Today's News

  • Superintendent addresses ‘stream of misinformation’

    Dear Readers,

  • Tax hike for new high school in Scott County abandoned

    By Dan Adkins
    Georgetown News-Graphic
    Four weeks after announcing he would seek a 5-cent property-tax increase and two days after making his case at a public forum, Scott County’s new superintendent backtracked Thursday.
    The decision means activity toward building the proposed $60 million, 750-student Great Crossing High School — already delayed since last fall — will be pushed at least until spring and possibly farther into the future, Superintendent Kevin Hub said after the board’s monthly work session.

  • Alternatives for Indiana approach to Milton-Madison Bridge on view at Aug. 18 open house in Madison

    The Indiana Department of Transportation’s Project 421 team has been conducting technical studies to provide crucial insight to narrow the pool of nine alternatives to re-route U.S. 421 from the Milton-Madison Bridge through downtown Madison. Based on this data and public feedback, the alternatives have been narrowed to four:
    •Alternative 1: Do nothing, which serves as a basis for comparison for the other alternatives,
    •Alternative 4: Involves building a bridge over 2nd Street,

  • Rookie Andrew Tate wins Albert Lee Appliance Seafair Cup

    By Craig Fjarlie
    Special to The Trimble Banner

  • Fixing Lester’s cheek

    On Walker’s Bend, in the 1960s, when a loved one died, we didn’t have a proper funeral home; we had Brother Rannie. He was a mortician and part time taxidermist. He didn’t advertise it, but if you used him for your funeralizing needs, he would mount your next deer head free.  

  • Open letter to God

    Dear God,
    As you know, last Sunday morning I posted the following on Facebook:
    “Dear God,
    I’m trying to control the universe as best I can, but I think I’m failing at it. It might be time for me to step aside and let you take over -- I hear you laughing! -- but I’m not sure I know how to do that, seeing as I’ve been doing this for so long.
    “So, please be patient with me and don’t smite me with boils or ugly hair.
    “Thank you, NK”


    August 14, 1986 (30 years ago)
    John Bayer descried his exchange trip as “the time of my life” when he went to Mexico as part of the Rotary foreign exchange student program. John said he enjoyed the beach and tried water skiing for the first time. The crafts there, he said were beautifully made from natural materials such as herbs and spices.

  • Kentucky statistics compare well with sister states

    Kentucky received some welcome news last month when a national study found that no state had a smaller gap when comparing the high school graduation rates of students from low- and higher-income families.
    The average gap across the country stands at 15 percent, but it’s just one percent here in the commonwealth. In fact, our low-income students graduate at a higher rate than the overall national average, something only five other states can say.

  • Dean’s List at JCTC announced

    JCTC would like to announce the Dean’s List for the Spring 2016 semester. Students must maintain full time status and a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher to be included: