copy. The society collected Bible records, Revolutionary War and Civil War pension applications, riverboat landings and more. Membership in the society at the time cost $10 per person or $15 per family.

  • Revival Feb. 23-25 at Apostolic Pentecostal Church of the Living God

    The Apostolic Pentecostal Church of the Living God, 124 Smith Lane in Bedford, invites you to a weekend Revival with Speaker Bro. Jerry Cottrell from Palestine, W.Va. The Revival will be at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 6:30 p.m., Sunday. For more information call Pastor Bobby Wade at 502-255-7510.

  • 'Be like Hur'

    This past Valentine’s Day, the newspaper ran a story I wrote about Harry and Charlotte Austin who have been sweethearts since Charlotte was 10 and Harry was 11.

    They recently celebrated their 70th anniversary.

    I’ve written about them before – they sit behind me in church on Saturday nights.

    For the past five or so years Charlotte has had dementia, and in 2015 she had a stroke that affected her left side.