Today's News

  • Close the door softly

    What does it mean to close the door softly?

    It refers to letting things have a peaceful ending. This applies whether this is about a relationship, a job, or any affiliation. When we try to force things into a certain framework or outcome, they just don’t work. Sometimes someone wants a certain individual in their life so much that he/she tries to change this person, or manipulate them. Perhaps we think nagging, bullying or yelling will be an effective motivation to change.

  • Family and faith

    Every family begins with a marriage.

    Two weeks ago, my family got together in California to celebrate our parents’ marriage with a huge party for their 60th anniversary.

    It was a 50’s party, minus the poodle skirts and black leather jackets.

    My sister transformed her garage into a 50’s-style combination soda shoppe and hot rod garage, complete with a juke box in the corner playing classic oldies music.


    30 Years Ago (Aug. 12, 1982)

    Trimble County Fiscal Court met in a special session for the second reading of the Trimble Building Ordinance.

    New rules for the Milton water works are being discussed and will be handed to Donnie Oakley, who is charge of the maintenance for the water company. They do not have to be approved by the Public Service Commission as they furnish their own water.

  • Education initiative reviewed

    It has been a little more than 15 years since the General Assembly revamped Kentucky’s postsecondary system and set a series of far-reaching goals to reach by the year 2020.

    If that seemed a long time down the road in 1997, it doesn’t seem too far now. The good news is that, in many ways, we’re well within reach of what we had hoped to achieve. We got the latest update last month, when the Council on Postsecondary Education presented a comprehensive snapshot of our progress in recent years.

  • Readers’ assistance sought in providing news tips, photos

    We at The Trimble Banner do our best to keep up with all the newsworthy activities and events that involve our neighbors and friends here in Trimble County. However, due to limited staff resources we cannot be at every event.

    We have a number of folks who are kind enough to provide photos and news stories and tips. I especially want to salute my photographer friends Teresa Tebib, Jim Pirtle and Todd Pollock who frequently contribute their work to the cause.

  • Handicapped pet steals hearts of Carrollton family


    The News-Democrat Intern

    Spinner is blind and deaf.

    He got his name because he cannot walk in a straight line. Instead, he goes around in circles because he cannot see or hear.

    Spinner is a four-month-old chihuahua/terrier mix under the foster care of Leah Hill. Leah is a member Carroll County Animal Support, which she says can be a “full-time job.” Her other full-time job is at Carroll County Dispatch.

  • Trimble County Community Calendar

    Wednesday, August 8
    The Trimble County Extension District Board will meet at 10 a.m.  The Trimble County Extension Council will meet at 12 p.m. as well. Board and Council meetings are held at the Trimble County Cooperative Extension Service located at 43 High Country Lane, Bedford, Ky 40006.

    Thursday, August 9
    Trimble County School students begin classes for the 2012-13 school year.  

    Milton City Commission  meets at 7 p.m. at the Milton Municipal Building.

    Saturday, August 11

  • Troopers plan traffic safety checkpoints

    The Kentucky State Police will be conducting traffic safety checkpoints in the counties of Oldham, Trimble, Henry, Owen, Carroll and Gallatin during the period of August 13 - August 27, 2012.

    The intent of a traffic safety checkpoint is to provide for high visibility public safety service, focusing on vehicular equipment deficiencies, confirming appropriate registration of vehicles and the licensing of drivers.  Violations of law or other public safety issues that arise shall be addressed in accordance with Kentucky traffic and regulatory laws.

  • Trimble County Sheriff’s Department Call Log

    Monday, July 30
    4:10 a.m., traffic detail, 12000 block U.S. 421N
    9:38 a.m., theft complaint, 1400 block U.S. 421N
    9:59 a.m., animal complaint, 100 block U.S. 42W
    10:48 a.m., suspicious vehicle, Lehue Rd
    11:16 a.m., theft complaint, McCord Ln
    12:21 p.m., knock and talk, Pecks Pike
    4:35 p.m., property dispute, 1300 block Webb Ln
    7:58 p.m., traffic detail, 12000 block U.S. 421N

    Tuesday, July 31
    3:56 a.m., traffic detail, 12000 block U.S. 421N