Today's News

  • Mass-mailing before election brought ugliness to county

    Several weeks ago, we received a “poem” – for lack of a better word – that just recently was included in a mass-mailing aimed at Trimble County voters.

    Whether the individual or group who sent it to our office meant for it to be published, I don’t know. But, we didn’t – for two reasons.


    The Trimble Banner Change, apparently, was not the will of Trimble County voters in the 2010 Primary Election on Tuesday, May 18. The final tally by County Clerk Jerry Powell showed Randy K. Stevens retaining his seat by nearly 340 votes, with 1,464 votes to challenger Scott Burrows’ 1,122 votes. The sheriff’s race,

  • Track teams closing in on season’s end

    The Carroll County boys track and field team finished in fourth place, while the girls team finished in seventh, without senior Teila Winburn, at the Walton-Verona Class “A” meet on Saturday. Chris Satterly and Nora Fremin won the boys team MVP and girls team MVP awards, respectively, by scoring the most individual points. Sat

  • Bates hired to supervise Milton Water Department

    The Trimble Banner A Carroll County man was hired last week by Milton City Commission to take over the city’s water and sewer department. Mark Bates, a Carroll Fiscal Court magistrate and farmer from Ghent, Ky., was tapped for the job, Mayor Denny Jackson said in a phone interview Monday. “He’s sharp as a tack, and someon

  • Technology expected to boost TCMS test scores

    The Trimble Banner Trial runs of programs to be implemented next year at Trimble County Middle School show promise for helping the school climb out of Tier 1 status under the federal No Child Left Behind program, according to Principal Mike Genton. Tier 1 status means the school fell short of educational goals established by NCLB. In 2008-0

  • ‘Poem’ about candidates showed desperation, fear

    Editor: This is in regard to the lovely poem surfacing in our community mailboxes about two of our magistrates and judge. Why do we personally have to attack people? Why couldn’t the person or persons responsible for it sign their name at the bottom of it? Or use the correct names of the three people? Do you know these people personally? Do you care if they have famili


    Calling all artists ... entries sought for library show Entries are being sought for the Judith Pratt Shields Memorial Art Exhibition to run through June at Trimble County Public Library. Applications are available at the library, or contact Lynn Horine at (502) 255-7500 or via e-mail at lhorine@insightbb.com Sub-missions

  • Antique tractor show sees growth

    Editor:   The Pioneer Power Club held it’s 8th annual Antique Tractor and Engine Show on May 7-9. It was a show for all tractor enthusiasts and has grown steadily in the last eight years. This year we grew to a total of 201 tractors and antique gas engines, There was a petting zoo, crafts, live demonstrations, kiddie pedal tr

  • Times have changed; law experience needed

    Editor: If you read the newspaper two weeks ago, you would see Tim Coons has made sure our small county is well-covered, with a sheriff’s department that is rich in experience and professionalism, given the budget he has to work with. I applaud those deputies willing to do this work for no pay. Thank you, Tim, for your adminstration&r

  • New genealogist seeks information on family

    I have lived in Trimble County for the past 26 years and just recently decided to start searching for some family history. I want information on my great-grandparents, Newt Perry and Pauline Watson Perry. If anyone has information to share, please call me at (502) 255-7273. Karen Lovens Bedford