Today's News

  • Big Brothers, Big Sisters now officially in Trimble County

    Special to The Trimble Banner

  • Apple Cider Relay

    Teams of 4
    1 person at the Starting Line
    2 people at the center
    1 person at the end

    Each team pours the cups FULL
    Pick up the tray and adjust to holding with ONE hand
    Step on Starting line.

    Member 1 walks to the center and transfers to Member 2.
    Member 2 walks to the end and transfers to Member 3.
    Member 3 walks back to the center and transfers to Member 4.

  • Trimble County Sheriff’s Department Call Log

    Monday, Aug. 15
    3:36 p.m., Social Service Referral, 134 Smitha Rd
    4:57 p.m., Social Service Referral, New Hope Rd
    5:53 p.m., Social Service Referral, 538 Northridge Dr
    6:23 p.m., All EMS, 3637 Mt Pleasant Rd
    7:13 p.m., Domestic Abuse, 2800 block Highway 421N
    8:05 p.m., DUI complaint, Rapid Fire Auction
    Tuesday, Aug. 16
    8:01 a.m., Accident with injuries, 6356 Highway 421N
    11:24 a.m., Criminal Mischief, 1107 Racetrack Rd
    2:24 p.m., All EMS, 116 Wentworth Ave


    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 District Court during the week of Aug. 22, 2016:

  • Memorial balloon launch
  • Scenarios envisioned if the school nickel tax vote is successful in Nov.

    Dear Readers,
    In the past week I have continued to hear of questions regarding the Nickel tax and urgent needs funding. It is my goal to answer those questions in this week’s article. The questions asked are:
    •What if the nickel tax does not pass? What are the consequences?
    •What if the tax passes but the legislature does not give Trimble any urgent needs funds?
    •What is the cost to the citizens of Trimble County should the nickel tax pass?
    •Why should renters care?

  • Adult Education open house set Sept. 15 at former middle school

    On Thursday, Sept. 15, 2016, JCTC Trimble County Adult Education will be holding an Open House and Drawing. There will be 12 Free GED Tests drawn with a total value of $240.
    Adult Education moved this summer to the former middle school facility at 116 Wentworth Avenue, Room 112, Bedford.  Everyone is invited to the Open House that is from 12 – 2 p.m. We will provide refreshments and the drawing will be held at 1 p.m.

  • The 2016, We just don’t want to be left out… games

    I hold the Olympic athletes in very high regard. I simply cannot imagine the level of dedication required to perform at that level of excellence. I also have much respect for the Para Olympics. The athletes in these games are admirable by having the heart and fortitude to not allow that which others may perceive as disabilities limit them in any fashion. Finally, we have the Senior Olympics. As someone once said snow on the roof does not necessarily equate to no flame in the furnace. Self confidence, no matter the odometer reading, gives me hope for my own future.

  • Wearing contact lenses

    If you wear corrective lenses for vision, you may have chosen to wear contacts.  Contact lenses can be a great alternative to wearing glasses.  However, when wearing contact lenses, you will want to make sure that you are safely handling them on a day-to-day basis, taking care of them making sure that you visit the eye doctor on a regular basis.
    Here are some healthy habits for contact lens wearers:
    lWash hands. Before you ever touch your contact lenses you should wash your hands with soap and water and dry your hands with a clean cloth.

  • Make the most of manure

    Manure can be a valuable fertilizer, if you know how to correctly use it. Having a nutrient management plan (NMP) can help you to understand how much manure your farm produces, to pinpoint what areas need manure and to identify crops that can best use the manure without losing nutrients via leaching or runoff.