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Today's News

  • Public Records – April 27

    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.

  • Civil War opened with peace resolution among local counties

    The first shots of the War Between the States were fired upon Fort Sumter in Charleston Harbor, S.C., 150 years ago on April 12, 1861.

    The Louisville Journal speculated that Kentucky Gov. Beriah Magoffin would attempt to join the Confederacy in secession from the United States of America.

    Magoffin was a state’s rights advocate and believed in the right to secede. Further, he sympathized with the Confederate cause.

  • COMMUNITY CALENDAR

    Thursday, 
April 28

    Trimble County Extension Office. “Money Wisdom” will be presented by Spencer County Extension Family/Consumer Sciences Agent Allison Lewis at 1:30 PM at the Trimble County Extension Office. Everyone is invited to attend.

    Saturday, 
April 30

    Milton Fire and Rescue is hosting its annual tractor show and fish fry from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. at Station No. 1 on the hilltop.

  • Fire leaves family in need

    An early morning fire on Easter Sunday, April 24, destroyed a home and sent one if its occupants to University Hospital in Louisville for treatment of severe burns.

    According to the Milton Volunteer Fire and Rescue website, firefighters from the Bedford Volunteer Fire and Rescue and Milton were called to 1065 U.S. 421 South at 4:36 a.m.

    The home was fully engulfed and the occupant, Timothy Andrew, had escaped the structure when crews arrived on scene.

  • Court hears first reading of weapons ordinance

    Trimble County Fiscal Court took its first step toward prohibiting possession of weapons in county property during it’s April 18 meeting.

    The court heard a first reading of an ordinance to ban anyone, except law-enforcement personnel, to carry “firearms and other weapons” onto county-owned property.

  • WATER, WATER
 EVERYWHERE

    It’s been one of the wettest Aprils on record, with an average rainfall in Trimble County of just under 6 inches from April 20-26, according to data from the Community Collaborative Rain, Hail and Snow Network, CoCoRahs.org.

  • Bridge work delayed by high water
  • Wrapup of Senate session

    As with much of life, the 2011 General Assembly Session had its share of successes and disappointments. We made advances in economic development, education, and healthcare and definitely raised the debate on what is the appropriate conservative use of the tax dollar and did our best to sound the alarm about what happens when the bill finally comes due.

  • The 40 gallon water challenge

  • Starting a home composting program

    Late winter is a great time to establish a composting program. Composting reduces household waste and enriches the soil by converting leftovers and yard waste into a rich humus over a period of time. Planning now, while the garden is still fallow, allows you to decide on a method that best suits your family’s needs and to settle into a routine before gardening season starts.