Today's News

  • Building character through 4-H livestock programs

    Participating in livestock programs are one of the most recognized aspects of 4-H, but along with learning about animals young people can develop positive character traits to become the leaders of tomorrow.
    Livestock projects allow 4-H’ers to get firsthand experience in raising and caring for an animal. Caring for an animal teaches youth responsibility. As the animal grows, young people can take pride in knowing they helped the animal develop and mature.

  • The Boys in Review

    My horse is Biscuit. His color is called dun. This means he is a very light tan and he has a dark stripe running down his back. He also has zebra striping on his legs and his ears are edged with black. I’ve often heard it said that the pretty ones are crazy. Biscuit, while not crazy, is mildly neurotic. This horse has never met anything useful that wasn’t scary. He spooks at the smell of fly spray, hoof dressing, de-wormer, and anything else that he considers strange and unusual.

  • Tips for storing home canning equipment

    Are you getting ready to put away your canning equipment for the winter?  Take some time now to ensure that everything will be in good shape and ready to go when summer comes again.
    Before storing your pressure canner, clean the vent and safety valve, following the manufacturer’s instructions. If your canner has a gasket or sealing ring in the lid, clean and check it as well. If it is hard or cracked, it should be replaced before next canning season. If needed, a new gasket can be ordered from the manufacturer or found at a local hardware store.

  • USDA announces ‘USDA Resource Day’ events in Ky.

    USDA Rural Development State Director Thomas G. Fern announced recently that USDA has scheduled seven ‘USDA Resource Day’ events throughout Kentucky as part of USDA’s StrikeForce Initiative for Rural Growth and Opportunity.
    A valued partner of USDA, the University of Kentucky’s College of Agriculture, Food and Environment (Cooperative Extension) will host the seven locations for the information sharing events.

  • Hosparus offers free volunteer training Oct. 16 in Louisville

    Hosparus needs patient support volunteers in Jefferson, Bullitt, Henry, Shelby, Spencer and Trimble counties and will offer a free training on Friday, Oct. 16 (lunch provided), from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at its main Louisville campus, 3532 Ephraim McDowell Drive. To pre-register, call 502-814-5436 or email HLvolunteer@hosparus.org by Monday, Oct. 12.

  • Community baby shower

    Special to The Trimble Banner
    On Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2015, Trimble County held its 3rd annual Community Baby Shower at the Morgan Community Center.
    Twenty-seven families of expecting parents and parents of children up to 24 months of age attended. Twenty organizations were present to provide participants information about the many services available in the community and to provide many prizes for the event.

  • Milton PTO fish fry set Saturday, October 17

    The Trimble Banner
    The Milton Elementary School Parent Teacher Organization’s annual fish fry will be held Saturday, Oct. 17.
    The theme of this year’s event is “MES Is Leading The Way.”
    Volunteers will be serving food from 11:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. There will be a silent auction and door prizes will be given away every hour. A Chinese Raffle will also be held throughout the day.
    From 11:00 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. will be a First Car Cruise In.

  • The conditions must be right

    “In agriculture, you don’t make plants grow, you create conditions for growth. Manufacturing focuses on the yield. Successful farmers focus on the soil. Plants grow themselves.”
    ----Sir Ken Robinson

  • Raiders battle, fall to Washington County, 52-16

    Special to The Trimble Banner
    It was a cold, rainy night for homecoming festivities when the 0-6 Trimble County Raiders hosted the 2-4 Washington County Commanders on Friday, October 2.

  • Volleyball on a roll