Today's News

  • County’s polling locations reduced to two

    Trimble voters will see some changes in this year’s elections. Instead of seven polling places as in past years the voting will be held in two locations, effective with the May 17 Primary, according to Trimble County Clerk Jerry Powell. Voters will also be introduced to new voting machines after Trimble County Fiscal Court approved the purchase in December.

  • Apple Festival future in ‘jeopardy’

    A meeting to determine the future of the Trimble County Apple Festival will be held at 7 p.m. on Thurs., May 12 at the county judge-executive’s office.

    The festival committee is in desperate need of volunteers and committee chairpersons to help organize and produce the event, according to Deborah Crawford, a member of the festival committee.

  • Former teacher sentenced in Ind.

    A former Trimble County High School teacher pleaded guilty Tuesday, April 26, on one count of child seduction, a Class D felony, in Jefferson County, Ind., Superior Court.

    Kirk G. Chism, 41, of Madison, Ind., was indicted in Indiana on three counts of child seduction and in Kentucky on three counts of first-degree sexual assault in 2009. The indictments stemmed from an illicit sexual relationship he had with a TCHS student, who was then 17.

  • ‘Late blight’ most recent threat to tomato, potato growers in Kentucky

    Whew, has it ever been raining the past few days. As of this writing, we have received more than 10 inches of rain in April.

    So, it follows that the planting season is upon us and the fields are saturated with water. Field work and home gardening is way behind.

  • How to keep food safe in power outages, floods

    The U.S. Department of Agriculture is providing recommendations to those affected by tornadoes and severe weather.

    USDA officials are hopeful this information will help minimize the potential for foodborne illnesses due to food spoilage from power outages and other problems often associated with severe weather events.

  • Milton city commission dismisses dog ordinance

    Milton city officials agreed Thursday, April 14, to dismiss the item from future discussion. The commission determined the proposal unnecessary after city attorney Genon Hensley informed them that a county ordinance is already in place.


    30 Years Ago

    April 23,1981

    The iron gates at the entranceway of Moffett Cemetery were stolen Thursday or Friday of last week. Placed there more than 90 years ago, the gates definitely are antique vintage and, doubtless, very valuable. Vincent Oakley discovered the gates missing Saturday morning. He said the gates would be easily identified by the lions’ heads so decoratively atop the iron uprights of the gates.

  • 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.