Today's News

  • Kentucky making great strides in higher education

    It may not have generated much publicity, but Kentucky’s economy hit a high-water mark in October, when our civilian labor force saw its biggest one-month gain in at least 40 years. It grew by almost 15,000 during those 31 days, putting us just shy of two million people who are either working or actively looking for a job.

  • Bedford Christian cast to present ‘The Guiding Star’

    Kim Temple, Director, and the cast of “The Guiding Star” are preparing for another landmark performance at the Bedford Christian Church on Friday, Dec. 9th and Saturday, Dec. 10th at 7:00 pm.  Admission is free and a fun time guaranteed; not necessarily because of the excellent performance by the actors, but the laughs that will ensue when lines are missed and improvising begins.  

  • Trimble County Community Calendar

    Thursday, Dec. 1
    The Trimble County Hymn Sing will be hosted by the Pleasant View Baptist , 489 Wise’s Landing Rd. in Bedford,  7 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 1. The public is invited.
    Friday, Dec. 2
    Ernie Haase & Signature Sound in concert at the North Madison Christian Church at 7 p.m. Doors open at 6 p.m.
    Saturday, Dec. 3
    In conjunction with “Light Up Bedford” festivities, the Bedford Rotary club will be offering its Annual “Rotary Chili Dinner” at Morgan Community Center from  5:30 to 7:30 p.m.


    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 cases were heard in Trimble County District Court during the week of Nov. 21, 2016, with the Honorable Judge Diane Wheeler presiding:

  • Middle school basketball action
  • ‘Light up Bedford’ Saturday

    “Light up Bedford” will be held on Saturday, Dec. 3, to give a kick start to the upcoming Christmas season.
    The agenda of activities is as follows: 3 to 8 p.m., Christmas Shopping Vendor Sales; 3 to 4:30 p.m., Children’s Christmas Tea; 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., Bedford Rotary Chili Dinner; 6 to 6:30 p.m., light up at the courthouse lawn; 6:30 to 8:00 p.m., Santa and festivities.

  • ‘Hold us ... steadfast in the faith of our forefathers’

    EDITOR’s NOTE: The following editorial was originally published 93 years ago in the Nov. 29, 1923 issue of The Trimble Democrat.

    This date marks the return of another Thanksgiving Day, a time when we as Americans should express our gratitude for the bountiful blessings which, through the dispensation of a kind Providence, has been meted out to us as a people.

  • Trimble County Sheriff’s Department Call Log

    Monday, Nov. 14
    11:20 a.m., miscellaneous complaint, 173 Riverdale Dr
    3:29 p.m., property damage accident
    Tuesday, Nov. 15
    10:45 a.m., welfare check, 1900 U.S. 42E
    Wednesday, Nov. 16
    7:48 a.m., property damage accident, 9245 U.S. 421N
    12:31 p.m., traffic stop, U.S. 421at New Hope Rd
    3:29 p.m., property dispute, 11619 U.S. 421N
    4:05 p.m., miscellaneous complaint, 1130 Joyce Mills Rd
    4:07 p.m., miscellaneous complaint, McDowell Ln
    4:20 p.m., terroristic threatening, 200 block Luckett Ave

  • One on one with Raiders varsity coach Stacey May

    EDITOR’S NOTE: Last year was Stacey May’s first season as head coach of a Trimble County Raiders hevily laden with underclassmen. The Trimble Banner fielded questions to Coach May about his expectations for the upcoming 2017-18 basketball season.

    Banner: Last season was one of you developing a very young team, you getting used to them and the boys getting used to your coaching style. I noticed with the young team last year, your coaching style had more of a teaching approach. How do you build on that?

  • Bedford Baptist to host several events to celebrate the Christmas season

    The Bedford Baptist Church has announced several upcoming special events to celebrate the Christmas season.
    The church Hand Bell Choir and Praise Team will present Christmas music on Sunday, December 11, at 11 a.m.  Let’s celebrate Jesus and his birth!  The church is located at 1425 Hwy. 42E, Bedford, Kentucky 40006.  Everyone is welcome!
    The Trimble County High School Choir Concert is December 13, 7 p.m., at Bedford Baptist Church.