Today's News

  • Trimble graduate speaker at Kentucky School Board Association Conference

    By Malinda Beauchamp

    Trimble County High School alumnus Joshua Powell, an emerging national expert in turnaround schools, shared proven strategies for dramatically turning around persistently low-performing schools and districts with Kentucky school board members and superintendents during the recent Kentucky School Boards Association Annual Conference.

    Known as “Josh” to his friends and family here in Trimble County, Powell is the son of Trimble alumni Billy Joe Powell, Carrollton, and the late Suzanne Graham.

  • City officials eye campaign for publicity

    Milton mayor Denny Jackson gave Milton city commissioners an assignment following last Thursday’s special meeting: make lists of what the city’s new Web site should include.

    The assignment came at the end of a meeting with representatives of New West, LLC, the Louisville public relations firm hired by the state of Kentucky to promote the city. The $40,000 campaign will be paid for by bridge-project mitigation funds.

  • Pier work gets underway on bridge
  • Public Records – March 30, 2011

    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.
    The following case were heard the week of March 21-March 25, 2011.


  • Bedford to hire cemetery employee

    The Bedford City Commission has voted to hire a seasonal mowing and maintenance person to perform duties at the Bedford Cemetery and other city property.

    The unanimous vote came during a special meeting Friday. The commissioners had discussed the cemetery situation briefly during their regular monthly meeting on March 21, but took no action.

  • Add foods rich in antioxidants to your springtime selections

    Foods containing antioxidants can boost a person’s immunity and go a long way in preventing disease.

    Antioxidants are vitamins, minerals and other compounds in food that protect cells in the body from damage by compounds called free radicals. Free radicals occur naturally when the body breaks down food or when it is exposed to tobacco smoke or radiation. Free radicals may play a role in heart disease, cancer, and other diseases.

  • Tennis teams open season with wins

    The Lady Raiders girls’ tennis team had a great start with the first tennis match of the season by bringing home a match win of 4-1 against Shelby County Rockets.


    30 Years Ago
    March 26, 1981

    A skeleton was found Sunday afternoon fastened in tree roots on the river bank in Spring Creek bottom.

    Forrest Burkhardt was walking along the Ohio River about a quarter ‘till 5, when he noticed the human skeleton ensnarled in tree roots left exposed by the undercutting of the water. Obviously it is surmised that the skeleton was washed in and lodged amid the roots.


    Trimble’s net teams are hoping for an exciting tennis season this spring after what Coach Vanita Fogle called “an adjusting and learning year” in 2010. The veteran coach returns as girls’ mentor and adds the responsibility of helming the boys’ tennis program.

    “The boys’ team had two to graduate last year with the rest of the boys being freshman,” Fogle said. “They will be bringing back a lot of good experience and ability they matured with from last year. I am looking forward to coaching the boys.”


    Trimble County Head Baseball Coach Frank Ragland is hoping to build on the accomplishments of last year’s “building season” after guiding a young Raider team to a 9-20 record. Trimble’s 2011 incarnation of the “boys of spring” features only three seniors but includes a wealth of talent from a group of players who earned valuable experience under fire a year ago.